Post # 1
So I’m pretty set on the idea of having my favors involve little jars somehow. Our wedding is outdoors and that just kinda fits my “vision” very well. 🙂 I’m also using big blue antique mason jars as vases for my centerpieces, so I think jar favors would go nicely with those.
My problem is figuring out what to put inside of these cute lil’ jars! My first thought, of course, is candy, which seems like it would be the most universally appealing. But I’m having trouble finding candies that: (1) go with my color scheme of blue and green, since the candy will be visible in the clear jars, and (2) won’t melt, since they will be outside in August… they’ll be under our tent, so not in direct sunlight, but I still don’t know if I’d want to risk chocolate getting messy.
Ideally, I’m thinking of some kind of chocolate in a hard candy shell, but I’d prefer something a little more gourmet than M&Ms. A while back I saw a post from someone raving about a candy like this they had at a wedding, but I can’t remember if it was on this site or some other site! Any suggestions?? Thanks!
Post # 3
I am also using little glass jars for my favors. I am going to fill them with green and blue jelly bellies. No worries of them melting, they come in lots of fun colors, and i hate plain m&m’s.
Post # 4
Honey? I’ve seen that done in a really cute way. Or maybe tiny sugar cookies with the right color frosting/sugar?
Post # 5
Blueberry jam? Mmmm…delicious! Or, this might freak some people out, that green “slime” candy kids like so much? It also comes in blue…. Or mini pixie-stix in blue and green! Love those things! Or you could get those egg shaped chocolate candies they sell this time of year- some are like giant M&Ms but in bright spring colors and some are like colorful malted milk balls, and some are colorful gum!
Post # 6
you should check out:
http://www.foodinjars.com/ (she has all kinds of amazing recipes for jams and pickeled things! all are super easy and straight forward!
what about hot coco mix in the jars or jam or even some kind of bath salt scrub? you could fill them with little packets of seeds to plant in a garden, or a italian or mexican spice mix?
just some ideas 😉
Post # 7
What about filling them with a cookie or brownie mix? That way you’re using dry ingredients and dont have to worry about any melting. There’s also the ever popular jordan almonds OR what about loose rock candy in blue & green. That could look cool!
Post # 9
Jordon almonds? Anything wrapped – like butterscotch. Butter mints.
Also, it’s candy! People will love it even if it doesn’t match your color scheme.
Post # 10
i love when people give jarred honey as their favors! i think it is so cute for summer weddings.
Post # 11
Thanks for the ideas! I saw the pie-in-a-jar idea recently and LOVED it… then I talked to my mom (aka my main helper) about it and she totally vetoed the idea. We’re having around 100 guests, and apparently she thinks making 100 tiny pies would be way too much to deal with!
She did like the homemade jam idea a little better because she already makes AWESOME strawberry jam every year with strawberries from her gigantic strawberry patch. But my (totally nitpicky) concern about that is I don’t want strawberry-red jam jars clashing with my blissful pale blue and green color scheme. 🙂
As for some of the other ideas… I thought about jelly beans (I love jelly beans!) but I know some people aren’t big fans of them. I’m trying to be as universally-appealing as possible (which is hard, I know!). Same thing with honey. I use honey all the time on toast, in cookies, etc. But I also know people who probably never ever use honey!
Post # 12
I wouldnt get caught up entirely in the “trying to please everyone” cause you will drive yourself INSANE. Believe me I know. If you love jelly beans and have already thought about using them I think you should go for it! It’s meaningful (u love them), cheap (!), and you can get them in virtually any color (especially now easter time is the perfect time to get pale blue & green colors). OH and also I can guarantee that the majority of your guests probably love jelly beans too, and if some ppl dont like them, others will snatch up the leftovers! Problem solved 🙂
Post # 13
Even if I didn’t like the candy inside I would probably take the jar because it’s cute and give the candy to my Fiance or someone else. I agree with MissCamera that you won’t be able to find a candy/food that everyone loves.
So, do what you love!
Post # 14
I was gonna say jam, but I see other bees beat me to it!
Someone bought me a book about cookie recipe ingredients in a jar; kind of interesting, but sounds like too much work to me.
Mini Gum balls?
Post # 15
If you’re worried about the strawberry jam clashing with your colors, what about blueberry jam? Your mom might not have it in her garden, but you can always just go buy the blueberries, and then make it at home 🙂 Then you could tie green ribbon around the jars.
Post # 16
Hm… maybe you could do hard candy? You know the kind that comes in the clear wrappers, that would be fun in blue, or green, or both. (sim to jolly ranchers, but generic from a candy store)
Jams is a great idea… Blueberry jam would be blue! Just really dark blue.
I’m not a Jordan Almonds fan – so I do NOT propose those… hehe.
Rock candy, as somone said above is a fab idea, plus it will sparkle – but if it’s too hot, it might become one giant hunk of candy…
You could do coffee beans, but that doesn’t really match your theme.
The make little lime slice jelly candies, those could be cute!
You could do a “scent” like lavendar, but something blue or green, or seeds.
Maybe spices? That’s all I have for now.