Food and sweets are a wedding favor favorite for good reason — unlike random trinkets, food is a gift your guests will actually enjoy. But even if you have your heart set on a yummy flavor, you can’t necessarily hand out your favorite dessert. After all, it’s pretty much impossible to give out ice cream or fondue as a favor. Instead, stick with these easy-to-package treats.
1. Peanut butter, jelly, honey or a mini-pie in a jar.
Anything packaged in a jar makes a great favor for a few reasons. First, it’s super easy to dress up a jar and make it match your wedding style. Secondly, if you use an actual canning jar, whatever’s inside will stay fresh for a while — which means you can assemble the favors well before the big day.
2. Rice Krispie treats.
How cute are these heart-shaped treats? Rice Krispie treats are easy to make if you’re going the DIY route. However, if you’re having a baker make them, they’re also a great inexpensive option. Plus, you can shape them however you like — hearts are a classic option. Or, you can opt for you and your S.O.’s initials.
3. A candy bar.
Candy bars do double duty: They’re a form of quick entertainment at your reception, giving guests something to do between courses or while taking a dancing break. Plus, if you give guests a bag to hold their candy, you’ve got favors, too! We love the idea of picking candy to match your color scheme — then it even serves as a decoration.
4. Pre-packaged s’mores.
A totally assembled s’more would be a major mess on your favor table, but packaging all the ingredients is a fun option for a summer reception. Bonus points if you have a bonfire at your bash, so guests can get to toasting marshmallows right away.
For a super trendy and super cute option, package up a few macarons in a small box. You can even pick colors to match your wedding palette. These cookies can get a little pricey, so you might want to save this idea for a bridal shower or a smaller event.
6. Mini bottles of liquor.
Champagne, whiskey, wine… the party doesn’t have to stop when the reception ends! Send guests off with a little extra dose of fun — although we can’t promise people will save these favors for after the big day.
–By Kristin Doherty
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