Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Leftovers Station

When you don't host Thanksgiving, you may be concerned that you won't have any leftover turkey to bring home with you.  At least I do!  So if you are the host, put your guests' fears to rest...

Create a Thanksgiving Leftover Station so they know that they will be leaving with a bit of the feast!

This is so incredibly clever from HGTV magazine, posted by http://eastcoastcreativeblog.com

It's like you are creating your own take out station.  Before your guests arrive, set up the station near the kitchen.  Provide containers to hold the food.  You could use some of those foil 9 x 13 pans with lids or you could provide something much more clever!  There are really, really cute take out containers from World Market.  Lots of patterns and colors to make the leftover station look adorable!  Pop a plastic bag inside each container before your guests fill them with their favorite leftovers from the feast.  You will also want to provide some labels and markers so your guests know what is inside.  At this station, some serving utensils are provided as well as some paper towels for easy cleanup.  You will also want to provide some brown bags that you can purchase at the craft store so that your guests can carry their leftovers home.  Decorate those bags to complete the whole fun idea.  They used stencils, but how cute would it be if your kiddos decorated them with their artwork?

So what do you think?  Totally clever, right?

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!