Wedding Favors and Games – Make Your Wedding Fun!

Wedding favors and games, a sure fire way to make your wedding FUN!  Think you’ve seen the latest favors and games out there?  Think again.  Someone is constantly thinking of new ways to wow you and make you smile.  Weddings are a never ending cycle of “the moment”.

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The latest craze is fun, not particularly expensive, favors and innovative games.  Love the scratchers above.  I’m not sure how they work, but I’m guessing certain phrases scratched off the cards win prizes.  We used lotto scratchers as favors at one of my daughter’s weddings, and they were a HUGE hit.

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What about the bride/groom quiz jar above?  This could double as a game AND a centerpiece.  My vision is that the whole table collaborates on the jar quiz and then receives a prize if they win. I think it would have to be a self-correcting quiz for time efficiency.  Perhaps the winning table gets to go first in the buffet line?

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One must be committed, AND have room for the game above.  Love the idea, though.  I’m not sure what’s all involved in the construction of this unit, but it seems pretty involved.

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Love, LOVE the favor above! I imagine it’s more of a bridal shower favor, than a wedding reception favor, but it sure is cute.  While I’m sure it would take some time to assemble, I can’t believe it’s TOO labor intensive.

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Like the cookies above, but aren’t the best baker?  Never fear!  You can order a customized version on-line!  Just click on the link above if interested.  This could go either way, a great favor for either a bridal shower OR a wedding reception.

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I actually laughed out loud when I saw the above photo, a pamphlet designed to entertain waiting wedding ceremony guests.  Not sure what’s inside, but click on the link for some clues.  And you can always create your own, personalized funny sheet.

Have fun with your wedding!

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DIY Wedding Favors

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Make cute DIY Wedding Favors, and you may feel like this!  (The three lovely bridesmaids above are three of my four daughters, left to right, Julia, Tess and with her back to us, Maggie).  Even though ‘Money Saving Tips’ recommend the bride ‘do away with wedding guest favors’, most guests expect them.  Guest Favors can really eat away at your budget…unless you come upon an economical idea.  I have posted preciously about some viable options, click on the following links if you are interested in reading more…. Wedding Favors With Heart, Wedding Favors, New Ideas, New Wave Of Wedding Favors, Wedding Favors – Wow!

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If my photos are sideways to laptop users, my apologies.  They should be upright for mobil/tablet users.  Sometimes I have these issues with my mobil photos.  🙁

I came across the cutest project over the holidays.  My cousin, Kim, cook, baker, and crafter extraordinaire, made them for her granddaughters’ teachers’ Holiday Baskets.  As a side note… get this — she made 67 baskets this year!  Yes.  You read correctly…sixty seven baskets!  Each basket, among other things, contained 4 DOZEN homemade cookies, homemade jam, and one of these reusable coffee cups with a Starbucks gift card inside.  But the ‘piece de resistance’, is the home crafted coffee cup cozie.  Yes, she made each and every one of them.  They are composed of pre-quilted fabric and are attached by the cute button shown.

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Each is reversible, as long as you don’t mind the button being on the inside — I don’t!  🙂  I chose the lavender themed fabric, but she had many to choose from.  I think this would make an adorable wedding favor, especially if you had a fall or winter wedding.

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Just think…you could serve hot chocolate or hot spiced cider in the cups, (Starbuck’s gift card optional), and then the guests could keep the cozy.  Saving the cup could also be optional.

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Some coffee establishments offer a nominal discount on their coffee if the customer brings his/her own cup.  Another plus!

If you’d like to visit my cousin’s cooking blog, (you can start the New Year right with some great low calorie recipes), click on the link: Kim’s blog  Happy New Year!

Wedding Favors New Ideas

 

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It’s time for another installment of ” Wedding Favors New Ideas !”  Wedding favors would be the last place I would spend my budgeted money, but if your funds allow, here are some great ideas.

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I have long been a fan of the consumable wedding favor.  You enjoy it at the time, and then…it’s gone.  We all have cluttered lives, at lease I do any way, and who wants to add more?  These cookies above look delectable, and I bet the wedding had a nautical theme.

Photo: Gemma & Andrew Ingalls

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Desire something a little longer lasting?  Then this sachet is for you!  Not only will it make your guests’ drawers smell nice, it won’t take up much room.

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Photo: Marion Heurteboust

The spoon above is an adorable keepsake, but I bet it didn’t come cheap, and would be another item to clutter your drawers…

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Another consumable!  I love this hot cocoa and smores idea.  You guests could have an entire dessert one night…on you!  I’m sure they would reminisce fondly of the wonderful time they had at your wedding.

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Bread and Jam. Photo: Kate Harrison

Of all the favors in this post, I think the jam and bread one is my favorite.  And the wedding couple even personalized it by stamping their names and wedding date on the bread bag!  You could even cut the cost if you knew someone with culinary talent, like my cousin Kim, who is a FANTASTIC COOK!  If you’d like some great recipes, just click on the link and you’ll be directed to her blog.  Kim’s Blog

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Delicious biscotti’s. Photo: Wildflowers Photography

Another treat for your guest to enjoy post wedding: biscotti!  I personally would love to partake of such a sweet the morning after the wedding.

If you’d like to read the whole article from where much of this info was gleaned, click on the link.  modwedding.com

 

New Wave of Wedding Favors

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As my daughter, Kathleen and her fiancé, Tyler’s wedding approaches, my mind is on wedding favors.  Although we have chosen our guest favors, I am always on the look-out for a ‘ New Wave of Wedding Favors ‘.  Who knows, I just might stumble upon something unique…

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I think it’s aways a good idea to have a consumable for your departing guests.  I think I’ve spoken to this theme before.  I must feel strongly about it.  Really, how many tokens from other people’s wedding can you store?  Give your guests something to eat, they’re happy, (at least I would be…). and it’s ‘one and done.’

 

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Love the top photo with the decorated cookies.  I have an inkling that they taste as good as they look, which isn’t always the case.  And the ‘pie-pops’ in the next pic…yum!  I think these just may be my favorite favor on this post!  What a darling idea.  Maybe you want to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate after the wedding.  Then the next favor is for you!  Not only would it be a delicious treat post-wedding reception, but it’s pretty, which is a big factor in your gift-giving selections.  Yes, you want your guest favors to taste good, and/or be functional, but optimally, it’s all about the look.  You want ‘all things pretty at your wedding’.

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Which brings us to the last two favors, which are beautiful.  I love the flowers.  Imagine, a posy for each guest.  Something to remember your special day for a week or so, and then, no worries about ‘what do I do with it?!?  Or how about the rock candy below?  You could choose either an assortment of colors for your guests’ selection, or a single color to match your theme…But then…how can you go wrong when you are giving someone a gift? 🙂new-wedding-favor-ideas-009

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