Post # 1
I was originally going to do a candy buffet but it would end up costing me quite alot of money. What is everyone else giving as reception gifts? I found some really cute heart shaped cookie cutters that come with a cookie recipe and was thinking of maybe doing that but I am not sure. Thoughts?
Post # 3
I am doing several.
- nostalgic candy buffet
- homemade Madagascar vanilla bean extract; two flavors (rum and vodka)
- homemade Madagascar vanilla bean sugar
- homemade cracker favors; these are pull apart favors that my grandmother used to have at Christmas
The vanilla extract takes a minimum of 6 months and the vanilla sugar takes a minimum of 2 weeks.
I think your cookie cutter/recipe is a very good idea, if you have a lot of guests you know that like to bake. If you want an idea to add to that, you could get some jars and put the dry ingredients in it to get your guests started. If you watch yard sales, you can usually find the jars for pretty inexpensive.
Post # 5
We are doing jars of spice rub (FI is a chef), and bars of soap (I make soap as a hobby).
I think the cookie cutters are a cute idea, especially if the recipe is a meaningful one in your family.
Post # 6
Were not doing reception gifts per say… were doing donations to our favorite charity in the name of family and friends of the “X” wedding… Its to honor our family that is not with us… and Im a big believe in “keep your tchotches” I dont want them and I dont want you to waste your money on them..
Post # 7
We’re doing jars of candy and a flip book station–people can make their own flip books and bring them home as a kind of “favor”.
Post # 8
We are doing Homemade Vanilla and Vanilla Sugar !! But we are also doing a “Bring a food donation” for our local charity house in our town. I think it will be awesome to be able to help others through the kindness and generosity of our guests. Whether it be one can or a bunch – it all matters !!!
Post # 9
Does one have to do reception gifts?? If you have do can they be homemade?
Post # 10
We are doing two mason jars for each guest. One jar will have home made red pepper jelly and the other will be homemade BBQ sauce. Its a representation of us. I personally would never use garage sale mason jars for food (I know what people store in those jars sometimes and it is not safe to have food contact).
Post # 11
@noritake22: That’s pretty nice!
Post # 12
Our bbq sauce cost 34$ for ingredients and 44$ for jars and made 66 jars plus a bunch of extra sauce. They turned out great in my mind.
Post # 13
We’re giving away small bottles of Limoncello that we’re making and we’re also giving away soda pop pins to go with the Up theme.
Post # 14
I’m giving away some cakes in a jar. My fiance’ and I love cake so when I found these I loved them.
Post # 15
Okay I love the vanilla sugar can I get that recipe.
Post # 16
We get personalized champagne flutes for everyone to use for the toast and then take home! I couldn’t believe how cheap they were — including shipping they worked out to something like $2.50 each, and no DIY work. Here’s how they turned out: