Their wedding colors are black, white, and silver so I designed and printed up stickers for the bags,
and found some black and silver business cards on which I printed instructions for making the cocoa. We also made some chocolate spoons to attach to the bags by melting chocolate, dipping spoons into it, then drizzling them with melted white chocolate. The stripes were lovely. Of course we put them in plastic bags, and will then tie them onto the coffee bags.
We made around 160, and I love how they look all nestled together. The spoons are in the fridge until closer to the wedding, so they don't melt.
Here's the recipe for the cocoa mix, if you're interested. I made it for Christmas gifts one year, and they were a hit. For the wedding, I just came up with a lovey-dovey cocoa title, Love, Sweet Love Cocoa Mix. I believe it cost aroud $1 per bag, which is a great deal. Though volunteer labor helps, of course.
Love, Sweet Love Cocoa Mix
8 cups nonfat dry milk powder
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2/3 cup cocoa (get the best you can find)
1 teaspoon salt
(2 tbsp cinnamon, optional)
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, using a spoon and then a whisk. Scoop into containers or bags. To make cocoa, use 3-4 tablespoons per cup of boiling water. Makes 40 cups of cocoa.
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