10 years ago I learned just what chefs mean when they say, “The Presentation is as important as the meal itself.”
As brand new parents, just home from the hospital with our new babe, we were so blessed to have friends and church members bring us meals for about a week as we adjusting to life with a newborn.
Let me tell you, a meal to a family with a brand new baby just might-as-well be a winning lottery ticket.
The meals were gratefully received…but there was “that one meal.”
Honestly, it looked like Halloween on a plate.
Presentation was a serious fail.
“That one meal” has now become an inside joke that when said, with making invisible air quotes of course, we know exactly what month, year and meal is being referred to.
Folks it was not good.
Suffice it to say, Pizza Hut stepped in and saved the day.
The presentation really IS as important as the food itself.
Let me explain…stay with me…
As you know my fabulous Cricut team 7 and I are striving for World Cricut domination one project at a time…mwahahah!
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This month our team voted on creating Halloween party themed paraphernalia.
Here’s what I came up with:
It’s always a thoughtful idea to give your guests a little thank you-sumthan, sumthan for coming to your party as you’re sending them out the door. But I’m always stumped as to what to give.
Then I asked myself, “Self, what would you like to receive as a parting gift”?
Heck, “A COOKIE”, by gollie!
Am I right?
Who doesn’t love a cookie?
Make a couple dozen cookies. Eat a dozen, give a dozen.
It may seem like a super cheap-o thank you gift (because it totally is) but when wrapped up and labeled it goes from cheap-o to yum-o to thank-o (I mean “you”).
The presentation is what makes it a hot commodity.
I started this favorite recipe of mine.
Then bagged them on up.
So here’s what I did:
I simply opened up the software called Design Space that available free online. Then I just typed in “ENJOY”.
Hit “go” and my Cricut cut it out for me.
I backed it with orange for a Halloween flair, folded the card and stapled it together.
Plus, they’re not just party favor-thank you’s but a great centerpiece display as well.
Yeah, it’s just a cookie, but it’s all about the presentation people.
After eating 6 too many cookies I knew I had to get them hence away from my presence lest I eat every last one.
For real, no one is gonna balk at a paper plate of cookies but why not up the ante and really make people marvel at your Martha Stewart greatness when you present them with this:
I actually picked up one too many boxes at a salad bar (oops, wink) so I decided to use one as a cookie gift box and add some embellishment. The Cricut Explore isn’t just for cutting. Oh no, stick a pen in and watch it draw your design!
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*I received a Cricut Machine to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*