Posts in the ‘Friendship’ Category

16 January 2014

For this post, we were inspired by the Garnishes featured in the January/February 2014 issue of Martha Stewart Living.  We combined a couple of the looks to come up with our own gift for someone who is feeling a little under the weather.



We used our two for the road drink carrier to hold a jar of chicken noodle soup on one side, and some hearty bread on the other side.  We put the mini baguette into one of our glassine bags tied with some black and white bakers twine.  We also used the bakers twine to attach some wooden cutlery to our package.

A big thank you to Martha Stewart Living for continuing to show us how you Garnish and for always giving us some inspiration for our own projects!

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Take a look at how Martha Stewart Living used Garnish in the January/February 2014 issue…


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9 January 2014

January 25th is National Soup Swap Day.  Are you planning on hosting or participating in a swap?  Well if you are, we would like to share a few ideas.

If you’re browsing around the Garnish website, be sure to click on OUR IDEAS.  There you will find everything you need to know about hosting a Soup Swap.  You will even find a free download for the label we used on all of the packaging.

Keep checking this space for more fun ideas for Garnish-ing your Soup Swap.  In the meantime, stock up on all of the basics, like Contessa containers, no soup for you paper bowls, some of our paper bags, labels and even some bio pack containers or loaf pans, if you want to include some sides.

Now the only question is….what kind of soup will you be making?


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18 December 2013

Did you ever get chance to check out our Spring 2013 issue of Garnish – the magazine?  The glitzy glam cocktail party we featured would be perfect for your New Year’s Eve soiree!



Black, white and gold…a classic mix.  Inside your will find pointers on creating the perfect anitpasti platter, how to mix up some classic cocktails and even a super cute invite that is free for you to download.  Cheers to 2014!

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Categories: Friendship,garnish - the magazine,Holiday Ideas,Party Ideas,Printables

25 July 2013

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.

photo by Studio DIY via Sweetest Occasion 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!

Thanks to the Sweetest Occasion and Studio DIY for letting us know about this Garnish In Action!

Categories: Bright Ideas!,DIY,Friendship,Garnish Pal's,Packaging

2 July 2013

A few months back we attended the wedding of one of our best friends.  Knowing that she loved ice cream more than anything (well, except for the groom of course!), we decided to gift her with her favorite thing!

We gave the happy couple a gift certificate to Jeni’s Ice Cream which we packaged in our large no soup for you container.  Of course, it looked just like a pint of ice cream!  How fun!  We also added in some “Mr & Mrs” ice cream spoons, and a good old fashioned ice cream scoop, which we had engraved with their names and wedding date.  And wouldn’t you know it…the bride and groom thought this was one of the best gifts ever!

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Categories: Friendship,Gifts,Packaging,Weddings

1 June 2012

When you’re going through a hard time, whether it’s a break up or a bad day at work, sometimes you just need a little chocolate!

If you know someone who needs a smile back on their face, send them an emergency care package.  There is nothing better than something sweet and a cheesy playlist (you know the ones…they usually involve a little Wilson Phillips “Hold On”).  We found these fun chocolate bars at our local card shop, but frankly, if you’re having a bad day, any chocolate will do.  We used our clear labels for our “prescription” on the outside of our metal CD containers.  Add a some twine and your friend will have a little joy in their heart in no time!

So, if you were to make a cheesy playlist, what would you be listening to.  Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone :)

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2 November 2011

The fall chill (or snow…eeek!), has us craving some good old fashioned comfort food.  Why not invite some friends over this weekend, watch the game on t.v. and serve up some shepherd’s pie in our Hip 2B square containers.

They are the perfect size for a single serving, and they look kinda cute too!  Make up a mixed salad and serve it in another.  If you don’t like shepherd’s pie, you could have some mac and cheese, tuna casserole, chili…whatever you like best.

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** Don’t forget about our giveaway!  If you need a refresher…check out yesterday’s blog!

Categories: Bright Ideas!,Friendship

1 November 2011



Who doesn’t love free stuff?  Basically everyone does…so we are giving away THREE $25 Garnish gift certificates!  Just in time for the holidays….you can Garnish up some gifts, or save your Garnishes for yourself (always the best kind!).  If you want to enter to win, here’s how you do it:

1. Leave a comment right here on our blog telling us how you love Garnish.

2. “Like” our Garnish page on Facebook, and leave us a comment here, on our blog, telling us you did.

3. Do you already “like” us on Facebook (thanks!), leave us a comment here and let us know.

4. Mention us on Twitter @thinkgarnish and leave us a comment here and let us know you tweeted.

You can enter as many times as you wish, but you can only win once.  We pick our winners at random, using, so no favorites here.  You have until midnight on Thursday November 3rd to enter.  Check back right here on Saturday November 5th to see if you’re a winner.  We will have our three lucky winners posted by 9am.

Now…if you want EVEN MORE chances to win (and really, who doesn’t) check out Nesting Place.  There are a bunch of cool companies who are playing along with us, and you can enter as many giveaways as you like.  So let the giving begin!

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Categories: Facebook,Friendship

5 October 2011

Having just returned from Europe, we have to say, these Europeans sure know how to get the cocktail hour right!  In France they call it “l’apéro”, in Italy it’s called “apertivo”.  We call it “yum!”.

You see, not only can you have your glass of wine, prosecco or a campari and soda, but they also bring you all kinds of things to nibble on.  Sometimes it is as easy as potato chips, other times it can be olives, peanuts and crackers.  It a great way to avoid those hunger pangs before dinner.

We decided to Garnish or own cocktail hour.  We made up our own version of caprese salad on a stick, served in our clear plastic mini cups.  And what about some crackers to munch on in our french fry scoop.

What ever you decide to serve, the whole point is to slow down, catch up with friends and reflect on the day.  I think Tory says it best from the HIP blog..

If there’s something the French know how to do well, it’s give themselves a break (or rather, a pause). They see downtime as a preventative measure, a means to avoiding exasperation (as opposed to an emergency response to it). Whereas many of us wear ourselves so thin that we desperately need whatever it is (a break, a drink, a vacation), in France, it’s more about “we deserve this” than “we need this.”

So call up some friends, pull the snacks out of the cupboard, and give yourself a Garnish’ed up l’apero…you deserve it!

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26 September 2011

This week’s posts are going to be dedicated to saying thanks.  Like “thanks for dinner”, or “thanks for watching the kids this weekend”, or “thanks for taking the time out to come over some drinks”.  It doesn’t take much time to put together a little something to bring a smile to someone’s face!  That’s what Garnish is all about.

I know we just showed you the cupcake bag last week, but we’ve got so many ideas for our new Garnish!  Wouldn’t you know it, it fits our ripple cup just perfectly.  We added some kettle corn and decorated the bottom of the bag with some candies.  This was super easy, and we just know it’s gonna make everyone smile!

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