Over the weekend we had a small get together that we dubbed "Friendsgiving." It was potluck style and just so much fun. It was easy entertaining as I kept the food simple. Some people brought a Thanksgiving style dish or a dessert. Our children played and the adults sat and talked. It was wonderful. I wanted everyone to be able to have the option to take leftovers home, but wanted the leftovers to look appealing. I did not want to wrap up leftover turkey in aluminum foil or put leftover scalloped corn in an old plastic butter tub!
I found these kraft "take out" boxes at Michael's craft store. The labels I designed myself, based off of the Thanksgiving place cards I made, seen here in my table setting post.
I printed the labels off on whole sheet label paper then cut to the size I wanted. It was very simple and took only a few minutes to make and assemble. I left space on the label so a name could be added, for easy identification in the fridge!
I like the idea of providing a "cute" container for leftovers. It makes the leftovers seem ever more special. After each guest filled their boxes, I tied them with twine, to add extra character (and to make sure the top was secure...I did not want anyone losing any of the food!)