Marshmallow wedding favors are a hot new trend for 2012 and 2013. The media is manic for marshmallows right now, as trend reports are full of claims that the sugary confections are the next cupcake, or the "it" dessert du jour. (See reports from The New York Times
, Good Morning America
, The Vancouver Sun
, and the Today Show, to name just a few.) So if you're getting married soon, why not have marshmallow favors at your wedding?
Marshmallows are awesome for weddings. They're unusual, fun, and colorful. They can be bought or made a week or two in advance, unlike cupcakes and other baked goods. And, they're light and easy to ship for destination weddings. More Wedding Favor Ideas
If you have doubts, don't think these are the jet-puffed grocery store version. The trend is for artisanal, hand-made treats – they're sublimely soft, and brightly flavored. You can get them in vanilla, of course, but also fun flavors like strawberry, coconut, or chocolate-rosemary. And of course, you can up the ante with fun shapes, or packages of s'mores. Step-by-step guide to making marshmallows.
Here are ten fun marshmallow wedding favors we love:
Martha Stewart Weddings
If DIY is more your speed, check out these wedding cake marshmallow favors
that Quyen and Derrick of the Kitchen Runway made for their friends. They used store-bought materials and DIY ingenuity to create something special, unique, and handmade.
Marshmallow favors are fun, but s'mores have a youthful nostalgia. Combine the two in Etsy seller SweetLydias's bite-sized pre-assembled s'more favors.
She'll even customize them to create one-of-a-kind treats for your event.
Elizabeth Anne Events
Sometimes marshmallow favors are best when they are simply delicious, like these from Whimsy and Spice.
Customize them with your names, your favorite flavors, and your signature colors.
Martha Stewart Weddings
Martha Stewart Weddings has another fun idea,
elevated by great packaging. They make pink marshmallow kisses and stick them to vanilla cookies with bittersweet chocolate.
This fun marshmallow favor idea originally comes from Fred Flare
, which sadly has sold out of them. But blogger Baking Bites
has easy directions for making your own DIY version.
How fun would a make-your-own s'mores bar
be at an outdoor wedding? Combine artisanal flavors with good chocolate, graham crackers, skewers for roasting, and a warm campfire. As an added touch, set out small bags inviting guests to take some extra supplies home with them for a favor.