BBQ season is nearly here. Once the blue skies and 70 degree temperatures set in, there will be outdoor parties everywhere!
Even if i’m not asked to bring anything, I like to show up with a small something for the hostess. It’s all about reciprocation—she invited me to her party, and I brought a gift to thank her. After all, the best kinds of friendships are mutually beneficial.
With five minutes, a few craft materials, and a box of little debbie or hostess treats, your small act of kindness is sure to please. Enjoy!
Things you’ll need:
little debbie or hostess cupcakes
brown paper tags
a permanent marker
Depending on the size of the cellophane bag, use either one or two hostess cakes. My bags were big enough to fit two. I also chose to leave them in the original packaging, which ensures that the chocolate icing doesn’t get smeared onto the cellophane bag.
Secure the bag with a twist tie and a coordinating ribbon. I used a strand of baker’s twine and a strand of basic red ribbon. They help to emphasize the gift’s red and white color scheme.
On the brown paper tag, write either a personalized note or a message like "Thanks for being such a great hostess". Be sure to stick with the gift’s theme, and include ‘hostess’ in the wording.
Add the tag to the ribbon, and tie it tightly. I chose to use a double knot, but a bow would be just as cute.
Photos for Foundation c/o Lori Romney Photography
Aubry Lybbert studied communications in college and has since made a career of it. By trade, she is a social media and digital marketing consultant. In her time off, she enjoys a good DIY and dreams to perfect the art of baking. Aubry is also the creator of Finding Beautiful Truth, a blog that highlights everyday life, travel, style and all things delicious. Visit findingbeautifultruth.com to learn more.