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Hot Cocoa Party Favors

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Hot Cocoa

Fall is finally here!  It stands to reason that your entire world has been taken over by pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING.  Not to say that Pumpkin Spice doesn’t deserve the attention, but I’d like to pay homage to another cool-weather classic: Hot Chocolate.  Overlooked and underrated, this little treat makes a great giveaway as a party favor.  It’s an ideal favor in fact, because it’s easy to create, offers a big impact and is oh-so-delicious!  So, listen up for the skinny on how to make the sweetest Hot Cocoa Party Favors possible.

First, gather your supplies.  Purchase cellophane treat cones at your favorite craft store…like these ones.  I only needed 70, so a few bags did the trick.  If you are making this favor for a wedding or larger event, I recommend purchasing them online as the cost should decrease.  Visit your local bulk food store (Bulk Nation specifically) and purchase about 5 pounds of hot cocoa mix, 2 pounds of chocolate sprinkles and a pound of mini marshmallows.  Next up: assemble the hot cocoa party favors.

Start with two and a half table spoons of coco mix, followed by two large scoops of chocolate sprinkles.  Finally, top that off with four, yes four, scoops of mini marshmallows.  Why so many marshmallows?  Have you ever know someone to say, “Man, this cocoa has TOO many marshmallows”?  Exactly.  The more marshmallows, the better, so fill it to the top with!

Hot Cocoa Party Favor How To

Cut down twist tie (like the ones that come with the treat cones) to seal the cone off and keep the goodies from falling out.  Lastly, tie a cute ribbon around the top to compliment your custom favor labels, which can be found here.  As you can see, they come out beautifully and they will be the hit of the party!  Now, go enjoy a steamy cup of chocolatey goodness!Hot Cocoa Party Favor

 

Trade Show Booth Design Success!

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Wedding Booth Vintage TypewriterWith our second Wedding MBA show now behind us, it’s time to share our trade show success!  I’m happy to report our booth came together perfectly, and we received plenty of great feedback.  But, in spite of the compliments, Vegas was not without hiccups, and unfortunately not without tragedy.

Before mentioning our triumphs, it needs to be noted that we were in Las Vegas during the deadliest mass shooting our nation has seen.  The following days were both saddening and heartwarming; watching both the news and the outpouring of love in Vegas.  The Knot and Wedding Wire, typically competitors, merged their two show events into one large party.  This gave the attendees that magical ‘one big happy family’ feeling.  Thank you to the Knot and Wedding Wire for merging the parties so quickly and completely and allowing us all to relax in a secure and fun environment.  I think all of Vegas needed a drink that night… but when doesn’t all of Vegas need a drink?

Our booth came together seamlessly, thanks to lots of planning.  We featured a gold, blush and cream color palette. Dripping in flowers, our booth was a stark contrast from last years more masculine colors and feel.  We created an inviting space that would be attractive and make our booth impossible to resist.  Now THAT’S trade show success!Wedding MBA booth 6130

In addition to welcoming colors, we boasted favors and giveaways to lure in the most resistant of show-goers.  Our favor options included: a hangover kit, candy and popcorn.  The popular hangover kit included an Emergen-C, Mint Lifesaver and Advil… all the essentials for surviving even the worst hangover.  The label says it all: Hangover Survival Kit; YOU’RE WELCOME.  Believe me, we received many thanks for giving this out the morning after the Knot and Wedding Wire party!  These make a great addition to any Wedding Welcome bag, or bachelor/bachelorette party favor.  Purchase the fun label here, the kraft bags here.  Finally, but the goodies inside from Amazon here: Advil, Lifesaver, Emergen-C.

Hangover Kit with Custom LabelsOther favors included a sweet Smartie and savory bag of microwave popcorn.  The popcorn was a simple microwave bag, purchased from the ever-trusty Costco, but you could use any brand.  We used the same Kraft bags that were utilized in our hangover kit to create an adorable brown paper package.  Then, all we had to do was tie it up with string!

Popcorn Party Favor with Custom Label

You can purchase Smarties in bulk from your local Party City.  Then, place it in this 3″ x 4″ self-sealing cellophane bag .  Next, add a small piece of chipboard and the perfect label, which can be purchased here, and you’ve got one SMART favor on your hands!Smartie Candy Favor with Custom Label

Our giveaways were our piece de resistance featuring 4 bottles of delicious and coveted BOOZE!  (Buy this CHEERS label here)  Here is one of our happy winners: a new friend from JC Room Blocks – a fantastic vendor that every bride needs!  If you are having a destination wedding, room blocks are par for the course, so give them a call!  You’ll be happy you did!

Custom Label Winner - trade show success

That’s officially a wrap on our trade show success folks!  See you next year at WED MBA 2018!