purple sweets for favours

(18 Posts)
stopthenoise Thu 31-Oct-13 20:46:09

Our wedding colour is purple. We're on a tight budget and one of the things we're doing ourselves is making our own favours. We've decided on small jars of sweets. OH wants old/traditional style sweets but its hard finding ANY sweets that are purple. I suggested a mixture of coloured sweets purples, whites or creams. I looked at the personalised M&Ms (not traditional but lovely colours!) £140 to fill 25 tiny jars!!
Any suggestions for purple themed sweets?

Palma violets

You can get the purple quality street on their own.

Cohenite Thu 31-Oct-13 20:51:40

Try eBay, lots of wedding favours including sweets. I thought of Parma Violets too.

southeastastra Thu 31-Oct-13 20:52:20
elliegoulding Thu 31-Oct-13 20:52:48

what a lovely idea, you could use old baby food jars smile Parma violets, blackcurrant and liquorice, you can buy single, big versions of the purple sweets from the quality street range too .... hungry for sweets now wink

timidviper Thu 31-Oct-13 20:53:28

You can get Parma Violets in mini or giant sizes

If you put purple sweets into Google you get loads

elliegoulding Thu 31-Oct-13 20:53:56

vimto sweets and blackcurrant bob bons, im on a roll now!

southeastastra Thu 31-Oct-13 20:54:01

ooh and here don't forget blackcurrant lollies, can i come? grin

Purple2012 Thu 31-Oct-13 20:54:02

If you put purple sweets in the search bar on amazon they have some purple wedding sweets with bride and groom on there. They are less than £20 for 100. They also have purple foil covered hearts.

stopthenoise Thu 31-Oct-13 21:01:20

Thank you everyone! I will get googling :-) Didn't think of bon bons, i love them. And I've just thought about those mini dairy milk bars maybe..
Thanks again everyone!

MadeOfStarDust Thu 31-Oct-13 21:04:08

Buy plain white sugared almonds and some food dye..worked well for ours - had a red and gold colour scheme...

Hiphopopotamus Netherlands Thu 31-Oct-13 21:07:57

Can they be in wrappers? If so, maybe the purple ones from Quality St?

stopthenoise Thu 31-Oct-13 21:42:47

Madeofstardust that's a great idea, we could have purple and white.

Hiphop yes can be wrapped sweets, we were thinking of getting the big purple ones with name places tied around them.

Can you still get those teeny tiny Dairy Milk bars, like the ones you used to buy to put in the toy Cadbury vending machine? They'd be perfect. Love the idea of big purple one name tags too.

MirandaWest Thu 31-Oct-13 21:54:04

Purple sugared almonds. And Parma violets. And the big purple Quality Street (or is it Roses?)

ZingWantsGin Sat 09-Nov-13 14:58:02

can you just buy any sweets and re-wrap them I purple foil, for the look?

and I can see your lazer look blasting me into pieces for suggesting this but is there any chance you could make them? it's not difficult.
or get someone to make them for you?
there are books on candy making - check online for recipes.

januaryjojo Sat 16-Nov-13 20:31:30

If you can get to M&M world in Leicester square, they have massive tubes of M&Ms in pretty much every colour you can think of, including various shades of purple.

Just fill a bag yourself.

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