(Closed) Help me choose favors!

posted 8 years ago in Favors
  • poll: What should my favors be?
    Cotton Candy Swizzle Sticks : (13 votes)
    35 %
    Popcorn Bar : (12 votes)
    32 %
    Caramel Apples : (12 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like the cotton candy because they’re cute, you can make them whatever color you want, and they’re sort of decorative.  I think candy apples would be a pain in the butt and messy (more so than cotton candy). Plus, if I were a guest I wouldn’t eat them because all that stuff would get stuck in my teeth, on my clothes and all over my mouth/lips (yes, I’m sloppy lol). Popcorn would work, depending on venue/theme

    Post # 4
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    527 posts
    Busy bee

    A popcorn bar sounds like a lot of fun!  My fear with the cotton candy and candied apples (although they are super cute and fun) is that if you have children coming you could end up with a lot of sticky little fingerprints everywhere.

    Post # 5
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    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011 - Samuel Lynne Galleries and Marc Events

    The cotton candy swizzle sticks are SO CUTE! And who doesn’t like cotton candy? It seems like it would also make the best visual display.

    Post # 6
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    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I like the cotton candy best especially for a summer wedding, June right?  I think caramel apples would be better in the fall.  The cotton candy is super cute and I think definitely the most whimsical!

    Post # 7
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    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If you’re ona  budget, how does the cost of each break down? Do you hire someone who’ll do the cotton candy, popcorn, or apples for you? Personally, depending on the cost, I’d lean cotton candy or popcorn because people can carry them around and they’re a million times easier to eat then candy apples. Also, i know more people who like popcorn then cotton candy or candy apples and the candy apples would be next to impossible for older guests to eat!

    Post # 8
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    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’d go with the popcorn.  Caramel apples are messy, and while I also like the idea of cotton candy, I went to another wedding that had a cotton candy machine at the reception.  It was good at the time, but it doesn’t last very long.  I brought some home with me and overnight, it had dissolved and condensed into a hard lump of sugar (and I don’t live in a humid place!!)!

    Post # 9
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    923 posts
    Busy bee

    I vote for the carmel apples. People will be taking them home so if they’re messy there it’s ok. I also think it’s just different and unique!

    Post # 10
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    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    the cotton candy is fun & festive, i’m a huge popcorn lover so that would be my pick, i think the candied apples would have to be packaged so that guests could take them home, i don’t think many people would attempt to eat them at your reception b/c of the messy factor.

    Post # 11
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    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Here’s something few people EVER consider: your guests with diabetes.  

    This isn’t something people advertise, like an allergy to nuts or are vegeterians.  Cotton Candy AND Candy Apples wouldn’t be a good option for children OR diabetics. 

    Also, you can have flavored popcorn, also.  Chedder Cheese, white cheese, caramel (which would be even LESS messy than candy apples and still give you the carnival feel). 

    Also, people would be more apt to take the popcorn home and/or eat it than the cotton candy/candy apples due to the hot weather….

    speaking of hot weather… what about snow cones?  You can get the small personal machines at wal-mart during the summer, and probably online, too.  they’d be GREAT and have that carnival feel to it (and wouldn’t be any less messy than the melting candy apples… unless you have kids around…)

    instead of serving it in the paper cones, you could get plastic containers or something like that….

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We’re doing Carmel Apples but also having regular apples available too, if people don’t want to have something “sweet”.

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