Happy Friday! Today is the second installment in our new Charity Wedding Favors series. I am so in love with these charity favors because you can give a little something to your guests while still giving back to the community. A win-win.
These adorable cooking-themed favors are perfect for any foodie couple and are to be accompanied by a donation to your local Food Bank. And GUESS WHAT? Not only are they super cute and practical, they are also REALLY inexpensive. Talk about getting a lot of bang for your buck. Read on for a price breakdown and the how-to!
Foodie Charity Favor
What you need:
- White or cream heavy cardstock
- Grosgrain ribbon (your color choice)
- Mini wire whisks
- Mini spatulas
- Double-sided tape
1. Download your free, customizable “Food Bank” charity tag printable. Customize and cut out each tag. Never used our printables before? Visit our printing FAQ page to learn how to add your initials and the charity of your choice to the printables in Adobe Reader (it’s easy!).
2. Using the ribbon, tie a bow around the center of your whisk and spatula.
3. Put a small piece of double-sided tape on the back of your printable tag and affix to the ribbon. I chose to stick the tag to the cut end of my ribbon (see photo), but stick your tag wherever you like best.
4. Center a dishcloth on each place setting, and lay your assembled whisk and spatula on top. That’s it! Foodie favor heaven!
This favor is so cute and handy, blah blah blah … but let’s talk money. ‘Cause we all know that just being cute doesn’t mean ANYTHING to a bride on a budget. For this favor, almost everything was bought at the good ol’ dollar store. And even better than that, each item came in sets. Here’s what you get:
- Mini whisks: 2 for $1
- Mini spatulas: 2 for $1
- Dishcloths: 4 for $1! (These can also double as napkins to help you save on catering fees! Just make sure to wash them first.)
- Ribbon: $2 for 3 yards
- White cardstock: .25 cents per sheet (12 labels on a sheet)
- Double-sided tape: FREE — the amount you use is so small it won’t make a difference on price
- So maybe your local dollar store doesn’t have whisks — no biggie! Dollar stores usually have a large selection of cooking utensils, and anything you like will work! Try looking for mini-sized utensils that come in sets to help keep your favors cost effective. We recommend special ordering your utensils so you can be sure to get enough for all of your guests (shipping to the store is usually free).
- Color coordinate the utensils and dishcloths to match your wedding theme.
- This favor would also be wonderful for a bridal shower and since you will have fewer guests, you could shell a little more out per person (if you wanted) and add more utensils.
Contrary to popular belief there IS a correct way to give a charity favor. Make sure to check out our guidelines to keep your charity wedding favors in check (scroll to the end of the post).
Most importantly, remember to have a little fun with your favors. After all, giving should make the giver feel good, too. For those of you who are giving charity favors, or have in the past: Thank YOU for your generous effort to make our world a better place. The world could use more brides like you.