May 14, 2012

..Flavor Favors


I don't know about you guys but I am completely submerged in the "friends getting married" phase of life and while it's all rainbows and butterflies to participate in this really magical time and see everyone's family and friends come together to make these events the very best they can be...this party gets EXPENSIVE.  My wallet gets the chills and jumps out of my purse in fear every time I walk by a Crate and Barrel or Victoria's Secret.

These little favors are the brainchild of my money saving thinking cap.  We threw my friends shower on May fifth and just totally ran with the whole Cinco de Mayo theme.  Complete with a taco bar, fancy margs, and homemade tequila sunrise mini cupcakes as favors.  I got the boxes and ribbon from Michael's (the boy was sweet enough to assemble then while I was at work, that sweetums), and printed the labels on regular old envelope labels with some help from Microsoft Word.  I think they turned out pretty adorable and they were a great option to having something made or ordering something online.

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28 comments :

  1. This is such a darling idea! I too am in the "friends getting married" phase and it gets pricey! Thank you for such a great solution :).

    Colleen
    Daybydaydarling.blogspot.com

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  2. How cute!

    Lovely Greetings ♡

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  3. These are too cute! Creative and great pictures too!

    Marisa
    http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/

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  4. That sounds like such a fun shower! I think I am just now starting the married friends phase....Ian and I were the first and now everyone else is hopping on the bandwagon! It's exciting but I know it's going to get expensive...

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  5. I'm in the same phase - we had 5 weddings last year, 4 this year...3 next year...so much fun, but very expensive! I wish I had some of your awesome baking skills during this time Erin...those cupcakes look amazing and what a cute idea for favors :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  6. I'm in the same boat, Erin! We have 5 weddings total this year and it's getting so expensive. Luckily I haven't had to throw any showers at least. The cupcakes came out so cute!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. Very cute! I've been in this phase of my life for a couple years. Now I'm the one getting married and that's even more expensive! haha

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  8. you can literally never go wrong with cupcakes--the party sounds so fun!!

    CupcakesOMG!

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  9. Love this idea! So cute! Weddings really do get expensive. I'm in one and have a few others to go to this year.

    Xo,
    Angela

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  10. Love the favors, they came out so cute! And of course, your cupcakes are always adorable and always make me hungry. Weddings can get expensive, so it's great that you are thinking of creative ways to save!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. Cute!! cupcakes looked pretty fab too...

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  12. Wow, great idea! Bet those cupcakes are fabulous too!

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  13. What a great idea! they look so good!! :) I hear ya with the friends getting married thing.... I need to take out a small loan. JK but it feels like it.

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  14. I definitely went through that "friends getting married" phase... but now it's mostly "friends having babies" phase!! i am in one wedding this year, but only one! ((it will be by 8th time as a bridesmaid))... yup. PS: I love your cute cupcake idea! Good call!

    xx, Vanessa

    http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

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  15. THIS IS SO ME. I have EIGHT weddings this Summer. I am gifting away... i just posted about it today - haha! I have been trying to buy so many dresses for the weddings too - goodbye summer budget.

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  16. Printing them yourself is a great idea! They turned out lovely the cupcakes look so good :)

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  18. Oh yea... I am right there with you on the "friends getting married" life stage... I just hit "confirm" on booking the beachfront condo for my girlfriend's Bachelorette weekend... and my credit card is crying! These are so cute... I am all about a little DIY to save my moolah... going to make some cute lingerie party invites tonight!
    xx

    Here&Now

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  19. arg i know what you mean! it's such a wonderful time, but jesus christ that one night is so expensive. it makes my wallet want to run away from home too :/ but your theme was super cute, and i think cupcakes as party favors are awesome. ps love your hair in the post below this one!

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  20. weddings are so expensive! it can be a shame, too, as sometimes the forest is lost in the trees.... it should be about the marriage, spending a life together, not a single ceremony and celebration.

    good ideas!

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  21. What a great idea! I love homemade gifts. The cupcakes look delicious! :) Better than getting a useless little trinket as a souvenir in my opinion!

    Also, it's so cute ur boyfriend helped you set up those boxes!

    www.theShopaholic247.com

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  22. Awwww yumm :) How cute!!!!

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  23. Hi hun I nominated you for a blog award
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  24. These look so delicious, and the boxes are adorable!

    -Samantha Mariko
    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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  25. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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