It’s the end of the school year and the summer holidays are approaching. You know what that means, right? All the amazing Pinterest-y Moms will be at it full force. They’ve designed insane end-of-the-school-year presents like hand crafted paperweights made from real unicorn hairs. And that’s just so not me.
Im the one who loves to get creative, but really… I don’t have much time. So, this year – because my daughter’s teachers worked themselves into the ground with what sounded like a thousand three year olds all day every day, and put up with my neurotic antics all year long, I decided to encourage them to “‘Taco’ Load Off.” Yep, that’s right. As a way to celebrate the end of the school year, I am gifting my daughter’s preschool teacher a Taco Tuesday, complete with margaritas (alcohol optional).
The whole process took me one trip to Target and a few EBay purchases (because free shipping and buying in larger bulk, so I can make MANY of these awesome gifts over the summer!). Each gift cost me about $30 and did I mention it includes homemade taco seasoning?? Read below for the full list of items included (seasoning recipe, too), as well as links to score them!!
Taco Tuesday in a Tin Basket
1 wire basket (or container of your choosing)
1 gift card ($15-20 towards a store that would have fresh items such as meat, lettuce, taco shells)
1 seasoning shaker – taco seasoning recipe/shopping list below
2 ready made mini-bottles of margarita (includes tequila)
1 50 mL bottle of tequila (optional)
Taco Seasoning (Auntie Sam Style)
4 tablespoons cumin
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
Wrapping this beauty up doesn’t have to be fancy – the important thing is that you’re giving someone tequila and tacos – how could you go wrong? I’d say a simple cellophane wrapper and a cute gift tag is all you need! A cute play on words like “Taco Load Off” or a phrase like “Taco Break!” will help tie everything together. Happy gifting(and summer)! Be sure to follow along for more summer fun, travel tips, recipes, and more!