Post # 1
The FI and I really want to do caramel apples…. BUT…. the FMIL is being sketchy about making them. One day it’s yes, the next day it’s no. Not sure where to go from here… not sure if I will have the time to do them myself either. I really want the caramel apples, but i don’t know if they’ll happen. What is everyone doing for their wedding favors?
Post # 3
We are doing candy & Caramel apples for our wedding, but are having them made for us professionally. There is a factory in Clifton, NJ called Metro Candy apples. They taste delicious and are super cheap… $20 for 22 apples. We are actually using ours as placecards at the table.
Post # 4
I don’t know if I would count on her to do them. We’re doing jars of homemade sand hill plum jelly. I was so excited when I thought of the idea all by myself and thought I was being super unqiue but then I got on here and realized it’s kind of a big trend. Oh well, I’ve never actually seen it done and I’m still excited because I’m making the jelly with my mom and we can do it in advance. And sandhil plum jelly is my fav!
I also considered doing a smores kit like a couple graham crackers, some marshmellows, and chocolate. I was going to wrap them in a cute little bag and tie them with some twine and include a little note but I opted for the jelly instead.
You could also do hot chocolate or apple cider mix. You can find recipes to make your own hot chocolate powder so you don’t have to buy the packets. Then, you could put them in recycled baby food jars with a cute tag.
Post # 5
we are doing 100 candy 100 caramel and 100 chocolate apples for our favors and they will all have a variety of different toppings on them (m&m’s, peanuts, sprinkles, etc) we are using them as favors, but i’m also reserving some of them to be sliced and put on dessert trays because I know I wouldn’t want to be trying to eat a candy apple at a wedding because sometimes they can be a little messy. We are also putting some on like the cupcake trees on the dessert table still packaged incase people want to switch out what flavor/topping they got.
Post # 6
We are doing caramel apples also. I am getting my party to help out.
Post # 7
Just wanted to add that we also considered doing ginger snaps in little bags with ribbon, candy corn, or little soaps in the shape of leaves in fall colors, little jugs of apple cider and maple syrup (we live in maine so it’s pretty cheap up here) and of making little animal figures out of gords, and radishes and such. But we ultimately picked the candy apples.
Post # 8
We’re doing cones of cocoa mix (with marshmallows on top)
We’re making the mix and filling the cones ourselves. (About 200 total)
Post # 9
My mum and MOH’s mum just finished making 210 jars of raspberry jam that we’ll be using as our favours. I’m so grateful for all their hard work!
@eeh2010 – I know, I thought we were being totally unique as well..my mum and I came up with the idea a couple years ago before The Guy and I were even engaged….I guess we weren’t the only ones!
Post # 10
We’re giving out little boxes with Fran’s salted caramels inside. The caramels are delicious and apparently a favorite of President Obama, so they’ve gotten some national write-up. I like all the ideas of people doing caramel apples and jams!
Post # 11
Our cake baker is doing monogrammed frosted sugar cookies (individually packaged)… not particularly fall like, but easy on me!
Post # 12
We’re doing mason jars with oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dry ingredients inside.