When it comes to flower girl proposal ideas, choosing gifts to ask the "will you be our flower girl?" question can be a little challenging! That's why I put together these ideas on how to ask a flower girl. Get ideas for a flower girl proposal card, a will-you-be-my flower girl book, and other flower girl box ideas.
I had a pretty easy time putting together my maid of honor box and even my fiance's groomsmen proposal ideas. But when it came time to collect flower girl asking gifts, I kind of drew a blank on will-you-be-my-flower-girl ideas. So I just started shopping. I bought a few things around the time of our engagement party on a budget, and I kept collecting items until I had enough flower girl proposal ideas and had three perfect will-you-be-our-flower-girl baskets created. Read on to see what I think are pretty awesome flower girl present ideas!
Of our three nieces, only the oldest, Julialyn, really understands the concept of being a flower girl. But even so, we hope that the experience of being a party of their Uncle Larry (only Lawrence’s family gets away with calling him this!) and Aunt Mimi’s (my nickname given to me by Julialyn when she couldn’t pronounce “Amy”) wedding will stick with them forever. So we wanted to start off this experience by making the official ask super fun for them!
As a bride to be, I'm very budget minded. So I'm sharing how I created these DIY would-you-be-our-flower-girl baskets for less than $15 each. If I can stay within my budget, so can you!
Each flower girl proposal basket was slightly different to account for the different ages of the girls. Julialyn is 6, Emma is 3, and Hannah is 2. But the base of each basket, including a book, stickers, and crayons, was the same! Here are the items I used to create three age-appropriate will-you-be-our-flower-girl baskets.
I started off thinking I’d make the girls boxes, like the ones we were presenting to our bridesmaids and groomsmen. But the sticker books I bought were too large to fit into the photo boxes. So baskets it was! and these ended up looking even cuter than I’d imagined. I purchased simple baskets from a local craft store. The day I bought them, they were half off! I also really like this handwoven basket, as well as this wire basket.
I'm a Flower Girl! sticker and coloring books
These were the first item I bought. I found the books on Amazon, and the girls loved them. Immediately after they opened their proposal gifts, they started coloring. Whenever we visit the girls, we bring them stickers, and so I love that these books contain pages of stickers.
During my trip to Dollar Tree for our engagement party favors, I took a look around the store for items to put into the flower girl proposal baskets. I found some really cute items, including Disney princess stickers. You can also find similar sticker packs on Amazon, such as these and these.
For years, the girls have received Frozen-inspired birthday and Christmas gifts. Suffice it to say they really love the movie, as well as Frozen 2 now that it's out! Each flower girl got a pack of Frozen crayons in her basket. Hint: The Dollar Tree also sells a version! I got the older girls regular-sized crayons and our youngest niece, Hannah, jumbo-sized crayons.
Crayola Bath Bombs
Going along with the theme of coloring, I added a Crayola bath bomb to each girl's basket. I mean, how much fun is a colored bathtub?
Hannah got a stuffed animal in her basket, since many of the gifts that the older girls received weren't age appropriate for her. I put these baskets together around Easter time, so a stuffed bunny made sense. But the traditional teddy bear or stuffed puppy make great additions to a a flower girl proposal box, too.
Some of my favorite childhood memories have to do with jelly bracelets. My sister and I had a favorite babysitter who would put together scavenger hunts around the house for us. The prizes were often a set of jelly bracelets. So I had to add jelly bracelets to these will-you-be-my-flower-girl gifts.
We wanted to make Julialyn feel very special, because she’ll likely have the best memory of being a flower girl. So we got her a “tie the knot” bracelet with a “J” initial, like the ones we got our maid of honor, bridesmaids, and groomswoman. These bracelets are so pretty and come in silver, gold, and rose gold.
Ring Pops, Hershey's Kisses, and Hershey's Hugs
We wanted the girls to have a little sweet treat but nothing crazy. So when I was putting together our engagement favors, I made a few extra bags to put into the baskets. The especially loved the Ring Pops!
I added a little will-yoube-our-flower-girl card to each basket, which I attached with ribbon. Each of my nieces really liked their will-you-be-our-flower-girl gifts.
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I'd love to hear from you! What did you put or receive in a will you be our flower girl gift? Do you have any additional ideas I should add to this list of flower girl proposal ideas?