A Savory DIY Wedding Favor Idea – Parmesan and Poppy Seed Lollipops

This is a great new idea for a DIY wedding favors.  Serve these delicious Parmesan and Poppy Seed Lollipop favors during cocktail hour at your wedding reception or give them out along with other sweet wedding favors for those guests who don’t have a sweet tooth.  This savory and easy to make wedding favor idea will make your guests think you spent hours making such a special treat for them.  Wrap them in cellophane and add a favor tag for the perfect unique wedding favor idea. 

Parmesan and Poppy Seed Lollipops
Butter, for greasing
1 1/4 cup/3oz/80g Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
Special equipment: 10 white round lollipop sticks; round 3 1/2in (9cm) cookie cutter; 2 baking sheets
Toss the cheese and seeds together in a small bowl. Sit a 3 1/2in (9cm) ring or cookie cutter (can use heart shape as well) on one of the baking sheets and sprinkle a small handful of the cheese mixture into it, in a thin layer. Carefully lift the ring off to reveal a neat-edged disk of Parmesan and lay a lollipop stick on top, with the tip of the stick touching the middle of the disk. Repeat with the remaining cheese and sticks to make 10 in total (leaving about 1 1/4in/3cm spaces between them to allow for any spreading during cooking).You should have a little Parmesan left over, so use it to cover up the part of the lollipop stick resting on the disk.

Bake in the oven for 5 minutes, swapping to a different shelf halfway through. The cheese should be lightly golden and bubbling.

Remove from the oven and slide the paper off the baking sheets and onto a rack to help speed up cooling. Let cool for 1 to 2 minutes until the lollipops have become crisp. Very carefully remove each one with a spatula. I like to serve these stuck upright into a box with holes in the top.



Unique Wedding Favor Services

Wedding favors express the couple’s personality and fits into the ambience of the wedding.  With traditional weddings brides use to simply fill tulle or organza favor bags with Jordan almonds.  For a more casual and whimsical weddings something simple like lottery tickets in glassine favor bags or envelopes would suffice.  When it comes to wedding favors brides want to find something that expresses them and seems like it was made for their wedding day.  Current brides want a unique find that won’t be seen anywhere else. One unique wedding favor idea is to hire a barista to make special coffee drinks for your guests.  As the barista whips up fresh espressos and cappuccino include small coffee themed favors with each drink or in a basket next to the barista bar.  Coffee wedding favors like, chrome coffee scoops with personalized tags or miniature cups and saucers will be a hit.



For a more fun wedding favor idea have a fresh doughnut bar.  Have the caterers dish out piping hot doughnuts at a bar with strays of sugar and cinnamon for dunking in and topping of hot chocolate sauce and jams.  Make sure to have cake favor boxes for your guests to package and take these sweet deserts home in.     

Wedding favors are an important way to commemorate the special day and thank family and friends for being present.  Wedding favors are an expression of the couple and a providing a nice service bar such as a barista, doughnuts, or even a cigar roller is a unique way to give out wedding favors.  


Pumpkin Decorations for Fall Weddings

Here are more decorating ideas with Pumpkins.  Use pumpkins to afix your table number or carve it into the pumpkin. Gourds used as vases with fall flowers are beautiful.  For a Fall wedding, stick to the pumpkin theme and include them in your invitations as well as all your wedding stationary, such as menu cards and place cards.  Miniature pumpkins on each chair at the wedding ceremony is also a great addition for a Fall wedding.



Pumpkin Wedding Favors

With the arrival of fall, a harvest theme is a nice compliment to a fall wedding.  Locations can be farms, barns, a country bed and breakfast or the outdoor country side.  Hay and corn husks are rustic compliments, but the unique touch is the pumpkin itself.  Pumpkins can be used to decorate in many ways for a fall wedding.  Use miniature pumpkins for tea light candle votives or fill them with wild flowers and place them at each guest seat.  This way the pumpkin decorations also double as wedding favors that the guests can take home at the end of the night.  Another idea is to use the miniature pumpkins as place card holders.  To make a grand statement, create a pumpkin tower at the center of reception room.  To interchange the colors, small gourds that are available in a lovely cream color are also nice to use.  Giving small gourds or tiny pumpkins as favors is a cheap and decorative way to create DIY wedding favors and say thank you to wedding guests.