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Bombonierre’s for beginners

By admin on April 5th, 2006 0 comments yet. Be the First

Bonbon_1I’ve had my fair share of bombonierre’s at weddings and they’ve arrived in all shapes, sizes and colours. As well as being traditional keep sakes, they are also incredibly easy to make.

First steps are to choose what you want to put in the favours. Will it be sugared almonds, chocolates, candy or something else? When picking the packaging, bear in mind how this will impact on the contents. Chocolates may get squashed in a tulle wrap but sugared almonds are hardy and can be packed in virtually anything. The third step is to pick colours if you want to match them to the wedding. Finally, select any embellishments. Do you want plain ribbon, personalised ribbon or flowers?

Bonbon Traditional tulle

To make the bonbonierre pictured here,from Cameo Favours, you will need two layers of round, scalloped edge tulle at £2.50 for a pack of 25, 10cm of ribbon per favour. 50 yards of ribbon is £16. Finally, top off with flowers and pearl spray £7.68 for a pack of 48. Sugared almonds are available in 1kg (approx. 250 almonds per box) at 7.95. You will need 3 boxes. 100 will be approximately £76

Bonbon2 Favour box

‘Squishable’ favours can be placed inside favour boxes like this diamante handbag design from Party Rama. 39p each. Embellish with ribbon £16 for 50 yards (as before) then fill with silver and chocolate dragee hearts, £14.50 for a 1kg box of 250. 100 will cost £98.50

Bonbon3 Modern truffle cube

Montezuma’s have a range of single chocolate truffle favours – with flavours from Caribbean to White Champagne – encased in a clear box and trussed up with an organza ribbon. Chocolate pebbles, sugared almonds and mini chocolate hearts are also available. £1.45 each. Ready made. 100 will be £145

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