Contributed by Katie Tejada
Your Guests Will Say ‘Yumm’ when you decide to give them baked goods as favours. Deciding what you and your beloved will give your guests as wedding favors is only half of the fun, though. The other half is deciding how to display them! When it comes to baked goods, you need a grease-resistant, strong, attractive, and affordable container. Check out these unique ideas for packaging your edible wedding favors.
SMALL VINTAGE DISHES
Serving dishes are a unique gift-wrapping option for almost any baked good, but especially for savory puddings. Choose crystal glasses or porcelain bowls and fill them with your treat, then pull cellophane over the top and close it with a price of string or ribbon. This will be even more fun if you shop at local antique stores and get different styles and finishes.
- Chocolate mousse
- Molten cake
- Apple crumble
- Bread pudding
- Rice pudding
You can personalize the dishes with each guest’s name or with a piece of ribbon to match your color scheme. If you need help choosing your wedding color palette, we can help with that as well! Just browse our blog for some of our favorite trending shades.
ECO-FRIENDLY PASTRY BOXES
Kraft boxes are a trendy, affordable way to package party favors—and they are fully recyclable! Available in white or brown to fit the design with your theme, these parcels feature a handy viewing window that allows guests a peek at the treat inside. These boxes to go are perfect for Cookies, Biscotti, Brownies, Mini Cupcakes, and Cheesecakes.
If you’re planning on sending home a slice of wedding cake with each guest, you might prefer a cake-slice-shaped box. Your friends and family are sure to love drooling over their slices through the viewing window until they get home!
If you want a really unique wedding favor, consider presenting your snack-sized delights in portable pop-like style. Choose bamboo sticks that are fully biodegradable and are the perfect way to present:
- Mini chocolate-covered caramel apples
- Mini cinnamon rolls
- Mini donuts dusted with powdered sugar
- Turkish delights
You can save yourself some extra work by presenting these in small cupcake papers or sticking them out of a display stand. Done!
Colorful bee’s wrap is one of the newest innovations on the packaging scene and is a fantastic alternative to plastic wrap. This eco-friendly, malleable cloth is made from beeswax, organic cotton, jojoba oil, and tree resin. To wrap a piece of cake or sweet dessert slice, simply warm the wrap in your hands, fold it around the slice to seal, and allow it to cool. Once cool, the wrap will hold its shape until opened.
While this is the most expensive of the four ideas, it is also a gift that your guests will be able to wash and use again and again.
HAVE FUN WITH YOUR CAKE DISPLAY
The way you present your wedding cake can also have a big impact on the ambiance of your reception. Simply decorating each tier with berries and flowers, and adding some accent lighting, can go a long way towards making the cake display pop.
REMEMBER GIFTS FOR YOUR BRIDAL PARTY!
When planning favors for your guests, remember to buy a special gift for members of the bridal party too. Jewelry can make a wonderful bridesmaid gift that the ladies will treasure forever and easily customized for that personal touch.
Author Bio: Katie Tejada is a writer, editor, and fan of the eco-friendly who works with companies like Bio and Chic. She is a former HR professional who, in addition to writing about the latest developments in business communication, recruiting, and CRM solutions, covers trends in event planning and weddings.