5 Fall Wedding Favors to Welcome the Autumn Equinox

Today is the Autumn Equinox marking the first day of Fall.  Those planning a Fall Wedding can look forward to leaves turning warm colors of reds and oranges and the surroundings echoing your fall inspirations.  Here are a few wedding favors that you consider this year.

1. Vintage Reserve Spreader

Fall is a time of harvest and with that comes the winery festivals at Vineyards which are harvesting grapes and having grape stomp events.  You may be having your wedding overlooking a vineyard, so why not give out a favor that expresses this.

2. Burlap Eat, Drink and Be Married Coasters

These coasters echo vintage, rustic and a spirited message all at the same time.  The burlap material of the coasters is very symbolic of the fall season and farm houses or country sides where you may hold beautiful location weddings during this season.

3. Dreamcatcher Fabric Favor Boxes

With this Fall Equinox, let the mystic in you emerge.  These are great to give out as party favors if you are celebrating the coming of fall with friends or if you just want your inner spirits to flow for you wedding celebration.  Fill them with some soothing herbs like lavender, that guests can use to make dream pillows or put in their baths for a goodnight’s sleep.

4. Birch Place Card Holders

What speaks true to the earth if not these Birch Place Card Holders.  Bring in nature and the outdoors to your wedding reception.  As the cooler seasons approach, people are forced to spend more time indoors, so an element of the outdoors inside is always nice to have around.

5. Gold Glitter Bottle Openers

Glamour doesn’t have to be left out of your fall inspired wedding.  Whether you are serving rootbeer and apple cider or reserve wine and champagne, these Gold Glitter Bottle Openers will be welcomed by guests and add some spark to your event.

 

 

Spectacular Fall Wedding Inspirations

Ahh… Fall. It’s the time of the year when the crisp breeze in the air harkens rustic elegance among deep orange and wine colored foliage. This is the season when you want to serve Moscow Mule in copper cups and draw in rustic elegance to your special occasion. Oatmeal pinstripe favor box filled with homemade caramels as wedding favors screams vintage elegance. All you need is an Autumn inspired menu and a wedding setting that simply enhances the Autumn ambience. We love an atmosphere in outdoors and perhaps in the country side with tall grass and breath taking views.fall

Halloween Treat Ideas That Make Great Party Favors

Halloween is just a week away, so we thought we would do a little feature of cute Halloween themed treats that also make great favors.  These yummy party food can be individually packaged into fun gifts for kids and adults alike.  Give them out to trick or treaters or display them as party favors at your Halloween bash.  No matter what you do with them it’s inevitable that they will be a hit.

Navel Oranges as Pumpkins

For healthy treats give out little oranges decorated as pumpkins.  This is great for a kids party or an adult party.  It will also make parents of your trick or treaters very happy.

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Fruit Ghosts and Pumpkins

Another healthy idea with fruits, this one is great for a kid party.  Cut bananas in half and decorate them as ghosts with raisins or mini chocolate chips.  You can also peel the oranges for your little guys and create stems with celery.  They look beautiful as small pumpkins.

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Orange Jack-o-lantern Salad Cups

Use your orange peels as mini salad cups for the grown ups or use this idea to get the little guys to eat salad.  We think they are very classy.

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Marshmallow Blood Shot Eye Balls

We love these creepy eye balls made with marshmallows, dried cranberries and strawberry syrup.  Sweet yummy flavors in a fun treat.

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Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies

We love this idea for ghosts using nutter butter cookies.  It’s a easy semi-homemade treat. Wrap them in individual cello bags or even vellum pouches for Halloween party favor presentation.

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Autumn Equinox Celebrations

It’s the first day of fall and the Autumn Equinox has arrived.  The Autumn Equinox is the time when the Earth will reach a point in its orbit known as the equinox, where the sun shines directly on the equator. This is when for just one day, both hemispheres of the Earth experience 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness, before parting temporal ways. This moment in time has been a ritualistic time for many parts of the world. There are various celebrations and observances.

In China the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is celebrated around the time of the September equinox. It celebrates the abundance of the summer’s harvest and one of the main foods is the mooncake filled with lotus, sesame seeds, a duck egg or dried fruit.

Buddhist services are observed in Japan during both the equinox. Higan, or Higan-e, is a week of Buddhist services and it is a time to remember the dead by visiting, cleaning and decorating their graves. Higan means the “other shore” and refers to the spirits of the dead reaching Nirvana.

Generally, the autumn equinox is an indicator of the arrival of fall and a time of harvest, when many have celebrations and give thanks. So, if you are having a harvest celebration, you may bring to the table root vegetables and grains for a hearty meal and be thankful for your bounty. Light candles that are symbolic of the plentiful, such as green and gold colored candles.  Create a beautiful table setting with all the elements of fall.

