Post # 1
We are having a rustic country wedding. There is a drink called apple pie (which is amazing). I’m hoping to have the drink as favors in the small 4 oz mason jars. Does anyone have any ideas for a tag basically saying they are for them, that they are alcohol, and that they are only for 21 and older? I’m completely stumped on how to get the message across! Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
derek.dybedahl: I’m sorry, I’m terrible, I’m just adding to your problem list with my reply! To be fair I think it’s a cute idea and people would love it, but I think it’s tricky. You’ll have to run this by your venue, they usually have restrictions about how and who they serve alcohol to. If your wedding isn’t at a professional venue you won’t need to worry about that but if it’s being held in a private residence and someone underage sneaks one of your favors the homeowner is liable for serving a minor so they’d have to be comfortable with the risk. Also you know your guest list but bear in mind you could end up with a bunch of drunk teenagers. And mason jars count as open containers so guests will have to know that when taking it home. It’s fine if they put it in the trunk but I can see people not thinking that through and getting a ticket. If you really want to serve this drink but you’re having a hard time orchestrating it you could always have it served for the toast. Oh or you could make the recipe minus the alcohol and include a tag with the recipe and instructions to add liquor if desired. Added bonus of saving yourself paying for the most expensive ingredient 😉 sorry to be Debbie Downer!!! I hope it works out 🙂
PS. if you’re not in the US my knowledge of the law on this is zero so disregard most of what I wrote 🙂
Post # 3
Is there anything for guests who don’t drink alcohol? It gets me sick. Actually, my husband, mother, etc. don’t drink it, either.
Post # 4
Liquid favors are kind of tricky. They can be messy for anyone who doesn’t consume them on the spot; if they do consume them on the spot, then you’re probably going to end up throwing out a whole lot of those cute little jars because folks might not want to put an empty sticky jar in their purse or carry it around all night. Anyone flying won’t be able to take it as it’s too big for the carry-on liquids restrictions and too risky to put in checked bags (I wouldn’t trust it not to break and spill everywhere). Plus, as others mentioned, there’s a lot of restrictions on how alcohol can and can’t be given out, so it may not be legal in your area to put a pre-mixed drink on the tables since you don’t know where it will end up.
Can you have the venue make your apple pie drink as one of the bar offerings and use the little jars to hold pie spices?
Post # 5
derek.dybedahl: I would not serve this favor if you are having kids ( like, any under 16) at your wedding. No big deal if a 16 pr 17 year old sneaks one but you don’t want 8 year olds accidently having one lol
If you are dead set on the favor idea here is what I would do: I would label each on alcoholic applie pie shot ( maybe with a list of ingredients if they want to re create it) and then also have a apple cider non alcoholic version
When you make your tables if you know you will have people who dontdrink just have some non alcoholic versions for non drinkers. They can switch amongst themselves
Another idea would be to make a kit where you have an empty mason jar glass, then a mini airplane bottle of whatever booze goes in and a mini bottle of apple juice- then they can take home no mess
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Grandma's Oak Tree
I agree with the previous posters, it’s tricky and it’s not suitable for everyone. We are having apple pie moonshine to pass around but it didnt make it as favors for serveral of the reasons listed by other posters. Guest tend to love edible favors – maybe mini apple pies or an assortment of other southern flavored mini pies – apple, peach, pecan, blueberry and blackberry.