- 10 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
With our Centerpieces being Milk Glass I decided to use that same concept with the Candy Bar Favor idea and totally change it LOL!
I used Milk Glass Bowls, Vases & Candy Dishes displayed on a table at the entrance/exit of the Reception to hold Fortune Cookies. Who doesnt Love a fortune cookie?! Plus, with our colors being baby blue, red & white the cookie wrapper was perfect with its Red logo. They were great as table conversation. Especially at the Bar towards the end of the night (the table was close to the Bar as well:) Added a clever/cute saying with our wedding date as the lucky numbers to the table & to the back of our Menus.
We also had favors for the Kiddos, as there were quite a few, including our own. I made our own Wedding Coloring Books Placed into White ‘Paper Lunch Bags’ w/handles; along with Washable Crayons, a Red/White & Blue Personalized Circus Lollipop, & Glow Stick Bracelets 🙂
These kept the kids busy while waiting for the food. Our oldest was really excited to bring his favor bag home & worked on the coloring book the entire week while on vacation.
We also had Metal Buckets of Ice filled with JONES Sodas in Clear Cream Soda, Baby Blue colored Berry-Lemonade, and for a splash of color a few Red Soda’s. I loved the Vintage feel of the Metal Buckets of ice holding Old-Fashioned glass bottled sodas. Especially since we found them in our Wedding Colors! **picture isnt our wedding but pretty close-no pics of ours…sad day…
As for a template for the Coloring books- I followed several Bee’s Posts but eventually just Googled Wedding Coloring Book Images. Copied them to my desktop. II decided on favorite kids characters, games, & wedding themed activities. Don’t forget to check your spelling if you re-word anything:). I Then got DH to print them so that there was a front & back to some of the pages. I then got to punching holes-def’ suggest a 3-whole punch! After the holes, I scored all pages so that they were easier for the kids to fold over. Then, used a glue stick in-between the holes in the scored area to bind the pages together; This gave the coloring book more of a stiff book-like feel, which i prefered over loose pages that could get ripped out. Then used red THIN ribbon (.50cents at Michaels) to tie ribbons in each whole punch. Wasnt necessary but thought it added cute-ness to the book:)
Last, I bought Washable Crayons (didnt want to loose my security deposit to colored walls haha) Best time to buy crayons is right before school starts, super inexpensive, otherwise washable crayon can add up. I mixed the colors, leaving out white, gray & black. Gave each child 3crayons per bag. I used clear tape around the group, then used more left over ribbon to loop a tiny piece at the end of the tape so the kids could actually get the tape off the crayons to use.
I was pleased with the outcome of our favors for all! Only wish we would have gotten more Jones Sodas! They went FAST!!!