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8 Delightful Hot Chocolate Favors for Weddings

Hello, hello! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? For me, it was a total transformation of fall to winter. We were hit by the massive snowstorm and had a total of about 8″ of glistening snow which fell steadily for about twenty-four hours. It was so beautiful; the first snowfall always is. The beginning of the snow-filled holiday season always gets me in an instant cozy mood. It doesn’t take long to find me unpacking slippers, fuzzy socks, blankets, and holly jolly decorations faster than you can say hey Em, coffee is ready. (And believe me, I come running.) Anyway, with the frigid temps around here we wanted to warm you up with some hot chocolate favors for weddings, bridal showers, and holiday parties. We’ve found hot cocoa favors on a stick, in a cone, inside an ornament, in a jar, a tube, a bag, and a box. We’ve even found some cute wooden spoons for stirring. So, if it’s hot chocolate favors you’re after, you’ll find it right here! And… if you’re feeling extra creative, head down to number eight for an amazing DIY tutorial we found. Happy hot-chocolating & enjoy!

Hot Chocolate Favors Weddings - Apropos Roasters | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/hot-chocolate-favors-weddings/

by apropos roasters

17 Uncommon Favor Ideas You’ll Love for Weddings

Wedding favors are undoubtedly one of the most personalized details of your reception. While some couples skip favors altogether, we think they ought to be a necessity. Why? A wedding favor is a small token of your appreciation for guests and thanks them for coming and sharing in your big day. Some favors are very inexpensive to fit any budget; others are more expensive, depending on how custom you’d like them to be. There’s no right or wrong favor to give — it should simply be something you enjoy and would like to receive, too. A favor can tie in your theme or add a little personality to the mix. For instance, a coffee favor would tell guests you’re, like me, quite the coffee obsessed couple. Or, if you’re a serious candy-holic, a candy buffet or bags of a favorite candy (like these in bulk) at each seat would be a way to share your love for sugary treats. You get the idea!

We’re always on the hunt for new and unique wedding favor ideas to share, so today we’re finally sharing some of our newest finds! You have hopefully never seen most of these, while some of them are unique twists on favors you’ve probably heard of before. When you’re done here, be sure to check out our favors archive and browse our favorite handmade favors from Featured Artists in The Marketplace. There are SO MANY amazing ideas out there. I know, lots to do — but we want you to have enough ideas to get those favors narrowed down this weekend. Let’s get those crossed off your list! :) Enjoy!


Unique Wedding Favors

1. These awesome bottle opener favors

These favors are pretty awesome for two reasons: first, it’s a bottle opener, which everyone could use at home. Second, it starts off the evening with a craft beer (or root beer, or cola) at each guest’s seat. By Poppin Print.

bottle opener favors by poppin print | via favor ideas weddings http://emmalinebride.com/favors/favor-ideas-weddings/

by poppin print

bottle opener favors by poppin print | via favor ideas weddings http://emmalinebride.com/favors/favor-ideas-weddings/

by poppin print

Sunglasses Favors: Easy (& Affordable!) to Make for Weddings

Are you looking for a favor guests will actually use (and one they don’t always see)? We’ve found just the thing, especially for spring and summer weddings! These fun sunglasses favors — paired with these personalized tags from Tickled Pink Paper & Ink — can be used during your outdoor ceremony so guests aren’t squinting in the sun, worn in your photo booth as props, and worn after the wedding all season long. We’ve tracked down the perfect bulk sunglasses here (even the reviews are awesome). We love the even more because you can pick from hot pink, green, blue, orange, yellow, or classic white or black.


Sunglasses Favors

All you need to do is get a personalized stamp (go here), tags of your choice, twine or string, and sunglasses (you can find them here).

sunglasses favors

by tickled pink paper and ink

It’s #NationalCoffeeDay: Don’t Miss These Coffee Favors!

Hi, lovelies! Did you know today is National Coffee Day? Me either. And I’m a huge coffee fan. I found out because the hashtag #NationalCoffeeDay was percolating pretty quickly on Twitter. There’s probably only two reasons why people love to celebrate this day: free coffee at select places AND the justification to go ahead and have another cup. ;) Anyways, we wanted to jump on the made-up holiday bandwagon and use it as an excuse to share these adorable coffee favor bags from Mavora. We’ve selected them as today’s #HANDMADEADAY pick…

P.S. Check out these post on how to plan a coffee themed wedding!


Coffee Favors for Weddings

the perfect blend coffee favors

by mavora

Why This Lip Balm Makes an Amazing Bridal Shower Favor

If you’re female between the ages of 8 and 98, you probably have some sort of addiction to lip balm. Or chapstick. Or even lipstick, lip stain, or a lip pencil. We love our lips. We consistently get dry lips, so we’re always putting on layer after layer of lip balm. We love shine, so we pile on a top coat. We crave color, so we have an entire makeup case devoted to just lipsticks. (Unless that’s… just me?) Everyone I know seems to love lip balm in some way or shape, and that’s why lip balm makes an amazing bridal shower favor.

Now, lip balm makes a great favor: this is true. But not just any lip balm. Today we’re talking about the good stuff. Meet The Favor Stylist, your go-to gal when you need lip balm stat, whether it be for a bridal shower, wedding, birthday party, or just a night out with your girlfriends. They’re also ideal for the bachelorette party: you know, the “last sail before her veil”.

last sail before the veil | lip balm shower favor by The Favor Stylist | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/lip-balm-shower-favor/

by the favor stylist

Today we’ll tell you four reasons why this collection of lip balm shower favors is more amazing than others. Read on for the full scoop!

