Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Cookies and Candy like Crazy!

Long before Dude and I started wedding planning, we knew beyond a shadow of a double that the cookie table(s) at our reception would be out of control.  Both of our Moms are fantastic bakers - Dude’s Mom almost opened a bakery a few years ago, if that gives you any idea! – and many of my Aunts on my Moms side are great bakers as well.  On top of that, Dude and I both have HUGE sweet tooths (sweet teeth?) and could easily destroy a couple dozen cookies in a weekend.
 
I know a couple of you are scratching your head right now, so let me back up – Pittsburgh tradition says that there must be a table of cookies displayed at every wedding reception.  Typically these cookies are made by friends and family of the bride and grooms; but some bakeries are starting to include cookies for the cookie table in their wedding cake packages.  And every single reception venue offers “cookie displaying” as a feature of their reception packages.
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  The Pittsburgh Cookie Table Sign
Normally, the bride and groom leave take out boxes on the cookie table for guests to bring some home.  I wouldn’t consider this a favor per say, but it’s definitely an added bonus for your guests.
Due to the sweet tooths mentioned above, Dude and I pretty much immediately agreed that we should also include our favorite candy on the cookie table and give guests the option to take that home too.
 
My favorite?  Red andYellow Twizzies (as Tom Haverford would say).
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  Chicky Chicky Parm Parm

Dude’s favorite?  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
 


We’re also planning on having:
  • Wax Lips and Mustaches
  • Cow Tales
  • Blue Gummy Sharks
  • Peach Rings
  • Haribo Gummy Bears
  • Normal Twizzlers
  • Chex Mix (for those weirdos that don’t like sweet stuff)
  • M&M/Sixlets in our colors
So late last week I ordered our take out boxes – 1.5pt and yesterday they arrived in three ginormous boxes!
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  The Pittsburgh Cookie Table Takeout Boxes
 
I ordered the 1.5 pint.  Many websites suggested using a half-pint size to cut down on candy costs, but since our guests will be using these for cookies too, I wanted to go a bit bigger. 
 
If you're like me and have no idea what 1.5 pints looks like size-wise, here's a comparison between the take out box and a 2-cup liquid measuring cup.  
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  The Pittsburgh Cookie Table Takeout Boxes Size Comparison
Now that we’ve got the boxes, we need a label to go on them.  Here are the four I’ve designed so far – which is your favorite? 
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  The Pittsburgh Cookie Table Takeout Boxes Sticker 1
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  The Pittsburgh Cookie Table Takeout Boxes Sticker 2
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  The Pittsburgh Cookie Table Takeout Boxes Sticker 3
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  The Pittsburgh Cookie Table Takeout Boxes Sticker 4
Did any of you do a candy table at your wedding?  Any must-have candy selections that we’re missing?

 
 

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