It is important for us to be as gracious of a guests as you are when you’re the one hosting the party.   When you’re invited to someone’s home for dinner or a party, it is always appropriate to bring a hostess gift - the obvious choices being flowers and wine.

When I’m hosting a party, while I appreciate these sort of gifts, I’ve already arranged my flowers and have selected wine to serve.  So when I’m the one giving the hostess gift, I like to think about what the host would really appreciate- something she can look forward to enjoying after the party is over. 



Because your host has likely spent a great deal of time and energy preparing for the party, breakfast the next day is probably the last thing from her mind.  Wouldn’t it be so nice for her to wake up tomorrow morning after an evening of entertaining to a special treat waiting for her in the kitchen?  Create a breakfast basket filled with homemade (or home-packaged!) goodies like moist and dense banana bread, creamy whipped honey butter and a special blend of your favorite gourmet coffee beans.

You’ll need:
   
Banana Bread (recipe here)
Butter, softened
Honey
Sea Salt
Ground Coffee Beans
Monogrammed Small Napkin
Berry Basket
parchment paper
Kitchen Twine
kraft coffee bag
Printed Labels
small glass jar with lid

Directions:

Wrap the banana bread in parchment paper, then tie it with kitchen twine or string to secure the ends. 

To make honey butter, place softened butter in a mixer with the paddle attachment.  For every stick of butter, add 3 tablespoons of honey and a pinch of sea salt.  Whip together on high for 3 minutes.  Put the butter in a glass jar fitted with a lid.  Store in the refrigerator. 

Grind coffee and scoop it into a small craft paper bag with a secure folded top.  Add a printed label for a special touch - click here to see my custom printed labels

To package, use a small basket or box lined with a kitchen towel or Monogrammed Linen Napkin (click here to see my favorites from my store).


For more baking inspiration - see my mini Baking Pantry Upgrade.



Also, for all of my resources to the packaging used here, visit my online store.

Products used here :

Monogrammed Small Napkin

Berry Basket
Parchment Paper
Printed Labels
 
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