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DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

We’re always looking for cute, inspiring ways to make your wedding reception awesome. Case in point? This diy mojito in a jar we spotted over at Company Forty Two. I loved these right away, so I knew you’d probably want to see them, too. I always see the traditional mason jars, but rarely do people use these quilted jelly jars nearly enough. And I don’t know why because they’re so insanely cute.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Plus, they’re a smaller size which makes it easier for filling at drink dispensers.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

These custom drink stirrers from Company Forty Two are the finishing touch to a perfect mojito in a jar. And don’t forget those mint leaves + lime wedges as garnish.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Pin this for summer, lovelies: this is one cold drink that will be hot in the spring and summer wedding season.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Mojito in a Jar » Recipe

Here’s an excellent big-batch mojito recipe we found for you from Chow. It yields 20 servings, which is perfect for putting in one of these.

yields 20 servings

You’ll need…

♥ 8 oz. jelly jars

For the base:

♥ 1 cup granulated sugar
♥ 1 cup water
♥ 1 (4-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater (about 1/3 cup packed)
♥ 2 cups tightly packed fresh mint leaves (from about 2 bunches)
♥ 1 (750-milliliter) bottle white rum
♥ 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 18 medium limes)

To serve:

♥ Ice
♥ 2 1/4 cups club soda, chilled
♥ 12 fresh mint sprigs

Make up a batch!

For the base:

1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water, and ginger to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the mint leaves, stir to combine, and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

2. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a 1-1/2- to 2-quart container and strain the syrup, discarding the solids. Add the rum and lime juice and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

To serve:

1. For 1 drink, fill an 8-oz jar with ice. Add 1/2 cup of the Mojito base, top with 3 tablespoons of the club soda, and stir to combine. Garnish with a mint sprig.

YUM.

♥ | ♥ | ♥

If you’re a mojito maven + plan to whip up these for dinner parties on the regular, add this to your registry. It even comes with a muddler!

(Don’t forget to grab the drink stirrers here!)

xo
Emma

Mason Jars with Handles? – Ask Emmaline

We received this Ask Emmaline question from Britney yesterday and it’s a good one! She asks, “I am looking for mason jars with handles and lids for a decent price. I have had no luck and I am starting to worry I wont find any. Also, do you have any ideas or any way to cover the mason jar before the guests get to their drinks?” Fantastic question! With mason jar drinking glasses being so popular at weddings, we’ve had numerous requests from brides-to-be asking where to buy them. And, keeping those mason jars covered before guests grab them for drinking is an important detail to note. Read on to see our response…

Mason Jars with Handles

left: photo by megan thiele, right: via pinterest

Mason Jars with Handles

Where to Buy

Our go-to for mason jars with handles is either Libbey (in this county fair design or smooth jar design.

Mason Jars with Handles - county fair design

by libbey

Mason Jars with Handles - smooth design

by libbey

How to Keep ‘Em Covered

If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you’ll want to keep the mason jars covered until guests are ready to drink from them. You can do one of two things:

1. Add a Lid

A lid can keep your mason jar clear of debris. Try a daisy lid, which has small openings (but will lessen the chance of anything getting in).

pewter daisy lid for mason jars with handles

via pieces to party

A daisy lid also has a hole in the center — perfect for adding your favorite drinking straws!

colorful striped drinking straws

bella cupcake couture

2. Place them top-down

If you want to save money on lids, skip them altogether! Instead, place the mason jars with the top face-down on your drink table. This will keep jars clean and ready for filling up at the bar!

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We hope our advice helped! If you have any additional questions about mason jars as drinking glasses, just let us know. (Start a discussion with a comment below or submit an Ask Emmaline question of your own!) We’re sort of experts on the topic after being such huge fans of them for so long! I even use one at home for iced coffee. :)

xo
-E.