Enjoy the food, laughter, and appreciate your good company.  In a giving gesture, offering parting gifts to your guests, such as Autumn Equinox Party Crackers wrapped in apple themed paper.

Featured Fall Wedding Favors

Our fall wedding favors collection is going through a bit of a revamp.  We have a few new items to feature that are inspired by the autumn season.

Real Wood Place Card Photo Holder

Rustic Real-Wood Place Card Photo Holder

These tree stump or wood log like pieces are made of real wood.  It is as elegant and natural as a wedding favor can be.  It serves a dual purpose to hold place cards at the wedding reception and then a special photo after the wedding.

All That Glitters Gold Glitter Frame

All That Glitters Gold Glitter Frame

We know that gold is complementary color to fall.  Red, orange, yellow, deep purple, all these colors are enhance by gold.  So, why not add a litter sparkle and glam to your fall wedding with Gold Glitter Frames that hold a small chalkboard to write guest names and table numbers on.  It’s glam meets old school rustic with this unique combination for a fall wedding favor.

Metal Leaf Shaped Card Holders With Autumn Bronze Finish

Metal Leaf Shaped Card Holders With Autumn Bronze Finish

Getting Ready For A Fall Wedding & Finding Wedding Favors

Ah…Fall…the crisp cool autumn breeze and the changing colors of leaves brings a heightened sense of robust richness. The kids are returning to school and fall is quickly approaching. Soon the leaves will be turning and we can’t wait for the vibrant fall colors to appear. However, if you are a soon to be bride planning a fall wedding, this is right about the time you are probably in a frenzy trying to pin down the final details of your wedding. One of the last things couples decide on are the wedding favors. So, we thought we would feature some of our top ideas for wedding favors for those of you scouring the internet for a unique fall wedding favor idea.

Rustic themes integrate into fall weddings very easily. Favors like Rustic Renaissance Burlap Favor Bag and Personalized Vintage Floral Treat Bags create an ambience just right for the fall.

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Fall is a time for harvest and hearty food.  Epicurean favors such as sweet honey or jams and gourmet olive oil make lovely wedding favors in the fall.  They are particularly a favorite for foodie couples or those choosing a country setting for their wedding.

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Couples thinking of a Vineyard wedding in the fall will be just in time for the grape harvest and special events that many of the wineries hold at this time of year.  Wine wedding favors are ideal, but don’t forget wine related accessories as wedding favors, such as chrome wine bottle stoppers or glass coasters.

 

Oatmeal Pinstripe Favor boxes filled with caramels exude fall and are simple to create on your own as DIY favors.

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Don’t forget that fall is the time for apples and pumpkins.  Candied apples and pumpkin truffles are sweet treats for fall weddings.  You can get more creative and give out fun gadgets like apple peelers, and gourmands will also love fall leaf shaped cookie cutters because who doesn’t love warm fresh baked cookies in the fall time.

Fall is often the least common time selected for weddings.  However, for those who do plan a fall wedding, they have most likely taken the season into great consideration and appreciate its beauty.  So, there is no doubt that if you are planning a wedding in the fall, you will select a wedding favor that is true the nature of the season.

Radiant Orchid Fall Wedding

Using Pantone 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, in a fall wedding may at first seem a bit trying.  However, think deeper into the rich colors that can compliment this fresh new color, such as gold incorporated with some rich chocolates an purple, and even a deep red.

Who would imagine pinecones and purple to come together so beautifully.

A little bit of rustic charm with the glam to remind us of fall.

 

Favor Fairy Friday – Pinecone Place Card Photo Holder

For our first week of Favor Fairy Friday, our enchanting fairy expert on wedding favors has picked the Pinecone Place Card Photo Holder. Just in time for the holidays!

These charming little place card holders fulfill the purpose of guiding guests to their seat at the reception and also serve as wedding favors that guests can take home and enjoy during the holidays for years to come.

Coordinating perfectly with the fall or winter season celebrations, here are ideas  that the Favor Fairy has picked to put together an entire party.

 

It can be rustic or extremely elegant, it all depends on which style suits you more, but the center of the theme will be pinecones.

5 Top Favor Boxes for the Fall

These are our favorite fall inspired favor boxes for your special treats.  Fill these unique fall inspired boxes with anything you want to gift to your guests for a beautiful presentation.

Natural Favor Box – A natural craft box that is just the right size for a truffle and elegant when embellished with an organza ribbon.

 

 

Oatmeal Pinstripes Favor Box – This is a larger box with a soft pattern that will fit any larger gift and is great for adding a personalized tag to.

 

 

Organic Green Woven Favor Boxes – These are a very “green” boxes that fit right into the rustic and natural feel of fall.  Embellish with fall leaves to tie it into the fall theme.

 

 

The Funky Dots Favor Box with Personalized Belt can be ordered with your own  fall color combination.

 

 

Stripes Favor Box with Personalized Belt are also available personalized in your choice of colors.