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Foodie Gift Bag or Doggie Bags For Dinner Guests

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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. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.