We know the table plan for a wedding can be stressful to devise when you’ve finally sorted the bridesmaids and groomsmen, there’s family, friends and children to consider too. But you can make your place settings look effortless and elegant without having to fret. A 100ml Stephanie wedding favour bottle, with a pre-attached tag and charm of your choosing, is the picture perfect piece. Simply write on your guests’ name, and place on the table and voila! You’ve got a place setting that’s pretty, personalised and playful all at once.
Let your personality shine
Pre-attached labels mean you can spend less time designing and more time whipping up moreish treats to go inside your place setters. Home-flavoured gins, Limón cello and liquors are never out of place at a party and for the young ones you can easily swap out the tasty tipples for child-friendly cordials, so everyone can toast the happy couple. Or for the arts and crafts aficionado, why not use coloured grains, sand or even paint for a beautiful and bright design that will last beyond the evening- and give you something to do on the hen do!
That’s not the only way to make these unique to you, with a choice of preset designs you can choose village fete vogue with natural tags and lemon charms, or modern monochrome with black and white tags and silver charms, so whatever your theme these favours will fit right in.
Something to remember
It goes without saying that you’ll need to write the names of your guests on the bottles, so with this personal touch already in place, why not turn these favours into place settings-cum-keepsakes to save those all important wedding pennies. For a heartfelt approach why not make your own message in a bottle for each guest, you could you opt for a simple thank you note or a cherished memory, either way, we’re sure that guests treasure them for a lifetime.
If these ideas have tickled your fancy and you’re eager to get creative then go online to choose your 100ml Italian Stephanie Wedding Favour Bottles or call us today on 01664 474 141.
We can’t deny it. Here at Glass Jars and Bottles, December is our very favourite time of the year. Aside from the flurry of festive activity, there’s that magical end-of-year anticipation that comes with the approach of 2018. From sharing some present pointers with you to hints on how your home-grown business can flourish in the New Year, why not celebrate the season with us and take a peek at our latest blog?
Step into Christmas
When it comes to preparing for Christmas, it’s those all-important December details that make the difference. Whether you’re a chef extraordinaire or simply trying your hand at creating some unique jams as part of your Christmas goodies, make sure you don’t overlook those festive finishing touches. From our Christmas Gift Box Set to our wonderfully quaint Jar Gift Boxes complete with tags and ribbons, you can be sure that your pressies will impress.
New Year, New Business
Perhaps 2018 marks a new business venture for you? From setting up shop with your homemade preserves and chutneys to selling your goodies to local stores and cafes, you’ll need a supply of chic jam jars to complete the look. With our Bargain Box of 120 Panelled Round Jars plus a selection of lid colours and designs, you can carve out a recognisable, quality brand for your culinary delights.
Tying the Knot?
There’s no time like December and New Year’s Eve for a romantic proposal, and if you’re one of the lucky couples to be tying the knot come 2018, then you’re likely imagining the big day already. If there’s one thing that’s a priority, it’s making sure that your wedding is beautifully original. With our diverse range of wedding favours, you can raise your creative game, filling them with sweet titbits, cute personalised messages or even mini floral displays.
Embrace the opportunities of the season with our elegant selection of glass jars and bottles. To order yours, simply call our friendly team on 01664 474141 or take a look online today.
As Christmas encroaches, you might be experiencing a growing anxiety that comes as your gift list does anything but shrink. Rather than give way to the present-induced panic, we’re encouraging you to put your best foot forward and get into the creative spirit with our selection of glass jars and bottles, making some utterly unique (and outrageously tasty) Christmas presents. Read on for more.
Charm with Chutney
At some point in our lives, we’ve probably all received a Christmas chutney. Yet, before you write this off as a has-been, we want to reassure you that preparing your very own chutney adds that festive charm you’re looking for. From caramelised onion to more traditional tomato-based recipes, you can chuck in a few cloves, pour it into our 500ml Le Parfait hinged jars and personalise with a cheery seasonal greeting. There’s nothing like the personal touch, right?
Get Jolly with Your Jams
Can you really go wrong with a homemade preserve? With kitsch appeal by the bucketload, cooking up a batch of organic strawberry jam or spiced plum preserve is sure to charm the Christmas socks off friends and family. Get a pack of six 440ml faceted hexagonal jars for just £3, picturesque either in gold, silver or red gingham.
Talking of socks, you’ve got those all-important Christmas stockings to consider. With the kids’ first waking moments of the 25th riding on it, we can make sure it’s a sweet start for them. Whether they’re mad for marshmallows or hooked on Haribo, our 500ml Luminarc Pot Club sweet jars give the wow-factor to their sweet treat.
Shrink your Christmas to-do list with our range of high-quality glass jars and bottles. Take a peek online or call us on 01664 474141 to order yours.
Now that autumn’s advancing, it means just one thing: those last fruits of the year are ready and ripe for the picking. With oodles of options for your preserving penchant, our diverse range of glass jam jars and bottles are helping you celebrate the season. Find out how we let your culinary creations can bear fruit, as it were.
The Berry Best
Whether they’re picked on an autumnal countryside walk or you’re lucky enough to have them ripening beside your house, blackberries are a quintessentially British fruit. That said, like so many good things in life, it can feel like they’re here one day and gone the next. What better reason to preserve their scrumptiousness in jam form? Fill our hexagonal jars to the brim with your favourite blackberry jam recipe. Available in a range of capacities, from the mini 45ml to the sizeable 440ml faceted hexagonal jar, you can spread some hedgerow happiness on your morning toast for months to come.
