Bridal Club Magazine
9 Easter Wedding Favor Ideas
An Easter theme wedding is a wonderful celebration of love,
life, birth and rebirth. Set the stage for your springtime wedding
with shades ofbutter yellow, robin's egg blue, cream, pale green,
pastel pink and lilac. Decorate and fragrance the air with tulips,
daffodils, hyacinth, lilacs, lily of the valley and blue bells. Add
to your theme with stunning Easter bonnets on bridesmaids and
Easter baskets on the arms of flower girls.
Here are some ideas for favors that would compliment an Easter
Mini Easter Baskets
Buy inexpensive baskets at a craft shop or dollar store. If you
can't find white ones, spray paint plain baskets with white paint.
Fill with green or natural raffia and a selection of traditional
Easter goodies like chocolate rabbits and eggs, hard boiled and
dyed Easter eggs, and PEEPS(TM), jelly beans and M&Ms. Decorate
with big bows in the colors of your wedding.
PEEPS(TM) chicks and bunnies are available in yellow, pink,
lavender, blue and white. Peeps also come in egg and heart shapes,
they make a giant bunny in yellow, pink and lavender.
You can use a single giant PEEPS(TM) bunny for each favor,
incorporate the small traditional PEEPS(TM) into your Easter mini
basket favors, or create your own PEEPS(TM) place marker favor as
PEEPS(TM) Place Marker Favor:
Decorate small terra cotta pots with paint, or simply write each
guest's name on a pot with a gold paint pan. Fill the pots with
jellybeans. Insert a popsicle stick into each PEEPS(TM) chick or
bunny, and plant it in the pot of jellybeans.
A Product of Just Born [http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com],
PEEPS(TM) is the largest selling non-chocolate Easter candy. Just
Born estimates that 700 million PEEPS(TM) are eaten at Easter, and
produces over 1 billion a year.
If you are a fan of PEEPS(TM) humor, you may want to visit PEEPSResearch.org.
Stuffed Easter Toys
Buy a collection of small plush bunnies and chicks. Use blank
business cards you can get at an office supply store to print your
message to your guest. Hole punch each card and use a colored
ribbon to attach it to the neck of each toy with a bow.
Blooming Paper Whites
Buy a collection of paper white narcissus bulbs for forcing and
plant each in a small, decorated terra cotta pot. Keep them in a
cool, dry, dark place until two weeks before the weddings. Then,
plant them in moist potting soil and return to a cool (not cold),
dark place until roots set ' usually about a week. Once they have
roots (you can test by gently tugging ' if there's resistance,
they've rooted), move them to a bright room. Keep them moist, but
don't over water or let them sit in a puddle. Stop watering 2 days
before the wedding. We've had great success with paper whites from
White Flower Farm [http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com]. Follow
directions that accompany your bulbs if they differ from above.
For an Easter wedding, choose bulbs that can be planted in the
spring (not tulip, hyacinth or daffodil, which usually require fall
planting). Dahlias (for sun) and tuberous Begonias (for shade) come
in an amazing array of colors that you can coordinate with your
wedding theme so they will remind your guests of your special day
each time they enjoy their beauty.
Put one, three or five bulbs, depending on their size and your
budget, into envelopes fashioned of burlap or tulle. Be sure to
include a card with planting instructions including when to plant,
sun or shade, and how deep to plant. You can print these from your
computer on blank business cards, or write them on blank plant
Engraved Plant Markers
Buy zinc or copper plant markers and an engraver. Engrave your
names and wedding date on each. Wrap the "legs" in burlap and
secure at the neck with raffia.
Zinc markers are available at Wayside Gardens [http://
www.waysidegardens.com] in packets of 10 for $5.95, and their
electric engraver is $24.95. They also have "big face" copper
plant labels for $6.95 each. Search for "labels" on their site to
find these items.
"Watch Our Love Grow" Favors
Buy a miniature watering can for each guest ' we found them for
as little as $0.80 each at Woodcrafter Discount Craft Supplies
[http://www.discount-craftsupplies.com]. Be sure the dimensions of
the cans you choose allow for seed packets to fit inside. Put a
packet of annual flower seeds in each ' marigolds and zinnias are
easy even for beginning gardeners to grow. Use ribbon or raffia to
attach notes you can print from your computer onto blank business
cards (hole punch notes to attach). Your note might read, "Love
Grows Best with the Care of Family and Friends" or "Our Love Grows
Stronger Every Day."
Customized M&M's in Easter Eggs
Buy plastic Easter eggs that can be opened to insert treats.
Fill each with customized white, light blue and cream colored
M&M's bearing your names. You can order the M&M's at the
M&M's Brand Store [http://www.colorworks.com/]. Buy a large
white Easter basket and decorate with fabric and ribbons, fill it
with the eggs and carry it with you at your reception to distribute
the eggs to your guests.
Porcelain Keepsake Eggs
Porcelain keepsake eggs are available for under $2 (search that
term in Google to find some). Fill each with a truffle or