(Closed) Packaging for favors? Opinions, please

posted 8 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Which favor container would you prefer as a guest?
    Jelly Jar to fill with candy (holds less, heavier, more expensive) : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Cloth bag to fill with candy (hold more, lighter, less expensive, but also doesn't protect contents) : (34 votes)
    87 %
    Other (explain) : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i don’t know how much those cellophane bags are, but could you line the cloth bags with those? that way you still get the pretty bag and the protection for loose candy. definitely stay away from the ball jars — that much glassware is confusing, plus glass isn’t the easiest thing to tote around, especially if you have oot guests.

    Post # 5
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    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Post # 6
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m very germ-conscious, but I wouldn’t have a problem at all with putting candy into a cloth bag. They actually remind me of mini versions of old-style flour sacks, so personally, I would already associate them with food :).

    I definitely wouldn’t go with the Ball jars, though, you would have to get a ton of candy for people to fill them up!

    Post # 7
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    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’d be fine with it!  Love the bags by the way…

    Post # 8
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    4518 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I love the cloth bag. Personally I see no problem with putting unwrapped candy in there.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    16195 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Even though I’m a germ freak, the idea of unwrapped candy in cloth bags doesn’t worry me too much for some reason. 🙂

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    16195 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Double post. Sorry!

    Post # 12
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    46 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think the bags are really cute.  The fact that they’ll be filling them with candy themselves makes me like the idea much more; if you pre-filled them, the candy would be stale before they even opened them.  The bags will also be way easier to set up than the jars would be!

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    As long as you’re not using any candy that might melt through the cloth bag, I think the cloth bag is the way to go.  If you are using candy that might melt, I think putting a cellophane bag in the cloth bag is a good option.  We use them for work functions a lot, and they are really inexpensive.  They will probably give the full bag a nicer look also.  They also make paper bags, which can be really cute.

    http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Crafts/Candy-Bags.html

     

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @tinylittlebird: I think the cloth bags are a cute idea. You can use a stamp with acrylic paint to stamp them. Just put a little square of cardboard in the bag before you stamp them. This will give the bag shape and will prevent the paint from bleeding through to the back when you stamp it. It’s really simple to do. If you need resources for custom stamps, let me know.

    Post # 16
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    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t see a problem with the cloth bags! Cute!

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