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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Celebration Favours 5 Ways

Hello There!


image courtesy of www.littlebits.co.uk


I've been asked a lot for ideas for unusual celebration favours over the Summer whilst crafting with hens on the countdown to the big day.

Favours are the pretty little extra you get at your place setting or in your party bag to say a lovely 'thank-you'. People use favours at birthdays, baby showers, parties as well as weddings. Usually it's a chocolate, scratch card or miniature. So you can see why my girls want something bespoke!

tea, cake, craft
Make your own bunting, why not try your favours?

So over the last few weeks I been looking for some vintage inspirational favours, so you can provide something a little more creative.

Here are five ways to make yours stand out and make your guests extra happy.

Bake It!

Release the Bake Off champ in you! There are a whole stash of favour baking books on the market. My favourite has to be this book due to gorgeous photography and easy step by step instructions.

biscuit, cookie, bake, sweet
Bake it yourself, biscuits can be made up to a week before your party!


The shortbread hearts are a great idea and can be hung up with pretty ribbons. The recipe is really rich as it uses a egg yolk keeping the whites back for French macarons. 

How beautiful a little handmade biscuit with a personalised ribbon threaded through it? 

You can alternatively use a shortbread recipe similar to this one. The secret is to rest your dough in the fridge for max. fluffiness. After icing with some ready roll, you can decorate with a choice of sprinkles, wrap in food safe bags and store in an air tight container for up to a week.

Stitch It!

Pretty little keepsake hearts with vintage typed messages are a super lovely gift for your female guests. I've had these in the past from Weddings and I have hung them up in the home as a reminder of the day and well... it's handmade. 

Sounds a little bit cheesy but your guests will appreciate the work. If you don't have time, then round up the ladies in your family. I am sure they will be delighted!

thread, needlework
Say it with a stamp on a little tag!


Paint It!

Visit a painting workshop and stamp or print on pottery pieces as a reminder of the day. The studio usually do all the writing for you, you just do the fun bit and stamp away! For a baby's first birthday these little pendants were a treasure.

christening, pottery
Little tiny feet to keep


Cheat and Order It!

If you alternatively want to order in ready made favours and let's face it, sometimes it nice to reward ourselves with a little time off. I really recommend Little Bits of Loveliness.

Based in Nottingham, they produce handmade personalised tiffin favours. Wow! The tiffin can be ordered for place settings or why not order you whole dessert table, a table full of tiffin treats! Yum.

Favours for your celebration the www.littlebits.co.uk way


Hannah and the team have an easy ordering process including details on wrapping and presentation. With seven tempting favours on offer including Ginger and Cranberry (maybe for a Festive Wedding) to Lemon Meringue (gorgeous for a Baby Shower),there is a wide selection for all your guests tastes.

buscuit, favour
A heart shaped bespoke favour
And there is more, your tiffin can be sliced or moulded into heart shapes and wrapped in vintage sweetie shop candy bags with individual stamps, photos and messages on. My husband loves tiffin (like, really loves it) and has been hovering as I'm posting.

favours
Perfect for children's parties

Pop over to see Little Bit of Loveliness at these events this Autumn for a tasty cheeky sample!

I hope this has inspired you,

Happy Saturday,

Samantha x

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