Post # 1
I am getting married in July and am having a lovebird theme. I reallly want to make those chocolate bird nests and put a couple Jordan Almonds in the center and package them individually in a cute baker’s box. BUT I am getting married outside and am afraid they will melt. Does anyone have any ideas on what I could put together to keep them from melting? I would really appreciate it!! So far I am thinking of putting out some wicker baskets and lining them with fabric, then putting ice packs on the bottom of the baskets and another layer of fabric on top of the ice packs, and then setting the boxes on this. I was thinking of possibly setting some fabric covered ice packs behind the boxes also… Does this sound like a good/bad idea?? Please help!! (I know people prefer food for favors… so if this is a terrible idea, does anyone have an idea on food related favors that wouldn’t melt??)
Post # 3
I would hand them out as guests are leaving. Just have somebody direct them to a cooler or mini fridge/freezer that they are all in so they can grab them on the way out.
If you decide to go the way of ice packs, look for the chemical ones that they use for packing fish to fly/ship home. As long as they don’t spring a leak, they’re completely harmless and they stay colder longer than actual ice.
Post # 3
Maybe a cooler with those icepacks to transport them and keep them cool until they need to be set out. But I don’t think you would want to keep them in the cooler the whole time….that might look weird.
Post # 4
dry ice. you won’t need a lot and you can get it at most grocery stores. I would just put some in a cooler pop the favors in over some cardboard (dry ice will freeze the water in the air and make wet ice so protect them) and bring them out at the last minute. you could also do jam or something that doesn’t melt- but I like the chocolate idea. you could also get little metal birdcages and fill them with non melting yummy things.
Post # 5
Thank you sooo much for your ideas! (and quick responses!) I was thinking of setting up a table that guests would pass by on their way out, but I’m not sure how I would set up a cooler and make it look cute. That’s why I was going to go with the wicker baskets, but I realize that is probably not very practical…