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50 Most Creative Bridal Shower Favors

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Hello, loves! We’ve talked about wedding favors, but have you thought about bridal shower favors yet? If you’re planning a bridal shower, you’ll want to pick out a favor to say thank you to guests. If you’re a Maid of Honor, Mom, Bridesmaid, or friend planning a bridal shower for a bride-to-be, you’ll want to bookmark this post for future reference! We’ve scoured the web to find fifty of the most creative bridal shower favors to inspire your memorable event. And, this isn’t just any old list: each hand-picked favor is one we know your guests will actually enjoy. If you’re spending money on favors, you might as well buy favors guests will enjoy, right? That’s what we think, too! Read on to see which bridal shower favors made the list (note: favors listed in random order; each favor is equally amazing). Also, keep in mind that many of these favors are applicable as wedding favors, too. Enjoy!

Bridal Shower Favors

1. Custom Lip Balm

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: bridal shower lip balm favor (by gcd spa)

by gcd spa

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: bridal shower lip balm favors (by gcd spa)

by gcd spa

2. Measuring Spoons

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: measuring spoons bridal shower favors

by kate aspen

3. Macron Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: macaron bridal shower favors (by le bonbon)

by le bonbon la

4. Wedding Dress Cookies

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: wedding dress cookies (by the wedding cookie shoppe)

by the wedding cookie shoppe

5. Wildflower Seed Packets

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: love blooms wildflower seed packets bridal shower favors (by fairyland bazaar)

by fairyland bazaar

6. Wrapped Soap Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: wrapped soap favors (by swamp angel soap)

by swamp angel soap

7. Candy Favor Bags

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: candy favor bags (by mavora art and design)

by mavora art and design

8. Soy Candles

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: soy candle favors (by lulu sugar)

by lulu sugar

9. Soap Favors in Muslin Bags

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: soap favors bridal shower muslin favor bags (by psj boutique)

by psj boutique

10. Sweet Tea Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: sweet tea bridal shower favors (by the treasury paper and gift)

by the treasury paper and gift

11. Cupcake Mix in a Box

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cupcake mix (by cupcake mix favors)

by cupcake mix favors

12. Swish Coffee Cup + Beans Favor

diy coffee cup favors

we made these! see the DIY here

13. Wedding Cake Flavored Rim Sugar

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: wedding cake flavored rim sugar (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

14. Wine Glass Charm Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: bridal shower wine glass charm favors (by convertible girl shop)

by convertible girl shop

15. Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: organic dark chocolate covered almonds (by apropos roasters)

by apropos roasters

16. Heart Shaped Ring Dish Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: heart ring dish favors (by darrielle's clay art)

by darrielle’s clay art

17. Cocktail Drink Sugar Cube Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cocktail drink sugar cube bridal shower favors (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

18. Bridal Shower Cake Pops

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: bridal shower cake pops (by kylie's cake pops)

by kylie’s cake pops

19. Bride and Groom Pretzel Rod Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: bridal shower pretzel rod favors (by plaine old jane)

by plain olde jane

20. Lavender Sachet Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: little dress sachets (by lil oak tree)

by lil oak tree

21. Heart Magnet Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: heart magnet bridal shower favors (by handy happy hearts)

by handy happy hearts

22. Fabric Favor Wrap

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: favor sachets (by decor by wildflower)

by decor by wildflower

23. Plantable Seed Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: plantable seed favors (by recycled ideas)

by recycled ideas

24. Honey in a Jar Bridal Shower Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: honey bridal shower favors (by holy honey)

by holy honey

25. Candy Stick Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: candy stick bridal shower favors (by hello sugar)

by hello, sugar

26. Caramel Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: here comes the bride caramel favors (by the caramel jar)

by the caramel jar

27. Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate covered espresso bean favors (by apropos roasters)

by apropos roasters

28. Candy Buttons

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: candy buttons favors (by andie's specialty sweets)

by andie’s specialty sweets

29. Whisk Bridal Shower Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: whisk bridal shower favor

by kate aspen

30. Cotton Candy Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cotton candy bridal shower favors

by sweetopia cotton candy

31. Love Bird Wine Bottle Stopper

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: love bird wine bottle stopper favor

by weddingstar

32. Succulent Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: succulent bridal shower favors

by jiimz

33. Daisy Seed Packets

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: daisy seed packets bridal shower (by white tulip boutique)

by white tulip boutique

34. S’mores in a Jar

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: smores in a jar (by tookies)

by tookies

35. Nail Polish Favor Tags

Just add these tags to a favorite polish… like this!

