Candy Favors

Candy Favor: Personalized Candy Bars
Susan, PA

I found something that is unique, and great. You don’t have to make anything, so it saves time. You only have to order and wait for them to come. They are personalized candy bars. They are made from a full size Hershey candy bar and personalized with your own message. ~ Submitted by Susan, PA

candy heartsCandy Favor: “Hugs and Kisses”
Shanna

Cute, inexpensive and easy to make. What you need: Netting ( that either matches or compliments your wedding colors) ribbon (we’re going with personalized ribbon with our names & date), Hershey Hugs, Hershey Kisses and some nice paper. First, take 2 “hugs” & 2 “kisses” and put them in the netting. Next tie it off with the ribbon but make sure that you leave a little extra (don’t make a bow yet). On your computer you can make little cards that say “Hugs & Kisses from the New Mr. & Mrs. ….”. Punch a hole in the top left corner and slip on ribbon, and tie and fasten with a bow.

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Candy Favor: Wedding Shaped Chocolates
Melissa, Alexandria, VA

We are using candy molds to make chocolates in the shape of wedding bells and bride/groom. After you pour the melted chocolate in the mold, place a lollipop stick in the bottom of the mold, and pop it in the freezer! (The molds are pre-made with a notch to hold the lollipop stick.) This is easy and can be made months in advance. The supplies (molds, chocolate wafers, sticks) can be found at any local decorating/cake supply store and the favors can be made for less than $1 each. The finished chocolate is wrapped in colored plastic wrap and tied with a matching ribbon.

Heart Shaped Cookie CuttersCandy Favor: Heart Cookie Cutters
Holly

For my best friend’s wedding which took place near Valentine’s day, we bought medium sized heart shaped cookie cutters and put 3 Hershey’s Kisses in each one, wrapped them in tulle that matched the colors of her wedding and then tied them with ribbon.

Candy Favor: Painted Pots
Lisa, Covina, CA

I bought 3″ terra cotta pots and lightly hand painted them with white. The around the rims, I painted roses and leaves. Under the rim, I tied forest green ribbon to match their chosen color. I purchased pansy shaped chocolates, wrapped 3 of them in tulle, tied it with a ribbon and placed them inside the pots. I printed scrolls on my computer with a poem about pansies, tied that with ribbon.

Candy Favor: Chocolate Heart Lollipops
Erika, Ashland, WI

All you need to do is melt down chocolate, use a candy mold, put in a sucker stick, freeze–and viola!! Just put it into a plastic bag and tie with a ribbon. This can be done months in advance and all of the supplies are at a craft store.

Candy Favor: A Kiss & Lottery Ticket
Heidi, Cresskill, NJ

Each of our guests is getting Hershey’s kisses wrapped in tulle which we bought in the colors of our wedding, and to make the favor more interesting we are including a scratch-off lottery ticket. This is a very inexpensive favor and it is a lot of fun when everyone scratches at the same time.

Candy Favor: Cream Cheese Mints
Emily, Atlanta, GA

We are making our own cream cheese mints, putting them in a small truffle box and tying ribbon around the box with our name and wedding date on the ribbon.

Candy Favor: Salt Water Taffy
Corri, McKeesport, PA

Long pieces of gourmet salt-water taffy in pastels wrapped in a complimenting ribbon.

Candy Favor: Chocolate Dipped Spoons
Melissa, Ontario, Canada

I’m going to have plastic spoon handles dipped in flavored chocolate. These are great for stirring into your coffee for flavoring.

Candy Favor: Gummi Bears
Michele, Kirkland WA

We’re giving away Gummi Bears! We both love the little things and are purchasing the little boxes truffles usually come in, buying a couple 5 pound bags of the things and packaging them up ourselves, using embossed ribbon. Total cost is around $30 for 100 favors.

Candy Favor: Chocolate Airplanes
Donna, Ontario, Canada

My fiancĂ© is a commercial pilot. So for our favor, we are going to have chocolate airplanes. You can use either white or milk chocolate. The molds can be purchased at the craft store. When they are hard, just put them in a clear plastic candy bag and tie a ribbon around the end and attach your card so it looks like a banner is coming off the tail of the airplane. Your could put your name and date on the card. It’s quite cute!

Candy Favor: Chocolate Boxes
Kay, Simi Valley, CA

I am making heart-shaped dark chocolate boxes. The lid will be white chocolate and has a detailed cherub face and wings. I will highlight the cherub with iridescent sugar powder. I bought the molds at a candy store. They are easy to make and probably cost less than $1 each, but they look very expensive! Since our ceremony will be very emotional, I’m filling the boxes with green M&Ms for a bit of a laugh. I’ll wrap them in cellophane and tulle, tied with pretty ribbon.

Candy Favor: Glassine Envelopes
Kimberly, Mountain View, CA

We are using Glassine Envelopes and putting Swedish mints called “peps” inside. (My fiancĂ© is Swedish). We will hole punch 2 holes at the top and weave our personalized ribbon through and tie! An inexpensive, elegant favor!

Candy Favor: Hugs & Kisses in a Spoon
Danielle, Swansea, Illinois

As an alternative to the “Hugs & Kisses” idea, we are putting the Hershey’s treats in plastic spoons and wrapping them in tulle with a note stating, “A spoonful of kisses from the Mr. & Mrs.”

Candy Favor: ROSE with a Kiss
Amber, Festus, MO

For my reception, I am making Hershey kiss roses. You will need: stems, you can find them at any craft store, floral tape, Hershey kisses, leaves from an artificial vine, and some see through plastic wrap or cellophane paper in the color that you like. The stems I used were 18 inches long, so I cut those in half and cleaned one end off leaving the wire out. I put 2 kisses bottom to bottom and ran the wire through the bottom of them to hold them together.

Next I wrapped a 2X2 square sheet of the paper around the kisses, twist that and begin wrapping the floral tape around it. Wrap it the length you have cut the stems to. Then for the final touch, cut a leaf off of the vine and attach it to the rose with a piece of the floral tape. These look nice once they are completed and they help with decoration on the tables at the reception and a snack for that sweet craving.

Candy Favor: Wedding Shaped Chocolates
Melissa, Alexandria, VA

We are using candy molds to make chocolates in the shape of wedding bells and bride/groom. After you pour the melted chocolate in the mold, place a lollipop stick in the bottom of the mold, and pop it in the freezer! (The molds are pre-made with a notch to hold the lollipop stick.) This is easy and can be made months in advance. The supplies (molds, chocolate wafers, sticks) can be found at any local decorating/cake supply store and the favors can be made for less than $1 each. The finished chocolate is wrapped in colored plastic wrap and tied with a matching ribbon.

Candy Favor: Plastic Beer Glasses
Janell

Instead of using the little plastic champagne glasses with tulle and Jordan Almonds, we found little plastic beer steins and filled the tulle with peanuts because it was more suited to the couple and the wedding–casual and in the back yard and beer was the drink of choice.