Mother’s Day is next Sunday and Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6 – 10. If you are looking for a fun way to surpise the moms in your life or your child’s teacher how about packing them a pretty picnic lunch basket?
I love reusable gifts and using a fun basket like this one from Cost Plus World Market is the perfect size for a multitude of purposes. If you find a basket in a pretty color, theme its contents to the same; I already have purple plates and napkins. Cost Plus World Market carries individual soda bottles in a myriad of colors and flavors like the grape soda and of course I had to tie on a paper straw.
Add a sandwich (I scooped one up from Trader Joe’s) or salad and your choice of sweets and you have just created a little smile for the middle of a busy work day.
I finished off my basket with pretty tissue paper from Hobby Lobby and a pre-printed tag from Packaging Specialties. They have a great selection plus blank tags to create your own.
My favorite part of this basket is the french fry box. Those aren’t real french fries but pretty darn close with Snikiddy’s Baked Fries that I also found at Cost Plus. Use their locator for other retailers. The box and gusseted bag are from Garnish…and I’m currently obsessed with using this combo any way I can. And the baked fries? Super tasty and wheat and gluten free to boot.
If you have lovely flowers growing in your yard, add a few blooms for that extra special touch.