And just like that, I’ve been married for two years! One day you wake up, ready to walk down the aisle and the next thing you know, it’s two years later and you wake up just wanting to sleep in a little bit longer. For a few reasons (I had pneumonia last week, my in-laws were in town, and the big one: we are going to Disneyland next weekend to celebrate), we didn’t make a big fuss out of our actual anniversary. We exchanged gifts and went out for some sushi. (Only a few fish were harmed in the making of this anniversary)
I know it’s real surprising, but I really wanted to make Brendan’s anniversary gift by hand. I wanted it to be something traditional, as I did last year. Since the traditional gift for the second anniversary is Cotton and the modern gift is China, I really struggled with how to combine them. Eventually I realized that a few dish towels and a new set of china was not going to cut it, so I aimed for something Chinese instead. After nixing the idea of a photoshoot in Chinatown with some cotton candy (the bigger problem here is that I do not have a friend I could rope into this), I decided to go a little nontraditional. Chinese takeout with cotton candy. New spin on an old classic?
I bought white takeout containers at Michael’s, found a little fabric that resembled a Chinese print, and fashioned my own Chinese takeout container with matching fortune cookie. Filled the box with some cotton candy, added my own ‘fortune’ love note, and done! Now if that isn’t the best spin on the 2nd Anniversary gifts that you’ve ever seen, I don’t know how much more I can do to please you. Seriously. I spent weeks trying to combine China and Cotton into one gift. If you have a better idea, I am ALL EARS.
Warning: To avoid a “Pinterest Fail” – Do NOT put the cotton candy in the container the day before you plan on giving this gift. I would suggest filling it a few minutes before you gift it. Let’s just say a “friend of mine” did this, and ended up giving her husband a box of depleted cotton candy/rock hard sugar that may or may not have resembled the colors of cotton candy. On that note, I am off to make my husband a new 2nd Year Anniversary gift. 😉