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hostess tip… packaging leftovers

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Last weekend I was at the beautiful Sara Westbrook’s house (of One Charming Party) assisting her and the equally beautiful Brittany on some fabulous photo shoots! It was a great day and I learned a lot from them, but there was one very simple detail that really stood out to me. When the day was wrapped, Sara started cutting cake for all of us to take home. Now most people would throw the cake in a Tupperware container that is too small or cover it with tinfoil on a paper plate, but Sara (a true hostess at heart!!) pulled out ready-to-go plastic containers! I know, it seems like a strange thing to share with you, but I have to say… it looked like I bought a slice of cake from the store. It was so easy to transfer home, no messes at all and even my husband commented on the packaging! There is a store, called Garnish, that sells perfect containers to keep on hand and they have great prices too! I will now have a secret stash of different to-go containers like this for my guests… you never know when you’ll need one!
Photo Credit: Think Garnish
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5 responses to hostess tip… packaging leftovers

  1. Great tip! It’s also helpful since I hate giving away my tupperware, not knowing if I will ever see it again!

  2. Anonymous
    May 26, 2011

    Great idea! A green alternative is to ask guests to bring their own reusable containers when heading for a feast at a friends house. Or, as a guest, perhaps keep a container in your car along with your reusable grocery bags so you’re always prepared!

  3. May 28, 2011

    That is a great alternative! Someone would need to remind me to bring one with me though!! Haha 😉 Thank you for the idea!

  4. July 15, 2011

    Such a great tip! We like to have our friends over for dinner and some extra to-go containers would be great to have on hand!

  5. March 5, 2012

    Thanks for the link to Garnish. I make a lot of meals for people and often hunt for the perfect containers. It’s so nice to give someone something that looks pretty on the inside and outside.

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