Saturday, December 31, 2011

What Would Lily Do: The Perfect New Year's Hostess Gift

One can not go empty-handed when invited to a party, especially on a night as special as New Year's Eve. Your hostess has done her best to make your last night of the year as memorable as can be, it is only right to gift her with something that will make the morning after the grand shin-dig worth all the hard work she put into the evening!
This breakfast basket has become a signature hostess gift of mine for two reasons-it can be whipped up in a few easy steps and I have never come across a hostess who didn't have a smile stretching from ear to ear when she was on the receiving end of one of these babies!

image via Martha Stewart

A basket full of all the items she will need to ease into her first morning of the new year is an easy-peasy DIY gift that you can put together in a flash!
A quick trip to Michaels (or any local craft store) will start you off with your base, a quaint (and sturdy) basket that will house all your goodies.
Line the basket with a pretty tea towel or two. (Make sure the tea towel is large enough to cover the bottom and sides of the basket)
Now here is the fun part-fill your basket with all your favorite breakfast essentials for a sublime morning. Fine coffee, scones or english muffins, a selection of teas, sugar, milk/cream, gourmet pancake mix and of course, a delightful jam or marmalade to sweeten it all up!


Cheryl said...

I love this idea. Perfect for anytime visits!! Your blog is lovely!

Victoria said...

A lovely gift. You would be welcome at my house anytime for sure!! Happy 2012.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Looks perfect!
I'd love to give or receive such a thoughtful basket.

Susan said...

What a great idea! I will remember this one for the next party (New Year's Eve or otherwise) we are invited to.

LPC said...

Yes! What a great idea. Clearly what Lily Would Do is what we all might like to do:)

High Heeled Life said...

What a wonderful idea! both for giving and receiving. Something that can be actually used!! Fabulous!!!
Happy 2012, my friend. xo HHL