Post # 1
We are having a fall wedding and incorporating some of the fall colors in our wedding, our flower pomander (our first diy project) our centerpieces will have acorn garland at the base of the candleholders. I am trying to think of a really cool, yummy fall favor. I have looked at these foiled chocolate leaves and putting them in a small organza bag and tie with a chocolate ribbon. I really would like to do something edible that involves a pumpkin and also something that isn’t going to BREAK our BANK! Any ideas?
Post # 3
What about pumpkin cookies? Either pumpkins shaped cutouts or pumpkin flavored cookies?
Post # 4
What about pumpkin seeds? They would be easy to make a large amount (other than carrying all of those pumpkins 🙂 – but you can make your man do that) and you could make your own holder for them by purchasing the clear favor bags at Michaels (or any craft store), staple them and add a circle tag you can design yourself, to cover the staple.
Your tag could say something like: "Two Pumpkins in a Patch" – Your names – Your wedding date…. or something cheesy like that 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Or pumpkin butter (or something else you can make ahead and put in cute little canning jars)?
Post # 6
I like the pumpkin idea. You could do mini white pumpkins or gourds and while they are young and still growing, you could etch you initials or the wedding date on them. When you pick them, they will be larger and magnificent!
Post # 7
Wow girls ya’ll have some great ideas! Guess I better start buttering my man up so he can help, he is just now finishing up our kissing/pomander balls! 🙂
Post # 8
Yeah, the first thing I thought was pumpkin seeds… toasted ones, with a little flavouring stuff on them. You could even buy a bunch of those little mini pumpkins, and scoop them out, and fill them with the seeds 🙂 And maybe get those plastic card holder things that people put in flower pots or when they give you flowers (ya know what I mean? haha) And stick it in the pumpkin, and make little cards that say Bride & Groom, October 23rd, 2009. And maybe some little saying about love, or about what ever you want it to be! That’s what I’m doing for my favours (A potted seedling) and I’m writing on the card "Today is the seed from which the flowers of tomorrow’s happiness grows".
Hope that helps – I love doing this stuff hehe!
Post # 9
I am dying to make pumpkin butter but my fiance won’t let me due to fears of botulism. Canning is apparently difficult for a novice. I’d be a bit nervous to eat anything home canned unless I know the person well enough to know that she knows what she’s doing.
I LOVE the flavor of pumpkin, though, and I think it’s an excellent idea! Someone already mentioned pumpkin cookies. I make pumpkin bread on a pretty regular basis and it is delicious. I’ve never had pumpkin seeds, but those would make an adorable favor. You can also try to make small pumpkin truffles or fudge.
Post # 10
Pumpkins would make great place cards! You could write their names on them and it could double as a place card and a favor.
Post # 11
they’re not pumpkins, but my brother and sister in law gave out spices for their november wedding last year …. it was adorable
Post # 12
I know you wanted to do pumpkins as favors, but I’ve also seen people scoop pumpkins out and then use them as vases. Its a pretty idea. I dont know if thats exactly what you were looking for, but just another thought for the use of pumpkins. I think doing something like pumpkin bread for everyone might get time consuming for you, and I know personally that would stress me out. Now maybe you could ask people to help you out and spread it out with other friends to ease the load on you doing it personally. There are so many ideas out there though that the right thing will come to you!
Post # 13
If you’r enot into the idea of doing something that actually once was a pumpkin, could you do something like chocolate in a fall leaf motif, and do some kind of a pumpkin tag? Use a punch?
Or I do really like the pumpkin cookie idea – you could make them a few days ahead of time, put your initials or a small monogram on the cookie? yum!
Post # 14
Girls, this is going to be a bigger job than my FI can handle plus I have him busy doing the rest of the flower balls and spraying adhesive glue on fabric for our card box (he is such a worker bee) so it looks like I am going to have to round up the troops for this job!!! Thank ya’ll so much!
Post # 15
You can buy that pumpkin cookie from the grocery store around september and october. They stay fresh for awhile. Buy the organza bags from http://www.pearlrivermarket.com in your colors. They also have the organza bags at party city and michaels. But pearl river is pretty cheap and they have a lot of options.
I almost did a halloween wedding! I would give little white pumpkins out as favors if I did! But I understand wanting yummy favors.
Another fun idea would be a candy table that was like trick or treating! Have cute bags and let guests help themselves.
If you really do want to bake…pumpkin bread! Trader Joes and Williams Sonoma have awesome mixes around fall. You could make pumpkin muffins. At williams-sonoma, my mom and I got the cutest pumpkin shaped cupcake molds and put the mix in them–delicious!
Or, I thought of one more cute idea: I always see those really cute cake shaped favor boxes that you can actually fit a slice of cake in them. Idea: cost-co or marie callanders pumpkin pie slices as favors in the adorable boxes!
All the food ideas may be way too much work, but doable depending on your staff (mother, fi, bmaids, etc) and how many guests you are having.
For my sister’s fall wedding, she put a fall leaf on every favor (silver-plated picture frames). So cute.
Post # 16
We made pumpkin butter and canned them in cute little jars with labels and our monogram. They came out very similar to the pictures shown by missteacher!