Convention Kit

Written by Kathy Bodine
Submitted by Christine Milchak

Pad of paper – for ideas
Lifesavers – one for each day
Highlighter – for the bright ideas
Permanent Marker – it was for signatures and writing on the glossy pages of the new catalog
Sunkist Gels [candy] – for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up
Post-it notes – just because you can’t live without ’em!

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Birthday Kit Ideas

Money: So you” have some to burn

Confetti- Don’t go to pieces just because your another year older!

Crayon-So you can have a bright and colorful day

Candle: Remember not to burn it at both ends

Balloon – Let the air out of all your worries

Candy- May your special day be as sweet as your are!

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Streamers to decorate your soul

A party horn –so you can toot your own! A party top hat–cause you’re tops~!

A teensy gift that is wrapped with the “gift” poem on it

A piece of wrapping paper-so you can wrap yourself in surprises

Cake sprinkles–to shower you with a rainbow of happiness

A sugar rose-to remind you to stop and smell the roses along the way

matches -to light your birthday candle or your fire!

An ice cream cone–to savor the moment (perhaps make a satin ice-cream scoop to put in it!).

A cup cake–so you can have your cake and eat it too..(make a satin cupcake, using a foil cupcake paper doubled, and wad up some stuffing and put it in a circle of satin that is then glued into the paper cup–add some lace or trim around the edge of the satin ball where it meets the paper cup)

Submitted by Birdiekity

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Bad Day Boxes

This little box is marvelous for anyone, but especially for mommies like me!

A Bad Day Box is a box or container that is filled with things that make you happy!
When you’ve had one of those days at the office, or with the kids….this little box will help you keep your chin up!

What Kind of Box Do I Need?
Large shoe box, popcorn container or cookie tin or a good, strong sized box that can fit a lot of your “happy” things!
You can decorate these with pretty wrapping paper, or fabric with hodge podge, or tissue paper, anything to make it happy!
You don’t have to call it a “Bad Day Box”….you can call it “Getting Away From the World Box”, or “Sanity Box”, or “My Happy Box”, anything that makes you smile!

What Do I Put Into My Bad Day Box?
Anything that makes you smile and feel good again!

For Example:
Your favorite movie, your favorite CD, your favorite poem or story, pictures of your childhood, a medium coil notebook that you use when you want to vent your frustrations, some pages with some positive things about
each of your kids/your husband/yourself, a thank you card you received from a friend, your favorite birthday card, some jokes/comic clippings, bubble bath, small scented candle, herbal relaxing tea, your favorite perfume, your favorite childhood memory written down, all your accomplishment written down, your favorite book, your favorite candy, if you’re religious some of your favorite scriptures that lift you up

What Do I Do With My Bad Day Box?
Keep it in a secret place….like under your bed, or on a shelf in your closet, or in one of your dresser drawers. Take it out and use some, or all of the objects in the box to make you feel yourself again!

If you need to do this a few nights in a row….just remember to restock the supplies that need to be.

Remember this Box is to cheer you up! This is not a goal box, this is not a guilt box of everything that you’re doing wrong!

This is something special that you should always keep close to you….a box that you can have easy access to when those days get too hard….this is your personal, happy box!

No other family member should look in your box……this is your sanctum, your private place you go to every time you are having “just-one-of-those-days”!!!

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

30th Birthday Survival Kit

Submited by Pam
Group Co-owner of Yahoo group Funkits

Oh No…It’s the BIG 3-0!!!!
Wishing you a bright and happy day and a year filled with dreams come true!!!!

Shot glass – It’s your 30th birthday…..YOU call the “shots”

Pasta – Don’t let the time “pasta” you by

Candle- May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true

Foil- It’s your day to shine

Crayon- So you can have a bright and colorful day

Confetti- Don’t go to pieces just because you’re 30!

Assorted Fish- “Fishing” you a happy 30th birthday

Sweet-tarts- It’s great having a co-worker as sweet as you

“Special” Dark Chocolate- Each birthday just makes you more and more “special”

Flower- May your birthday be filled with beautiful things

Lifesavers- May all the days of the rest of your life be the very BEST of your life

Almond Joy- May your 30th birthday be a joyful celebration

Happy Face – Wishing you a beautiful day filled with happy moments

Birthday Cake- Go ahead and eat some cake, it’s your day to celebrate

Lollipops – lick the 30th birthday blahs

Wrapping paper – wishing you a birthday WRAPPED in happiness, touched by magic and filled with love

Silly putty – take the time today to be silly…YOU’RE 30!!!!

Sun- Hope your 30th birthday is sunny side up

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Teacher Retirement Kit

Goggles- for all the exotic places you’ll explore

Whistle- for when you need to get everyone’s attention

Key necklace- thanks for being a “key” to learning (blank key decorated with jewels, strung on chain.

Pointer- to point things out to someone (stuff a garden glove, glue down all the fingers to the palm except index finger.

Glue glove to gold painted dowel, tie a ribbon around the base of the glove.)

Bath salts- “To Take You Away” You deserve a break.

Kleenex- for when you see someone who needs to wipe his nose.

Clay- thanks for helping to mold many children for the better

Crayons- so you don’t forget how it feels to get new crayons

Report card- for when you feel the need to give a grade

Marbles- to replace the ones you’ve lost

Red pen- when you feel like correcting someone’s writing

Chalk- to “chalk” it up to a job well done

Golden lunch tray/ticket- for when you are missing hot lunch ( spray paint a lunch tray gold, glue a hot lunch ticket into one of the cubbies.)

Place all items in a tote bag from the school or retiring teachers.

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.