These ‘Mint to Be’ Nail Polishes Make Perfect Favors

One of our favorite bridal shower favors this year is nail polish. Brides want to give guests a favor they’ll actually use, and nail polish is always a definite win. But what kind of nail polishes should you give as bridal shower favors? Today we’re sharing a new polish that makes fabulous favors for a few reasons. And you’ll probably want to get your hands on some quite literally right now because they’re having a huge limited time sale. Find out why these nail polishes are becoming the new big thing for brides and their guests. Enjoy!

Mint Nail Polishes as Favors

These nail polishes by Mint feature lovely shades and catchy names, like “Mint to Be”, “She Said Yes”, and “I Do”, shown below.

mint nail polishes favors | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/mint-nail-polishes-favors/

by mint nail polishes

Ah, I love this blush pink:

mint to be nail polish in pink | mint nail polishes favors | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/mint-nail-polishes-favors/

by mint nail polishes

And… who can resist mint as lovely as this?

mint | mint nail polishes favors | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/mint-nail-polishes-favors/

by mint nail polishes

These polishes aren’t just made to look good; they are actually made with good ingredients — and a whole lot of love, too.

mint nail polishes

by mint nail polishes

They are hand-brewed and bottled in sunny Los Angeles. The company’s founder, Greta, founded Mint after finding out that her favorite nail polishes included awful ingredients like Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toulene, which are all known cancer-causing agents. So, she got to work in her home kitchen in Venice Beach, mixing and matching pigments to make her own lacquers she could use for pretty nails. Her idea was to create “professional grade polish, modern pigment-packed colors, and perfume style packaging”. And all without any cancer-causing chemicals. And MINT began! We’re so proud of what she’s done.

by mint nail polishes

Not only do we love how they look, we love how they’re made. With a whole lot of love and happy ingredients! That’s why we think they make beautiful bridal shower favors for guests.

1) Most people use nail polish regularly
2) Most people prefer to use good clean ingredients
3) Favors that are functional = money well spent

by mint nail polishes

To give these polishes as favors, simply order pick your favorite colors, have ’em shipped, and simply add a small ‘thank you’ tag and pretty ribbon tied around each polish bottle. Unlike other nail polishes we’ve seen, these bottles are boutique quality so they’re pretty much gift-giving ready! You can find out more details about pricing and colors here.

I’ve been particularly obsessed with keeping my nails looking their best lately. I’ve been rocking a pretty shade of pink, but this “I Do” pink above is now on my list of colors to try. What’s your favorite polish right now?

xo
-E.

P.S. Need more bridal shower favor ideas? Try these!

How to Easily Make the Best Coffee Favors in the World

I love coffee. You presumably love coffee, or at least you know someone who does. Coffee is one of the top consumed beverages in the United States with around 82% of coffee lovers admitting they drink it every single day. So, it’s no surprise why coffee makes an insanely smart wedding favor idea. It’s a gift that your guests will enjoy and actually use, so you know your favors will be money well spent.

This bag is our handmade-a-day find, too:

Cute State Themed Wedding Coffee Bags

by mavora art and design

Today we’re sharing how to make coffee favors for your wedding thanks to some handmade ingenuity over at Mavora Art and Design. These coffee favor bags are cute and easy to put together. Find out how…

How to Make Coffee Favors

It is so easy to make coffee favors in just a few steps. With help from an expert like Marova Art and Design, your finished favors will look amazing thanks to her attention to detail.

Step 1: Order your coffee favor bags.

Pick a favorite design and figure out how many you’ll need. These bags are customized for your event and so beautifully designed! Take a look:

Cheers Whole Bean Coffee Favor Bags | How to Make Coffee Favors

by mavora art and design

Cheers Coffee Favor Bags with Eyeglass StickersCheers Whole Bean Coffee Favor Bags | How to Make Coffee Favors

by mavora art and design

Whole Beans Wedding Coffee BagsCheers Whole Bean Coffee Favor Bags | How to Make Coffee Favors

by mavora art and design

Perfect Blend Coffee Favor BagCheers Whole Bean Coffee Favor Bags | How to Make Coffee Favors

by mavora art and design

Be sure to order well ahead of time, as their schedule fills up quickly. You can order here.

Step 2: Decide what coffee you wish to use + order in bulk.

The favor bags don’t come with coffee inside them, so you’ll want to decide what kind of coffee to use and order in bulk. We’ve been asked whether whole bean or ground is better, and normally I’d pick whole bean because it stays fresh longer. However, that’s because I’m a coffee addict and I have the grinder and everything to make it work — and your guests won’t necessarily have a coffee grinder. Therefore, pick ground — and keep in the freezer before you’re ready to use it about one to two weeks before the wedding to keep it fresh.

Top Picks for Ground Coffee: This coffee blend from Wolfgang Puck (delish), this from Starbucks, mellow and enjoyable brew from Kirkland, or this organic coffee, which has some pretty great reviews.

A few days to a week before your wedding…

Step 3: Remove coffee from freezer; measure and scoop into zip lock bags.

As a good rule of thumb for how much coffee to use in favors, you should include enough to make one full 12 cup pot of coffee per favor. These zip lock bags (also from here) keep your coffee fresh inside the kraft paper bags.

Zip Lock Coffee Bag

by mavora art and design

Step 4: Place zip lock coffee bags inside coffee bags.

After your coffee is all scooped and in zip lock bags, place them inside your coffee favor bags. Tie with baker’s twine.

Coffee Wedding Favors – Discuss

What do you think of coffee favors? Will you be giving them to guests at your bridal shower or wedding reception? Why or why not?

Also, if you have any questions, ask them below. We’re here to help!

xo
-E.

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