Wedding favours are always the source of some debating, some couples love the idea of leaving a little thank you for their guests, while others think they can be a bit of a waste. If you want to guarantee that nothing is left hanging about on tables at the end of the night, think edible wedding favours. Food is always a welcome sight whether it’s to be munched on then and there or taken home and enjoyed the morning after (if it makes it that far). There are lots of delicious foodie delights that you can serve up to say thanks, here are 6 of our favourites that are sure to go down a treat…
1. Warm Drinks
If you’re after a cute and cosy favour idea for your winter wedding, warm drinks are a winner. Stock up on old mason jars and fill them with cocoa and marshmallows so guests can enjoy a hot chocolate on you after the Big Day. Chocolate dipped spoons are another super pretty (and yummy) idea that can be made at home yourself – dip some shop bought wooden spoons in chocolate (edible glitter optional) and wrap them in cellophane so they can be taken home and melted in a mug of warm milk… nom. Tea leaves, flavoured teas and coffee granules can also be made in to sweet little take home kits if they’re more your thing.
Hot Chocolate in a Jar and Hot Chocolate Spoons, images via Ruffled (Chocolate Spoons Recipe via A Beautiful Mess)
2. Fortune Cookies
Fortune cookies are a yummy little treat that will get guests talking and it’s a great way to sneak a little thank you note or personal message to family and friends while you’re at it. Pop one at each guest’s place setting so they can enjoy pre-dinner, or pile them high on plates if you want guests to take them home. They can be bought online or in stores if you don’t fancy the stress of making your own or if you like a challenge, check out this recipe here.
Fortune Cookie image by Monica Wang via Wedding Chicks | Fortune Cookie image by Leslee Mitchell via Style Me Pretty
If you’re looking for a fun little way to say thanks to your wedding guests, set up a cupcake stand with a mouth-watering array of toppings so they can decorate one themselves and devour then and there (or take home if they have the willpower). Another cute alternative is to provide them with the mix in a nifty mason jar so they can enjoy fresh from the oven at home.
Cupcake in a Jar, image by Gladys Jem Photography via Style Me Pretty | Pimp Your Cupcakes via Almond Leaf Studio
4. Pots of Honey or Jam
If you’re after something guests can take home and enjoy, spread the love with pots of honey, jam or marmalade. There are some lovely ways to decorate these guys as well, kraft paper tags, twine and string and cute slogans and messages such as ‘Spread the Love’ and ‘Love is Sweet’ can really add that personal, home made touch. Chat to your family and see if anyone has some hidden talents, you never know – they may be able to help you make a batch or two yourself. If you’re not in to jam or honey, pesto, olive oil, relishes and even trail mix or nuts are great alternatives and can be popped in to jam jars or little bottles so guests can cart home and store in their larder.
Pots of Jam, image by Jesslaine Elise Photography via Intimate Weddings | Honey Favours, image by Danielle Woodall via Wedding Chicks
Sugar cookies are another little treat that are big hits with guests. If you’re a fan of anything in a mason jar, you will love this cookie jar version – fill old jars with a cookie mix so guests can enjoy your recipe at home or if you’re not keen on making them up in individual jars, bake a couple of batches and let guests help themselves. They can be eaten on the night as a little pick me up, or you can provide some paper bags so guests can stash one and take it with them for the taxi ride home. Sugar cookies are also easy to personalise – you can ice them with your initials, the wedding date or ‘thank you’ for that personal touch or if you’re looking to get your personality across, use cookie cutters in the shape of your choice for that fun factor.
Cookies in Jar, image by Duna Cabbage via Southern Weddings | Sugar cookies via Flaary
Donuts are a mini trend making their mark on the wedding world at the mo. We’re seeing them stacked high as an uber cool alternative to the wedding cake, woven in to bridal brunches and hen parties and now as take home favours to sweeten up guests. There are lots of cute ways to serve ’em up – pack them in cellophane with a thank you note, pile them high on plates with paper bags so guests can pop one in their bag to enjoy the morning after (we love the genius ‘Do-Not Leave Without One’ sign above) or if you’re looking to give guests a wee treat after some serious dance floor action, roll them out with hot drinks at midnight, so guests can re-energise and enjoy on the spot.
Do-Not Leave without a donut, image by Scarlet O’Neill Photography via Style Me Pretty | Thank You Donuts, image by Chris Moncus Photography via Style Me Pretty
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.