Posts in the ‘thanksgiving’ Category

27 November 2013

This cookie dough post has been one of our most popular in the past, and it’s still one of our favorites!  It doesn’t take much time to whip up some homemade cookie dough, and we’re pretty sure you already have the ingredients on hand.



Once you’ve made the dough, use a small scoop (or a spoon) and place the dough on a cookie sheet.  Pop the whole thing in the freezer for about an hour.  Then, put all the cookie dough balls into our large no soup for you container.  Add a label for cooking instructions and a pretty bow.  Super simple and waaaay better than another pointsetta or box of chocolates.

Here are two of our favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipies…Martha and Nestle Toll House Cookies

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25 November 2013

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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22 November 2013

This year Hannukah starts at sunset on November 27th and ends nightfall on December 5th.  So whether you are celebrating Hannukah next week, Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving-kah, we’ve got the perfect thing for your guests or your host.


Who special do these mini bottles of champagne look Garnished up in our cello cupcake bags!  Like we always say, Garnish products work a whole bunch of different ways.  We found some blue and silver foil wrapped chocolates that worked with our Hannukah theme.  We tied on some pretty ribbon and added a cute tag we printed off.  Super easy and super fun.

Which ever way you are celebrating…happy holidays!

Garnish + Enjoy

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20 November 2013

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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15 November 2013

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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14 November 2013

With the entertaining season about to be in full swing, it’s fun to think up new and simple ideas that will impress your guests.  Who knew our burlap bag could be so versatile?



Not only is the burlap bag great for holding sweet treats or gift cards, it also makes the perfect holder for all the cutlery on the buffet line, or at a place setting.  We did it up three ways…using easy to find, craft store items.  Stick on jewels and buttons come in all sorts of colors, perfect for the Thanksgiving or holiday table.  We also tried some glitter paint and found that the dark colors works best (we also tested silver, but it was too light).  You can free hand it or use a stencil like we did.  It’s easy, fun and the perfect thing for the kiddos to help out with.  And most importantly….you are creating a special moment for your guests, and that’s what Garnish is all about!

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12 November 2013

We are so excited to introduce our Turkey Huntin’ kits. This is our Easteregg hunt-meets bingo-meets-Thanksgiving mashup game.
Hide the paper turkeys. Give the players their huntin’ cards (they’re looking for only the turkeys on their numbered playing card) and send them outside (or around the house if the weather is “fowl”—sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves) to burn off some Thanksgiving calories. This is a game the whole family can play.  Sounds fun, right?  We think so…we even made a poem.
It’s time to hide those turkeys, scatter near or far.
Perhaps they’ll hold onto a coin or rest upon a candy bar.
A goodie bag may wait with some or just a special few,
Choice is yours it’s up to you – it’s all in what you want to do.
Now gather up your turkey hunters, it’s time to start the fun.
Divvy up the playing cards and they’ll see just how it’s done.
Hunting only for those turkeys on their card in a row,
Turkey hunters here are there with all their loot in tow!
In the Turkey Huntin’ kits  you’ll get everything you need for 10 hunters: turkeys, playing cards, and the Turkey Huntin’ poem.  Remember…this is a seasonal item, so get them while you still can!  The best part is they are marked down to $19.99!
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11 November 2013

There’s something nostalgic and comforting about hot turkey sandwiches in the days following Thanksgiving.  Accompanied by leftover green bean casserole and whipped sweet potatoes…yum!  We focus on all the details for a beautiful holiday table and home.  So why not add the same detail to the leftovers’ packaging?

Sending home a little Garnish will leave everyone with smiles and thankful they swung by your home for the holidays.  The best part, no precarious car ride home, hoping for it to be leak-free.  Garnish containers are intended for food so there won’t be any nasty leaks.  Every little drop of gravy will top your sandwiches, not the floor of your car.

No matter the occasion, if there are to be leftovers, then let them be Garnished!

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17 October 2013

We hope you are enjoying the new Autumn 2013 issue of Garnish – The Magazine.  We have lots of great ideas for you to try and some awesome new products.  Did you see our Boo Kit, Cookie Swap Kit and our  Turkey Huntin’ Kit?

We are so excited to introduce our Turkey Huntin’ kits. This is our Easter egg hunt-meets bingo-meets-Thanksgiving mashup game. Hide the paper turkeys. Give the players their huntin’ cards (they’re looking for only the turkeys on their numbered playing card) and send them outside (or around the house if the weather is “fowl”—sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves) to burn off some Thanksgiving calories. This is a game the whole family can play. Sounds fun, right?

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7 November 2012

Are you hosting the Thanksgiving celebration this year?  Are you looking for a small something to give your guests?  Well, we have a solution for you.

How about giving some festive tea lights packaged in our burlap bags…so easy and simple.  We used some decorative leaves that we found at our local craft store that we attached to a a simple tag we made out of some kraft paper that we put through the printer.  Another great idea would be to use this gift as a place card.  Instead of using the word “thankful” just replace it with the name of your guests.

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