Inviting friends and family over can require a lot of planning and preparation. Whether it’s a BBQ, dinner or even a games night, there is always the chore of cleaning the house, grocery shopping and cooking before everyone arrives. Whenever I’m invited out, I always marvel at how put together the host/hostess appear. I always feel like I’m running around the house trying to keep things from burning while refilling wine glasses and hanging up coats.
A small gesture goes a long way and the host gifts below are fast and easy to put together using the items you have around your house. I used printed paper, burlap, fresh herbs and printed straws.
Printed paper from Lulu’s Market in Yellowknife – perfect for dressing up less than beautiful bottles.
A bottle of pink lemonade wrapped in printed paper and burlap with sprigs of lavender and rosemary. This is something I would bring to a BBQ or summer potluck.
Elderflower water with lavender and printed straws from Etsy. My older sister recently announced her pregnancy and I’m already mentally preparing her baby shower. These would be great non-alcoholic option for guests. It is also seems fitting because the dried lavender is from the bouquet I had at her wedding.
In my last post I gave the recipe for this delicious beer bread. This is how I would dress it up before bringing it to a dinner party – printed paper and burlap with sprigs of rosemary and thyme.