Last weekend I was invited to my friends annual crawfish boil. I didn’t want to show up empty handed, so I started brainstorming a cute gift idea for the hostess. I usually opt for a sweet treat the hosts can enjoy after the party or something that can be used during or after the party.
When you bring a hostess gift, your intention should always be for the hosts to use and enjoy it at their discretion, whether that is during or after the party is up to the hosts. In this case, my friend opened the bucket up immediately upon me gifting it to her and was excited to put the sparklers to good use once the sun set.
I found the cute bucket at Hobby Lobby and filled it with a bunch of sparklers and a box of vintage matches, then I wrapped everything up with cellophane, added a big white bow and attached a crawfish gift tag I hand painted.
You can’t go wrong with the bucket + sweet treat/fun activity/useful item + cute gift tag combo for hostess gifts! Below are a few more Summer Hostess Gift Ideas if you need an idea for a BBQ or party your attending this summer. I’d love to know your favorite hostess gift you given or received, let me know in the comments!
Summer Hostess Gift Formula
Bucket + Fun Activity/Sweet Treat + Cute Gift Tag
Summer Hostess Gift Ideas
I linked items to give you an idea of what types of items to use, but I often pick things up at Hobby Lobby, my local grocery store and Home Goods and suggest you do the same to find all the things you need to create a summer hostess gift.