We’ve all been there: You decide to host friends and family only to wake up to the aftermath of the previous night’s festivities! You know, empty wine bottles, dirty dishes, and a messy apartment. Now don’t get me wrong, the celebration is so worth it (I live for this stuff), but the cleaning — oh the cleaning — I detest! Who wants to tackle this the morning after?! Not me! And, imagine doing all of this with a hangover? Just thinking about it makes me cringe.
So, when I’m attending someone’s shindig, I am sure to bring something along that will make their next morning just a tad easier.
Enter DIY yogurt parfaits. Super easy to assemble and not to mention thoughtful. You are officially taking care of breakfast and trust me, this is always a hit!
Here’s what you ‘ll need:
1. Non-fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt — Any kind really. On sale, yes I’ll take it!
2. Low Fat Granola: I normally use the Low Fat Granola Cereal with almonds from Trader Joe’s
3. Strawberries (or really any kind of fruit). I’ve been known to use blueberries or a mixture of both.
And all you’ll do is layer into a container — I used mason jars for an extra dosage of cuteness!
Okay, let’s do this. A layer of yogurt, a layer of granola, a layer of sliced strawberries and repeat until your vessel is full! It’s that easy.
For an extra something — something — print out “Thank You” tags and tie them around your container using a ribbon like I did.
Hostess Tip: Printing these out at home in your favorite font are always the way to go. Are these cute or what?!
Need more ideas?! Here are another three DIY hostess gifts that are super simple and totally worth it!
A S’mores Kit: In a clear gift box fill with some graham crackers, marshmallows and a chocolate bar. Tie with a ribbon and voilà!
An Ice Cream Sundae Kit: Gather waffle/sugar cones, sprinkles, nuts, chocolate chips—really the more the better. Separate toppings by putting them into individual food bags and then place all components into a large box. This will have any hostess singing with joy!
A Lemonade Kit: If you want to get a bit more fancy, buy your hostess a pitcher (you can get a cheap, but stylish one at Target for about $15). Fill with fresh, whole lemons and some sugar packed in a food bag. For an extra touch, print a lemonade recipe like this one from allrecipes.com and hang from handle.
I hope the next time you’re visiting someone’s house for dinner or cocktails or both, you bring along any one of these handy DIY gifts. I promise you won’t disappoint!
Until next time, keep entertaining!
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