Category: favors

Fun Idea → Beer Tasting Couples Shower

If a traditional bridal shower isn’t your thing, consider a couples shower instead. A couples shower is where men and women are invited together to party and celebrate the happy couple. Today we’re sharing one of our favorite ideas: a beer tasting couples shower. This is a great way to toast the happy couple, mingle, and get acquainted with some fun new craft brews. This is a great shower idea, but works extremely well, too, for a joint bachelor and bachelorette party. Or, it makes a great reason to throw a party for a groomsmen / bridesmaid get together so everyone can get acquainted before the wedding. If there will be non-drinkers, we encourage you to include root beers in the mix — there are a surprisingly large number of different root beers to sample. Just check your local grocery store! Okay, on to the inspiration!

Beer Tasting Couples Shower

Here’s a round-up of our favorite ideas, from beer tasting scorecards to the perfect beer tasting couples shower invites! Enjoy!

Here’s a really cute invitation to kick things off, spotted at Dea + Bean:

couples shower beer tasting invitation | via Beer Tasting Couples Shower http://emmalinebride.com/shower/beer-tasting-couples-shower/

by dea and bean

A sign that sort of explains things is always a good idea. Here’s a chalkboard example we found:

beer tasting sign | via Beer Tasting Couples Shower http://emmalinebride.com/shower/beer-tasting-couples-shower/

via

If you’re lucky enough to have a rooftop party area at your fingertips, here’s some serious inspiration. An outdoor beer tasting party is great for the summer!

beer tasting party inspiration | via Beer Tasting Couples Shower http://emmalinebride.com/shower/beer-tasting-couples-shower/

via style me pretty, photo: liz and ryan

via style me pretty, photo: liz and ryan

No beer tasting party is complete without an actual tasting, so you’ll need a kit like this from Big Yellow Dog Designs:

beer tasting kit | via Beer Tasting Couples Shower http://emmalinebride.com/shower/beer-tasting-couples-shower/

by big yellow dog designs

And you’ll want flights, like these, which come with the tasting glasses, too:

flight beer paddle | via Beer Tasting Couples Shower http://emmalinebride.com/shower/beer-tasting-couples-shower/

by jt woodworks

These state-themed flights are really awesome, too. There are just a few examples in the shop, but any state is available by custom request, I believe.

by rogue made

Add a little cheer to your party space with a bunting banner, like this one we found at Rustic Daisy Designs:

cheers beer tasting banner by rustic daisy designs | via Beer Tasting Couples Shower http://emmalinebride.com/shower/beer-tasting-couples-shower/
by rustic daisy designs

Here’s a chalkboard idea to show what beers are available:

beer chalkboard sign | via Beer Tasting Couples Shower http://emmalinebride.com/shower/beer-tasting-couples-shower/

photo: lunabear studios

You can have guests help themselves with big beverage tubs and signs:


left: down emery lane, right: the owlerly printables

And since you can’t have beer on an empty stomach (and this is a party), you’ll want to think of an awesome menu. Have lots of beer snacks on hand (nuts, pretzels, snack mix, popcorn, etc.) along with a regular lunch menu. Burgers are always a great pick, especially if your party is bbq style.


cookies | lonestars and stripes
food spread with large soft pretzels | via chicago now
tiny cheeseburgers | via it’s a bride’s life
snack bar with jars | via decorating obsessed

Serve cupcakes and add these cute toppers to them:


left: the tiny toppery, right: bella grey designs

You’ll want to entertain guests with some games. Indoors, play a few rounds of he said / she said or bridal shower beer-o…

bridal beero

via hitched salon

… and outdoors, there’s always room for a corn toss tournament! These custom corn toss boards are from By Folks.

custom cornhole game | via Beer Tasting Couples Shower http://emmalinebride.com/shower/beer-tasting-couples-shower/

via byfolks

… or croquet! Or beer pong on this giant table. Or a GIANT lifesize Jenga game, which is over 6 feet tall during play! Outdoor games are perfect for playing and sipping.

