Mocha, Anyone?

 

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I was looking around pinterest the other day, and ran across this DIY Martha Stewart favor idea.  Somethingturquoise.com gives a nice ingredient list and step by step instructions. This is an adorable, idea, and best of all, it’s consumable.  I think the best favor ideas are those that the guests can eat or use and then…they’re gone.  Who really wants to keep an item from someone else’s wedding?  I read once where the bride and groom gifted their guests with Waterford Christmas ornaments with their name and wedding date engraved on them.  But would you REALLY hang them on your tree?

SUPPLIES:

  • Martha Stewart Crafts darling test tube favor kit (halloween themed)
  • sugar
  • dry creamer
  • instant coffee
  • dry milk powder
  • cocoa powder
  • salt + cinnamon (optional)
  • mallow bits and chocolate sprinkles (optional)
  • sticker paper
  • FREE label downloads below
  • recipe card print out

Instant Mocha Mix

Serves 28
Mix these 7 simple ingredients together to create a delicious ‘instant mocha mix’ that is wonderful for gift giving! Especially wedding favors…
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup sugar
  2. 3/4 cup dry creamer
  3. 1/2 cup instant coffee
  4. 1/2 cup dry milk powder
  5. 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  6. optional;
  7. 1 tsp. salt
  8. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  9. mallow bits
  10. chocolate sprinkles
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Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a blender until completely combined. That’s all there is too it!
To brew
  1. Add 1.5 tablespoons to an 8 ounce glass of hot water or milk
By Jen | Something Turquoise
If you really want to personalize a favor and include your name and wedding date on something…how about cute mugs to go with this mocha mix??  Vistaprint.com has mugs available to download your own pictures onto mugs.  The cost is $5.99 per mug, (their sale price!), plus shipping and handling.  If you have a couple hundred guests,  just this item along can run you in excess of $1,200.00.  So choose your wedding favors wisely…
Images #1 and #2  somethingturquoise.com

Wedding Favors – Wow!!

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Ok…I love these!  If you choose favors, it’s best to give something that will be used.  Who doesn’t need an extra wine stopper or corkscrew?  This favor is not only something your guests can and WILL enjoy, but it can be personalized as well.  It meets all a bride’s ‘take-away’ bucket list.  We all love our names emblazed on things.  Kenny and I had our names all other everything at our wedding… sad, but true…  :- )  

Check out the picture below.  This is innovative, useful – (Yum! – your name and wedding date are one them!), and relatively inexpensive.  In a previous post, “Will You Have Extras At Your Wedding?”  I mentioned late night snacks.  This fills that criteria.  Not only are these popcorn containers pretty and cute, they look like they could be a DIY project.  Print out the papers a couple of weeks in advance, pop the corn a day or two ahead of time, store it in airtight containers, and package them up.  Remember to ask a reliable person deliver the bundles to the reception.

 

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wedding-eco-tree-favor

What about an altruistic favor?  These replantable tree saplings fit the bill.  You can also personalize them with your name, wedding date, or anything you’d like to have immortalized… and you would be helping the planet.  This could be prepared ahead of time, and would need no refrigeration.  Just remember to keep them moist.

succulent-wedding-favor

It’s funny…I never liked succulents when I was growing up in California…but now…it seems like home.  I think these are charming, thoughtful, low maintenance gifts.  A simple tag can personalize them, with either your name or your name and wedding date.

I’m not sure what KK and Tyler will choose for their favors.  But rest assured it will be novel, useful and lovely.  It’s how they roll.

 

 

Header image: mbwep.com

Image #1 www.favorsdepot.com

Image #2 chicweddingfavors.com

Image #3 thepinkbride.com

Image #4 handmadeandcraft.com