Fact: I love a party.
Fact: I love a theme.
So, what’s a theme-loving girl to do when she’s in charge of favors and the party doesn’t have a theme? There would be fun invitations, beautiful flowers, a nice atmosphere, a good meal and a whimsical cake. (And there were.) But, what about the favors? I did what I always do and thought about the main character, the birthday girl. (Hon, you know I’m a writer, right?) These Fashion Favors fit my friend.
Here’s how to make these super easy, DIY chocolate favors.
What You’ll Need:
1. Candy Melts come in a variety of colors. The light and dark chocolate melts taste chocolatey while the brightly colored melts taste like white chocolate. Candy Melts can be purchased at party and craft stores.
2. I borrowed these candy molds from a friend. Craft stores, such as Michael’s, carry lots of different molds, or they can be found online. The shoes, handbags, lipsticks and nail polish were perfect for my chic friend.
3. A glass or ceramic bowl, spoons, spatula and microwave and refrigerator nearby.
4. Gift bags and anything else you want to add to favors. I found initial notecards to include, wrapped them in cellophane, and tied the candy bags and notecards together with ribbon.
1. Follow directions on the Candy Melt package and melt candy disks in the microwave until they are smooth and gooey. *Do not over melt or the candies won’t be the right consistency to spoon into the molds.Trust me, this happened to one batch.
2. Spoon gooey candy into molds. Smooth with spatula so, when hardened, candy backs will be even.
3. Place candy-filled molds in refrigerator to cool and harden.
4. In about 15 minutes, test candy for done-ness, meaning candy has solidified.
5. Turn mold over, slightly twisting sides of mold to release candies.
6. *I smoothed rough edges with a sharp knife.
7. Assemble favor bags. *If the weather is hot, I recommend storing favors in the refrigerator.
8. Molds wash easily in hot, soapy water.
Have you made these? Any tips you want to add? I’d love to hear from you.