Post # 1
Fiance and I are unsure what to do about our favors. We have rattled back and forth different things. Edible? Charitable? Functional? We were thinking of doing something that means a lot to us. We met online, but in person at the Bronx Zoo. He loves coffee and photography. We both love breakfast and NYC. We met in the fall, and that is the season of our wedding. We at first wanted to do something fall-themed, but could not find anything original enough. So, we thought we had it covered with a donation to the WCS (the society that runs the Bronx Zoo). However, some people warned me that some guests may not like the donation we choose since a lot of people do not like zoos. I was now thinking of custom cookies, either with the zoo logo, or a few different animals. We are confused right now! Our wedding date has been postponed a few times due to circumstances beyond control, so what we had planned is now up in the air! Help with any suggestions please!
Post # 3
Why don’t people like Zoos? A donation there was going to be my suggestion. Doesn’t the Zoo help animals in a way? I feel like they have those signs up of everything that the financial contributions have done for animals. I went to the Bronx Zoo in May but the San Diego Zoo in September and I’m just trying to remember which had what.
We’re donating to an animal shelter since our families love adopting from shelters. We made sure that they weren’t corrupt. We had a friend make up donation cards where we each put photos of our animals.
I also like the cookie idea. We definitely considered that and cake pops.
Post # 4
I prefer edible favors but I don’t see an issue with the donation to the zoo, either.
Post # 5
Your favors don’t really need to be themed to what you like, but how about chocolate covered coffee beans? Might help people stay alert for the partayyy 😉
Maybe instead of a zoo, a donation to an Animal Charity somewhere, like a ‘save the elephants’ charity (against ivory products) The campaign is in the European news at the moment. Or pick your favourite shared animal you want to help preserve.
Post # 6
@brendaray2009: We did coffee bean favors, and they were a HUGE hit!
DH insisted on adding the Ghirardelli chocolates, which covered up my DIY “CAFE” painted on each bag, AND kind of messed up the color scheme, but it was his quirky touch. 🙂 The tags said “Thanks for bean here with us!” (I love puns!).
We got the coffee at a local roaster, who roasted a whole giant batch for us days before the wedding so it was super fresh. 🙂 Half were whole-bean, half were pre-ground.
You could do coffee and hot cocoa in a similar fashion (perfect for fall, IMO!).
I am one of those people who don’t really like zoos… I don’t know much about the Bronx Zoo in particular, but a lot of zoos mistreat animals. Cookies are cute too! I love edible favors. 🙂
Post # 7
@lovelove1028: The Bronx Zoo is actually one of the best, at least in the US. That is why we both love it so much!
I love your ideas though! Cocoa or coffee would be nice. Maybe we could put zoo animal stickers on the packages?
Post # 8
I think some cute animal shaped cookies would be great! i understand some people don’t like zoos, but I don’t think anyone would judge you for making a donation there
Post # 9
@brendaray2009: Maybe the donation would be fine, then, but I would include a little card to give everyone telling them a bit about the zoo and donation?? I know Popcorn Park Zoo does a lot to help injured or orphaned animals, and I would love a donation to a place that does something good for animals. Just a paper explaining some of the good they do could ease people’s minds about it! 🙂
Plus, the point is that it’s YOUR day, and your choice! If it’s a place that’s near and dear to your hearts, then no one will judge you for making a donation to them! 🙂
Post # 10
Searched for “zoo favor” and found these.. even though I don’t like how animal crackers taste, it could be a cute idea! Haha.
Or THESE. HOW CUTE?!!? And who doesn’t love chocolate-covered oreos?
And they have a cake-pop version, too! (but Oreos taste so much better! Haha)
Post # 11
ANIMAL COOKIES!!! Nom nom nom…
We are doing jams so I’m all for the edible.
Post # 12
@brendaray2009: Many people would be uncomfortable with the thought of a donation in their name being given to a zoo. Not everyone supports keeping animals in captivity.
I suggest animal cookies, a small bag of coffee beans, or a little breakfast basket with coffee and muffins or muffins and a jar of preserves.