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Theme Show Homemade Holiday gifts show

Oct 14, 2013
I have been seeing all these really cute gift ideas using the batter bowls and products and was thinking lately many people do those mason jars with the cookie ingredients or whatever inside just like the batter bowls but what if there was a station styled show where everyone comes and makes their gifts in their containers (pampered chef ones)? Guests order their products ahead of time such as the batter bowl and others then when the products come in set up different stations for each products with the ingredients and how to put it together. I hope that makes sense. I havent had much luck with bookings and sales but I thought it was kind of a neat idea just not sure if itll work since I havent been doing so well in the business. Also has anyone made up some of these and offered them for customers to buy as gifts instead of them buying them and having to put them together themselves?


Legend Member
Staff member
Dec 6, 2005
I've offered them for sale in the past. Sometimes that went well. Sometimes it didn't. I think it was just that things go in and out of popularity.

As for your idea about a workshop to put together homemade gifts in the Batter Bowls, I think that's brilliant. To be honest, it's a little late for me to think about something like that this year, but I'm putting it on my list of possibilities for next year. You could set it up like the freezer dinner workshops. People would buy the batter bowls when they registered (like they do with the pantry items). They'd then be given lists of groceries needed for each of the different gifts (brownies, soups, etc.). They'd come to the workshop, where stations would be set up with instructions for assembling each of the gifts.

I think it would work. Next year, the second week of December, I might just offer that. Thanks, Shelbi!
Oct 14, 2013
Thanks so much! It probably is a bit late for it I hadnt thought about that :) Especially since I dont have have much of a customer base yet. Definitely will do next year if Im still a consultant!


Legacy Member
Staff member
Apr 14, 2004
I used to have a consultant who would do the holiday craft fairs but products for sale had to be home made. She got around this by doing little gift sets to sell. Example: the batter bowl mixes and mugs with whisks, cocoa mix and tissue paper. Some craft fairs might not allow this. But it doesn't take much to holiday up our products.