Gifts from the Kitchen, Party Favor

I am taking some time off this week and re-sharing some of my firsts posts from August and September 2012. Please forgive me for not visiting and commenting as I deal with a personal matter, I will be back very soon!  Please do comment if you like, hearing from you is such a treat even if I don’t reply right away…

Cruising around Costco one day, I spotted the large containers of spices and noticed the prices…Holy Herbs, this stuff was cheap in large quantities! I bought a 24 oz. jar of taco seasoning for about $5.50 which will be a great savings, considering  one 1 oz. packet of the stuff is $1-$1.29. The jar contains the equivalent of 24 packets, so do the math.  This in mind, DD [darling daughter] and I came up with an easy and inexpensive party favor.





Here’s how they came together





This was a casual deck christening  party and the favors were for both men and women so DD chose the Smokehouse Maple Grill Mates seasoning made by McCormick.  Sounded so good!  It had universal appeal and the grill seasoning matched the outdoor party theme.

I found the perfect little spice jars at Hobby Lobby for $1.99. I could even paint on the ceramic tops if I wanted to.  When I checked out I found out they were on sale for $1!  Even better! I love Hobby Lobby.  I grabbed some ribbon when I was there too, also on sale for 50% off.

I love to keep a big stock of all kinds of ribbon, so handy for and wrapping and styling, and last minute gifts.





At Target I picked up these cute little red and black pails, $1 and the kitchen wash cloths, 5 for $4, which were the perfect size for the pails.





I made a make shift funnel out of a piece of paper to fill the spice jars





Then I tucked the jar down into the scrubby dish cloth in the pail.  The towel was great because it not only was decorative and theme appropriate, but it cushioned the glass jar so the favor could easily be transported home by the guests.





DD made tags for the pails with a description of the seasoning and suggested uses and we tied them to the pails with matching ribbon





Ready for the party!


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Dishing it & Digging it, Happiness is Homemade  Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck

12 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Party Favor”
  1. Jodi says:

    Gifts from the kitchen are always so lovely.

  2. Lynn says:

    The seasoning sounds good:@) Hope all is well, take care!

  3. Jenna, what a great party favor or hostess gift. Cute and tasty! Take care of yourself!

  4. This is such an adorable idea!! I absolutely love that you used a spice that was already made and you just had to make it look cute.

    We are having my son’s college graduation party this weekend. Party favors are on my to-do list today. 🙂

    Hope you are doing ok, friend!

  5. says:

    What a cute party favor! I love this idea and yes, you got a deal on buying the spice in bulk. We have a local grocery store that sometimes they will have their seasonings in bulk. I need to check on that matter of fact. What a great idea. I actually love this idea for little Christmas gifts to some of my girlfriends. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Miz Helen says:

    I love this idea Jenna, my mind is running fast and I know just the party for it! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post! Hope you are having a great day.
    Miz Helen

  7. Best party favor idea ever! I’m going to definitely use this one in the future!

  8. Such creative party favors Jenna! I love the dollar section at Target for those little pails. A million uses! I am bookmarking this idea………

  9. Mary says:

    Adorable, I remember this cute and affordable party favor idea Jenna! I hope you’re enjoying some R&R as you deal with ‘life stuff’!

  10. debra cantales says:

    Such creative party favors Jenna! When I retire, I am spending an entire week on your blog! 🙂 So much creativity! Take good care dear friend. xo

  11. Nancy says:

    Hugs to you… hope all is well.

    What a great party gift!

  12. Leona Course says:

    What a great idea!

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