Posts Tagged ‘Favors’

Pie pops revisited

Hey folks,

remember those adorable pie pop favors that I blogged about here?? Well, I can now vouch for these babies as a recent bride (and wonderful friend) and I made these for her wedding! What started as a cute idea definitely turned into a labor of love as we spent 3 days prepping and another 3 baking over 300 pie pops, but I can confidently say that they were well worth the effort!!

Check them out in all their professional photo glory (photos by VeLvet OwL Photography):

And the final cost? hard to say exactly because we had to run out for a few more apples and lollipop sticks (we made half apple and half strawberry rhubarb), but they definitely came out no more than .50 cents a piece…and there were NONE left on the tables. Cheap + delicious + something people actually enjoyed = HUGE SUCCESS.

If you’re planning on tackling these favors and you have a huge guest list like my friend, you’ll need lots of time and determination (….and probably a couple bridesmaids). But stick it out and you’ll have amazing, homemade favors that are sure to be a hit. πŸ™‚

If you have any questions about the supplies we used or how we made them, don’t hesitate to ask!

p.s. how cute do the fabric flowersΒ  look (from my last tutorial) on the bridesmaids dresses?!

Happy planning! πŸ™‚


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I found these and just HAD to post them. While they’re presented on Better Homes and Gardens as a great Valentine’s Day idea, I think these little cuties would be perfect at a bridal shower, or at a wedding as favors or in a candy buffet.Β  Besides being fricken adorable all by themselves, BH&G also suggests using them as nontraditional fortune cookies. Very cool. All you need to make these meringue cones are sugar cones, meringue cookies (which you can either purchase or make yourself), chocolate chips, and pretty paper and nonpareils for the secret message…making these a treat your budget will find tasty as well.

Print love fortunes on pretty paper and cut them into strips. Roll the note and tuck in the bottom of a cone. For an additional surprise, sprinkle a few colorful nonpareils inside the cone on top of the note. Using a pastry brush, coat the bottoms of two meringue cookies with melted chocolate chips and stick them together.

Coat the top inside of the sugar cone with melted chocolate, then set the meringue cookie “scoop” on top. Let the chocolate set before giving or eating.

Now all I need is an excuse to make these…I’m sure it won’t take a very good one. πŸ™‚Β  If anyone else tackles these cones, please let us know how they turned out!

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Favors you can feel good about

Hello all! I’m back! And it’s December! I can’t believe the holidays are coming and going so quickly. And if you’re lucky (unlucky?) enough to be planning a wedding mid-holidays, I hope you’re staying calm. You can do it and I’m here to help you get through it…on (under?) budget. πŸ™‚

Today I bring you an awesomely cool website to find yummy foods from local artisan producers…most of which would be perfect for favors!– it’s called Foodzie…and it’s amazing. Since I’m all for edible favors, this site lists products from gourmet marshmallows, to homemade jams, to cookies, truffles, popcorn, and so much more! But perhaps what I love most about it is that is supports local, small artisan producers. In these times, it means so much to keep our small business owners afloat. Use the cool “Discover” tool to find artisans in your area (or the area of your wedding), so your favors are not only representative of where you are, but are free of shipping costs. Yay!

Remember those brownie pops I posted about a few months ago?

Well, they’re here (already made for you…yeessss) from Hermosa Beach, CA, at $36.00 for 24 of them. That is what we call in bargainista land, a steal.

Or how about some raspberry bars, or pecan coconut bars from Warwick, NY, 5 for $7.50, that you can wrap individually or serve in your dessert bar.

These Razzle Heart cookies from Long Beach, CA would look so cute wrapped in cellophane with a custom tag…and they’ll taste delicious too with their raspberry filling sandwiched between two pecan crusts and topped with dark and white chocolate. YUM!!

From my neck of the woods in Portland, OR are these seasonal handmade marshmallows in flavors like caramel apple, pumpkin spice, and cranberry for fall/winter. your guests are sure to love these tasty, pillowy treats, and your budget will love them even more at only $7.00 for 12 of them!

Foodzie is like the coolest Farmer’s Market you’ve ever seen, without having to get out of your pajamas to experience all of it’s hand-crafted yumminess. Chic, cheap, and unique! Now that’s a strike-out. πŸ™‚

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Easy as pie

Happy Halloween Eve everyone! I thought I’d hit ya with a nice dose ofΒ  “yummy” before the weekend officially hits. It’s fall…and fall time means warm, homemade comfort foods…like pie! So why not serve up some miniature versions for your dessert bar or as favors! These pie pops, created by the geniuses at Luxirare, are not only adorable, they’re mega-adorable! how can you go wrong with mini pies?? The answer is, you can’t.

With simple ingredients like fruit, sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch, these cuties are a cinch to make…Luxirare shows you how to make them in banana, pumpkin, blackberry, and apple…but you could essentially create any mini pie flavor you’d like. And to make it even easier, use pre-made refrigerated pie dough for the crust.

For more info and beautiful pictures, go here. Is anyone else’s mouth watering?

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So you need favor boxes and you need ’em cheap…but you don’t just want to settle for the “everybody’s seen them” varieties at Michael’s or Target. Well have no fear ladies…Vale Design Paper Goods is here with custom, editable favor boxes for just $3-$5 for the template!

All it takes is a one-time download of the template, a color printer, Adobe Acrobat, and cardstock in the color(s) of your choice, and you’ve got yourself a custom favor box! Everyone will think you spent hundreds…so let them think it. πŸ˜‰

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Leaving your mark

Cookies are becoming increasingly popular as wedding favors for guests, and it’s easy to see why- who doesn’t like cookies?! While any cookie (as long as it tastes good, of course) will do, why not spice them up by personalizing them? Bakeries can surely do this for you, using your colors, monogram, or theme to make beautiful baked treats…but they’re also going to charge you up to $5.00 (or more!) per cookie. Why not get your girls (or boys) together to make these beautiful, personalized cookies yourself and save some valuable dough (again, pun most definitely intended. ha). And you don’t have to have a steady hand with icing either! All you need is a regular rubber stamp to make impressions in the dough before you pop them in the oven and they’ll come out looking perfectly delectable! Only you will know how easy (and cheap!) they were to make. It is recommended that you use shortbread dough for these cookies (or dough with no leaveners), to ensure that the design comes out clearly.

Create your monogram with a custom stamp from The Stampin’ Place for around $20, that can be reused for invitations, thank you cards, or anything else you’d like to see your monogram. The monogram used in the picture above was purchased from Wax-Works, to give it the raised look. The bird was created using a ceramic stamp, by Rycraft.

Anyone else’s mouths watering already at this simple, cheap, chic, and yummy idea? πŸ™‚

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