The Apple of Your Eye
When it comes to crab apples, it can be all too easy to walk on by. We’ll admit it: when uncooked, they have an unfortunate tendency to leave the eater’s face contorted by their bitterness. But boil them up, add a smattering of sugar and stick them into our 500ml Artisan Le Parfait hinged jars, and you’ll transform them into a mouth-watering crab apple jelly, perfect with Sunday roasts.
Sloe and Steady Wins the Race
You might not think it, but the humble sloe can in fact produce one of the nation’s most delicious drinks. After all, who doesn’t indulge in little G&T from time to time? Pick these dusky blue berries and create your very own homemade Sloe Gin. Whether you hoard it for yourself in our 125ml Mini Glass Swing Top bottles or gift it to a friend in our sleek Italian Polo bottles, sloe proves itself one merry-making berry.
Make the most of this year’s yield of fruit. With the help of our functional, elegant glass jars and bottles, it’s easy pickings. Take a look online or order today on 01664 474141.
With ever-dwindling sunlight hours and plummeting outdoor temperatures, it can be tempting to bemoan the loss of summer. Here at Glass Jars and Bottles, however, we’re taking a different, altogether more positive tact, helping you find the fun in September! Read on to learn how.
Many of you will know the difference between shop bought mass produced jam and that which is homemade, the taste difference is undeniable. What many people do not realise is how easy it is to make at home, and I would argue that raspberry jam is the easiest of all, no chopping or hulling required. I was rummaging around the freezer at the weekend and found raspberries that had been picked last autumn. The other great thing about raspberry jam is the fruit and sugar is used in equal quantities. I have used 2Kg of fruit, but the recipe works equally well with different weights. I would add a note of caution here, if you plan on making more than 2Kg use more than one pan, or make it in batches. You want to avoid the need to boil for so long that you end up with brown treacle.
2Kg Granulated sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
Knob of butter
Get on Trend
There’s no two ways about it: vintage weddings simply couldn’t be more popular right now. What’s more, this romantic trend has flung open a new window of opportunity for the humble jam jar. Making an ideal vase for table decorations and centrepieces, this simple but stylish addition shows an attention to detail on your big day. Their simplicity has yet another upside, making the jam jar the ideal blank canvas. In this way, you can give them a proper makeover with a touch of lace or a raffia bow, transforming them into a bespoke vase.
Create a Scene
Coming in a variety of sizes, you can try our Round Jars, using 1lb or 2lb for delicate decorations or even 1050ml for commanding centrepieces. Alternatively, our 250ml Vintage Milk Bottles give you the opportunity to showcase some understated elegance, perfectly housing smaller posies. Maybe you’re searching for something a little different to complement the theme of your wedding? Nail the rustic beach look by simply layering the bottom of our Onda Wave Jars with sand and shells.
Eager to get creative with your wedding centrepieces? Browse our selection of quality jars and bottles online today to order yours.
Not one for following the crowd? In which case, you’re likely to want your wedding to have a bit of a ‘wow’ factor. This certainly doesn’t exclude the welcome drinks.
Do away with traditional champagne flutes and add a unique flavour with our vintage 250ml Mini Milk Bottles. Filled to the brim with raspberry Prosecco, these simple but sweet bottles are a subtly elegant change to the usual order of service. Finish the look with paper straws (making sure the colours reflect the theme of your wedding, of course), and you’ll have some truly charmed guests on your hands.
To order your milk bottles or to browse our collection glass bottles and jars simply visit our website or call us today on 01664 474141 to order.
With your dream wedding’s all important date now set in place, the reality of your big day is getting ever closer. What’s more, this is where the real fun and games begin, working on your plans in earnest. Whether you’re going for a small intimate event or a wedding on a grander scale, you’ll be eager to check off a few tasks on your to-do list. From decorating the venue and preparing welcome drinks to creating wedding favours and Hen and Stag Dos, you’ll find the inner organiser in you yet.
Gone are the days of presenting your guests with a small bag of sugar-coated almonds as favours. Rather, these little titbits have taken on something of a rustic charm, with glass jars and bottles now being the ‘favoured’ choice (forgive us, we couldn’t resist). Whether you choose jam ‘made with love’, some scrumptious sweets or even homemade flavoured gins, your favours will give the personal touch you’re looking for without it costing a small fortune. If jam isn’t your thing, there’s a vast array of sweets which, when poured into a jar, look truly charming. Simply add a label or tag, wrap around some ribbon and let loose your creative side.
When it comes to wedding planning, we know the old saying is true: don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. If our favours ideas have tickled your fancy, just visit our website and choose your perfect jars or bottles.
Our Party Trick
Concocting all sorts of shenanigans for an upcoming Hen or Stag Night? Well, we have a party trick up our sleeve in the form of the unassuming jam jar. The perfect way to get the party started, jam jar cocktails are all the rage, and with good reason. Our 1lb Jam Jar is the ideal size, not too small and certainly not too large to handle. Simply add a straw, get creative with some decoration and then (last but certainly not least) fill with your favourite tipple.
After all, if you’re not allowed to get up to a bit of monkey business on your Hen or Stag Night, then when are you? Keep the jokes coming well after the night is out with our Mr and Mrs Right Drinking Jars. Because we all know it: Mrs is ‘always right’! Take a look online to select your cocktail jam jars.