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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gifts For Your Out of Town Guests

Usually this blog is about wedding favors but we all know that when you have guests coming in from out of town and out of state the quandry is what to put in their guest bags.  So if  you're having guests coming in from out of town for your wedding and are looking for something fun for them to do the night before while you're at your rehersal dinnerm here's a suggestion. Why not get them all tickets for a NBA game? has NBA event tickets for some great teams like the Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings and the Houston Rockets team.  Just click on the following links phoenix suns tickets, sacramento kings tickets.  or houston rockets tickets for a fast and easy way to make your purchases. 

Your guests are sure to have a great time at the game, it makes a great family bonding event to get both sides of the family to know each other. 

**The author has receieved compensation for writing this post. The thoughts/opinions are his/or her own.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pretty Wedding Favors Found!

Glassine bags are a perfect foil for your wedding favors.  You can make not only the stickers yourself but you can make the contents too.  Candy? Cookies? Your special recipe for granola? All these are easy DIY wedding favors that work well packaged in glassine bags.  The people at Pizzazzerie show these three great ideas for favors, but don't limit yourself.  Only your imagination (and good taste) are the limit for the use of these great under appreciated packaging materials.  Pizzazzerie has other ideas for you to use these versatile bags for too so visit their site and check them out.  Also they have links on where to purchase glassine bags online.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mia Bella's Personalized Candles for Your Guests

Favors for your wedding guests that are personalized but will be used! The candles have a wedding cake scent and they are made with Mia Bella's natural white wax formula.  There are four designs for labels that you can find on their site.  A nice change from those boring favors that some brides give their guests, these candles are sure to be taken home and used with fond memories of your wedding day.

Monday, May 30, 2011

DIY Wedding Favors by Twig and Thistle

"We Make The Perfect Pear" as seen on Twig and Thistle make the perfect wedding favor! This DIY project is so easy even I can do it with no errors! Find the directions for making these DIY wedding favors on the Twig and Thistle or purchase them from their Etsy store.  The toughest part is picking out the perfect fruit at your farmers market!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Just wanted to wish all my readers a Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy your cookouts or beach trips or the day at the pool. See you tomorrow! Nancy&Bill

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

DIY Pillow Boxes

I love pillow boxes and You Tube gives you a lot of options of DIY videos that are perfect for wedding or shower favors. This particular video is meant for Easter, but I think it works out perfectly for favors of any kind. Just change your paper and you change the celebration or color scheme. Don't forget to visit my DIY blog for another pillow box how to.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Gifts in Jar? Easy and Taste So Good!

(This in Kristan's (of Confessions of A Cookbook Queen) Great Photo! And using those disposable spoons and twine and recyclable jars are just more reasons to recommend this for Eco-friendly brides!)

Desserts in a jar...hmmm...not messy, easy to transport, show off your creativity, yes I think that all adds up to a great idea for a wedding sweet table or wedding favor for the DIY bride. I've seen many versions of these on the web but the one that makes my mouth water is by Kristan at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. (use that link to find this recipe (with yet more photos as well as the exact recipe) and other creative ideas Kristan offers her readers on a regular basis!) Check out other recipes for cupcakes in a jar as well!

Also don't forget you could use peppermint flavoring with some red food coloring for a wedding with a pink theme. It's all in the details ladies!

Think how much your guests will enjoy both the taste and presentation of this well thought out gift from you and your new spouse. Now head over to Kristan's blog for more great ideas to make your mouth water!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hot Chocolate To Go -- Handmade Projects For Your Wedding

These are so simple. Buy the jars and sterilize them. Let dry overnight so they are all the way dry. Fill with high quality cocoa mix and seal. Add decorations by using a ribbon in your bridal colors or in brown to accent the cocoa, and add a snowflake punch or if you are having a spring/summer wedding try butterflies etc. (see your craft store for assorted punches). Add a jewel in the center for a little bling. This is so easy! Done in two days, and one of those days is the one you spend sterilizing the jars.

Shower Favors that Look Yummy!

(photo credit: Wedding Paper Divas)

Look closely. Then look again! These "cakes" are actually tea towel cakes. They look like delicious treats to eat but are actually soft hand towels to use as favors for your guests.  They are 100% cotton towels made to look like real pastries.  Great for shower gifts! Available from Wedding Paper Divas if you're looking for a cute idea for shower favors.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Green Gifts For Your Guests

Grasshopper Pie Fudge From

Looking for a minty gift for your guests at your wedding? Try this wonderful combination of mint and chocolate cookie crust at  Every order is wrapped and ready for gift-giving! If you'd like to include a personal note to your gift recipient, just leave instructions at checkout and it's done for you! This fudge contains white chocolate and Creme de Menthe flavoring with an Oreo cookie crust.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  These are perfect for the bride looking for something different or for a bride getting married on St. Patrick's Day.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Photo Candy Bars

Photo Candy Bars from Kiss the Groom Web Site

Consider covering your full size candy bars as wedding favors covered with photos from the life of the bride and groom. This sweet idea is perfect for favors and will add a new dimension to wedding decor as you spread them out on a table. A different way to show the life of the bride and groom, use it instead of a slide show.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sequin Favor Bags

Looking for a wedding favor idea that glitters? Try these sequin favor bags from  Add some chocolates, colorful candies, lavender, flower petals, soaps, seashells, or any little gift.  Bags come in an assortment of colors.  You can mix and match them to accent your wedding colors. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Since I'm Thinking of Fans...

Photos courtesy of: Aero Home at:

This elegant variety of fans are perfect to use as favors for guests or to have your bridesmaids carry instead of flowers. 

These fans take the ho-hum everyday fan to the extraordinary.  Made of bamboo and a variety of papers they're sure to make your wedding unique and elegant.  Other designs are available on the Aero web site.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cool Wedding Favors

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Having a late spring or summer wedding? Consider providing your guests with these lovely silk wedding fans. As you walk down the aisle you'll feel the cool breeze from these beautiful silk wedding fans. Fans are not just a pretty accessory but they are also a practical one when your wedding day can go from mild and sunny to hot and humid in a short time. These fans are great additions for weddings with Asian/oriental themes or a southern theme. You an also add them at your reception as a wedding favor especially if you're having an outdoor wedding. Another option is to use them with a flower attached for your bridesmaids to carry. Practical and pretty, what more can you ask?