I am working with Wayfair.ca to share my go-to hostess gift idea with you!
I adore the Holidays for all the family time, gatherings, and fun! Who doesn’t love to be invited over for a party?
Put your best foot forward before you even walk in the door and put some thought into a hostess gift.
I chose to do a popcorn/movie night themed gift basket because my favourite thing to do with my family is to cuddle up on the couch with some treats and watch a movie.
Here’s what I included in my hostess gift:
- Popcorn bowl
- Disposable cardboard popcorn boxes
- Paper napkins
- Popcorn kernels
- Himalayan Salt with Truffles
- Holiday themed lollipops
- Chocolate dipped red licorice (see below for a how-to!)
Now, if this were for an overnight stay or for a close friend, I might up the value of the gift by adding one or more of the following:
- Netflix gift card
- Favourite Holiday movie on DVD
- Bottle or two of wine (perhaps a red and a white)
- Set of mugs or wine glasses
More fabulous gift ideas can be found here at Wayfair.ca.
Now, to make that chocolate dipped licorice! I was given this special treat as a gift a few years ago and don’t know where the gift giver purchased them because I have never seen them in a store. My girls and I have made our own several times, and it’s so simple and fun to do!
- Three Aero bars
- Heavy or half and half cream
- One package red Twizzlers
–> Melt the Chocolate with a touch of added cream in the microwave in short increments, making sure to stir in between as not to burn the chocolate!
–> Cut the Twizzlers in half.
–> Dip each Twizzler piece about a quarter or half way into the melted chocolate.
–> Lay flat and separated on a dish or pan.
–> Place in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes.
–> Remove it from the fridge and let it come back to room temp before attempting to remove them from your plate as the chocolate can crack easily when cold.
–> Use a sharp knife to carefully lift them off the dish.
–> Indulge in a few, and package up the rest for your gift!
I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season, Mamas!