Daily Archives: April 9, 2011

Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Favors

Welcome to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show with links for readers to donate to Wish Upon a Wedding.

Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org

While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Parties by Kristen is not affiliated with Wish Upon a Wedding in any other capacity and is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Parties by Kristen is not affiliated with Etsy or the vendors featured and is not an official representative of Etsy or of each of these vendors. I am simply a fan of these artists/vendors and a volunteer with a passion for what I do and for organizations I have chosen to donate my time and finances to. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.

First in this category is Nature Favors. “Nature Favors green wedding favors are handmade with earth friendly materials and make wonderful eco-friendly favors for your organic, eco-chic wedding.” “These favors were perfect for our spring wedding! Everything came to be very neatly packed. They turned out really beautiful, and they are the perfect touch!”

Next we have Succulents Galore. “Whether you have a green thumb or not, succulents are one of the easiest plants to grow. They are drought tolerant and thrive on little attention. I’ve been growing them for over 15 years and am pleased to offer them to the Etsy community! Have some fun planting them in your garden, design a living wreath, a topiary, bridal bouquets, wedding favors or make an arrangement in a favorite container!” “Fantastic experience with this seller, and I’m a repeat customer and she always provides a high level of service. Plants are very healthy and beautiful and packaged with care. Couldn’t ask for more!”

“(cacao)’s gourmet sweets & treats are handmade from scratch using the finest natural and organic ingredients and are always fresh to order. All of our gourmet sweets & treats serve as beautiful favors, gifts or a special treat just for you!” “Fast shipping, really cute packaging, and the truffles – SOOOOOO good!! Just picked them up today and had to try one of each, of course, though I can’t pick a favorite – the vanilla, chocolate, red velvet and peanut butter were all super moist and delicious!”

Next we have Madden & Lloyd. “These products are made with great care in a 330 sq ft, climate controlled room in my home that is 100% dedicated to their manufacture and storage. Our home is 100% smoke-free.” “This is a WONDERFUL seller, VERY responsive to convos! The Soap smells AMAZING, looks GREAT as well! I LOVE the packaging and WILL buy from MADDEN & LLOYD again! THANK YOU!!”

Here we have Table Labs. Table Labs specializes in gourmet blooming tea and hand painted china. What a unique and different favor for your guests! “Arrived so much faster than I expected and in perfect condition. I just love it and the teas are so beautiful and taste great. Thanks again for all your help. I will need more tea one day and know where to get them!”

Spotlight On You says, “Spotlight On You specializes in affordable gifts and accessories. Our pocket mirrors make great gifts for bridesmaids, teachers, baby showers, party favors and more. Many of the pocket mirror designs you see listed can be personalized with a custom monogram. I will continually be adding new designs but, if you haven’t quite found something perfect feel free to convo me with a custom request. I will do my best to accommodate your needs.” “I ordered these as part of the gift for my bridal party and Stephanie personalized all of them for each girl! She did such a great job, my girls are going to LOVE them! It’s such a great price for all the personalization as well!”

Next we have The Caramel Jar. “As seen on The Cooking Channel’s Foodography show! {yay!} http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/foodography/websites-and-food/index.html. The Caramel Jar isn’t just any caramel company! I create yummy delicious caramels the old fashioned way, by hand and out of love, while being gentle on our environment and using only Eco-friendly candy wrappers, packaging your caramels in reusable mason jars and Eco friendly bags, and shipping your hand crafted treats in just 5 business days or less {unless noted}!” “Absolutely delicious! As a result, my sister has decided to go with The Caramel Jar for her wedding favors! I would recommend Nicole to everyone.”

Recycled Ideas says, “I make the paper from junk mail, used office paper, netflix envelopes and other colorful paper like advertising fliers and anything else I can deconstruct to give the paper some color without adding dyes to it. Yuck! Who needs that? All of the paper is 100% post-consumer waste – stuff that normally would be recycled by large scale paper recyclers. My small scale kitchen operation allows me to add some artistic elements to the paper, such as by adding flower petals, leaves, and yarn snippings left over from my husband’s weaving.” “Love, love, love them!!! This Etsy’er was a pleasure to deal with and I will be back again! Product quality is exceptional, as is the service. :)”

Next is Kettle Confections, “We love candies, but we’ve always yearned from something better than all the mass produced candies that are full of artificial additives. After many unsuccessful searches for delicious candies that do not contain ingredients we can’t recognize, we decided to make our own with fine flavors and ingredients we would want to eat, enjoy, and share with family and friends. Our candies are made to be deliciously flavorful, yet not too overly sweet. Sugar is our creative medium and our inspirations come from the culinary diversity we experience in NYC.” “DELICIOUS, FRESH, EXCELLENT QUALITY ingredients used in these Nougats. Thanks SO much for your EXCELLENT product & customer services. Kettle Confections is the BEST of what Etsy has to offer!”

