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Break­fast in a box, the per­fect party favor! Imag­ine going to someone’s home for din­ner, a cock­tail party or per­haps a beau­ti­ful wed­ding and get­ting to leave with break­fast for the morn­ing. I’d say that is hos­pi­tal­ity at it’s finest! The ideas are end­less, but to get your cre­ative juices started I’ve come up with my own sam­ple of an easy, but classy break­fast in a box. My ver­sion comes with scones and lemon curd, pack­aged in a restau­rant style take-out box, with sparkly rib­bons and rus­tic, but cool, mini clothes­pins. (Just add cof­fee)

Uses:

  • wed­ding guest favor
  • gifts for workmates
  • teacher appre­ci­a­tion day
  • get well pack­age (in lieu of flowers)
  • din­ner party favor to take home
  • to show grat­i­tude for your babysit­ter, mail­man, pool guy, doc­tor, UPS dri­ver, neigh­bor, dry cleaner, gar­dener, accoun­tant, etc…
  • for your sig­nif­i­cant other (sneak it bed­side the night before)
  • cock­tail party gift (I guar­an­tee it won’t make the ride home!)
  • anniver­sary gift

Add ons:

  • add a Star­bucks gift card inside
  • include cof­fee mugs (be sure to buy a box big enough)
  • include cof­fee beans or tea bags (sug­ars, stir sticks, honey too)
  • home­made jam

Sup­plies:

  • Boxes (pas­try boxes, chi­nese take out boxes or even sturdy cute bags with han­dles) Most of the time you can find them at stores such as Smart and Final, Michaels Crafts and Tar­get. Choose your size depend­ing how much stuff you’re putting in it.
  • Tis­sue paper
  • Clear baked goody bags (bak­ing store, or Michaels)
  • Dec­o­ra­tive ribbon
  • Card­stock paper, scis­sors, com­puter and a printer
  • Mini laun­dry clips/clothespins (I bought mine at the Paper Source. Michaels Crafts has a large selec­tion of fun clips as well. Even Etsy sells them.)
  • Ship­ping tags (office sup­ply store will carry these in many sizes and colors)
  • Pre-made lemon curd or jam (Trader Joes lemon curd rocks!)
  • Scone mix in a vari­ety of fla­vors (unless you want to do yours from scratch, I didn’t)

Direc­tions:

  1. Make your scones as directed. I use a mix that tastes bet­ter than my own home­made ones. The brand is Sticky Fin­gers which can be bought at Cost Plus World Mar­ket. It comes in many fla­vors. My favorites are plain, lemon pop­py­seed and ras­berry white chocolate.
  2. Write out your ship­ping tags for the scones. (see above photo)
  3. Put scones in clear bag­gies and tie with ship­ping tags.
  4. Print “Break­fast in a Box” from your com­puter using card stock. Jazz things up by using fun prints or tex­tures. Cut labels accord­ing to the size of your box.
  5. Cut rib­bons to size.
  6. Assem­ble your boxes. (see below photos)

You can def­i­nitely get cre­ative and cus­tomize your boxes! Have fun, the ideas can be endless…

How to assemble: