The holiday weekend is upon us along with an array of activities and cookouts to attend. We thought we would share a quick round-up of some of our favorite 4th of July Hostess Gifts. Remember, hostess gifts don't have to be elaborate or expensive, but a little something to show your appreciation for the event coordinator's hospitality and hard work is always a nice touch.
Picture 1 - Make a S'mores pack with graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows. Bonus points for using decorative paper to wrap them (we've got you cover with that!).
Picture 2 - Buy a potted succulent or plant and add a festive tag with your appreciation (see below for tag idea).
Picture 3 - Fill up an empty bottle with patriotic candies like M&M's and add a tag.
Picture 4 - Put some goodies in a plain brown lunch sack and decorate with punches from patriotic paper and red and blue washi tape. This idea is especially good if you are headed to an event with lots of kids and want to take them some goodies.
Picture 5 - Fill a clear container with popcorn or another treat and decorate with patriotic paper and washi tape.
Picture 6 - It doesn't get any easier than this, dress up a watermelon with some ribbon or washi tape and add a decorative tag.
Picture 7 - Buy a bucket of Red Vines or similar licorice and decorate with a patriotic theme.
Picture 8 - Create a little bucket of goodies including sparklers, pop-its and candy in a red, white and blue theme.
All of these hostess gifts would look great decorated with paper from Photoplay's Main Street Parade Collection or Little B's foiled flag washi tape (both are available at Palette & Paper). The sheet of Photoplay paper pictured above makes great tags for all of these ideas shown. Simply cut it apart (10 tags for a $1!), punch a hole in the corner and tie on to the hostess gift with a message on the back.
We are open today and tomorrow and hope to see you soon! Wishing you a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!
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