Swankk is the next shop on the show. “These were such a huge hit this valentine’s day! They were as tasty as they are cute and the seller included my messages on hand-lettered red hearts! I couldn’t be happier and I have recommended the shop to all of my friends! Thank you soooo much for all of your hard work, Swankk!”

Next is French Country 1908. “Loved my whole order. Package arrived in record time and I will be passing along this shop info to others!!! Not to mention I will probably be revisiting it as well. Thank you.” “These bags are too darn cute!! I can’t wait to use them!!”

Our next shop is Living A Fairytale by Pebbles Catto. Living a Fairytale makes whimsical ribbon wand favors for your special day, which are a great alternative to bubbles, throwing petals or rice, especially when they are restricted by your venue. “They are wonderful, thank you!!! Not only do they match my wedding colors perfectly but they look even better in person!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Ellie of My Little Chickadee Creations says, “I’m a chick who loves to rubber stamp & paint on travertine tiles to make unique tile coasters, save the date magnets, ornaments & wedding favors. I greatly adore all that is handmade by other artists.” “This was my 2nd purchase from this seller. She does beautiful work and is quite accommodating with changes in design. She ships very quickly and carefully. I will definitely continue to shop here, I couldn’t be more pleased!”

Next on the show is Double Brush. “My husband and I moved to the Big Island of Hawaii after both graduating from Art School in 1992. We worked at various places and it wasn’t till I came up with the original idea for hand rolled sushi candles made from beeswax sheets in 1996, that we were able to start our arts and crafts business from that one idea. We came up with the name Double Brush for our company because we are both artists:). In the past few years we have branched out into making hand poured soy wax candles, other beeswax candles, natural solid perfumes, and natural glycerine soaps.” “A fantastic transaction all around. The seller was amazing to work with and was willing to keep in constant contact with me throughout the entire process. Incredibly impressed, I’ll definitely shop again.”

Here we have Mia Mallows. “Mia Mallows Gourmet Marshmallows are a confectionery delight adding unique elegance to any occasion. Mia Mallows redefines marshmallows with an assortment of flavors and unique mallow ingredients. Whether you select our chocolate-covered mallows topped with nuts, coconut, and other toppings or from our assortment of mallow flavors. Mia Mallows will add a unique flair to your event or occasion. Our mallows can be individually packaged or artistically arranged as a centerpiece. Mia Mallows Gourmet Marshmallows are handmade and packaged to your specification. Only the highest quality ingredients are used in our creations.” “Very delicious and well made. Never had marshmallows this way before! I had to order some more. Thank you for the tasty treats and fast shipping!”

35 Available Flavors:
(1)Banana, (2)Bavarian Cream, (3)Blueberry, (4)Caramel, (5)Cherry, (6)Chocolate, (7)Chocolate Chip, (8)Chocolate Mexican Style, (9)Chocolate Mint, (10)Red Hot Cinnamon, (11)Coconut, (12)Coffee, (13)Cotton Candy, (14)Dulce De Leche, (15)Eggnog, (16)Keylime Pie, (17)Lavender, (18)Lemon, (19)Lime (20)Mango, (21)Maple, (22)Mixed Berries, (23)Orange, (24)Peach, (25)Peanut Butter, (26)Peppermint, (27)Pina Colada, (28) Pineapple, (29)Pomegranate, (30)Praline with Pecans, (31)Pumpkin Pie with Shortbread cookie crumbs, (32)Raspberry (33)Saltwater Taffy, (34)Strawberry, and (35)Vanilla!!!!

Finally we have The 5 Dollar French Market. “No matter what your fancy, we hope you absolutely love our shop. Do keep in mind that all of our hand-crafted items may vary slightly from photographs! Lastly, we suggest you check back with us often, as we are constantly listing more and more gorgeous items that you just might not be able to live without!” “So lovely!! Super fast shipping, seller was SUPER friendly, great communication. A+++++ shopping experience all around! Thank you, will be back for sure!!!!!!!!!”

Today is the last day of our show and I want to thank all of the artists/vendors who participated. A big thank you to my readers who have supported the show and a HUGE thank you to those of you who donated to Wish Upon a Wedding and/or For Japan With Love. The Etsy Virtual Bridal Show is close, but we will see you again next year!