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Plastic Container City Giveaway

by on February 23, 2012 · 190 comments

Remember Spatula City from the Weird Al movie, UHF?  Well, I’ve got something  better.  Out of Brooklyn, NY, it’s Plastic Container City — your one stop shop for plastic containers, unique cupcake decorations and various holiday themed packaging including  Easter decorating supplies.

For those of you tired of paying $3.99 for a cute box at the craft store, I highly recommend Plastic Container City.  After years of being a customer, I can attest that prices are competitive, service is speedy, and you’ll find things you didn’t even know you needed.  For instance, I’m putting in an order for these plastic cups with lids so I can package granola like Jo’s coffee shop here in Austin.  Ha!  There’s something for everyone, so have fun browsing.

In the meantime, why not try entering this giveaway?  Plastic Container City has generously put together a basket for one lucky reader.

To have a lovely basket of  packaging goodies shipped to you in time for your spring baking, just tell me how you usually wrap your cookies to give as gifts or carry. I will pick one random comment a week from today (February 29) and contact the winner the next morning.

Good luck! To all of you who haven’t won a giveaway yet, keep trying.

Now here’s a sampling of what’s in the basket.



White Tulip Baking Liners

White Tulip Baking Liners

cupcake pan

You can never have too many cupcake pans

Blue Polka Dot Cupcake Liners

Too Cute! Blue Polka Dot Cupcake Liners

Some green cupcake liners

Pastel Star Sugar Shapes

Pastel star sugar shapes will come in handy all year long.

Cupcake stand

A cupcake stand. It's disposable, but very cute.

Yellow Tulips

More tulips.

Green Sugar Pearls

Some neat green sugar pearls!

Happy Easter Cupcake Wraps

Happy Easter cupcake wraps

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Published on February 23, 2012
Lavall Chichester February 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I know I can’t win this since I work for Plastic Container City, but I wanted to put my two cents in. I wrap cookies with my mouth. I make sure I am first in line when they are baked and then I just eat them. They end up well packaged somewhere deep in my belly where they belong! ;-)

Spread Love,

Kristen February 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Lamely. Rubbermaid, or plastic/cellophane wrap and a ribbon.

debcurlydog February 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I usually get decorative plates or tins for the season or when I’m at thrift stores, pick up pretty plates for any occasion.

Jacqui February 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

What a great giveaway!! I usually package my cookies in some cute patterned cellophane bags and tie with pretty ribbon and a gift tag :-)

Rachal February 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm

For cookies, it’s all about the clear cellophane bag and a beautiful ribbon. Sometimes there is a gift tag, sometimes there is not.

Renee February 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I usually package treats in a clear cello bag and tie with a ribbon.

Martha in KS February 23, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I usually make cookies or cupcakes to take to work so I put them in tins, which I use over & over. I’d love these goodies & will check out their website.

Lavinia February 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I usually take a small tin box and put two or three cookies in each tin and it is then wrapped with a little bow, it gives people the perfect sized portion.

page February 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I usually wrap them in cellophone and tie a lovely bow :)
Thank you!!

Brianna Bernardy February 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Well unfortunately, due to being a college student I typically wrap my cookies using cheap tupperware or baggies! If I am lucky, I will splurge and get decorative paper plates and cover them with plastic to hand out to friends.

Lyannah February 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I seal cookies in plastic wrap first, to keep them moist. Next, I wrap them in parchment and tie it with a ribbon for presentation. :)

anne February 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

first of all, the fact that you mentioned spatula city and UHF officially makes you the awesomest blogger in bloggerdom. i can’t use a spatula without doing that whole shtick. “my! where did you get that LOVELY spatula!?” anyway…
Cookies to give to people “just cause” usually get put in boring gladware. if it is for something fancy like a gift, i’ll try to find a cute tin or cello bag.

Allison W February 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I usually use some of those reusable ziploc containers. If I’m feeling fancy I’ll put a sticker on the lid!

jennifer t February 23, 2012 at 7:24 pm

I love to wrap in chinese take out boxes with pretty ribbons and homemade tags.

Louise February 23, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Depending on the quantity I’m gifting, I use tin tie bags or bakery boxes from Box and Wrap. I’d be very happy to try some of these plastic containers. I’d also like to try the tulip liners. Are these polka dot cupcake liners grease proof? I have some Swedish ones that are, but then I’ve gotten some other ones that aren’t and they kind of lose the effect. Tell me yes, and I’ll be ordering from this company asap.

Patricia February 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I usually wrap them in celophane bags and tie with a ribbon.

Michelle S. February 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I love to put cookies in pretty boxes tied with a ribbon.

Teresa February 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I usually just put them on a disposable plate in a ziploc bag! I sure could use something more impressive!

