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State organizzando il vostro matrimonio e tra i molteplici invitati avete anche bambini? non vi preoccupate.. ecco delle idee per farli divertire e lasciare un ricordo del vostro giorno più bello..

lo sappiamo i bambini sono molto vivaci, con tanta voglia di giocare e si annoiano a stare tutto il tempo seduti al tavolo ad aspettare le portate.. ed ecco qua delle soluzioni per organizzare al meglio un tavolo baby:

usare come segnaposto dei cartoncini da colorare con una bustina di confetti e come centrotavola un bel contenitore con tantissime matite colorate..

potrete fare una wedding baby bag dove inserire tutto l’occorrente per far divertire i vostri piccoli invitati con bolle di sapone, photo booth, caramelle e coriandoli..

da tenere sempre presente se avete scelto un menù elaborato di crearne una appositamente per i bambini, più semplice in modo da rendere piacevole anche per loro questo giorno.

nel caso preferiate non fare due menù organizzate un mini buffet, con tantissime golosità di antipasti, primi e secondi..

per quanto riguarda i dolcetti potrebbe essere una buona soluzione per i piccoli avere un angolo del gelato, un candy bar con tantissime caramelle e confetti ai gusti cioccolatosi..

speriamo di esservi stati di aiuto e se avete altre idee scriveteci nei commenti!!



How to Make a Favour Cake

 Baby Favours, Baptism, cake, Candy, Favours, Italian favours, wedding favours  Commenti disabilitati su How to Make a Favour Cake
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A favour cake is a great addition to any party from a birthday to a Baptism to a wedding. They make a great centre piece display and of course it’s a wonderful way to thank your guests for coming.

There are a few different ways you can make a favour cake;

With favour bags on a polystyrene tiered base. You could rent one or buy pre cut polystyrene and make your own.

shabby chic favour cake

This is an example of a finished favour cake made with favour bags, it contains 23 favour bags, this is a rough guide as bags vary in size.

Favour cake slices boxes on a round base which can also be tiered.

pink favour cake, cake slice boxes

This pink favour cake is created with 38 cake shaped favour boxes and is only £15.12, it comes in a range of colours.

A favour pyramid created with perspex favour boxes. Although other kinds of favour boxes can be used perspex are the sturdiest and best for this.

Once you’ve decided on your base, all that’s left is to decide on is the decoration and embellishments you’d like to use. You can find a great selection in our DIY department. And finally you need to decide on a sweet treat to pop inside. This is a very personal choice and lots of people decide on a candy that they themselves love. However, more traditionaly, sugared almonds were used, if you think these are slightly old fashioned you could opt for a tasty chocolate coated almond, these come in a huge range of flavours, from watermelon to ricotta and pear!

perspex favour pyramid

DIY favour pyramid created with 32 perspex 5x5x5cm boxes

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So, you’ve decided on a candy bar, what next, where to start? There are so many great ideas, you’ve probably been through pinterest gaining inspiration already but there are a few things you need to think about before the little details.
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Who is this candy bar for and is it going to be colour themed? A pink baby shower candy bar, and elegant and classic white display for a wedding, a bright and colour popping chrildren’s party? wedding candy bar children's party

What type of candy do you want? This is important because it will determine the kind of containers, bowls, vases, stands etc. that you will need.candy bar

How many people are coming to the party, make sure you calculate enough candy for everyone.

How will they pick the candy up? Spoons, tongues, scoops?wedding_candy_bar_48

bags for a candy barHow will they take their candy home? small boxes or bags (paper or fabric?)

How will you label the candy? Or will you use labels at all?

So a few things to keep you busy. But if you’re looking for stunning jars and vases like the ones shown above, we’ve got some great selections. Take a look!

Blown glass jar with heart lid

Blown glass jar with heart lid

Tall and elegant glass jar with lid

Tall and elegant glass jar with lid

Large round elegant glass jar with lid

Large round elegant glass jar with lid

Create some height with an elegant glass stand.

Create some height with an elegant glass stand.

