Posts Tagged ‘striped paper straws’

6 April 2012

Get ‘em while they’re hot!  To finish out baking week, we thought we would tempt you with some muffins…Garnished, of course!

Our brown lotus cupcake liners make even an ordinary muffin special.  The definitely make cupcakes pretty, but they’re pretty good for our fave, cornbread muffins!  Add some ice cold milk, and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat…yummy :)

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30 January 2012

I have a feeling that this week is going to be “heart” themed, as we’re getting close to Valentine’s Day!  So here is our first post of “how to do a heart” for the special day.  This one is super fun, and best of all, super easy!  All you need is some construction paper (raid your child’s craft bin), some glue dots (or a glue stick, or tape if that’s all you have), a pair of scissors and some of our red stripe or polka dot straws.

Simply cut out a heart.  Do it the old fashioned way by folding the paper in half…that’s the easiest way.  Then put a glue dot on each corner of the heart, and simply slide in the straw.  That’s it!  You could add some stickers, or someone’s name.  These would be really cute to give out in your child’s class as part of their valentines.  Everyone will look adorable drinking their milk at lunchtime.

Stay tuned to see how we do a heart next time ♥

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18 January 2012

We’ve got another quick and easy idea for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.  Start their day off right with a fun drink in one of our ripple to go cups.



All you need to do is add some fun ribbon and stickers (easily found at your local craft store) to one of our new coffee cuffs.  Tuck in a straw and you’re all set.  Here’s another idea…instead of a drink, you could put a fruit salad, some oatmeal or even a pasta salad in our cup and tuck in a fork instead of a straw.  So many possibilities!

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5 January 2012

You know how when you’re in line at the buffet table, and you start to panic because you don’t know how you are going to hold everything in your hands all at once?  Well, we have a solution…cutlery pockets!  They have everything you need, all in one place.

garnish wooden cutlery and paper straws

We used our small kraft bags as our “pocket”.  First we cut the tops off with some fancy scissors so that you could see the cutlery sticking out.  Next, we filled two of our small glassine bags with salt and pepper.  We also stamped on the glassine bags, but if you don’t have stamps, don’t worry…it’s pretty self explanatory what’s inside!  Then we just stacked them on top of each other and stapled them to the kraft “pocket”.  We used one of those no staple staplers because we don’t actually have a normal stapler.  See…Garnish is all about using what you have…no worries!  Finally, we stuffed our napkin, cutlery and straw inside.

Here’s a tip…place your cutlery at the end of the buffet line.  That way your guests are not having to juggle it while trying to load up their plates with food.  This is a perfect idea for when you have a crowd over to watch the big game.

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15 December 2011

Today’s post is super fun!  Remember pixie sticks?  Well, you can make your own, and it’s SUPER easy!  And at holiday time they make the perfect stocking stuffer, party favor or present topper.  Here’s how you do it.  Mix one cup of sugar with one package of unsweetened drink mix (like Koo-Aid). Next, get a bunch of our paper straws, fold over one edge of the straw so the filling doesn’t come out.  We made a funnel out of paper to fill our straws, but if you have one that is small enough that would work great.  Finally, fold over the top edge of the straw.  That’s it!



The best thing is that you can make all kinds of flavors!  One cup of sugar will fill up lots of straws, but you can easily adjust the recipe to suit however many you want to make.  And remember, this is a great idea for anytime of year, and really inexpensive.  Could be fun for a birthday party, picnic or even a special treat any night of the week.  What flavors will you be mixing up?

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Categories: Birthday Parties,Christmas,Holiday Ideas,Packaging,Party Ideas

7 December 2011

It’s always fun to server a signature cocktail at your holiday party (or any party for that matter).  Of course, you can always serve the usual wine and beer, but having a themed cocktail prevents you from having to mix up drinks all night!  We used our mini plastic cups to serve up these libations….

To make everything a little bit more festive we rimmed our cups in some colored sugar and added one of our striped paper straws.  This mini size would even been perfect for a glam jello shooter too.  Everything is always so much more fun when you add a little Garnish!  What’s your favorite holiday cocktail?

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6 December 2011

Have you heard of Elf On The Shelf?  Do you do Elf On The Shelf with your children?  We have been seeing so many fun ideas with this little elf all over the internet.  So we were thrilled when Monica sent us her way to do Elf On The Shelf…

Monica used so many of our Garnish products….nut and party cups, paper straws, wooden cutlery, ripple cups and white cups.  Here is what she had to say…

Just wanted to let you know I loved the items I purchased from you site. I have two young kids and we are starting a new North Pole breakfast tradition for the morning after we trim our tree. Also a day to introduce our Elf on the Shelf. It was a success and super cute thanks to your products. We had a small cocoa bar, gingerbread muffins, pancakes, and homemade marshmallows. The kids especially loved the ripple cups! My daughter had four cups of cocoa :) Here are a couple of pictures of our table. Thanks again!


We are so happy that Garnish could play a part in a new tradition in your family.  We have always said that Garnish is about creating moments….this is truly what we’re all about!

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5 December 2011

Everyone seemed to love our chocolate spoons…so we have another idea.  Take a look at these marshmallows on a stick!  We used our paper straws to do the dipping this time.

We used the same technique as the spoons.  First we melted some chocolate in a bowl.  Then we stuck our marshmallows on the straws and dipped them in the chocolate and some sprinkles.  The marshmallows will melt in your hot cocoa, leaving some yummy, ooey, gooey goodness!


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Categories: Bright Ideas!,Christmas,Holiday Ideas,Party Ideas

16 November 2011

We love dreaming up the different ways you can use Garnish.  That’s why we like to do some DIY’s for you,not only to give you some new ideas, but hopefully to give you a little inspiration too!

Here is today’s DIY, a different take on our plastic milk bottle, and a fun idea for a party!

1. You will need one of our plastic milk bottles, a paper straw and an electric drill fitted with a drill bit the same size as the straw.  If you don’t have a work table, use a cutting board to drill on.

2. Drill a hole through the plastic lid

3. Insert straw

Hello!!  How easy was that?!  And how cute does it look?

This is just the thing for kids who might spill their drink.  It’s kind of like a fancy juice box!  If you are having a party, why not make your signature drink in these bottles and already have them on ice when your guests arrive.  There are so many possibilities…it just takes a little Garnish!

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14 November 2011

No reason to be dreading Monday today….we’ve got a chocolate fix for you!  How fun do our red and white straws look on these chocolate cupcakes?

photo via Wedding Cupcakes

We found these yummy treats on Wedding Cupcakes.  They have lots of fun idea, most of which are perfect for any occasion.  Thanks for the shout out Wedding Cupcakes!

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Categories: Bright Ideas!,Garnish Pal's

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