Guest Author - Sandra Sable
I have run across a new trend that I really like. The use of confectionary tables as a form of wedding favors. This turns one of your regular tables at your reception into a chic candy store full of color, flavor and fun
For those of you not familiar with this trend, these are tables set up with apothecary jars, mason jars or plates filled with confections. Any form of serving item works. Fill these with confections in your choice of colors and styles. Place jelly beans in jars with cards on how to mix flavors to create the taste of our favorite baked goods. Use silver ice scoops to let guests dish up mixes of their favorite candy into small organza bags, with personalized name tags.
Chocolate is another great sweet to mix in. Plates of fancy chocolates served with glasses of champagne or sparkling wines make a great palette treat. The choices of candies are up to personal taste. Cookies make another great addition, these can be decorated with the bride and grooms initials. This will lend some sophistication.
A great way of having custom cookies is buying store bought cookies preferably, shortbread or something flat. Then purchase a tube of icing, in your color choice and write your initials, voila custom cookies. The confection tables can be created to match the bride and grooms personalities, as well as their favorite tastes in candies.
Another great chocolate idea is Hershey's kiss roses. Items you will need.
Pieces of cello wrap or tissue paper cut into a squares. You will also need florist wire and tape. Take your kiss in one hand point side up. Drape the cello over the top of the Hershey’s kiss. Place the wire into the gathered ends and twist the cello over the wire. Wrap the twisted cello and stem with florist tape, and there you go. You have a Hershey's kiss rosebud.These look great gathered in vases.
Try this out at your next gathering and see how well it works. Drop into the forum and let us know your favorite convections. Someone might get inspired.