When I'm planning a party, I always fantasize about party favors to give. Most of the time my ideas are to big for my budget, but New Years Eve is an exception. Two years ago I saw an idea for giving a gift basket of all the items used in a New Years Day brunch. Black eyed peas, collards, ham, etc. While a great idea, that would be too big for my budget. So I made these little gift bags and filled them with black eyed peas. Parrish and I host a New Years party each year and I can't wait to hand these out this year.
They're so simple to make and cheap! My Co-op has a bulk foods section and you can buy black eyed peas by the pound. The little colored bags are super cheap this time of year because of Christmas clearances. My label is simple and does not include a recipe. Most of my friends are true Southerners and already have a family recipe for Hoppin' John, so I don't include one, but you could make a recipe card and attach it.
Curious about my New Years party? Well, you will have to wait for details! I was once again selected for the Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 event and I will be hosting my idea on New Years Eve! I hope everyone is having a great weekend, and if you would like my template for the Black Eyed Peas party favor you can email me: marlowapril (at) yahoo.com