Monday, March 28, 2011

edible D•I•Y favor ideas

Most clients ask advice on favors. I almost always recommend giving away something edible. Why? Well, edibles are cost efficient and functional -- people will eat them! Big or small budget, I would advise against spending an arm and a leg on favors. So many ideas for DIY (do-it-yourself) favors can be found online, in books, and from friends. If you've got a thing for baking, or have friends/family who love to dish out some sweets for parties, be resourceful and DIY! These favors will be more personal, original, and appreciated (and they most likely won't end up collecting dust on a shelf).

For our last wedding, the groom and his close buds home brewed their own beer (a chocolate porter) for the adult guests. We created custom beer labels to attach to the bottles to create a cohesive look with the rest of the paper goods. The beer was distributed at the end of night along with another box of chocolate treats, and were gone within minutes!

(these came straight from the they're chilled...)

Here are more creative DIY favor ideas I found online. Again, it's down to execution, so get in touch with a creative person to help with labeling, or email us -- we can help you!

Packaged S'mores Kit (found on Thig & Thistle)

Cupcakes in a Jar by Cakies (recipe can be found here)

Creatively packaged individual goodies (photo from Wedding Paper Divas)

Hot Chocolate w/Marshmallows (found on BudgetMindedBride)

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