One of the best things about using candy is that there are so many options available. Regardless of the weather or the d'cor, you can find the perfect bridal-shower-favor candy. Let's start with everyone's favorite: chocolate.
Personalized Hershey Bars
A one-of-a-kind hand-designed wrapper on a traditional Hershey Bar will perk up any shower. Add a funky cartoon of the bride-to-be, a pleasing poem about love, the couple's names, and the date of the party.
Customized bars are available online through a number of specialty websites. They are usually offered in a regular 1.55-ounce size or in a miniature .67-ounce version. Many companies will include a photo on the wrapper, but be advised that this usually costs a bit extra. If you are on a budget, save money by ordering the chocolate and the wrappers separately, and wrap the bars yourself with the easy-to-stick papers.
Some websites have a Candy Wrapper Software you can use to create your own images, backgrounds, and text. (This is a neat way for brides to create personalized thank you "notes.")
Using foiled chocolates as your bridal shower favor candy is a quick and easy way to add a splash of color to your decorations. Spill them onto tabletops, wrap them in colored cellophane, or pour them into gift boxes or baskets.
Here are some popular types of foiled chocolates:
- Thank you
- Seasonal designs like leaves, Christmas trees, Easter bunnies or eggs
You may wonder why Jordan almonds always seem to make an appearance at wedding events. Well, according to tradition, Jordan almonds symbolize the bitter and the sweet aspects of marriage. Therefore, they make the perfect bridal-shower candy!
- Traditional (pink, blue, green)
- Foil covered (a variety of color options)
- Pastel colored
- Textured (usually a bright robin's-egg blue)
- Chocolate covered
Mints in tins will be a tremendous hit with your guests. Like the chocolate bars, these can be ordered online and can be personalized with the couple's names plus the date and location of the event. Choose from a hinged tin or one with a screw-top. These adorable bridal shower favors come individually shrink-wrapped for a professional presentation.
Perhaps you prefer creme mints, handmade and available in a variety of colors and shapes. Like the foiled chocolates, these can be wrapped in colored cellophane and tied with a satin bow, or you can fill a gift box or bucket with these delicious candies.
Whatever candy you choose, it's important to remember that chocolate and other bridal shower favor candy are not returnable. Be sure to plan ahead and count on shipping the candies overnight if your event is being held during a hot season.