Foodie Gift Bag or Doggie Bags For Dinner Guests

How to wrap food gifts in easy, but a special way. These gift bags can also be used when giving food gifts to a hostess, family or friends.

Last week I stirred things up at my house by having a midweek dinner party to say good-bye to a few good friends.

p.-F.-Chang-wok-wednesday-party and an idea for giving food gifts in style

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 Leftover Carry Home Bags or Gift Bags


These doggie bags also are a fun way to give food gifts to your friends and family.

supplies needed:

  • paper lunch bags
  • chopsticks
  • 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.

Weeknight dinner meal ideas

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.

Food gift tags

4. Punch a hole in one end of the tag and slide over chopstick.

DIY Leftover Bag idea for party food

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.

Image of a Chinese take out box and a white lunch bag with a chop stick closure on it. Gift Bag for foodies

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  1. My kids would really enjoy this, and it would be great quality time together preparing the meal! They would definitely go for the garlic chicken with noodles!

  2. I would celebrate #WokWednesday with Mongolian Beef, mini eggrolls, and candlelight to hide midweek clutter! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  3. Debbie Klausing says:

    I would stir fry some veggies, make some wild rice, and serve with the Honey Chicken you recommended. I love stir fry Asian foods, but sure could use a Wok! Thanks for the new ideas. Sometimes I just need some inspiration after cooking for so many years!

  4. We like to invite my husband’s mother to eat with us (usually once a week), and I think she would enjoy a Wok Weds.

  5. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    My kids would love this theme for dinner!! Lots of fun and with delicious food!

  6. We have a Mexican night and a pizza night, but we have never done a night centered around Asian food. Wok Wednesday would be a great addition to our routine. There are so many ways to eat Asian food that you could literally eat it in some form or another every night and not tire of it.

  7. I’ve been wanting to try the “prepared & frozen PF Chang’s” dinners – definitely picking up some on the next grocery run! During the week, I usually do crockpot dinners – lasagna is a fun one to do in the crockpot (and you don’t have to precook the noodles!). Thanks for your great giveaways!

  8. Instead of turkey leftovers I’d have Chinese on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

  9. Our ladies Bible Study meets right after lunch on Wednesday. Sounds like we could get together early and enjoy a wonderful meal together! Thanks for the giveaway. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  10. This looks like so much fun and so easy! I would love to have an “Asian” party and invite some girlfriends over!

  11. I would have a stir fry with lots of vegetables with my family. We love that. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. hmmmm #WokWednesday – that would be a veggie heavy stir fry with lots of Sriracha on the side! The take home bags are ADORABLE!!!

  13. Susan Christy says:

    I’d be chopping up some veggies for a #WokWednesday stirfry!

  14. Wendy Hancock says:

    My grandson comes over on Wednesdays to go to church. He loves Chinese food, and this would be great for us! No rushing around or getting takeout; a nice sit-down dinner together before church :)

  15. Wednesdays are always crazy in my house for some reason. I’d enjoy Wok Wednesday by enjoying an easy meal and relaxing with my family, actually getting to enjoy them while they are still around. Life is too short.

  16. Perfect for a night when I’m exhausted after a 10 hrs day at work.

  17. Wednesday is Women’s Bible Study night. Usually just light snacks, but why not a whole dinner for the finale!

  18. We were recently in a car accident and are visiting the chiropractor every other day. Unfortunately, we are eating take out a lot and frankly we’re getting sick of it. I’ll have to try these new entrees for quick easy meals.

  19. Sherry Howerton says:

    This would be a spectacular treat for all the Sledd Creek Scrabble Club players!!!

  20. Deb Wostmann says:

    This would be a wonderful idea for one of the three book clubs I belong to! Can’t wait to try these.

  21. I would use my wok…it makes it all so easy. Love your ideas for the cute! Thanks for a great give away!

  22. catpainter says:

    Having a Trader Joe’s near us will make Chinese Take-Out party a snap – they have great Chinese finger foods and dim sum that just require a hot oven to heat them through or a large steamer basket. And they have all of the bottled dipping sauces to accompany them.
    Costco has Chinese Chicken Salad kits in their refrigerated foods.
    I have a large island where I can spread it all out and leave the steamer basket over low heat full of dim sum.

    Thanks! What a great idea for a party and I love your take home bags!

  23. I’d have the girls over and we’d wok-out our Wednesday with the delish meals as we all address our Christmas cards!

  24. I could eat Chinese or Asian inspired food everyday. We do at least 3 times a week and I don’t even have a wok. This was a great idea and the only thing I can think of is having a build or make your own egg roll night. They are so easy and quicker than you’d think.

  25. Love the idea of a mid-week girls’ night without kids; just a great night to catch up and enjoy! The bags are adorable.

  26. I’ve never cooked with a wok, I would first start using the wok!

  27. With something this easy, I think that I would have a few friends over to enjoy the same things you had.

  28. Mid-week are any night my favorite is a few yummy cheeses, olives, bread, and some flavored oil for dipping. Oh, and don’t forget a nice wine and a piece of chocolate. I may head to Trader Joe’s now. Cheers! Thanks for the give away.

  29. I have never heard of WokWednesday! However, I have one of the P.F. Chang dinners in my freezer right now, so I think I’ll serve that for supper tonight. Who needs an excuse to celebrate, right?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Yep…Life is too short not to celebrate more often. Ofthe entrees I bought, I liked the Honey Chicken the best. Enjoy your dinner. :-)

  30. Jenine Daley says:

    Love the take home packaging! I think I will do thanksgiving style ones.

  31. Debbie Dawirs says:

    Love this and I would have a neighborhood get together. Our neighborhood isn’t that big and we love a good excuse to get together.

  32. That is such a GREAT IDEA! Maybe I’d have a “mama party”… which is where are the ladies from playgroup or tennis or school or maybe everyone! get together for a kid-free, wine and giggles filled night.

  33. Arbie Goodfellow says:

    I would have my daughter and fiancee over for a fun meal!