Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Favors Full of Flavor

Favors are a great little way to show your gratitude to your guests. Many people are opting for "favor-free" events...in lieu of a favor, a donation is made to the couple's favorite charity. This is a fantastic way to do it but if you are in favor (sorry, no pun intended) of a more traditional theme, consumable favors are a great way to go.

My personal favorite type of favor is the consumable good (I'm not a picky eater, so basically anything that I can eat is pretty awesome in my book). Here's a few reasons why the consumable favor is so wonderful:

  • Everyone loves a tasty treat.
  • The favor will not sit on an already cluttered shelf collecting dust. 
  • It will not end up in the junk drawer. 
  • It will not end up in a landfill after you have gotten tired of moving it around in said junk drawer or dusting it on the cluttered shelf. 
Consumables can be individual packaged in cute little jars, biodegradable cellophane bags tied with rafia or ribbon, or small treat boxes made from post-consumer products.  Try Nashville Wraps for more ideas on eco-friendly packaging. 

Here are a few ideas for the consumable favor (make your own or buy from local vendors who specialize in organically grown ingredients and fair trade practices): 

Conant Valley Jams, Somers Corner, NY
Renee's Homemade Jams and Jellies, Bedford Hills, NY

Ambrosial Granola, Brooklyn, NY

Mountain Rise Granola, Naples, NY


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(c) Endangered Species Chocolate

Endangered Species Chocolate, Indianapolis, IN
Lucky Chocolates, Saugerties, NY

If you have any other great consumable favor ideas, send them my way!
Happy Planning,


  1. Liz, this website is so informative and beautifully constructed :)

  2. My cousin did a spice blend in a little tin as a wedding favor - it's a simple favor but with a nice bit of symbolism.