Post # 1
In my family, we celebrate Christmas and New Years with crackers. They are a British tradition, and are basically these tubes filled with a paper crown, a joke, and a novelty item. You pull the ends, it makes a pop, and the stuff flies out. We aren’t British, but were close friends with a British family and just adopted the tradition.
So, with a little over a month to go, I’m making a list of th DIY stuff I still have left. It is a good size list, but not overwhleming. Then I stumble across the idea of crackers, for the wedding! I would put a paper crown, a well-wish, candy, and bubbles in them. They aren’t terribly hard to assemble, just time consuming.
1) Time consuming. Am I crazy to even consider such a project now? It would likely take me an entire weekend.
2) Would it make sense in my event? The thing is that the wedding isn’t a sit-down dinner, we are doing strolling tapas. So while there is table seating, there is also lounge seating and outdoor seating. I’m not sure how I would pass them out, or if we would have an official moment for popping. My thought was during toasts.
So, is this crazy? Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I think it’s a wonderful idea! My family celebrates with them too… and if I knew how to make them and had the time to do it, I absolutely would!!!
Post # 4
I really like the idea, could you bribe some friends into helping you?
Post # 5
I love crackers what a fabulous idea. I would rope a bunch of friends into helping you like troubled suggested. Maybe you can pull them after the toasts.
Post # 6
Thanks, seeing if I can get friends is the right idea. If no one has the time, I should scratch it, but if I can russle them up, it would be fun.
Post # 7
I am making these for our wedding. I have already started gathering the materials for them. It was tradition when us kids were small that when we went to grandma’s and grandpa’s house for special dinners these would be a big part of the festivities.
They really aren’t that time consuming to make, if you really want to do them. Just get all your stuff together and cut out and then make an assembly line.
We are having a buffet, so they will be placed at each guest’s setting. I am not sure how your setting would work. You could put them in a basket on each table with a note saying what they are. I don’t know. I can’t really figure out how it would work for you….
Post # 8
i am doing crackers for the favors at my wedding. I however bough them from pier one for 75% off and my mom is the manager so I got her discount of 25% off of that. So I only paid 3 dollars for eight. So making them would have cost me way more. But I love how making them is more personal. I can’t wait to see the people on my dance floor with their crazy hats on their heads!
Post # 9
@ nannettenicole: I know, the hats are totally what is really selling me on it.
My plan is to do toasts, first dances, then everyone. So maybe we should toast, dance, then Fiance and I thank everyone and do the poppers, then open the dance floor with a kick butt first song.
Post # 10
Fun idea! We have them at the holidays too. Maybe you could keep them in a basket/tray and pass them out during the dancing for people to pop at their leisure. You wouldn’t need to have one for every person, since they aren’t really favors and there will be several things in each (I’m picturing bubbles and paper crowns left on cocktail tables for people to pick up).
You could also consider making a few crackers mostly as decoration, then having pretty containers with cracker items in them (glass dishes of candy and well-wishes, a basket of little bubble tubes).