(Closed) Homemade Jam as a favour?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i have made jam for christmas  and other little events. and they loved it. I think its a great idea to do as favors. Who doesn’t love favors you can eat!

Post # 4
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762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I didn’t do jam favors because it didn’t really go with our theme but I LOVE that idea. I would take it!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i’m doing little jars of honey b/c my grandpa is a beekeeper and i hope its successful! im sure jam would be a hit! and its sentimental and youre used to doing it, so it would probably work out great for you!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love the idea as jam for a favor! 

@peaches idea is a good one as well ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was going to do jam, but because I would have had to buy all the fruit it was too expensive and we’re opting to do homemade caramel instead. Edible favours never get bad reviews no matter what! I bought my little jars here if you’re looking for somewhere decently priced to order them. I shipped them to my aunts house in Kansas though, so I’m not sure what the shipping/duties would be like to ship them to Canada. I love the history behind your jam, it makes it even more meaningful!

@peaches1038: Mmmmm that sounds amazing! That’s awesome that your grandpa is a beekeeper! How cool!!!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Firefighter_Bride: That’s the problem I ran into. The smallest ones I could find in stores were like 250 mL, which is a heck of a lot of caramel! I just looked up my receipt and I bought the 2 oz Flint Round jars and plastic white lids (170 of each) and the total including shipping was $115 US. I found an email to my aunt that said shipping it to her was $25 vs to Canada would have been $75. I’m not sure where the company is so whether or not it would be more expensive to get it to BC is another question. In any case, the price was right! 

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am also doing jam for my wedding favors too! My fiance and I went and picked the blueberries ourselves and put the jam in small cute little jars. We put fabric on top and tied a ribbon around it to keep put. I think this is going to work great. Everyone I have talked to about it says they think its a great idea, so I would go for it!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Go for it!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@bakerella what is the carmel you are making? sounds yummy!!!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Sulli301: The caramel is awesome. I use this recipe. It says it only keeps for two weeks in the fridge, but honestly, I’ve had some in there for over 6 weeks and it’s 100% fine. I also found a recipe for blueberry caramel that I’d like to try out. I think it was in Bon Appetit… I’ll have to scour my magazines to find it…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did! We used them as our escort cards too, so the labels on the top had the person or family’s name and table number. I was a little sad that a few people left theirs but I still loved it! It was time consuming though.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just an FYI – definitely get something smaller than 3 oz if many guests have to fly to your wedding. Jam is considered a liquid and anything more than 3 oz has to be checked!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I love this idea but I agree with clarebee, if you have a lot of guests flying in/out, make sure you get small jars.

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