How to Make Creative Doggie Bags of Food For Guests to Take Home
Last week I stirred things up at my house by having a midweek dinner party to say good-bye to a few good friends.
We didn’t let the state of our house – “moving box decor” stop us. It felt nice in the midst of packing up the house to take some time out for one last get-together with neighbors who over the course of 22 years have become dear friends.
All I needed to do was get a few serving dishes and pots out which have not been packed up yet to heat up a few frozen starters, side dishes and entrees in no time. No cooking from scratch needed.
My friends brought the wine, a salad, and a dessert. I made place cards on my computer and printer to mark what each entree being served on the island was.
If you have leftovers, send your guests home with them in style with these Asian inspired leftover carry home bags.
How to Make Asian Inspired Leftover Carry Home Bags
These doggie bags also are a fun way to give food gifts to your friends and family.
- paper lunch bags
- paper hole punch
- computer printouts with names of food items. I used the font: Graphite Std Bold Wide
- paper cutter
1. Open bag and fold top half over 1 – 2 inches.
2. Using a paper hole punch, punch two holes in the fold as shown in the photo above.
3. Slide chopstick through holes to close bag.
Optional: Create simple tags with the names of the food items you prepared by printed them using your computer, printer and paper cutter or scissors.
4. Punch a hole in one end of the tag and slide over chopstick.
5. Place an Asian takeout style container that you can buy at the crafts store inside the bag full of the leftovers with a set of chopsticks.
Now your guests can take home any leftovers in style.