One of the most important things my mom ever taught me is to never show up empty handed. It may seem really simple and trivial compared to the many other meaningful things she’s taught me but when you think about it, it really says so much about her values. She’s kind, generous and truly caring – I think the act of showing up with a hostess (or host) gift really speaks to that.
Sometimes it’s easy to figure out what to take to a party but other times the host insists on nothing – I recently remembered Emily of Cupcakes & Cashmere writing about a friend who brought her breakfast for the next day. I thought it was just the best idea! Pancakes are my go-to weekend breakfast when I’m wanting something special so I thought they’d be perfect. I put the dry ingredients of my favourite pancake recipe into a jar and then paired it with a ribbon and a block of delicious Whittaker’s chocolate. Chocolate chunk pancakes really are the best! Make sure to write out the pancake recipe so your hostess knows what ingredients to add.
I really enjoyed getting creative with this hostess gift and you can be sure I’ve now got some other ideas I’ll be sharing.
Do you have any go-to hostess gifts?