Post # 1
I’m a little stuck for ideas when it comes to our favours. We have both known all along that we wanted to do something using a maple leaf shaped jar that will have a tartan ribbon and label tied to it (showing both heritages). Obviously, the first choices were either maple syrup or honey, as we love both and we could put the whole “this will last forever, just like our love” type of note on it.
BUT! I have since started getting prices for jars filled with maple syrup… oh boy. A 50ml jar is $3.50 a piece filled with syrup, and a 100ml jar is $5.10 a peice. When we are expecting ~100 people, that adds up quickly! (especially after reading how so many bee’s managed to spend ~$1.00 on favours including wrapping!)
The other option is to buy the empty jars and fill them with syrup ourselves, but the guy I was emailing said there is a pretty specific procress to it.
SO in light of saving both time and money, do you have any suggestions for what you would want filled in a little maple leaf jar?!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@Redroc_13: FH loves maple syrup whiskey. He gets it in a huge bottle and could be poured into bottles. He tried making maple syrup whiskey but it was a bit of a fail.
Maple flavored cider or tea?
Post # 4
could you fill them with a liquor like baileys or something? maybe you’re not allowed to do that…i’m not sure.
maple rock candy, poprocks, loose leaf tea (friends of mine gave out little teabags they made with a custom tea blend in them called ‘our special blend’ it was cute)…i’m out of ideas..
Post # 5
I was thinking some sort of liquor, like a boubon or even a dark rum. At least that’s what I’D want in my little maple leaf jar! 🙂
Post # 6
@Redroc_13: Are there any tiny sized candies you could fill the jar with? Maybe in your wedding colors or red, the color of a maple leaf (in the fall!). Or you could go with bigger jars and fill them with dry ingredients for a recipe and a note with directions (that might be a LOT of work). You could also get a maple leaf ornament instead of a jar and put the ribbon on it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
@Pixienickie: maple whiskey is amazing!
Post # 8
@Pixienickie: oooo I like the maple syrup whiskey idea…goes with the theme AND it’s whiskey 🙂
Post # 9
YESSS! This is why I like the bee! Everyone is so creative!
@Eight6Eleven: Loving the maple flavoured alcohol ideas!! That was definitly not a thought I’d had! Thanks!!
@nawella: I had considered candles too, but I’m worried they would be too expensive, or too much time/enegry to fill with melted wax to make candles…
Maple candies and loose tea were idea’s I’d been playing with, its just hard not knowing how big exactly the jars are, I’ve only seen them online… plus I’m not sure FI would like the tea one, he likes “normal” tea, which means bags of tetly, lol!
Thanks all, keep the ideas flowing!!
Post # 10
Spices and fancy sea salts? Like maybe multicolored peppercorns, pink salt, nice seasonings…. or hmmm…. loose tea could be cool too.
ETA: Hot fudge, or caramel? I think I’m just hungry.
Post # 12
@Eight6Eleven: Those are some classy ideas!!!!! I like it!
Post # 13
Got to admit my first thoughts were Maple Syrup and Maple Whiskey (Crown Royal Maple)
BUT I am afraid that neither of these are going to be INEXPENSIVE Choices… how big are the jars in ml or ounces ?
Plus Maple Whiskey is going to appeal to probably a smaller audience than Maple Syrup would
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@Eight6Eleven: lol, I don’t blame you! Those all sound super tasty! The seasonings could be interesting, to keep it on a summery BBQ theme. Thanks!
@TGold: It’s an August wedding, so hot chocolate would be a bit out of season. But still a great idea! Thanks!
@This Time Round: I’ve been looking into the maple whiskey idea… It’s not that much cheaper, but I’m wondering about getting a couple of big bottles from down in the states?! I also liked someones idea of giving a recipe idea to use the whiskey in, that way its not just booze.
@Pixienickie: oooh, good idea! I could do a little package of these with the bottle on the side maybe? Or just try the recipe at christmas, because 9 months seems like a long time away to try out these babies! Thank you!
Post # 16
I would do hard candies of some sort. Maple candies would be amazing, but I don’t think it HAS to be maple flavoured. Being canadian or being married in Canada is enough of a connection, I think.
One other thing I’ve seen: homemade jam. I received this as a favour at a wedding I went to, and it was AWESOME!! The bride made it herself. Just fantastic. You could use something typically Canadian in the jam, like saskatoons. Not sure if the jars are the right type of jars for this or not though.