Thursday, January 12, 2017

Products We'd Like to See

We go to a private annual holiday party hosted by the Monarchs, an MDHL group Craig is a member of.

Our annual holiday party is a great event each year. A group of us get together to relax, enjoy food, share in the camaraderie of other like-minded people, and have fun. There is always a white elephant gift exchange, which can get competitive and...interesting.

Last year, Lizzie and I made fake consumer products, including an "Instant Littles Kit" that had Hello Kitty stuff inside. This year, we took the packaging to the next level. Not only did we do a full box top and sides, Lizzie went so far as to organize the contents to look like consumer packaging.

We had a lot of fun with the copy on the box. The top is clear to see and read, but the sides aren't.

Here's the text from the sides of her box: My First Little playset by Playlittle® is approved by the AAD (American Association of Daddies). WARNING! Cocks may cause a choking hazard. Bratting may be subject to extreme punishment. Excessive Hello Kitty may also result in punishment. Do not place bag over head unless part of scene.
We’ve enjoyed the holiday party for several years now. I have mixed feelings about the white elephant gift exchange, though. While I can see that many people love the thrill of “stealing” gifts, such an exchange can get to be a little bit too emotionally charged for an empath like myself. But I do love coming up with an interesting, inexpensive gift - especially when that gift gets a reaction from our friends.

Last year, I filled a box with Hello Kitty craft supplies that I’d purchased at Michael’s on clearance, with a coupon. And Craig made a label for my box. This year, I wanted to take that idea a step further.

I researched the packaging of children’s toys and books for ideas. Then, I got dressed up and accessorized with a few of my Littles supplies and Craig took pictures. It took us several attempts to find the best spot to take this picture, including one memorable attempt with me sprawled outside on our back deck. Craig had to do a little work to adjust the lighting, but I love the way this picture turned out!
And here's my box (no, I don't condone rape, but I do condone consensual rape in context to a scene. So, with that behind us...):

I hope you can tell we got a lot of laughs from this. Everyone was looking, reading, passing the boxes around, and shocked that the contents inside matched. It was the perfect white elephant gift for a bunch of kinksters.

Now how will we up the ante even more next year?
Last year, we put together some unused implements and Craig created a fun label for an “Instant Dom Kit”. Again, we wanted to take that idea a step further, making it look more like a real consumer product.

We didn’t take our own pictures for his box, but he used my research to make the box fit our theme. And we made the label for the (empty) bottle of “Chloroform”.

Now, we just need to start planning for next year...