On Sunday I went to one of my good friend's graduation party, he's one of my best friends at school & over the years has become so close with my family too, I knew as a family we were going to get him something more serious (we went with a nice tie!), but I wanted to give him something fun too. My sister had seen an alcohol bouquet somewhere & gave me the idea to make one for him. I had so much fun making it & it made a big hit at the party. This is a great gift for graduation, 21st birthdays, & more. It would also be perfect to pair up with a Hangover Kit!
-20 Wooden or metal dowels
-A block of styrofoam or floral foam large enough to fit the vase or bucket
-8 to 10 assorted mini liquor bottles
-Mini candy bars
-Hot glue gun
-Optional: paint the vase or bucket with a school logo or phrase, I painted our school's logo on the one I made, allow to dry.
-Use the hot glue gun to glue the mini liquor bottles & plastic shot glasses to the dowels. Make sure to use enough glue (aka a lot of glue) so that they will stay, allow to dry.
-Optional: Cut pieces of ribbon & glue individual pieces to the dowels, once dry curl the ribbon.
-Place the styrofoam or floral foam at the bottom of the vase or bucket.
-Take the dowels with the bottles & shot glasses (& ribbon) and stick them into the foam, make sure they are far enough in that they will not move. When placing the dowels make sure to arrange them at differing heights.
-If you are transporting the alcohol bouquet somewhere far, like I was, I recommend wrapping the entire bouquet in cellophane & tying it off with ribbon (picture below).
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This was fairly easy to make & I had a great time doing it. An alcohol bouquet is such a fun gift to give & I love it for guys because they can be so hard to buy for! I'm thinking I might have to make another one for my sister's 21st birthday & add some glitter to hers. If you have any upcoming grad parties this is sure to make an awesome gift!