Since this was a spicy & sweet theme, I wanted the favors to reflect that. So for the sweet, I got candy ...what could be better than sugary treats to represent my "sweet"? The spicy was a little trickier. Originally, I thought about ordering these chili chocolate jewels that I remember seeing on Food Network. But, it would have been outrageously expensive to order, since I seemed to only be able to get variety boxes. So I had to come up with something else. Hot sauce? Not with candy. Salsa? Not with candy. Cinnamon? Kind of random. Eventually, I decided on getting seeds for guests to plant their own peppers. Once I came up with this idea, I was excited! Target had little planting pots in a 2-Pack for only a dollar in the $1 spot section (my favorite and must-stop spot every time I go in Target).
Then I found a variety of pepper seed packs. There were a lot to choose from since it was at the beginning of planting season!
The only issue I had with this project was the sticky stuff left over on the pots after pulling off the stickers. But, that's nothing a little Goo Gone and elbow grease couldn't fix!
Once I assembled them, I decided to add a card to help get the point across and thank all of Beth's lovely friends for coming and celebrating with us.
I printed these out, that said "Thank You! It was so SWEET of you to come help kick off Beth's marriage with some SPICE!"
They still needed a little "pop" so I added a line of my trusty blue glue around the edge...
...then dipped those edges in pink glitter. It took almost no time at all, and added a nice finishing touch!
Here's a look at the final card:
The favors were a hit! I never got my peppers to grow, but that's mostly because I didn't give them the proper love they needed. :o( I hope the other girls had luck. I did love the candy! I think this was a perfect favor to tie together the theme of the party and thank guests for coming!