You can’t go wrong giving honey-themed goodies to your wedding guests! Everyone loves honey’s delicious flavor and values its health benefits. What’s more, you can work it into edible take-home treats in so many ways: as bottles of sweet golden goodness, as scrumptious cookies, as an herb-infused ingredient, or as the healthy sweetener of choice. Best of all, these options are readily DIYable as these ideas below prove!
Just See How Unique Honey Can Be
1 – Homemade packaging is again in focus in these mason jars brimming with golden honey. Prepared as take-home favors at a darling honey-themed baby shower on A Beautiful Mess, they sport different fabric and burlap inserts in their lids. Simple but so cute! Can just see the possibilities for matching any color scheme or decor style.
2 – Honey infused with a favorite herb? Now, that’s an interesting option! This particular mint-flavored honey idea (with a simple how-to included) we discovered on Tip Junkie. Aside from its colorful test tube packaging, what we loved about this was how you could attach a card listing the delicious uses of this “drizzle” on ice cream, corn bread, tea, lemon cake, and even brownies!
3 – The traditional jar of honey always makes such a heartwarming gift. You can use it to showcase a well-known honey variety in your locality, play up a theme like “Bee Mine” or “Meant to Bee,” or blend in perfectly with a country, woodland or Western motif. The DIY angle here? The prettiest customized labels and fabric toppers, as in this charming tutorial we found on Bubby and Bean.
4 – If you want something delicately flavorful, delight guests with these special lavender honey shortbread cookies that are packaged with little birdhouses! The foodie blog Raspberry Eggplant shared both these pretty pics as well as a surprisingly simple recipe. Lovely gift idea for a wedding with a (obviously!) lavender theme.
5 – Short on time? Give bundles of honey sticks as favors! Available all ready to use in a variety of flavors, you could combine several and tie them with ribbons or twine. Or why not dress them up in DIY burlap sleeves like these from the real housewarming party of illustrator/stationery designer Kori Clark of Paper and Pigtails. The theme was “sweet as honey,” so you can imagine all the decor and food possibilities!
Seeing these wonderful ideas, you have to agree that the options for honey favors are sweet indeed!