nail polish favors favor tags (by print smitten)

tags by print smitten

36. Margarita Salt Favor in a Tin

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: margarita salt favor (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

37. Pocket Mirror Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: pocket mirror bridal shower favors (by gami works)

by gamiworks

38. Sugar Scrub Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: sugar scrub bridal shower favor (by lulu sugar)

by lulu sugar

39. Flavored Lollipop Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: flavored lollipop favors (by this charming candy)

by this charming candy

40. Air Plant Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: sea urchin air plant favors (by air plant shop)

by air plant shop

41. Cinnamon Honey Favors

cinnamon honey favors

by honey tea thyme

42. Mini Planter Pots

Just add air plants or succulents!

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: mini planter pots (by redstone works)

by redwood stoneworks

43. Flavored Sugar Bottles

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: flavored sugar bottles (by trio3)

by trio3

44. Chocolate Marshmallows

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate marshmallows (by whimsy and spice)

by whimsy and spice

45. Hot Apple Cider Favor Bag

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: hot apple cider favor bag (by favor bag lady)

by favor bag lady

46. Chocolate Favor Bars

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate favor bars (by cocoa and honey)

by cocoa and honey

47. Cake Batter Body Butter

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: body butter (by bungalow bath and body)

by bungalow bath and body

48. Cinnamon Bun Flavored Cake in a Jar

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cake in a jar (by tookies)

by tookies

49. Wish Bracelet

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: wish bracelet (by made by dina)

by made by dina

50. Gourmet Popcorn Seasoning

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: gourmet popcorn seasoning (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

Happy Planning!


-E.

Tell us: which of these bridal shower favors is your favorite? Please share your comment below!

7 Mason Jar Mistakes to Avoid

Hello, loves! Happy Thursday! If you love mason jars – particularly as mason jars with handles for drinking glasses – you won’t want to miss this post. As sweet as these little jars can be, there are a few mason jar mistakes you’ll want to avoid at your wedding. To help, we’ve compiled a list of seven mason jar mistakes to avoid as you plan your perfect day. Read on to find out more…

7 Mason Jar Mistakes to Avoid (by Emmaline Bride) #wedding

7 Mason Jar Mistakes to Avoid

Mistake #1: Not ordering in bulk.

If you’re not ordering in bulk, you’re throwing money out the window! Mason jars are one of the easiest things to order in bulk, thanks to places that ship online straight to your door. My favorite place to buy ’em is from Amazon, which offers several sizes straight to your doorstep. You don’t even need to leave your home. What could be easier? Oh – and, since we’re asked by brides-to-be quite often, you can find mason jars with handles here. They’re pretty inexpensive, too!

Mistake #2: No decorative touch.

A mason jar looks so much prettier with a decorative touch! Wrap in twine and lace or add a tag. You can turn a mason jar centerpiece (with flowers) into a nighttime lantern by removing the flowers and adding an LED battery. Or, if you want to use the jars as an escort card + drinking glass in one, just add a tag with a name and table assignment.

Mistake #3: Ordering the wrong size jar.

If you’re offering mason jars as drinking glasses, one HUGE mistake is to order the wrong size. Too small, and guests will have to refill constantly. Too big and, well, guests will be pretty toasted. Find the happy middle with pint sized mason jars. As a guide, use quart size for vases, pint for drinks, and jelly jars (4 oz.) for favors. Here’s an example of a quart sized jar-turned-vase for reference…

quart sized mason jar vase

by joblake

Mistake #4: Forgetting a sign.

Most guests aren’t obsessively reading wedding blogs for months leading up to the big day, so the whole mason jar craze might not phase them. Make it obvious that the mason jars are used as drinking glasses by adding a simple sign, inviting guests to take one, fill with a drink, and enjoy. And, most of all, take home. Otherwise, you’ll have 100+ mason jars left over at the end of the night. If you are offering homemade jam or honey in jars as favors, you’ll also want to add a sign telling guests to ‘take one home’.

This mason jar sign by CharlieShake is one fun solution!

mason jar sign

Mistake #5: Too far from bar.

Akin to #3, placing your mason jars near the bar is another way to encourage guests to use them as such. The best way to do so is to use glass drink dispensers (stacking dispensers will save you room!) labeled with a beverage and placed alongside your lovely mason jars.

