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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

18 Fun (& Easy!) Hot Pink and Black Bachelorette Party Ideas

Are you wondering how to plan an amazing bachelorette party but you have no idea where to start? Let us help! Today we’re sharing some amazing ideas for a hot pink and black bachelorette party the bride will absolutely love. There are just a few quick pointers to get you started and then it’s on to the inspiration! Ready to begin? Let’s go!

last fling before the ring bachelorette party prop by Liddabits | fun bachelorette party ideas |

by liddabits

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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!


35 Best Ideas for Succulents in Weddings

Hi, lovelies! Emma here and I’m crazy in love with succulents, especially lately. Aside from my front porch project involving succulents and planter boxes, I’ve been researching these pretties ever since I spotted these. My thumbs finally turned green this weekend (my hydrangeas are winning and my roses are alive and well, thank goodness), I really appreciate how hardy succulents are. Succulents require very little care, so even if you send favors home with guests and they aren’t great gardeners, you can rest assured they’ll still thrive. Plus, you won’t have to worry about succulents wilting through a hot humid wedding reception: they look great all the time!

To inspire you, we’re sharing thirty-five creative succulent wedding ideas. These finds are from all around the web, ranging from bouquets to boutonnieres to wedding decor — even invitations. We’ve found a mix of Real Wedding ideas along with handmade wedding finds. Check them out below along with helpful tips on where to buy succulents for DIY projects. Enjoy!

Creative Wedding Succulent Ideas

1. These bouquets

Succulent Wedding Bouquets, photo: vicki grafton | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

succulent bouquets: intrigue designs, photo: vicki grafton photography via style me pretty

2. This wedding cake with flowers and succulents

Succulent Wedding Cake, photo: vicki grafton | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

succulents: intrigue designs, cake: fionas cakes, photo: vicki grafton photography

3. This succulent cake topper made of clay

Succulent Wedding Cake Topper | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

topper: parsi

4. This dark succulent boutonniere

Dark succulent boutonniere for the groom | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

by jenna leslye designs

5. This cute potted succulent used as a place card

Succulent Place Card | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

via style me pretty, photo: coralie photography

6. Or these succulents in gold pots used as escort cards

Succulent Escort Cards in Gold Pots, photo by rebecca arthurs | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

photo: rebecca arthurs

7. This heart succulent centerpiece

Succulent Wedding Centerpiece in Heart Shape | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |
by fleurie gifts

8. These (edible, sugary) succulents atop cupcakes

Sugar succulent cupcake decor | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

sugar succulents by sugar and stripes co.

9. This mini succulent boutonniere

mini succulent boutonniere | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

by jenna leslye designs

10. This faux succulent wedding bouquet

It lasts forever.

faux succulent wedding bouquet | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |
succulent wedding bouquet by fleurdunord

11. This succulent table runner

succulent table runner | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

12. This succulent and craspedia bouquet

Succulent and Craspedia Wedding Bouquet | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

photo: clayton austin

13. Use these succulent garden books as centerpieces

Succulent Garden Book | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

by a little art and alchemy

Modern Air Plant Wedding Decor

I love when wedding decor can be re-used as home decor. Loooove it. So when I (Emma here!) spotted these modern hanging air plant holders over at Handmade Sam Made, I couldn’t resist sharing their geometric awesomeness with you. But first, what is an air plant, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you!

What is an Air Plant?

These is an air plant? Here’s what it looks like:

Air Plant Wedding Decor |

by handmade sam made

An air plant — aka Tillandsia, if you want to get technical — is a sometimes rootless tropical plant with grasslike leaves, according to Google. Water and airborne nutrients are absorbed through its leaves.

Air Plant Wedding Decor

An air plant makes an exceptionally lovely flower alternative for wedding decor, especially for a modern wedding because it offers a minimalist look (similar to the succulent). If you want to decorate your wedding with air plants, we recommend using them as centerpieces, like so:

Air Plant Wedding Decor |

by handmade sam made

Air Plant Wedding Decor |

by handmade sam made

Or in a vase:

Air Plant Wedding Decor |

by handmade sam made

Another way to use air plants as decor is to hang them, whether from trees, rafters, or displayed on a back wall as a sconce or plant holder. These brass Himmeli designs are some of the prettiest I’ve seen yet…

Giveaway: Win a $50 Gift Certificate!

Happy Monday, loves! We are kicking off the new week with a giveaway from My Little Chickadee Creations! You’ve seen their work featured at EB before, like when we talked about these just last week. This shop offers handmade coasters, trivets, ornaments, and magnet favors. This week, you could win $50 to spend on anything your little heart desires! Use it towards your favors, gifts for your wedding party, or even a gift for your new home. This shop is fantastic because there’s something for everyone: you’ll find a design that perfectly suits your bohemian, rustic, seasonal, nautical, beach, or modern themed wedding (including others). Plus, custom designs are welcome — and you know we love that! Here are some ideas on what you can get with your gift certificate, along with the full details + entry form below. Good luck!

nautical anchor coasters big

sailboat coasters

If I had to choose, I’d pick a set of four coasters, like these pine trees. They match this painting that Andrew and I have — and most of our decor is nature-inspired.

pine tree coasters

Or these really cute bicycle built for two coasters. I can’t wait to get some serious bike riding in this summer.

bike coasters

What would you pick if YOU won the $50 gift certificate?

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 5/4/15-5/10/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to My Little Chickadee Creations
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Winner pays shipping on products purchased with gift certificate
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $50 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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