Tuesday, September 23, 2014

DIY: Broquet (Make a groomsmen gift in minutes)

It's so hard to think of thank you gifts for groomsmen, especially if you don't want to stick with the typical alcohol drinks. Engraved flasks, personalized pint glasses, bottles of liquor that are usually suggested when you google groomsmen gift.

If you want something delicious for your groomsmen, make a broquet.

Yes, broquet. It's a bouquet ... for bros.

broquet

It's really easy to DIY a broquet. You can put them together in a handful of minutes and they're really eyecatching. Plus, you can personalize them for each groomsmen.

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Broquet


What You'll Need:
  • Heavy mug (the heavier the better because it needs to offset the weight from the snacks)
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Styrofoam cup
  • Chopsticks (you could use skewers instead, but they might be a little long)
  • Snacks (I bought: animal crackers, Sno Caps, Cracker Jacks, filled pretzels, Nature Valley granola bars, 100 Grand chocolate bars, and Snickers bars)

What You'll Do:

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Squeeze one Styrofoam cup, upside down, into the heavy mug.

broquet

Duct tape the snacks to a chopstick.

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Stick the chopstick either into the cup or into the space between the cup and mug. You'll want to vary where you stick these based on size and weight (big heavy stuff goes in the back, short light stuff goes in the front).

What worked best for me was sticking them all on the chopsticks and then arranging them. I had originally tried to do them one at a time, but in the time it took to duct tape a second chopstick, the first item would lean. It was a pain in the neck. When I did it all at once, everything was able to lean on everything else and I could really arrange it better. This is so solid and I have no fear of anything leaning and dragging down the rest of the broquet.

It's so easy. This broquet cost me $10 to make and I grabbed everything (even the duct tape) at the dollar store. The more you make, the cheaper each will be. Why? Take an item like the peanuts. There were six in the pack I bought, but only two packages really fit in the broquet. So for $1, you can make three. The animal cookies had four in a pack; the Cracker Jacks were three in a pack; the Nature Valley granola bars were two in a pack. Spread those over multiple broquets and you are spending less.

The mug I used comfortably held eight chopsticks worth of items. You have to keep in mind that some of the items are bulky (like the filled pretzel bag I bought) so it will take up more space.

Imagine having a bunch of these all lined up for your groomsmen. They will be really eyecatching and your groomsmen will absolutely love all the snacks. What guys don't love food?

BRIDAL BABBLE: What would you add to this broquet for your groomsman?

26 comments:

  1. Beef jerky! You forgot the beef jerky! Give a guy a snickers bar and beef jerkey, and he is happy!

    Aria H.

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  2. I love how I see all these awesome ideas AFTER my wedding! ;) This would have been a perfect gift....I love how you can personalize each one!

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  3. what an awesome idea. it's great because you can personalize each one for specific items for each groomsman.

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  4. This is such a genius idea! Food and snacks always make guys happy. I would add beef jerky and gummy bears :)

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  5. I would add beef jerky, fruit roll ups and I think that this is the perfect gift to give for a Groomsman. They would love it because they could eat all the snacks and have fun with it! Great idea!!

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  6. That's a wonderful idea! What guy wouldn't love that?

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  7. That's a cute idea. It's easy to make and not too expensive. I like it!

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  8. That is cute! I like the idea of adding jerky or Slim Jims too!

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  9. That is such a great idea. I love the dollar store for so many things.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  10. Love this idea! It makes a great presentation and most guys love snacks and it will be so easy to customize with whatever you want. Thanks for explaining how to use the chopsticks since that seems to be key to keeping things upright.

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  11. I like these a lot. It doesn't take a whole lot to please most men, and the stomach is a great place to start, so this combination of some excellent treats is a really good idea, and the bouquet appearance is a cute twist on the fact that it's related to the wedding.

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  12. What a great idea! This would work for so many occasions. . Father's Day, Birthdays, Just Because. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. This is a cool idea.

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  14. Great idea for guy pleasing gift on a budget.

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  15. I think this is a pretty good idea and cost effective as well. The traditions of giving expensive cuff links and such have pretty much fallen from the wayside. Innovative ideas like this are great especially when you are planning a wedding and watching your budget.

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  16. this is a great ideal==thanks for sharing

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  17. Awesome Idea! And it doesn't seem too expensive either. Thanks!

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  18. Great idea, I like how you can customize your Broquet. I would add golf ball if I was doing this, both my husband and his groomsmen were avid golfers.

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  19. This is such a neat idea, unique and not at all difficult and can work for any type of thank-you or celebration.

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  20. This would be a great idea not just for a groomsmans gift but a fathers day gift teacher appreciation and if I think long enough just about anybody. Thanks for sharing I cant wait to make one for somebody real soon.

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  21. This is genius! Totally awesome way to give a dude a fun gift

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  22. Lisa, this is such a fun idea! Love It! Pinned to share :)

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