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Baby, it’s hot outside: but in a few short months, we’ll be changing our tune.
As winter brides prepare to tie the knot in November, December, January, or February, hot cocoa wedding favors will be a welcome — and warming — addition! I wish I knew of these for our wedding back in December, as a hot cocoa favor for Christmas weddings are a perfect way to bring the wintry season indoors.
I like my hot chocolate a la Leslie Knope: with lots and lots of whipped cream! :) Marshmallows are also a must-have. Do you like the mini marshmallows or the jumbo jet-puffed? Ah, decisions, decisions.
Let’s talk about your cool + custom hot cocoa favors bulk sized or smaller, depending on your guest list size.
Hot Cocoa Favors
For winter weddings, we’re seeing a trend toward handmade wedding favors, particularly affordable edible favors that guests can take home. And with coffee wedding bars being all the rage, we can only imagine the possibilities for a hot chocolate bar at your wedding — marshmallows, toppings, syrups, oh my! — and take-home hot cocoa favors for wedding guests.
When we spotted these hot cocoa wedding favors at Mavora, we knew it was the ultimate combination of DIY favors for winter weddings.
These hot cocoa favor bags from the shop are personalized with a cute pair of mugs “toasting”, your names, the words Better Together, and “cocoa and marshmallows” which go together just as well as you and your future spouse.
The bags are designed to hold your own hot cocoa mix of choice and your favorite mini marshmallows.
Here’s how to make hot cocoa wedding favors from start to finish, including everything you need.
DIY Hot Cocoa Favor
1.) Order your hot cocoa bags.
Since the favor bags do not include hot chocolate or marshmallows, you’ll need to source those, but they’re cheap and easy to find.
• Hot cocoa favor bags: Buy here
They look like this:
2.) Buy your favorite hot chocolate mix and marshmallows.
The bags do not include your hot chocolate mix and marshmallows, so you’ll need to buy it separately. If you have a local Costco or Sam’s Club membership, you can probably get a great deal on bulk hot cocoa before the winter season. Or you can buy hot cocoa in bulk here (packets with mini marshmallows) or canister.
You’ll need to buy it separately, with the options shown below.
• Hot cocoa mix: we recommend this bulk box of 30 cocoa and marshmallow packets or this bulk mix of cocoa and marshmallows
3.) Put it all together!
You can either place hot cocoa packets inside the favor bags and you’re all done!
— OR —
Personally, if I was making hot cocoa wedding favors, I’d want to put them together as early as possible to minimize my stress level. So, I would use the packets and place them inside the favor bags, since this ensures total freshness for a longer period of time.
If you go the other route by scooping into food-safe bags, though, I recommend doing no further than one week ahead of the wedding.
Hot Cocoa Favors DIY Cost
A commonly asked question about favors of all kinds is, how much is this going to cost? The good news is that hot cocoa favors DIY cost less than many other favors we’ve seen, yet they look so cute because they’re entirely personalized.
The price of your favor bags will vary depending on how many you purchase.
For an estimation:
– 100 bags are $125
– 120 bags are $150
You can get smaller quantites or larger quantities with pricing here.
The favor bags cost around 80 cents each.
The packets come out to about $0.16 each, so that’s a really low price all-together.
This hot cocoa favors DIY cost comes out to just around $1 each, give or take a bit with shipping costs.
Now you just need to display your favors!
Display Your Hot Chocolate Favors
Use a tiered tray.
One option is to display your favor bags on a tiered stand, like this cool rustic style:
A fruit stand you already have at home or you buy to use after the wedding also works! This one is available from here.
These would look great on a side table by a dessert bar or cake table, or even if you’re setting up a hot cocoa bar / wedding coffee bar!
Place favors at guest place settings.
And of course, favors like these always look sweet-as-can-be on each guest’s place setting for the tables.
That’s it: how to make hot cocoa wedding favors. Done and done.
Couldn’t be any easier, I swear! And I love a good diy project that doesn’t stress me out! :)
Where to Buy Hot Cocoa Favors Bulk
To buy hot cocoa favors bulk or indivudally, shop here.
TELL US: Are you making hot chocolate favor bags? Do you like these? Tell us in the comment box below!