Happy Friday, y’all! We’re back and have some fun and of course, fabulous finds for you as you head into your weekend. Enjoy!

Ideas We Love – Stylish Favor Bags

Sending your guests off with sweet and delish treats is a timeless idea. Brides and grooms (and wedding planners!) are moving beyond a simple box with Jordan almonds, thank goodness. Whether you have a candy/dessert bar, homemade baked goods or even something non-edible like flower seeds, why not further personalize it with a cute quote, your wedding monogram or theme, or your names & wedding date–all in your wedding colors. The possibilities are endless; if you pick something you love and that suits you and your personalities, you can’t go wrong.

Style Me Pretty recently featured a sweet little DIY project designed by Kathleen over at Twig & Thistle. Click on the photo below to go to the post with instructions and the exclusive download. Be sure to check out all of Kathleen’s fun stuff at her Etsy shop and blog.

Courtesy Twig & Thistle via Style Me Pretty

Or how about these stamped bags from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Courtesy Martha Stewart Weddings

“Simple sacks make perfect favor packages when given a handle and personalized with a stamp. To make them, you will need white paper bags (ours are 3 inches by 6 1/4 inches), a rubber stamp, paper cord, double-sided tape, and candy. A rubber-stamp company or office-supply store will make a stamp for you; just provide a line drawing or printout of an image with your names and wedding date. Stamp your design onto a flat bag (place a piece of cardboard inside for a smooth surface). Place candy in bag (don’t make the bag too heavy), and fold top of bag over twice. Place double-sided tape under flap of fold (but do not seal yet). Cut an 11-inch length of paper cord; knot ends and trim. Loop cord under flap, knot in center; press the flap down, enclosing the cord.”

These super cute bags also serve as your wedding menu! LOVE that they’re held shut with a clothes pin, too!

Courtesy Snippet & ink, Photo by Janae Shields

Burlap+Twine+Custom Stamp=Adorable Favor Bags!

Courtesy The Knot, Photo by Allison Davis Photography

How ’bout making a bag the favor?! Totally diggin’ these reusable grocery/tote bag favors – fun and GREEN!

Courtesy Grey Likes Weddings, Photo by Sea Studio

Letterpressed candy bags – beautiful!

Courtesy Oh So Beautiful Paper, Photo by Christine Brandt

Love the old school quality of these!

Courtesy Oh So Beautiful Paper

Sweet little muslin bags for your sweets.

Courtesy Bird & Banner

Courtesy Bird & Banner

And lastly, this one is perfect for loose tea favors!

Courtesy Bird & Banner

And last, but certainly not least, a few of our clients have put their own spin on favor bags, too! Caren & Ed have a friend who specializes in roasted coffee blends so guests picked up bags of a special morning blend named after their adorable cats, Bago & Goon. LOVE the photo, too!

Have you seen any unique favor bags that you loved? How about at your wedding? We’d love to see them!

Recipes We Love – Roasted Portobello Caprese Salad

Okay, so I know this FAB Find isn’t wedding related, but I just couldn’t resist sharing it with you because it is that FABULOUS! This portobello caprese salad is the perfect summer recipe and is simple, but substantial enough to be the main event at your alfresco dinner. Even Bill, an avowed meat eater, loves this one. If you make it, I’d love to hear what you though of it!

Courtesy WholeLiving.com

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!