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« on: April 24, 2006 10:47:19 AM »

My brother is getting married in August and I have offered to craft some favors.  They are having a very small (approx. 20 people) outside wedding and a reception at a small Mexican restaurant.  I was hoping to incorporate that into the favors somehow.  I know they wouldn't like anything cutesy.  They are sorta artsy hippie folk, so I really wanted to create something unique.

I had thought of making small jars of jalapeno jelly.  Or giving everyone one of those small ornamental pepper plants or little cactus's.  The problem might be that I am flying there, so I can't really take 20 plants as carry-on luggage.  I also liked the idea of handmade paper with seeds in it, where you plant it and the paper dissolves and the seeds grow. But I wasn't sure how to tie that into the Mexico idea.

Price isn't really an issue, nor is the time involved/ difficulty.  I'm up for a challenge (if required).

If any one has any ideas I would looooove to hear them.  Not necessarily related to mine either.  Let me know of anything you lovely ladies (or gents) come up with!

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
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Jezabel
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006 02:01:10 PM »

What about doing something using loteria cards?
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blackholecrafter
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006 02:28:55 PM »

What about making Mexican wedding cookies and wrapping festively?  Or wrapped Mexican candies?

I would also recommend looking at the Crafty Chica website.  She has lots of awesome, authentic ideas.

http://www.craftychica.com

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2006 03:39:18 PM »

Mexican wedding cookies!  So tasty, so appropriate.  You don't even have to make them if you're short on time -- just buy them from a bakery and package them into little favor bags/boxes yourself.
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jeweledmonkey
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2006 04:39:36 PM »

You can make dulce de leche sticks or cajeta on a stick. And maybe wrap them in lace with a bow? I don't really know how to make it, I have just seen that stuff at weddings....
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2006 12:22:28 PM »

Thanks so much for the ideas ladies!  You all are so wonderful. 

I like the idea of cajeta... now to figure out how to make it....

Or these mexican cookies look pretty nice too.  I'm sure I could whip up something similar.

http://www.myownlabels.com/recipes/mexicanweddingcookies.htm
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