Containers and A Soup Swap

I found an interesting blog called Garnish. It’s has great ideas of how to put together packaging for special presentations. For example, the Soup Swap.soup swap
How do you host a soup swap and what supplies will you need? Garnish will tell you how to do it and if you need supplies, they are available for purchase too. Very ingenious. I love the Soup Swap idea.

I have always liked the containers Ina Garten uses or it could be I just like her kitchen or her clean frig that only has the current episode’s food items in it or her gay husband, TR! I think I want them all!

soup swapHere are Ina’s containers from Cassandra’s Kitchen with the little band of vertical stripes around it. Ina also links to this site on her website so they are exactly what she uses. My local Thai restaurant (‘Rice and Spice’, for my RSM readers in the Antonio Pavilion center) use these and they are much stronger than the usual containers you’d get at the deli. I had a hard time getting the lid off. Great for soup. I found them online along time ago from the manufacturer but I’m sure you’d probably have to buy them in bulk which means more Thai food for me!

soup swapAnd when was the last time you saw paper straws? Remember how you’d have to tear off the end? How cute would these be for a ‘tween girls slumber party/movie night with old-fashioned coke bottles and tubs of popcorn or for a birthday party? The photo op would be darling!
These are also from Garnish.

I’m looking for any reason to plan a party!

Plan on a terrific weekend. See you Monday!

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  1. I adore the idea of a Soup swap! Genius… as are your slumber party ideas. We are gearing up for one for my 11 year old.

  2. A soup swap? I love it!!!

  3. I’m a huge fan of Garnish! It’s fun to “dress-up” everyday things. I hate that society likes to wait for a holiday to do something special–every single day should be a celebration!

  4. Thanks for the Garnish shout-out! We love Ina too, she was a big inspiration for Garnish. Just wanted to let you know that we’re actually switching our plastic containers to the ones like she uses. While our current ones are great, we love the striping and extra sturdiness too. The switch will be made soon and since the containers are named after her, we thought most appropriate to use exactly what she does.

    Love your blog and your music 🙂

    Garnish + Enjoy,

    – Suzanne

  5. Hi,
    I love the idea of a soup swap! I make soup and chili all the time. I also love Garnish! With all of the entertaining and cooking I do, this will come in handy for me. I also love the containers with the stripes on them, so sturdy. I will for sure get some in bulk when they do the switch, among many other items. Thanks.
    Have a wonderful weekend, and I loved your fortune cookies! So cute:)

  6. Cute, cute ideas Miss Pink. As always!! xoxo

  7. popping over from SITS, love the container ideas, will be using those at home. And the blog title is FAB. have just started following you.

    All the best, Coryanne