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Recently there has been a trend to give a donation to charity and in place of the favour a note or card telling your guests about the donation. It’s a lovely idea, especially if you have a charity that’s close to your heart.

italian ceramic charity favour

Another great idea is to give favours that have been made by a charity, that way, your money goes to a good cause and you can still give your guests a special keepsake.

ceramic star favour made by disabled people for charity

cooperativa sociale coloriAt BombonieraShop, we work with a local charity called “Cooperativa Sociale Colori” where disabled people hand make ceramic favours. We sell these complete with favour pouches filled with dragees. They come complete with certificate. It’s a wonderful way to help a good cause.

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Italian dragees

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If you’re making your own DIY Italian favours and want some authentic sweets then we’ve got a huge selection.

More and more people are looking for an alternative to the traditional sugared almond and the range of dragees is expanding constantly. Our latest arrival is marshmallow flavoured chocolate dragees, available in a choice of colours.

marshmallow chocolate drageesMaxtris, a renowned Italian confectionery maker which started as a family business nearly 100 years ago.

Based in the south of Italy, Maxtris know a thing a two about Italians love for all sweet things! From flavours which emulate famous desserts and pastries to fruits and liquours. There’s a flavour for everyone, not to mention a huge selection of colours. Don’t forget, if you’re looking for sweets for anniversary favours we’ve got these to match, red for ruby, blue for saphire, silver and gold.

If you’re a fan of Italian desserts, what could be more appropriate than Tiramisu? Or fresh Pear and ricotta. Do you have Sicilian family? They’ll love Babà and cream or Sicilian Cannolo. Or are you just fed up of terrible cheap sweets in the favours you receive? Out do everyone else, Maxtris oozes luxury and elegance.

tiramisu dragees

In fact, talking about all these mouth watering desserts, I think I’m going to have to make a tiramisù when I get home!!!

Italian Wedding Meal

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4 0027Italian weddings are typically very long winded with lots and lots of food. As my husband is a restuarant manager in a large hotel he tells me about all the courses from the wedding meals. The latest was:

Appetizers – cold meats, cheeses, olives, dried sausage etc with aperitif (typically campari)

Starters: Soup then risotto then pasta

Main courses: (yes there was more than one!) Fish then suckling pig, served with vegetables.

confettiDeserts: Cake, sorbet and ice cream, pastries, wedding cake, coffee and biscuits, wedding cake and digestif (often limoncello or mirto but depends on regional specialities) Don’t forget to include a candy bar (An Italian version is generally a selection of flavoured chocolate almonds in glass bowls).

Of course, this is a lot of food and it’s a shame that most people can’t manage so much so it will all get thrown away.

I gave my guests appetizers then a choice of Sardinian gnochetti or risotto (as I’m coeliac) then sea bass or chicken, Seadas (a Sardinian desert) or fruit salad, wedding cake and coffee. I personally don’t like being overfaced with food but obviously you could space your courses out so everyone has time to eat it all!!!

Buon Appetito!

Coccarda – Rosette

 Candy, DIY favours, Favours, wedding favours  Commenti disabilitati su Coccarda – Rosette
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These pretty flaming flower shaped rosettes are actually favour pouches. They come in a range of shades and also in more traditional styles, white cutwork and glittery gold and silver. Ideal for a silver or gold wedding anniversary.Favour pouch rosettes

You can buy this clever ribbon by the meter and need 40-50cm per rosette. They are simple to create yourself, add sugared almonds to alternate petals and pull the drawstrings closed. Your guests can easily pop the sweets out without spoiling the form of the rosette.

They can be decorated with a ribbon bow, pearls or flowers or you could glue your favour (if it’s not too large) to the centre. A small figurine, magnet, keyring or brooch would look great.

Alternatively, if you have larger favours, they could be placed together inside the gift box. Do you want elegant place holders. Why not add a cute name tag. They will look great decorating the tables at the reception.

Candy Display

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SO, you might have noticed that a candy stand is a hot trend right now for your party and we want to show you how to do it in true Italian style. Obviously only with the best Italian confectionary on the market. Think super sleek fashion show and you’re getting the idea.

At BombonieraShop we only stock Maxtris, a brand renowned for high quality sweets, artisan crafted in the south of Italy. From white sugar coated flavoured chocolate almonds (nutella, tiramisu, watermelon and mojito to name but a few), to pearlised chocolate hazelnuts to sweet chocolate nuts that pop with colour – great for children.

Candy bar for a wedding or party

You’re guests will be wowed with these amazing sweets, too good to resist and you’ll be able to maintain an elegant look for your event.