It’s a fun way to send off your college student in style…

At the end of last summer I found myself inspired by my cousin’s “Trunk Party”.  He was headed off to university and his parents threw him a great party that we all got to participate in.

Here’s how it worked:

  • Invitations went out to the trunk party.Trunk Party Image
  • Included in the invitation was a shopping list of all the things he would need to start his college career (large and small).
  • The list included items like toothpaste, laundry detergent, soap, a roll of quarters… you get the picture. 
  • We also had the choice of purchasing small dollar gift cards to Target and Walmart.
  • When guests arrived at the party they gave my cousin a hug and threw the item(s) in his trunk.

Why this idea is genius:

The genius is two-fold.  One, I feel like I contributed to my cousin’s college experience (even it was a box of dryer sheets) and two, rather than racking my brain over what great gift to bring, I just added him to my weekly grocery shopping list.

A win for the giver and the receiver – a concept I can completely get behind.  Be Inspired.

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