Post # 1
Where and what did you get for favors? We are getting married in a “castle” so I kinda want to stick with that theme in a way. We love nerdy fantasy stuff of all sorts (Disney, GOT, HP, etc).
Also what did or what will you be getting for bridal party gifts? I have been in two weddings and never wear the jewelry they gave me again.
Post # 3
We got bubbles for our favors from The Knot. For everyone in the wedding party we got the men personalized beer steins and the girls got flowers for their hair to wear for the day of. I got my Maid/Matron of Honor a wood picture block from Personalizaiton Mall, and I placed pics of us in there from babies to now. For everyone that helped out with reception, readingd, etc they were supposed to get a bag of popcorn with a thank you message on it, but we forgot to give them out (a wedding oopsie!).
The first wedding I was in I didn’t get anything, and my Maid/Matron of Honor is getting married, and I think she plans to get jewelry.
Post # 4
@misspshiz: Bubbles are not a favor. A favor is something that is not expected to be used for pics and decor at the wedding.
I will preface my suggestions by saying that I think , other than edible favors, most get left at the wedding, tossed or donated to a thrift shop very quickly
favor boxes shaped like a carriage for an edible favor
themed favor boxes
Post # 5
After thoughts of non-edible favors, I just kept circling back to edibles since I know they won’t go to waste. We’re buying little blue draw string bags and planning on putting little hershey’s kisses or something in it. If we could find mini-peppermint bark, that would be awesome.
Post # 6
@LTD418: Peppermint bark couldn’t be any easier to make yourself. Melt white chocolate and pour on pan lined with parchment paper. You can add peppermint flavoring to the chocolate of you like. Sprinkle on crushed peppermints. Cut into squares the size of your choice. These can be done well ahead of time.
Post # 7
We did homemade vanilla extract and limoncello- my guy made the labels.
Post # 8
@julies1949: You make it sound so easy! How long does it keep? Any other things we can wrap it in instead of plastic wrap?
Post # 9
@LTD418: It is easy!!! You could wrap a few pieces in a glassine bag then seal and decorate the bag, or slide it inside an envelope liek the “EVER AFTER” envelope. You could use an appropriate sticker to seak the glassine bag, or decorate the envelope.
Crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup
2 pounds white chocolate
Peppermint flavorings, optional
Place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate (add peppermint flavoring at this point if desired.) Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces (like peanut brittle.)
Post # 10
@julies1949: yes, this is very easy. i used to make it every year around xmas. they make great little hostess gifts for xmas parties. i’d use cello bags.
Post # 11
That’s awesome! I’ll definitely look into that