These tips come from my reader Jennifer:
1. I’m a greek yogurt snob and LOVE the Athenos greek yogurt that has the topping separate from the yogurt so you can mix your own (all those wonderful Athenos coupons that made them FREE at Wal*Mart didn’t hurt either!). When I’m done enjoying the yogurt I wash the yogurt container and store them away to use for quick snacks on the run or fun TV dinner containers. We have put homemade chicken nuggets in the big part and BBQ sauce in the topping part or I will make pancakes and take a small cookie cutter to make mini heart shaped pancake dunkers and put syrup in the topping part of the container. There is so much you can do with them and they are PERFECT for a snack on the go containers (fresh fruit/yogurt dippers etc).
2. I’m also a huge Coffee Mate creamer fan and have been stockpiling them for a while and have found (once empty and washed) the containers are great for storing small baking ingredients we use often such as chocolate chips or chopped walnuts. I also put my daughters favorite cereal in one so she can feel like a big girl pouring her own cereal without worrying about her spilling the entire box. They are also great for storing craft bits and pieces!
3.We have been getting quite a bit of Nestle Nesquick lately with all those coupons floating around so I have washed and dried the containers (mostly the small ones) to use for my daughter’s birthday party favors. We will be using color themed M&M’s and will be layering two colors of M&M’s in each small Nesquick jug for each child to take home at the end of the party. I will also be decoupaging (with Modge Podge) some tissue paper in the colors of her party as well to cover up the blue cap. Attach a name tag with each child’s name and BAM! you’ve got yourself a cute inexpensive party favor.
4. Another idea that I actually used as favors in my daughters LAST birthday party was filling empty cardboard paper towel rolls (you could easily use toilet paper rolls too since I know a number of people have gone “paperless” in their kitchens!) filled them with little fun prizes and candy then wrapped them in colored tissue paper and a layer of cello wrap (found at the dollar store) tie a ribbon at each end and you have another VERY inexpensive party favor. These are great too because the end result makes the favors look like big pieces of candy and they look great displayed throughout the party in a basket or bowl :)
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