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It’s that time of year when a little kiddos (and big ones too!) love to watch the Polar Express. With a wonderful message that the true spirit of the season lies within your heart, it is the perfect movie to watch with your family and friends.
“The bell still rings for me as it does for all of those that truly believe”
Why not make it an extra special event by using a little Garnish! We used our small bio packs to hold some yummy Polar Express treats. We mixed together caramel corn, marshmallows and M&M’s, but fill them up with whatever your favorite snack is. We wrapped each box in some festive scrapbook paper and added a bell, of course! We served up some hot chocolate in our white paper cups and added a personalized drink cuff for each child. With some coordinating scrapbook paper and a white label, these are extra special. We also added a lid and straw to keep the hot chocolate inside the cup!
Besides The Polar Express, we also like to watch Elf, Love Actually, The Holiday and, of course, A Christmas Story. There are so many great holiday movies…what are your favorites?
**We’ve had some folks ask for the label template. When you place your order make note in the comment section that you would like the “believe template” and we’ll email it on over once your order ships**
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Our name is Garnish Gal, and we confess….we sometimes “fake the bake”. That’s right…you may receive some store bought goodies from us, but we guarantee that it’s going to look pretty special!
Let’s face it, you are running in a million directions this time of year, so no need to be a superhero…it’s okay to give some store bought treats. And when you add a little Garnish, it is always special gift. We used our hip 2b square geometric dish and cello bag to package up these adorable gingerbread men. We added a bit of ric rac trim, some twine and a small tag we made on the computer. We also used our rectangular pint berry basket and glassine bags to hold some pumpkin cheesecake cookies. We added some fun washi tape and another tag to make this treat extra special.
It’s always easy to add a little Garnish to your holidays!
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We were blown away by the Garnishes on Pizzazzerie! How fun do these Thanksgiving leftovers look…
photo from Pizzazzerie
Please click here to check out the entire blog post and get some of these free printables for yourself. Then all you have to do is add them to your Garnishes and you’ve got lots of Thanksgiving fun! Featured are our mini milk jugs, bio pack containers, ripple paper bowls with lids and our paper take out bag. Thanks to Pizzazzerie for choosing Garnish
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We were VERY excited to see Garnish in print his holiday season! So excuse us while we toot our own horn a bit…
We had Garnishes on four pages of Southern Living Magazine. Featured are our two for the road drink carrier, cellophane bags, glassine bags and our hip 2b square geometric bowl. This issue of Southern Living is full of great holiday gift giving, decorating and yummy recipes…so you definitely have to check it out. A big thank you goes to out to Southern Living for having as much love for Garnish as we do.
We were featured on three pages in All Recipes Magazine as well!
All Recipes shows you how, with a little DIY, you can make these Garnishes your own. They used our two for the road drink carrier, our wooden berry basket, cellophane bags and our windowed gable box. Thank you to All Recipes for showing us how you Garnish and including some yummy recipes too.
We’re feeling extremely grateful for all of YOU..without whom we wouldn’t be here to have such lovely features in these magazines. Thank you so much for continuing to think of Garnish and for continuing to cross our welcome mat into our little home.
What are you going to Garnish this holiday season? Share with us your creative ideas and you just might see them here on our blog!
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Categories: Bright Ideas!,Christmas,DIY,Holiday Ideas,Packaging,Party Ideas,thanksgiving,Uncategorized
Tags: cellophane bag, drink carrier, gable box, geometric bowl, glassine bags, wood pint berry boxes
You will be the hippest parent on the block when you suggest to your children they host a gingerbread house party. You don’t need to have a birthday to host a kid’s party.
We have a few tips and tricks for you to carry this party off with ease.
- Build the houses out of graham crackers ahead of time. Use two crackers split in half for the four walls and another split in half for the roof.
- Cut a cracker-half diagonally, creating two triangles to be used as the gable ends of the roof.
- Royal icing is an excellent glue to hold everything together. Make a batch and fill plastic bottle containers, which is done easily if you put the icing into a piping bag, or plastic bag snipped on the corner, and squeeze into each bottle.
- Give each guest a bottle of icing and some double dip white cups filled with candies to decorate their gingerbread house.
- Provide gingerbread men or other holiday cookies to be decorated.
- For the trip home, package the gingerbread houses in our frankly my dear windowed gable box. Two houses fit perfectly in one box.
- Children love anything with their name on it so go ahead and personalize the box using stickers or rub-on letters.
- Place the gingerbread men along with any other crafts or creations in our hello cello cellophane bags, tie with some holiday ribbon or our in the knick of twine.
This party is so easy and guaranteed to fill your house and heart with laughter and smiles. Just like that, you took a moment, and created a memory.
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We love when you show us how you Garnish! Karen just sent us this picture to show us her version of Garnished s’mores.
Karen used the kraft ripple bowls to hold her fixings. She also punched holes in the lid of one of the kraft ripple bowls to hold her roastings sticks. This is a super fun grab n’ go treat! Thanks for sharing.
So, how do you Garnish? Drop us a note and show us how.
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We have a super fun Garnish In Action for you today….and it’s got a DIY! Cyd from the Sweetest Occasion let us know that Garnish was featured on their blog.
How cute does our kraft rectangle box look? The blog mentions that this is the perfect idea for new neighbors. Doesn’t it seem everyone makes a big move in the summer? It just so happens we happen to have new neighbors ourselves…we might just have to use this idea!
Summer has finally begun, and the kiddos are out of school. That last week is always a crazy one…especially trying to find the perfect gift for all the teachers and teaching assistants. We like to give to gift cards, something the teacher can use for the classroom and something they can use for themselves.
What better way to package them, then in our new paper card sleeves. Remember, you don’t always have to do something up on the computer, or add fancy flourishes…sometimes a colorful Sharpie does the trick! That’s just what we did with ours, and we think they look pretty great.
What are your summer plans? Are you heading out to the lake, a road trip or sticking close to home? Whatever your plans, we know that the new issue of Garnish – the magazine is going to have lots of fun summer ideas for you. Look for it in this space soon!
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So many fun ways to spice up our cups for your summer parties, or just hanging by the pool. Thanks so much to the folks over at Living, and can we say, we are loving the redesign of the magazine. Make sure to pick yours up for some great summer reading.
Check out the blog Pleasure In The Simple Things for the how-to. Thanks for sharing Jackie
How do you Garnish? Send us an email and show us how!
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