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Dinner and a Movie Gift Basket


I would like to suggest a theme basket that I did for Christmas this year that earned me many compliments. My theme was dinner and a movie.

I had a gift bag with ingredients to make a chili (tomato sauce, chop tomatoes and pinto beans) I decorated the front of the bag with the cooking instructions. I made up the spice mix and put it in the inexpensive spice jars that look like mini canning jars. I included a jar of corn muffin mix (either my own recipe or use Jiffy) Instructions were tied around the cap. I added honey sticks (not shown in picture), and beverages suitable for recipient. (I did wine and included plastic wine glasses that I did a quick bead deco on the stem.)

For dessert I had a tin of homemade fudge (could have been cookies - Not shown in picture) I included foam bowls, holiday napkins and plastic spoons. For the movie, I went to my local dollar store and was able to pick up classic movies at a very cheap price. I have noticed that Wal-Mart also has $1.00 DVDs. I used Alfred Hitchcock movies and Red Skelton shows.I also included microwave popcorn to enjoy with their movie. I made up a little booklet that had the dinner menu and a review of the movie and a biography of the director.

I put everything in a large reed laundry basket.(WalMart-$4.00) Cost of gift--under $20.00

- Cindy


By joan (Guest Post) 01/23/2005 Flag

thanks for a wonderful and thoughtful gift idea.

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By Kathy 3 15 01/23/2005 Flag

Hi Cindy
Great Idea! Loved the picture also.

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By Terry (Guest Post) 01/23/2005 Flag

I just Love this Idea,it could work for a birthday or anniversary too!! I have a few of those coming up and will use this idea! THANX

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By Erica 10 6 01/24/2005 Flag

How creative!! I think I'll use this in the future! Thanks Erica

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By Cassie 6 52 01/29/2005 Flag

I did something similar this past Christmas--I took a basket and filled it with an inexpensive movie, microwave popcorn, soda, candy, etc.

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