Hey everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend!
I want to share my autumn inspired hostess gift with you today.
I ALWAYS enjoy shopping there. They have a little of everything and it is all so fun! Even Travis enjoys going there with me and he specifically enjoys the food section.
I wanted to put together a fun hostess gift and knew that I could find everything that I would need at World Market
When I arrived, I decided I would browse the entire store first before deciding what was going to make the cut and be included in my gift. And boy, was it hard to decide what I wanted to put in my hostess gift since the store is full of awesome items!
makes it so easy to create a gift though with their fabulous Create a Gift section chocked full of gift bags, boxes, baskets, wrapping paper, cards, and more!
After I did my browsing, I had to decide what route I was going to go with my gift.
My store was finishing up putting out their Autumn/Halloween items and I thought that an Autumn hostess gift would be the perfect way to go.
I bought these napkins in a pretty golden color and these fun napkin rings that reminded me of grapevine.
I hit up the food section and got some fun Fall Harvest Pasta, Tomato Basil Sauce, some Tortellini soup for a chilly fall night, and some yummy pumpkin spice cookie mix for a little dessert treat.
I had to buy this pumpkin decor item if I was going for the Autumn theme and then I spotted these cute little Owl Felt Clips and thought they would make a fun addition.
Grabbed a bag of paper filler and some clear wrapping paper and I was set to decide what to place all this in.
Instead of using a basket for my gift, I hit up the dining section and snagged these two great white serving bowls. Everyone can use some basic white serving pieces and I thought that these would make a lovely addition to anyone’s collection plus they could be used to serve the pasta and perhaps a salad.
Time to put my gift together:
I placed the smaller bowl inside the larger bowl and filled both bowls with the paper filler.
I then put the Harvest Pasta and sauce in the small bowl with the decorative pumpkin. I also placed two napkins with the napkin rings around them in there as well.
In the larger bowl, I placed the cookie mix, the soup and two other napkins and rings.
I still had the little owls to include so I placed an owl on each of the napkin rings, one on the pumpkin, and I attached the last one onto the paper filler.
I wrapped it in the clear wrapping paper and tied it with an orange and black damask ribbon.
And lastly, guess what?!
The Grand Prize package includes:
- A trip for two to to Santa Fe, New Mexico (this is a 5 day Trip for 2 to Santa Fe which includes airfare and hotel)
- Hands on Southwestern Cooking class with Master Chef
- Personally signed glossy cookbook
- Multi-course dinner at the acclaimed Geronimo
- Southwestern Foodie Tour with a cultural kick
- A $1,000 World Market gift c
There will also be 3 runner up prize winners that will each receive a $500 World Market gift card! The Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes runs from August 18, 2012 until September 21, 2012. If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive 5 additional bonus entries. This is part of the registration process when entering. Users can also enter daily for more chances to win.
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