Looking for inexpensive Christmas dinner favors? Me too.
I like to give a small gift to my dinner guests on Christmas Eve.
This year, I'm having over 20 guests. Multiply 20 by the cost of each gift, and the total can get pretty costly.
I came across these little succulent plants at a Farmers' Market last weekend ($1 each)
and decided these were to be my presents.
I dressed them up with a little sign and some red spray paint on some of the pots.
I plan to place a plant at each place setting.
Sometime toward the end of the dinner, I'll read the following poem:
Please accept this tiny plant.
It’s one that you will find,
May have a hue or funny form,
That’s often quite maligned.
Some say these plants are real weird.
I say, “They are unique.”
And I am hoping you will find
They’re modern and très chic.
Succulents are worry free,
From time to time, you dust ‘em.
But they can grow on air alone.
And water just might rust ‘em.
In the Land of Practical,
Their purpose is not blurry,
They add a touch of Interesting,
Without the need for worry.
So take yours home, choose its place,
It thrives in any site.
In a corner, shade’s OK,
But it prefers the light.
And don’t forget from whence it came,
For this you can believe:
We are so thankful you are here
Tonight, on Christmas Eve.
I'm also taking a number of these to a retired teacher pot luck, so I wrote an alternative ending.
You can substitute the words "our house" for the person's name if your party is not on Christmas Eve.
And as it grows (or maybe not),
You’ll see it and remember,
How we came to laugh and eat
At Jeanne’s this December.
I'm linking to Cuisine Kathleen's 91st Let's Dish.