Contain Your Joy
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2009
Yes, it's what's inside that counts, but sometimes the outside is just as important. Two cases in point: Fresh salads can be easily reinvented as hors d'oeuvres when nestled in paper nut cups. And gooey-good desserts can be sent home with guests when cradled in old-fashioned jars.
Touch of Glass
Sticky desserts as favors? Yes, you can. Our solution: Cushion a vanilla cupcake between a layer of raspberry jam and a dollop of cream-cheese frosting in a classic canning jar. Pair it with a wooden spoon, and voila -- you've got a pudding-rich, mess-free treat that guests can easily take home.
Don't forget to top the lid with an "Enjoy" label downloaded from our website. (A 2 1/2-inch mega circle punch will make the project a cinch!) French terrine (No. 748090), the Container Store. Wooden spoons (No. 12893), Fairway Market.
When filled with sample-size portions of a baby Greek salad or a beet-and-radish pairing, kitschy disposable paper cups suddenly seem cool. Nut and party cups, Wilton. Bamboo mini forks, Pearl River Mart.