Guest Author - Michelle Matile
As the summer fast approaches bridal showers and weddings will be in full swing. Chocolate wedding favors are a perfect complement to any wedding or bridal shower. You may be planning a casual event or an over the top celebration. Either way chocolate will fit the mold of any affair.
With an unlimited budget and no time for do it yourself favors visit a chocolate shop. The chocolatier will be able to assist you with selecting gourmet truffles and chocolates. These gourmet shops will typically wrap the favors to match your wedding colors and decor.
Not everyone is prepared to spend a small fortune on favors. There are so many different directions you can go in. Buying store bought candy and packaging them yourself is an easy option that won't ruin your wedding budget. Lindt Lindor Truffles and Hershey Kisses are only two ideas. The cheapest way is to buy in bulk. Hershey sells a 25 lb bag of the Kisses. Lindt sells their Truffles in 120 count boxes. There are so many options for packaging. Chinese take out boxes, clear cellophane bags, or organza bags will make for pretty little packages that are also easy to assemble.
If you have some extra time or have the support of friends and family, making your own favors can be a fun alternative. It is a great opportunity to bring everyone together for a project. The final product is always rewarding. Buy some chocolate lollipop molds in the shape of a rose from a craft or candy supply store. These stores also carry chocolate melts in an array of colors to fill the lollipop molds. You can make a simple lollipop or add some flair. Online green floral tape can be added to the lollipop stick to give the appearance of a stem. Wrap each rose shape lollipop in a clear cellophane candy bag and tie with ribbon.
For the ultimate chocolate affair incorporate a chocolate candy buffet. Fill large, clear containers with your favorite chocolate candies. Add a scoop to each container and some small plastic favor bags and let your guests go wild. Some options to include are M&M's, Hershey Kisses or Hershey Miniatures, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, Andes Mints and this list can continue on and on.
Have fun making your event the perfect chocolate affair!