Carole Resnick February 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I generally purchase a wicker basket (at a discount store), line it with a pretty cloth napkin and arrange my cookies/muffins and/or cupcakes. No need to return the basket or napkin.

Margot Core February 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I use those disposable zip-lock containers then I wrap in colored cellophane and tie with a bow and a hand made (colorful!) tag.

Jennifer February 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I usually just wrap the larger ones in plastic wrap. The smaller ones go in a container.

suzanne February 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I usually use celo bags tied with ribbon or if I am gifting a large amount of cookies I use cookie boxes from the craft store.

Katherine February 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Cellophane bag with a ribbon and cute tag from etsy… “from (my name) kitchen”

Jill in Alaska February 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm

It depends where they are going. My workplace goodies go on large reusable plates or foil covered cookie sheets (I split my day between my hospital office and my clinic office, each place having about 28 folks). If I’m going to a party or meeting, I use wicker baskets or pretty tins-both reusable. However, I admit to sometimes being lazy and using disposable containers or ziploc bags…

Herlin February 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I usually wrap my cookies in treat bags and tied the bag with colorful ribbons and tags. Sometimes I do it with chinese take out boxes for smaller quantities. Wrapping cookies and writing the tags to the people I give them to, is so much fun… Imagining how happy they are when they receive the gift. Who can resist cookies anyway? ;)

katie February 23, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I usually put them in a container for the host to have.

martina fegan February 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I struggle to find something nice, yet inexpensive, so I usually resort to disposable containers.

Angela February 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Ooooo…I want! I have some of those tulips in red and love them. I typically use a plastic sleeve for my cookies.

Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat February 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Cute giveaway! I just use cellophane.

Sarah February 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! I like to use clear cellophane bags (decorative if they’re on sale) tied with a pretty ribbon. If they’re for a bake sale, I like to seal the bag so they stay fresh:)

Kathy G. February 23, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I usually use tins or disposable containers. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies February 24, 2012 at 12:36 am

I put them into a basket.

Dee February 24, 2012 at 12:48 am

I usually use plastic sandwich bags or bento containers

hanna February 24, 2012 at 12:51 am

depends on who i’m giving them to..sometimes plastic with a ribbon and sometimes mason jars…and more often than I’d like to admit just ziplock bags.

Donna February 24, 2012 at 1:07 am

I either toss them in those decorative holiday bags or put on a cute plate and call it a day.

Miriam February 24, 2012 at 2:24 am

I love tins, but more often, I am lowered to using a Baggie, which does nothing to protect the treat inside.

Peggy Daley February 24, 2012 at 6:27 am

On a paper plate=really need this website

Madeline February 24, 2012 at 7:08 am

Honestly I just use sandwich bags!

Dona February 24, 2012 at 7:10 am

Cello bags with ribbons for small amounts.

Beth February 24, 2012 at 7:27 am

Around the holidays I usually put them in in a tie-tin bag with a label on festive paper or on a festive plate with cellophane and a big bow.

Tierney M. February 24, 2012 at 7:49 am

I use a nice decorative paper plate, cellophane and and ribbon. Nice, easy and disposable!

NANCY MARRS February 24, 2012 at 8:31 am

I mostly use cello bags and tulle for the bow.

NLM February 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

Thanks for the give away! I mostly use cello bags, sometimes with designs, sometimes plain and they tulle for my bow!

Magsie February 24, 2012 at 8:34 am

I usually use whatever I have on hand, which ends up being baggies. I’m not able to be as creative though with these. So containers are great!

Molli February 24, 2012 at 8:43 am


Foil pan, ziploc bag.

Lame. Lame. Lame, February 24, 2012 at 8:52 am

I buy the clear cello bags and some pretty ribbon to match the cookies.

Shanna February 24, 2012 at 9:21 am

Plastic bags are my usual

Darlene February 24, 2012 at 9:47 am

I try to stock up on pretty (but inexpensive) china plates at flea markets or garage sales. Then, if I am going to take cookies to a party, I pile the plate up high with the cookies and maybe toss in some festively colored small pieces of candy (like Hershey’s kisses), and wrap the whole thing in cellophane tied with a pretty bow. I make sure to tell the host that the plate does not need to be returned, they may reuse it, pass it along, or donate it. Although, at Christmas and Easter when I give away pizzelles, they are always given in decorative tins, otherwise they will lose their crispness and become soft.

Nancy February 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

In a random Rubbermaid container that I usually get back. Quite sad, actually. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lynn S February 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I use clear cello bags. I’m a rubber stamper so I computer generate a list of the item in the bags, print it on cardstock, and then rubber stamp something appropriate for the holiday – little witch for Halloween, for instance – and punch out the tags. Tie the tags onto the bag with ribbon that coordinate with the holiday. Done!

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