We are almost ready for this Friday night’s East Village Holiday Promenade!
We thought you might like to take a peek at what we’ve been up to the last several days:
First, AllSpice owners Rory and Andy stayed late, and put up decorations for the inside and the outside of the store:
Next, every AllSpice staffer pitched in and helped bake dozens (and dozens!) of our signature Triple Ginger Cookies to serve Friday evening. AllSpicer Eva, who is also a fine photographer, documented her cookie-baking Wednesday night:
Finally, we also prepared by packing lots of holiday boxed gift sets (for easy gift-giving – no wrapping needed!). Boxes run the gamut from kits for our yummy Triple Ginger Cookies, to broad-ranging spice “starter kits” for the newly-minted cook, to cuisine-specific sets for the BBQ, baking, or hot chile enthusiast.
We also made sure to pack extras of our popular Double Chocolate Gift Bags ($12.50, pictured).
We were challenged to keep up with the demand for this sweet set last year, and we wondered why? Turns out, people like to pick up an extra bag (or two) as a special treat for themselves. (Go on- we checked, and Santa says it’s fine to treat yourself).
The Double Chocolate Gift Bag contains a jar of our exclusive organic Cafe Blend Hot Chocolate mix, locally-made gourmet marshmallows, and a decadent Taza chocolate bar (your choice of gingerbread cookie or peppermint stick).
We bundle everything in the Double Chocolate Gift Bag in a pretty cellophane bag and tie it up with a nice bow. It makes a perfectly thoughtful hostess gift, or thank-you for your kids’ teachers, or right-sized treat for the office holiday gift exchange.