FLAVORED GRILLING SALTS PARTY FAVORS AND HOSTESS GIFT

 

FLAVORED GRILLING SALTS PARTY FAVORS AND HOSTESS GIFT

Hey friends! Things have been pretty slow on the blog lately because of some big changes happening for my family. Even though we’re in the midst of a big transition, I was so excited to take some time to participate in the Backyard Bash Blog Hop with my amazingly awesome blogger friends from the Spring Soirée Blog Hop.

If you’ve just finished up dessert with Jamala from Viva La Vintage for Your Home, then welcome! I hope you’ve had a chance to follow the blog hop from the very beginning. If so, I’m you’re last stop and I’m so excited to share a pretty amazing party favor idea and hostess gift!

I’m a girl that L-O-V-E-S a good meal and a good drink and my gift ideas are nothing short of that! For the hostess gift, what better way to say thank you then with a few cocktail mixers!

FLAVORED MARGARITAS HOSTESS GIFT

I love a pretty gift bag but I also think they’re not really practical. To get the most use out of your hostess gift, or any gift for that matter, I recommend getting creative. Since my gift idea is all about the booze, I thought this acrylic ice bucket would be the perfect way to package everything together and a great use for your hostess!

I started with the ice bucket, which I found on clearance at HomeGoods, and wandered the artisan aisle from there. HomeGoods and TJ Maxx are great places to find artisanal snacks, condiments, treats, coffee, drink mixes, etc. As I wandered and wandered, I stumbled upon this mango mix, pineapple mix and margarita mix. Yeah… are you thinking what I’m thinking?!?!? Flavored Margaritas!!! Your hostess can get creative by making a Classic Margarita, Mango Margarita, Pineapple Margarita or a Pineapple Mango Margarita. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! To top is off, I added salt for the rim and cotton candy to top off your drinks! Throw in some kitchen towels and you have a FABULOUS hostess gift!

FLAVORED GRILLING SALTS PARTY FAVORS

This backyard bash automatically makes me think about grilling out with my best girlfriends. And when I think about grilling I think about flavorful foods. If I were preparing a flavored infused meal for my guests, I would love for them to be able to recreate the same flavor at home. For the Backyard Bash I decided to create Flavored Grilling Salts that your guests can use over and over again. I put the salts in 4 oz. ball jars and placed them in a mini galvanized bucket. Adding a checkered kitchen towel brought the entire party favor together.

Flavored Grilled Salts Party Favors | This backyard bash automatically makes me think about grilling out with my best girlfriends. And when I think about grilling I think about flavorful foods. If I were preparing a flavored infused meal for my guests, I would love for them to be able to recreate the same flavor at home. For the Backyard Bash I decided to create Flavored Grilling Salts that your guests can use over and over again. #grillingsalts #infusedsalts Flavored Grilling Salts | This backyard bash automatically makes me think about grilling out with my best girlfriends. And when I think about grilling I think about flavorful foods. If I were preparing a flavored infused meal for my guests, I would love for them to be able to recreate the same flavor at home. For the Backyard Bash I decided to create Flavored Grilling Salts that your guests can use over and over again. #grillingsalts #infusedsalts

These salts are great for seafood, chicken, steak or veggies on the grill. To start, let’s gather your ingredients:

LEMON DILL SALT

1 cup fine sea salt

Zest from 1 lemon

Juice from half of 1 lemon

2 tbs dried dill

1 tbs dried minced garlic

 ORANGE ROSEMARY SALT

1 cup fine sea salt

Zest from 2 oranges

Juice from 1 orange

1 tbs dried minced garlic

1 tbs dried minced onion

SMOKY ANCHO CHILI PEPPER SALT

1 cup Maldon smoked sea salt flakes

2 tbs dried parsley

1 tbs ancho chili powder

2 tbs dried minced garlic

1 tbs dried minced onion

1 tbs cumin

1 tbs smoked paprika

To prepare Lemon Dill and Orange Rosemary Salt:

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Spread salt on sheet pan topped with parchment paper. For Lemon Dill, mix in lemon zest and lemon juice. Spread evenly on parchment paper. For Orange Rosemary, mix in orange zest and juice from orange. Spread evenly on parchment paper.
  3. Bake for approximately 1 hour. This allows the zest and juice to dry out. Be careful not to burn your salts.
  4. Remove from oven. Your salts will have hardened but can easily be broken apart with your hands or a food processor. Mix in the remainder of your ingredients for each salt. Spread evenly and place back in the oven for 20 min.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  6. Once cooled, break apart with your hands or place salt in food processor to mix evenly.
  7. Transfer salt to ball jar.

To prepare Smoky Ancho Chili Salt:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and transfer to ball jar.

And that’s it friends! A super easy gift that makes a big statement! I challenge you to get creative with your own flavor ideas and then let me know what you tried down in the comments.

If this is your first stop on the hop, be sure to check out all of my friends to complete your Backyard Bash!

Cocktail HourConfettiStyle

Appetizers–Positively Southern

Party Tablescape–Atta Girl Says

Main Course–M. Jones Style

Dessert–Viva La Vintage for Your Home

Hostess Gift & Party Favor Ideas–You’re Here!

July 19, 2018

  1. Tamyra

    July 19th, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Such a fun idea for a hostess gift! I always stroll those clearance aisles so I can find gifts like this at a great price! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jamala Wallace

    July 19th, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Now see there..I knew you’d have a serious swag bag lol.. this is a cook’s delight..I can imagine how good everything will taste with the infused salts.. after this blog hop…I think I’m ready to bring it to reality! Just some good fun to enjoy for Summer!

  3. Shelly@Confettistyle

    July 19th, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Nicole, I absolutely love your party favor and hostess gift ideas. Like you, I’m all for ditching the paper gift bag and using a fictional piece as a gift certificate container. You scored big on the acrylic ice bucket. And I’ll definitely be making and gifting some salts for Christmas.

  4. Atta Girl Amy

    July 19th, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Ooh, I want to be both the hostess and the guest for this party! I love a good margarita, and those salts are such a great idea! I can’t wait to try them. So glad to be co-hosting this progressive dinner with you again.

  5. Marsha Jones

    July 19th, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Nicole, I love gifts that keep on giving and these host ones are great. I’m thinking of Christmas gifts and all sorts of give sways with flavored salt. Thank you for sharing.

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