Girl Scout Cookies: Help a cause with a great treat for your guests!

I love, heart, scream for and indulge in Girl Scout Cookies. One of my colleagues daughters and the troop at my church sell the cookies every year and it's always a pleasure to support these future 'Girl'preneurs as they raise dollars for the many causes the Girl Scout Council supports. Well you can do the same for your event as well. The great thing with Girl Scout cookies is you can buy them now and freeze them until you need them throughout the year.

Here are a few ways you can use them:

(photo courtesy of Amy Atlas with Amy Atlas Events)

1. Guest Welcome Bags. I always encourage my couples to have welcome bags if the budget permits. Glassine bags can be used to pack 2-3 cookies to include with the welcome bags you are providing to the hotel. What a nice snack for someone who just drove in or has been flying for the last 3 hours!

2. Cookie bar anyone? Everyone has had popcorn bars, candy bars, pie bars, sweet treat bars and cookie bars... A Girl Scout Cookie Bar would be a nice touch. You can either add it to your sweet table with all of your other 'childhood' favorites or make a full Girl Scout Cookie Bar. No worries here as there will not be a cookie left (trust me). [side note: be sure to have the small tongs for the guests to pick up the cookies from you trifle bowls, apothecary jars and containers you are placing the cookies in]

3. Are you having an after party? A display table with many treats and snacks can include the Girl Scout Cookies as well. Your chic, swank and slammin' after party just went to another level with the cookies.

4. Favors as the guests leave at the end of the night. I love having a table in the hall or near the exit that is visible to guests as they leave. We've created custom signs with a nice message along with the favors for guests to pick up as they leave. Ask your venue or caterer if they can get you little bottles of milk or cartons of milk (taking it back to your school days). Place the milk in a nice container of ice and have the cookies in glassine bags with a custom label as seen here:

(photo courtesy of Kelly McWilliams with Weddings By Socialites)

This is a cute and memorable way to incorporate something unique that helps a great cause for your wedding! Below is a great video from the Girl Scouts that tells you a bit about the impact of the.

As I mentioned before, this is a great idea for those looking to stray away from the traditional candy bar.

Until next time,

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Until next time,

© 2005 - 2011 Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.


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