This post is sponsored by IZZE, a bright and refreshing sparkling juice that we love!
With the most festive season upon us, our calendars are quickly filling up with fall dinner parties, Friendsgiving get-togethers and even holiday festivities… It will be December before we know it! Some of our fondest memories of holiday seasons past involve these types of cozy winter gatherings with friends, family and delicious food, of course. But actually hosting such a soirée is another story. It can be quite the undertaking—especially when we’re talking about cooking several dishes for dozens of guests, and keeping the house clean and tidy all the while. So, this season, we’ve decided to up the ante to show how much we appreciate our favorite hosts and hostesses by making customized boxes for three types of party-thrower: the cook, the baker, and the cocktail connoisseur.
With a little help from our friends over at IZZE, our favorite brand of sparkling juice that come in the cutest bottles and cans, we built each color-coordinated box around a bright and fruit-forward IZZE flavor, and filled them in with cute items that were perfectly on-theme for each type of hostess. Because, after all, who doesn’t love a refreshing sip of a sparkling juice after a big weekend of party planning? Keep scrolling to find out how we put our IZZE hostess gift boxes together. You’ll want to remember these as you begin RSVPing to your Friendsgiving parties this month…
The initial inspiration behind our hostess gift boxes were the bright and cheerful colors of three of our favorite IZZE Sparkling Juice flavors: Sparkling Blackberry, Sparkling Pomegranate, and Sparkling Clementine. Not only is this fall color palette perfect for creating hostess gifts, but these cute canned drinks look great on display at any fall and winter get together. Then, after deciding on our color palettes, it was time to gather supplies for each box. Here’s what we put inside each one…
For the Cook
With a pop of cherry red here and a sprig of dried wheat there, this hostess box is a picture-perfect way to show your favorite culinary gal pal how much you appreciate her. We used cans of Sparkling Pomegranate IZZE as the starting point when putting together these boxes, then added mini spatulas, mini cast iron skillets, a kitchen timer, and a red and white striped oven mitt. After nesting everything in a rustic wood crate box, we finished it off with crinkle paper and a twine bow. What cook wouldn’t love to sip on these sparkling pomegranate refreshments while working away in the kitchen?
For the Baker
‘Tis the season for a pop of pumpkin! The orange-hued box is for the hostess who loves to bake, and each piece is inspired by the cheerful color of our favorite IZZE Sparkling Clementine cans. We included a cute set of pumpkin measuring spoons, cupcake liners, and a maple leaf-shaped cookie cutter. Then we tied it all off with some twine string. For an extra special touch, you can even include your favorite baking mix in this box to give your hostess something to whip up.
For the Cocktail Connoisseur
And finally, what better accoutrement to give the cocktail connoisseur than the most delicious drink mixes? These cans of Sparkling Blackberry IZZE are the perfect flavor for mixing up holiday libations, and they taste great on their own, too. We embellished this gift box with a cocktail strainer, a drink stirrer, ice tongs, paper straws, and a mini bottle of our favorite spirit. This box is sure to get the party started, if we do say so ourselves. Cheers!
The best part about creating these boxes is that the options are endless. IZZE offers 8 different flavors that come in lots of different fun colors, so you can customize your hostess box to make it color-coordinated and perfectly personalized in every way. Now, we want to know…
How will you customize your holiday hostess boxes this season?
Let us know in the comments below. And, another big thanks to IZZE for inspiring this post!
XO Team LC
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