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Favour cakes by the slice

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Up until now we sold favour  cakes in sets of 20 or 32 slices. This is perfect if  you have around 20 or 32 guests at your son or daughter’s Christening or First Communion otherwise you may have leftover slices (though you will likely have already over sugared children all too willing to help you) or  worse, not have enough for all your guests.

To help you out we have changed how we sell favour cakes – you can now order exactly how many slices you want, between 15 and 70 slices!



Of course, some of you may be wondering what favour cakes are…

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Favours boxes come in all sort of shapes and colours, including triangular cake slice shape. These slice shaped boxes are arranged in circles to make a cake, each favour box contains sweets( traditionally sugared almonds but any sweets can be used) and a personalisation note.
The boxes are decorated according to the event it is intended for, this being a Christening or a First Communion or indeed a Wedding, and the large centrepiece will match the theme. Generally speaking favour cakes come in a pre set number, we at www.bbbonbon.ie are letting you decide how many favours, in other words, how many slices you want in your cake because our favour cakes are sold by the slice.

When placing an order just add the number of slices to your shopping cart, this includes the cake as a set, decorated and filled with sweets and personalised, as well as the centrepiece. This gives you the freedom to choose the exact number of favours for you guests.

The smallest cake can be made of 15 slices (1 tier) all the way up to 70 slices (3 tiers) or more…

Having a Baby Shower

When Victoria Beckham held her baby shower last month, guests came loaded with beautiful gifts – pink ones, from what we heard. So we thought if it’s good enough for Victoria Beckham than it’s good enough for you! So here’s BBbonbons ideas and tips on organising a baby shower.

Traditionally, baby showers were given only for the family’s first child and only women attended. What better excuse for getting a group of friends together than to celebrate a new life? The original intent was for women to share wisdom and lessons on the art of becoming a mother. Over time, it has become common to hold them for subsequent  children. It is not uncommon for a parent to have more than one baby shower, such as one with friends and another with co-workers.

According to etiquette, as the party centers on gift-giving, the baby shower is typically arranged and hosted by a close friend or  family member, often by  the expecting godmother.

You could either keep it as a surprise from the mum-to-be, or tell her what you are planning so that she has some input into the party.

There is no set rule for when or where showers are to be held. Baby showers tend to take place between the 6th and 8th month of pregnancy. The number of guests and style of entertainment are determined by the host. An all girls saturday afternoon or  early evening tea style event is by far the most popular and generally lasts from 2 or 3 hours.  Most hosts invite only women to baby showers, although there is no firm rule requiring this.

Baby showers at home are the most popular but don’t allow mummy-to-be to do any clearing up. A relaxed informal setting is most people’s preference.

The food usually consists of a variety of finger foods with some eye-catching desserts thrown in. Sandwiches, cocktail sausages and mini burgers to name some savoury examples. For dessert, scones with cream and strawberry jam,varoius mini dessert from some well known supermarkets or prehaps some baby themed cupcakes work very well and provide an eye catching display.

It isn’t essential to decorate but it does help to remind your guests why they are there. Decorations of course depend of whether you know the sex of the new baby. Most don’t and therefore a combination of pink and blue decorations as in  dunting, napkins or ballons, will surfice. A beautiful vase of pink and blue flowers as a table center piece, which the mum to be can take home after the party, is a nice idea.

Guests bring small or large gifts for the expectant mother. Typical gifts related to babies include nappies, bottles, bibs and toys. It is common to open the gifts during the party.

Some hosts arrange baby-themed activities, such as games to taste baby foods or to guess the baby’s birth date or gender.

Traditionally  favours provide a way to say thank you to your guests for attending your baby shower, and give them something to remember the event.

Baby Shower Favours @ www.bbbonbon.ie

Baby Shower Favours @ www.bbbonbon.ie

A small token is all that is needed, we have delighful little baby charms and ornamental favours decorated with pink and blue ribbons and bows.  Our  baby powder scented soap is a big favourite and for thoes with a sweet tooth why not try our  pink and blue sugar coated milk chocolates or almonds. Each baby shower favour is personalised and can include a little thank you note. This saves ‘mummy to be’, having to send them later. They’re not essential but they’re always well received – everyone loves a gift!

Babys Christening Favours @ www.bbbonbon.ie

Every little one loves their teddy bear.

If you’ve had a baby shower or are thinking of having one, please feel free to post your experiences or preparation ideas, we would love to hear from you. And as always,enjoy!







June Special offers on Birthday Party bags & Christening Favours

At www.bbbonbon.ie every month we offer you discounted favours, up to 50% cheaper than their normal price.

For June we have specials on: Birthday Party Bags and Christening Favours.

Hurry, they won’t be around for long!

Ladybird birthday Favour

Celebrate your summer  party in style, with these lovely ladybird pencil favours.

BBbonbon Bespoke Wedding Favours

BBbonbon Wedding Favours & Party Bags are delighted to launch our new Bespoke Wedding Favour service.
In addition, to the large selection of ready made wedding favours online, we now offer a unique service in that we design and make wedding favours that are unique to you. They may match your chosen theme, your colour scheme, your stationery, profession, hobbies etc. We suggest that you send us an e-mail or call for a friendly chat. We will discuss your plans and make some samples. We post your samples and then the decision to go ahead is up to you. We do not charge for this service. It’s important to note that we work within your budget at all times.

This swaroski crystal rosebub favour was originally designed for a bride in 2008, since then it has become one of our most popular wedding favours.

Swaroski Crystal Rosebuds Favour

Swaroski Crystal Rosebuds Favour


Personalisation Options Added to BBbonbon Online

We are delighted to announce that we now have online personalisation at www.bbbonbon.ie

Our favours are personalised just for you!

We offer free personalisation of all favours. You can choose the font, colour and message.

Please let us have the wording for your tags in the Personalisation Message box at checkout.

We need the name of the bride and groom for Wedding Favours, the baby’s name for Christening favours or birthday person’s name for Birthday favours.

Please also tell us the date of your occasion and choose your font and ink colour from the drop down menus.

Obviously, you can choose other words, though please try and limit it to 35 words.

For monogrammed tags we simply need the bride and groom’s names, plus the groom’s surname.

To help you make your choice, we will be adding images to the personalisation page, hopefully within the next two weeks!

You can have the wording in any language… just let us know your specific requirements, we are here to help, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

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BBbonbon Personalisation Details

Children’s Birthday Party Bags & Favours

Mummys take the hassel out of party bags hunting, let us do the work for you.

Birthday party bags and favours for boys and girls, delivered to your doorstep, for a hassel free party, visit us online at www.bbbonbon.ie
All our party bags are at competitive prices and we hope will add a little extra to your childs party.

Petal Party Favour

Petal Party Favour

Animal Photo Clip Party Favours

Animal Photo Clip Party Favours

Cavallo Favour Cake

Cavallo Favour Cake