The 3 P’s… ‘Perfectly Packaged Pretties’!

Big hello one and all!

A perfectly packaged pretty!

Today’s blog post is going to be about the 3 P’s… ‘Perfectly Packaged Pretties’!  Yes, that’s right folks, I could talk for hours about how anything looks better when a little bit of love and attention has gone into the packaging!  And the good news is that you don’t need a degree in creativity to be able to do this stuff yourself… just a tag, some ribbon, perhaps a cellophane bag, maybe a box… even a brown paper bag and twine will create just the right amount of rustic charm it’ll make the recipient think you’ve been up all night creating it!

You don’t have to be the best baker in town either, you just need to know how to make things look good!  Yes, it’s lovely to bake and make your own treats and if you’re able to, then sure, go ahead and make whatever you fancy.  But if you’re short on time, or you just don’t fancy baking and making, then don’t despair… you can make shop bought stuff look fantastic with just a few bits and bobs and a little bit of love :-)

Last month I went to my friend Holly’s baby shower, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share with you some fun sweet treat ideas that you don’t have to make yourself and that work brilliantly for baby showers, parties, weddings, you name it – any occasion.

As we’re now in the colder months, I thought that ‘Hot Chocolate Cones’ would be a lovely favour idea, and decided that the perfect accompaniment needed was a cookie or biscuity type item… I decided on ‘Mini Shortcakes’ which I got from the bakery section of Tesco.  Next up was some toffee popcorn which I aptly named ‘Ready to POP Popcorn’ and also some ‘Coconut Snowball Bites’ which finished off the selection of treats.

Yummy hot chocolate cones

The ‘Hot Chocolate Cones’ are such a cute idea for any wintery event and budget friendly too.  All you need is a cellophane cone bag, a tag and ribbon, and whatever you want to put inside… obviously hot chocolate ;-) and then I chose to use milk and white chocolate chips and mini marshmallows, yum!  Just layer them into the bag, tie with the ribbon and tag, et voila… a ‘Perfectly Packaged Pretty’!

Pretties!

Next up was the ‘Mini Shortcakes’, which I also popped into cellophane bags.  I chose to use three shortcakes in each bag but you could do two if you wanted to make them go further.  Again, I tied with ribbon and a tag, which transformed them into something special with hardly any effort at all.

Cute popcorn pots

The popcorn was piled into cute baking cups and then finished with a ‘Cupcake Topper’, which as the name suggests is normally used as decoration for cupcakes, but as you can see from the pics, they make a perfect addition to the cute pots of popcorn and is super simple and easy to do.

Ready to ‘POP’!

I love using different items, food and packaging, to create something a little bit different which not only looks fab but will also delight your guests. So yes, I like to think it’s my mission to get everyone packaging up their pretties!  Whether it’s your wedding or your little ones birthday party, no occasion is too small to go crazy with some ribbon… you want to be the hostess with the mostess after all, and nothing says it more than sending your guests home with not only a treat, but one that is presented with love too.

Have a fab week guys… and get packaging some pretties, hehe!

Love, Little Gems xx

** Hot chocolate cone kits, cellophane bags, tags etc, all available in the shop **  See link here… https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleGemsCS

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