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My FH and I have decided we want to donate money to a charity he works with sometimes as a charity favour, but we’d like something small and physical to go along with the little note saying that.
The charity is called Riding for the Disabled and it’s a great group, and since we thought of choosing them (another bride here was posting about donating to a cat and dog home), we’ve been really happy with the idea.
I was thinking of giving guests a horse-shaped cookie, or a small bag of horse related chocolates to attach the note to. I think food won’t cost that much, and it ties the whole idea together. Horseshoes for good luck are ok too since they’re wedding related anyway, but at the moment I’m preferring horses.
Has anyone seen anything that would fit the bill online or have any suggestions? I’m in the UK but US sites are fine too for ideas. I am really NOT the best baker although I love to do it and if all else fails will see how I get on baking/making my own if I get a cookie cutter or chocolate mould that works.
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I would use horseshoe shaped chocolate molds. Quick and easy…
Here’s an example
or you could buy the mold and diy. Those were pretty large in size… THIS one is listed as “bite size.
I think it’s a lovely idea to offer the donation with a small token!
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Maybe little horse shoe charms for good luck attached to a little note about the charity.
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Chocolate by Design, Inc. (www.chocolatebydesigninc.com) offers chocolate horse favors that are tied with personalized ribbon so you can print your ‘thank you’ right on the ribbon.
I hope this helps,
Debra Rosenberg, Owner Divaentertains.com
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I like the idea of horse charms… not sure of sites that have them for cheap. I know Back In the Saddle has them, but I’m positive they’d be cheaper somewhere else. I’m sure an Etsy seller would probably have cute things.
Are a lot of the people coming horse people? There are plenty of fun things you could do then, but a lot of them non-horsey people wouldn’t get, so I’m guessing you want to go more mainstream?
I also like the idea of the chocolates. Cookies would be pretty but I see them breaking easily?
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what about a little baggie of granola or something with oats/grains??
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If you can’t bake from scratch – go get pre-made cookie dough and a horseshoe shaped cutter! Or you could ask your local bakery…you’d be surprised how cheap plain cookies are, especially if you buy in bulk and in advance – you can take them home and decorate them or leave em plain! You could also do a non-food favor, like a horseshoe charm or something like that. Or, what I would do – is get a little burlap or light cotton drawstring bag, put a card with the info about the chairty in it, and put in a bandana or a deck of western inspired playing cards…check out orientaltrading.com and search “horse.” Good luck!