September 16, 2009

Wordful Wednesday: Favors

I mentioned that I spent last Saturday making favors for my brother and future SIL Izabela's wedding, which will be in December (so excited for another wedding in the family! It's been years). We had a great time, bonding with the bridesmaids and Izabela and her mom. We made homemade hot cocoa mix, after all it is a December wedding. Iz's sister found some cute little coffee bags online which worked perfectly for the packaging.
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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  1. Wow! Thanks for this recipe - I'm trying to figure out how to save it for when it gets colder here! Your lucky wedding guests!

  2. Those came out beautiful, great idea for a December wedding!

  3. Great idea! I wish you were my SIL, you are so dutiful.

  4. Best sister in law, ever! What a cute idea for favors.

  5. What a great favor idea! They look great!

  6. They're beautiful, Kathleen! I should have had you help me with my shower invites. Mediocre looking at best.

  7. They turned out beautiful. They look very elegant. The guests are sure to enjoy their favor.

  8. Kathleen,
    They are stunning! I cannot believe how many you made. Perfect idea!

  9. First congratulations to your brother!

    And 12.12.12 will be awesome! :)

    And you are so creative. These are lovely and such a great idea!

    Whoo cake and wedding bells!

    Thanks for the recipe.

  10. How cute! What a sweet wedding that will be.

  11. What a great idea for a December wedding - they look wonderful! Thanks for the recipe. I may make this as my Christmas party favor this year - too cute!

  12. These are beautiful, and amazing all nestled together. What a cozy favor!

  13. What a great idea! Especially for a Dec wedding, like you said. The design you created is beautiful too.

  14. Wow!!! It looks like a ton of work went into that!! Great idea!


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