22 Nov

DIY: Modern Thanksgiving Favors & Party Mix

Wanted to share some quick & easy Thanksgiving favor/hostess gift ideas I recently created using the Grateful Mod Party Printables, which you can download for free here!

All you need for the packaging is:
1. small kraft boxes OR cellophane bags
2. pretty ribbon OR raffia
3. one of following printables: drink/food flags (skinny designs used as “closures” on the bigger boxes), favor tags (used on the cellphane bags & small boxes), or paper patterns (used for the layered circle design on one of the small boxes).

And then for the edible filler, I just whipped up a quick sweet party mix that coordinates with the colors on the printables, and is made from store-bought elements: Sweet & Salty Chex Mix, white-chocolate pretzels, and Reese’s Pieces. Easy-peasy!


Please Note: These printables were created as part of Operation Give Thanks to help benefit our military families. Although they are offered to you free, a small donation in return for using them is greatly appreciated!

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maureen anders SAYS:

Wow! Beautiful way to display and wrap. I am obsessed w/ gift packaging and these are just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

November 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Kari SAYS:

I seriously love these! The mix sounds great too. thanks!

November 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Loralee Lewis SAYS:

So cute!

November 22, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Stephanie SAYS:

These are wonderful – thanks for sharing. Now I finally have an idea how to create a great ‘doggy’ bag for my guests on Thanksgiving.

November 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Michele SAYS:

Hi there. Saw you on KUSI San Diego Sunday Nov. 21. There was a plate of pretzel treats that looked super simple to create. Can you please pass on the recipe? Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

November 22, 2010 at 3:47 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Michele –
You can find the recipe here: http://www.musesofmegret.com/2009/02/13/chocolate-pretzel-buttons/

I just swapped out Reese’s Pieces for the m&ms on mine and used only Just Hershey Hugs. If you do both Hershey Kisses and Hugs, do them separately because the Hugs melt much faster than the Kisses!

Jenn :)

November 22, 2010 at 5:26 pm

One Second Needle SAYS:

What a great idea for Thanksgiving! I can’t believe the big day is almost here!

November 23, 2010 at 8:43 am

heather welter SAYS:

I love this website and all you do. I will have my family and friends gather together and collect for this worthy cause.

November 4, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Close to My Heart (CTMH) with Lou Ann: Pretty Paper Possibilities SAYS:

I love these, and what a wonderful ways to show the mililtary our graditude.

November 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Yari SAYS:

Where did u get the small boxes from? Size?

February 21, 2014 at 7:12 pm
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