Start a Healthy Winter Tradition – Host your 1st Annual Soup Swap Party!

Soup Swap Party Invitation

Plan a Soup Swap Party

Soup Swap Party

Another who woulda thunk it moment! January 21st (the 3rd Saturday of January) is this year's 12th Annual Soup Swap. We originally read about this creative party idea in Sara McColl's Yahoo article entitled “The Only Party Invitation We Want This Time of Year” and followed the link chain to the the Soup Swap Facebook page. I guess it shouldn't surprise anyone that we were intrigued. A winter party theme that is easy to organize, allows you to keep your weight loss / get healthy resolutions, has very little cost associated with it. And best of all you get to go home with one of the best party favors ever –  6 quarts of delicious soups, enough for dinner for a week.

Soup Swap Party Supplies

What else you and your 5 guests will need:

  • Six (6) Quarts of delicious homemade freezable soup
  • Ball Wide Mouth Quart Jars with Lids and Bands
  • Each invitee should pour the soup into the individual mason jars.
  • Jars should be labeled with the chef's name, the name of the soup and the date prepared (you can even include the mason jar labels with your invitations)

The host should prepare an extra pot of soup to be served with a loaf of warm bread and a bottle or two of fabulous discount wine at The Wine Spies.  For a limited time take an extra 5% off any Purchase at The Wine Spies! Use coupon code LINKSPY during checkout. Continue Reading →

Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts >> Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts - Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts >> Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

We recently stumbled upon a DIY gift idea involving baking mini banana breads in  ball mason jars (lightly oil the jars and only fill batter about half way up).  We liked almost everything about the project except the bedraggled cloth tied to the lids – it cheapened the entire look and not surprisingly, we believed we could find a way to make a good idea even better >> hence, Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts – Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar !

As usual, however, when we begin obsessing about a project, we never quite know the direction our research will take us.  This time we got sidetracked and quickly became enamored with these featured wonderful Miniature Glass Bell Jars with White Fluted BaseHoliday Cupcake Wrappers, Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts - Cupcakes in a Glass Bell JarHow great would it be to add an adorable holiday cupcake wrapper to create a festive, chic and expensive looking little gift of thanks.  It would be especially cute if you used the Merry & Bright Cupcake KitThe Nutcracker Cupcake Kit, The Twelve Days of Christmas Cupcake Kit, or create more of a non-denominational winter wonderland look using the damask light blue patterned cupcake wrappers (perfect for teacher gifts!)

OMG – now that we are thinking of it these would make fabulous party favors for just about any celebration.  For Thanksgiving make pumpkin cupcakes and decorate them with the Turkey with Hats Cupcake Kit. For baby showers think Peter Rabbit, Animal Parade, and vintage baby cupcake wrappers.  And how perfect are these glass bell jars for a chic Paris Party!

Buy the glass jars in bulk (they are cheaper that way) and store them away for whenever you need a cheap but chic little gift of thanks.

Party Hearty!

Memorial Day Party Decor Ideas

Memorial Day Party Decor Ideas

Memorial Day is just around the corner but there is still plenty of time to order a few extras to add a festive touch to your party and you don't need to spend a fortune to do so.  We love the little mason jar sippers with red and blue striped straws.  Glass bowls filled with red, white and blue jelly belly and m & m candies are fun, easy and inexpensive.  Good looking paper plates and napkins are always essential.  Throw a few small vases filled with swirl pops and patriotic pretzels around the room intermixed with this simple fresh flower arrangement (ok – we admit, no matter how great our decor, it never seems quite complete unless we have at least one vase of fresh flowers). Patriotic cupcake kits make yummy cupcakes taste even better. How fun would it be to send your guests home with individual bottles of “Hot & Proud” hot sauce which also add a bit of sass to your table settings.  And finally, red and blue ribbons remind us of the meaning of Memorial Day.

Party Hearty!

 

Make Everyday a Celebration with Mason Sipping Jars

 

Look at how cute! Whether you're throwing a kids' party or a grown-up get-together, these glass drinking jars will bring a touch of laid-back charm to the setting.  Perfect for so many different party themes — think chalkboard chic and mustache bash and Americana.  I can also see using these at a vintage theme wedding with and magnetic escort boards made with tin tile or check out these cute Sip and See Baby Shower invitations and coordinating thank you cards, scratch it games, and party decor.

A stylish , fun, hip, and sustainable alternative  to disposable party goods!  After the party, they help make everyday a celebration. Party. Rinse. Repeat.

These Mason Jar Sippers are currently on sale at One Kings Lane for just $36.00/dozen but hurry because this sale ends on 05/19 at 8am PST.  Don't forget the retro paper straws!

And if you stumbled upon this page long after the sale is over, similar Mason Sipping Jars with Daisy lids are available on Amazon.  You can also just buy the cute daisy lids and turn any standard size Mason, Mayo and Jelly jar into a sippee jar.  

Party Hearty!