His and Hers

June 25, 2011 |  by  |  Wedding Favors  |  No Comments  |  Share

When I helped coordinate my sister’s bridal shower with all of her bridesmaids, I never thought I would see so many cute and fun gifts a bride could receive! We played silly bridal games from having each guest choose a specific makeup product and create a “beautiful” wedding face, to opening outrageous and fun presents together!

I love “his and her” wedding gifts and would get married just to get them! So, as a bridesmaid, why not put that extra big smile on the bride’s face and help take some of that stress off her shoulders. Here are some of my favorites:

Say I Love You mug

So cute! Can you imagine giving this gift to a  newlywed and seeing them use it at work?

 

From My Heart to Yours pillow

Send them to bed with sweet dreams that follow.

 

His and Her Robes

Sharing some intimate time together

while…

 

Wedding Flutes

they sip champagne or wine out of these beautiful flutes.

We all know that planning a wedding is not only stressful for brides but for bridesmaids as well!  Why not take some time to cheer everyone up with some cute gifts like these!

 

A Sweet Treat for your Sweetheart (or Guests!)

February 13, 2011 |  by  |  DIY, Wedding Favors  |  No Comments  |  Share

While searching for the perfect edible Valentine’s Day treat, I found countless cupcakes, candies, and cookies.  Then a friend introduced me to CAKE POPS…a rolled up ball of cake dipped in candy coating on a lollipop stick.  This was perfect and began my search for all things cake pop.  There are numerous recipes out there, but they are all similar.  You don’t need a fancy cake recipe for this treat, just a box mix.  Inspired by the queen of cakepops, I followed Bakerella’s easy recipe for my first attempt at these delicious treats.  Throw them in a bag with a ribbon and they are the perfect favor for any occasion!

Ingredients:

Cake mix of your choice (I used strawberry), butter cream or cream cheese frosting, candy coating (bark or melts), sprinkles

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and prepare the cake mix as instructed on the box.  Pour the batter into a 9″X 13″ pan.

Bake as instructed on the box and let the cake cool completely.  Once cake is cooled, break apart and add a can of frosting.  I used about 80% of the can, but you can add according to your preference.  Keep in mind that you’ll need enough to keep the cake intact after you roll.

Mix the frosting with the cake (don’t be afraid to use your hands!)  Roll into quarter-sized balls.  Make sure the cake is packed enough to stay intact.  Place the cake in the fridge for a few hours.  You can cut the time by putting it in the freezer.

Once the cake is hard, then you’re ready to dip!  Melt the candy bark or melt in the microwave for 10-20 seconds, then stir and microwave for an additional 10-20 seconds.  You can also melt the candy in a pan on low for 10 minutes.  Put a lollipop stick into the middle of the cake and dip completely in the candy.  Work quickly and shake off the excess before the candy hardens.  If you use sprinkles, put them on right after you shake off the extra candy coating.  Stand the cake pops in styrofoam to harden.

Once they harden (about half an hour), then they’re ready.  You can wrap them as favors, create a cake pop tree, the possibilities are endless!  These are a very easy DIY treat, also a great project to do with your bridesmaids.  Enjoy!

Wedding Favorites

October 26, 2010 |  by  |  Wedding Favors  |  1 Comment  |  Share

While you prepare to set time aside to plan the logistics of your wedding, there are so many different aspects of it that can be fun and exciting.  One of my favorite tasks during wedding planning is choosing the perfect wedding favor to represent who you are as a couple to your guests.  There are so many ideas out there but here are a few of my favorites this month:

Photo by WhereBridesGo.com

Now I know every girl has at least once thought of being a princess on their wedding day and what else would catch my eye but Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach.  How else can you tell your guests that you have found your Prince Charming but to show them by placing a beautiful Choice Crystal Pumpkin Coach on their table.

Photo by MyWeddingFavors.com

There are many ways a simple party favor can help arrange the decor and atmosphere in a room.  From choosing something as simple as a color scheme to the actual favor itself, you are able to create a warm and loving feeling.  If you are inclined to a subtle yet romantic look, you may find that these beautiful Elegant Orchid Gel Candles may help set the ambiance in the room.

Photo by MyWeddingFavors.com

For those who have a soft spot for sweetness (like me), here is a little treat for the child inside of you! This is one of my all time favorites and would love to see a bride treat their guests to a fun surprise.

Photo by Beau-Coup.com

Lastly, there is no other way to impress each and every guest but with a personalized gift for them.  This lovely keepsake, delicate to touch, but savory in your mouth will surely blow everyone away.

FF: We <3 M&Ms!

August 6, 2010 |  by  |  Wedding Favors  |  No Comments  |  Share

Here’s a fun idea for a personalized wedding favor! You can choose from a vast range of colors as well as personalized messages or pictures to go on them.  They also offer different containers and bags to serve your special treats in. And for a limited time, you can get 10% off your personalized order with My M&Ms! .

After all, who doesn’t like a little chocolate?

FF: We

August 6, 2010 |  by  |  Faves, Wedding Favors  |  No Comments  |  Share

Here’s a fun idea for a personalized wedding favor! You can choose from a vast range of colors as well as personalized messages or pictures to go on them.  They also offer different containers and bags to serve your special treats in. And for a limited time, you can get 10% off your personalized order with My M&Ms! .

After all, who doesn’t like a little chocolate?

Guest Writer for The Favour Shoppe

May 3, 2010 |  by  |  Tips & Trends, Wedding Favors  |  No Comments  |  Share

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest writer for The Favour Shoppe and tackled a top wedding question: Should I Hire a Wedding Planner?

The Favour Shoppe carries wonderful favors for all occassions – weddings, showers, birthdays, you name it! My favorites are the Personalized Favors. Who doesn’t love something personalized?

This one is a perfect bridesmaid’s gift:

“Cosmetic Couture” Monogrammed Make-Up Bag

Couldn’t resist this super cute gum box wedding favor:

Stuck on Love”

Great spring or summer wedding favors for outdoor weddings:

“Silk fans” also available in blue

These refreshing iced tea mixes are sure to make a SPLASH at the reception:

“Razzle Dazzle” Rasberry Iced Tea Mix

Be sure to check out The Favour Shoppe for more wedding favor favorites and other useful wedding tips!

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