In my last post about wedding favors, I mentioned I purchased a set of small clear bottles to use as potion bottle favors.
Like the favor, it was also tricky finding reasonably priced candy that would fit within the slim neck of the bottle. What I did find was these candies called Newblers. They are very similar in taste to Nerds and can be purchased in bulk in a variety of different colors. In order to save on cost, I only filled the bottles about 2/3 of the way, which was plenty of candy. I used about 8 lbs for every 30 bottles. It ended up costing about $1.60 per favor for the candy.
I had heard of a cute idea that you can combine your favors and your escort cards. I thought this sounded like a really nifty idea so I decided the favors would each be a different colored candy that matches the table’s napkin color. There’s also an escort card on the bottle with the guest’s name and an icon of their table’s centerpiece so they know which table is theirs.
These colored potion bottles fit right into our Legend of Zelda theme!