Favors, HELP!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I prefer edible favors but I don’t see an issue with the donation to the zoo, either.

Post # 5
560 posts
Busy bee

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
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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 # 8
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

ANIMAL COOKIES!!! Nom nom nom…

We are doing jams so I’m all for the edible.

Post # 12
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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.

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