And finally, a few party favors or gifts for your wedding party are essential. Another idea: One of our favorite ideas? Beer koozies! These are from Rook Design Co.:

wedding day ipa koozie | via Beer Tasting Couples Shower http://emmalinebride.com/shower/beer-tasting-couples-shower/

by rook design co

What else would we add? Oh, these awesome button bottle openers, of course! We found them at Big Yellow Dog Designs:

rustic antler beer bottle openers | via Beer Tasting Couples Shower http://emmalinebride.com/shower/beer-tasting-couples-shower/

by big yellow dog designs

And these beer holsters for your groomsmen so they don’t, you know, have to carry their beer around. Just place in their holster and have two free hands for the corn toss tournament. By Rocky Mountain Holster.

leather beer holsters for groomsmen | via Beer Tasting Couples Shower http://emmalinebride.com/shower/beer-tasting-couples-shower/

by rocky mountain holster

by rocky mountain holster

Cute Wedding Favors for Kids

If you’re inviting children to your wedding, you’ll want to keep them entertained. You see, kids aren’t as jazzed about the music or the food or the ceremony. Or the speeches. They’re much more excited about the cake and the dance floor. And maybe even the favors, if there is a candy buffet involved. So, while they wait for said cake and dance moves and sugar overload, you can keep them happy with these fun bags that include games and fun treats inside.

Wedding Favors for Kids

wedding favor bags for kids
from mavora art & design

wedding favor bags for kids
from mavora art & design

wedding favor bags for kids
from mavora art & design

And if you’re wondering what age is best, these are recommended for kids age 4+ with adult supervision.

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You can see more details right here.

xo
-E.

Skeleton Key Escort Card Favors

What are you going to pick for escort cards? What about favors? Did you know you could combine your escort cards and favors into one? You can — and it’s a fantastic way to save time and money. Check out these skeleton key escort card favors we spotted here as one example. All you need to do is write the names of guests on the tags, hang or display on a table or a vintage hutch or dresser, and add a sign so guests know to take their key and find their seat. And if you’re wondering how these skeleton keys double as favors, it’s because they’re actually bottle openers — how neat is that? And you know how crazy I am over functional favors. Take a look at these charming skeleton key bottle openers and the pretty vintage tags that accompany them, below. They are from Trees of Lace.

Skeleton Key Escort Card Favors

Here are the keys…

skeleton key escort card favors | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/skeleton-key-escort-card-favors/

by trees of lace

And a stunning display…

skeleton key escort card favors | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/skeleton-key-escort-card-favors/

by trees of lace

skeleton key escort card favors | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/skeleton-key-escort-card-favors/

by trees of lace

You can find out more about these here.

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-E.

Giveaway: “Let Love Grow Wild” Flower Seed Favors

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Happy Wednesday, lovelies! It’s time to offer a brand new wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! This new giveaway is from Mother + Daughter Creations and they’re giving away a set of flower seed favors to one lucky reader! You saw our recent post on awesome plantable wedding invitations and favors, and now it’s time to win some of your own! You can win a set of twenty-five “Let Love Grow Wild” flower seed favors for your wedding or bridal shower. Need more? You can order as many as you need and get twenty-five of them for free. Read on for the details!

let love grow wild flower seed favors

Flower Seed Favors

These muslin bags have a beautiful, organic appearance! They make fantastic favors for a wedding, shower, or any other special event.

o Oatmeal in color, cotton bags
o Stamped using black archival ink – other colors available
o Measures 3×4
o Cotton drawstring
o Includes baggie of high quality wildflower seeds

let love grow wild flower seed favors

WHAT’S INSIDE

Mother + Daughter Creations uses an extremely high quality perennial wildflower mixture. They are 99.59% pure seed and 84% viable. The seeds are a combination of: Siberian Wallflower, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Blue Flax, Lupine, Purple Coneflower, Blanketflower, Sweet William, Shasta Daisy, Dwarf Columbine, Lavendar Hyssop, Dwarf Evening Primrose, Mexican Hat, New England Aster, English Daisy, Black Eyed Susan & Gloriosa Daisy.

Directions on how to plant are printed on an adhesive label and attached to the backs.

Win Flower Seed Favors!

o Enter between 4/8/15-4/14/15 (11:59pm EST).
o Prize: 25 Flower Seed Favors by Mother + Daughter Creations
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Shipping included to U.S. only
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $70 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
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