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DIY: Modern Thanksgiving Favors & Party Mix

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Wanted to share some quick & easy Thanksgiving favor/hostess gift ideas I recently created using the Grateful Mod Party Printables, which you can download for free here!



All you need for the packaging is:
1. small kraft boxes OR cellophane bags
2. pretty ribbon OR raffia
3. one of following printables: drink/food flags (skinny designs used as “closures” on the bigger boxes), favor tags (used on the cellphane bags & small boxes), or paper patterns (used for the layered circle design on one of the small boxes).





And then for the edible filler, I just whipped up a quick sweet party mix that coordinates with the colors on the printables, and is made from store-bought elements: Sweet & Salty Chex Mix, white-chocolate pretzels, and Reese’s Pieces. Easy-peasy!




Please Note: These printables were created as part of Operation Give Thanks to help benefit our military families. Although they are offered to you free, a small donation in return for using them is greatly appreciated!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

10 responses to “DIY: Modern Thanksgiving Favors & Party Mix”

  1. Wow! Beautiful way to display and wrap. I am obsessed w/ gift packaging and these are just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kari says:

    I seriously love these! The mix sounds great too. thanks!

  3. Stephanie says:

    These are wonderful – thanks for sharing. Now I finally have an idea how to create a great ‘doggy’ bag for my guests on Thanksgiving.

  4. Michele says:

    Hi there. Saw you on KUSI San Diego Sunday Nov. 21. There was a plate of pretzel treats that looked super simple to create. Can you please pass on the recipe? Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

    • jenn s. says:

      Hi Michele –
      You can find the recipe here:

      I just swapped out Reese’s Pieces for the m&ms on mine and used only Just Hershey Hugs. If you do both Hershey Kisses and Hugs, do them separately because the Hugs melt much faster than the Kisses!

      Jenn :)

  5. One Second Needle says:

    What a great idea for Thanksgiving! I can’t believe the big day is almost here!

  6. heather welter says:

    I love this website and all you do. I will have my family and friends gather together and collect for this worthy cause.

  7. I love these, and what a wonderful ways to show the mililtary our graditude.

  8. Yari says:

    Where did u get the small boxes from? Size?