Have you already taken out neighbor gifts this year? I’m a little behind the ball and am just getting mine put together. But, this year I was really wanting to do something different than sweets or wrapping paper. My little family is all about family activities, so I really wanted to pass that along to all of our friends and neighbors. But, my other concern with neighbor gifts was that it can’t cost a lot. So, I came up with this adorable Mrs Claus Baking Kit. Because, yes, Santa passes out the gifts and Mrs. Claus bakes all the treats. Luckily, this custom gift is just a few dollars to put together, and really is a delight to receive. Most of the items, in this gift, I was able to pick up at my local restaurant supply store, and then I add a few cute labels using Avery printable labels.
To create the Mrs. Claus Baking Kit, I started with a square cupcake box and insert. Then I tucked in a variety of cupcake liners into the cupcake insert. On top of the cupcake liners, I placed a little plastic cup filled with sprinkles/sweets. Then, around the edges of the cupcake liners, I stuffed little reindeer, santa, and star cupcake toppers; mini candy canes; and taste testing spoons. I am so excited to be able to pass this out to all our friends, and hope they love the idea of a family baking night. If you wanted to go the extra mile, you could also attach this gift to a cake mix and can of frosting (wink). But, like I said, I was trying to steer clear of treats, and give more of an activity and something for families to do over the holiday break!