Mistake #6: No straws for apprehensive sippers.

Let’s be honest. Most people don’t like drinking out of an awkward mason jar with its awkward glass ridges. Go one step further to delight your guests AND add a decorative touch with straws. Striped straws or polka dotted straws are just a few ways to up the fun factor. You can also turn yours into a tumbler with a lid and a re-usable straws, like this super fun tumbler spotted at Unuseless Goods.

mason jar tumbler

this funny guy in the corner cracks me up ^

Mistake #7: Forgetting additional glassware.

Your great uncle or grandfather might prefer scotch on the rocks, sans mason jar. Be sure to have some additional glassware at your bar just in case. ;)

*TIP: Have special Mr. and Mrs. mason jar glasses for the two of you! These are by Poppy and Pearl Co..

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How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns

Ever wondered how to make hanging mason jar lanterns? Want to light up your reception space with jar lanterns but you aren’t sure how to make them secure enough for hanging? Today, we’re showing you the easiest way to make hanging mason jar lanterns on how to make hanging mason jar lanterns that are both secure and easy to DIY… and all it takes is a few simple supplies! Read on to find out more…

hanging mason jar lantern

How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns

To make hanging mason jar lanterns, you’ll need the following:

mason jars (preferably with 2.25″ opening) which can be bought at a local grocery store or here

mason jar lantern kits (by midwest finds) – 3 sets for $10

long burning votive candles OR LED votives

– vase filler: consider sand, water beads, colorful ice rock gems, seashells, or clear ice gems

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Steps

1. Secure wire lantern kit + chain to top of jar
2. Fill 1/3 of jar with vase filler of your choice
3. Place candle on top of vase filler
4. Hang lantern at wedding reception or line pathways to light up the night

EB TIP: If your budget allows, make extra jars (non-hanging) as lanterns and add tags to give away as wedding favors. Guests will love ’em!

Alternate: Day to Night Decor

Fill with water + add flowers of your choice during the day; at night, add a floating candle to the water.

hanging mason jar lantern

hanging mason jar lantern

hanging mason jar lantern

(Pssst. If you’re using as a vase, read how to arrange flower like a pro here!)

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Happy Planning!


-E.

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DIY Apothecary Bottles for Bridesmaids

Happy Wednesday! We’re helping you cross ‘awesome bridesmaid gift’ off your wedding to do list with these oh-so-sweet, ultra-girly DIY apothecary bottles from Formal Fringe. The tutorial – which includes a free printable! – uses clear glass bottles (from Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or other local craft store), transfer labels, and decorative drawer pulls – my latest obsession. I recently visited Hobby Lobby and discovered an entire aisle dedicated to drawer pulls and decorative knobs; I’m in love. In this tutorial, Taryn adds water and a splash of red food coloring to give the decorative bottles a pink effect. As an alternative, we think it would be fun to add your favorite pink bubble bath. Wrap up the bottle in a pretty ribbon, attach a luxurious loofah, and gift to bridesmaids as a spa-inspired gift. You could also add a few drops of essential oil as a chic tabletop fragrance diffuser. Read on to see more…

diy apothecary bottles

images by formal fringe

diy apothecary bottles

images by formal fringe

For the full DIY tutorial + printable, head over to Formal Fringe. I love this idea: I’ll be making one as a gift soon!

Happy Planning!


-E.

all photos above via formal fringe

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Smores in a Jar

Just when you thought you had seen all of the possible desserts-in-a-jar combinations, a fun idea comes along to make you smile. These incredible smores in a jar cakes will delight guests of all ages and they are easy-to-DIY (get the full how-to scoop here). I’m not sure if I love this because a) it is a genius idea, b) it is less messy to eat than a traditional smore, or c) last weekend I did tons of camping and bonfire-ing, consuming yummy s’mores along the way. OK, all of the above! This yummy cake in a jar will make a unique wedding favor your guests will always remember (+ immediately enjoy!).

smores in a jar
smores in a jar
smores in a jar

YUM. Ooey, gooey, and chock-full of chocolate goodness. My favorite!

via pinterest // original source + images from how sweet it is

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.