(Closed) Cookie Bar

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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2640 posts
Sugar bee

Wow, it all sounds so yummy.  You put this in Favors, so does that mean the cookies are going to be favors to take home?  Will you provide little boxes or bags?  I think if this is the case, I would make ure there is engouh for each guest (or couple to take home several cookies.  Not sure the size of the cookie.  Or if the upcakes are to take as favors, I would make sure there’s enough for each guest. 

If these are just part of a sweets table,  I wouldn’t think you’d need to make sure all of the desserts had enough for each guest.  My preference would be to make sure there is enough wedding cake for each guest.  I don’t think everyone takes cake, but I wouldn’t want to be short on wedding cake.  That’s just me.

I think in making them you have to think about a few things.  First, does your venue allow food that’s not made professionally?  Second, how much time, energy, ability you have.  Cookies don’t sound like too much work.  Cupcakes can be OK, depending on how elaborate you want them.  If you want super cute fancy ones, it might take up too much of your time.  But if you are really talented at it and want to show off your skills, go for it.

Post # 4
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14 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Cookie tables are a tradition in the Pittsburgh area.  It’s usually a family event where aunts and grandmas all pitch in to make the cookies.  Probably 6 or 8 per person would be enough, but my family usually has a dozen per person, which allows for some leftovers.  🙂  I’ve found that making more smaller cookies is better than less larger cookies.  People tend to want to try each kind.  You can make them ahead of time and freeze them, so if you have time you should be fine making them yourself.  Invite your bridesmaids over for a cooking making party!

Post # 6
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Just leave the bags out at the cookie bar from the get-go — trust me, if people want to eat them, they’ll eat them ;). No need to make it more complicated for yourself with the multiple setups =).

Post # 8
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14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh how cute! I like the idea of having family bake them. I know if somebody asked me, i’d be THRILLED to make some little gems for a wedding. You might even get away with buyng some chocolate chip cookies from Costco or Sam’s club. They also have these insanely good Pillsbury brownies in a huge sheet that you buy for $4.99. Drizzle some frosting on top in a pretty pattern and you have gorgeous wedding brownies!

Post # 9
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1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We had a cookie table as our favors.  All of my aunts, mom and grandmother made the cookies that they are "famous" for in our family.  My mom makes buttermilk cut-out cookies so those were her contribution.  She decorated them with our monogram initial and bagged and tied them.  The rest of the cookies were trayed up and displayed right after dinner.  We set out all the cookies with family members’ names in front and cellophane bags with monogram stickers to close them.  We had about 650 cookies and about 200 guests.  ALL the cookies were eaten/taken.  It was a hit!  Let me see if I can post a picture of it.  If it doesn’t work, I believe there is picture of it on my married bio: http://mf580398.googlepages.com

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Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

OOps, that was two of the same…here is another:

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