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In honor of the significant and under-celebrated National Doughnut Day, we present these adorable DIY wedding favors that are sure to please your guests—doughnuts to go.
The Project: DIY Doughnut Favors
Timeline: 1 Hour, complete 1-2 days before event
- Choose your template. Pick from our eight printable sticker downloads below to spice up your doughnut favors. Print the desired image on Sticker Paper, and cut out the shapes.
A Hole Lot Of Love
Eat, Drink, And Be Married
Love Is Sweet
Our Love Is Sweetest
I Do (Nut)
A Sweet Thanks From Us To You
Something Sweet For You
- Stuff the bags. Place each doughnut in a clear bag and seal with the cut stickers.
- That’s it! Bask in the wonder of your satisfied guests.
A Few Tips:
Incorporate Your Color Scheme—Could the bakery frost the doughnuts with your wedding theme colors or ice your initials on each doughnut top?
Personalize It—Is there something unique about your wedding that could be incorporated into your favors? For instance, a light purple color scheme may lead to a lavender sprig topping each doughnut.
Consider the Weather—Make sure your dough is safe! If you are having an outdoor reception where heat is a factor, you may not want to choose an iced doughnut that could melt into a sticky frosting puddle.
Get the Whole Package—Save some time with pre-made bags! Check out these sugary sweet packaging options from Mavora on Etsy.
Make It Special—Do you and your significant other share a favorite doughnut? Is there a family recipe that your grandmother has been cooking up for years? Share these special moments by choosing a doughnut that means something to you.
Add Local Flair—Throw in some homegrown panache to your favors by choosing an artisanal bakery over a chain.
Make Them Do Double Duty— If you’d like to trim a little more from your wedding budget, try labeling the doughnut packaging with guest names and placing them around the reception tables as an easy replacement for name cards.
Our Favorite Local Doughnuts:
The Heavenly Donut Co. – Birmingham, AL
These light and fluffy yeast doughnuts are filled with a creamy custard and topped with a chocolate glaze – a perfect texture for any sweet tooth.
Maple Bacon Cheddar Doughnut
Sublime Doughnuts – Atlanta, GA
A gourmet twist on a favorite flavor combination, this savory-sweet doughnut tastes just as good as it sounds.
Revolution Cream Pie
Revolution Doughnuts – Decatur, GA
This family-owned shop features doughnuts in all sorts of unique and adventurous flavors, including carrot cake, crème brûlée, banana cream pie, and Nutella cream puff.
Sweet Corn and Blueberry Doughnut
Glazed Gourmet – Charleston, SC
This bakery showcases crazy flavor combinations that are sure to knock your guests’ socks off! The Sweet Corn and Blueberry Doughnut features rich sweet corn custard, blueberry glaze, and corn lemon shortbread.
Whiskey Road Doughnut
Loco Donuts – Nashville, TN
What would Nashville be without a few whiskey doughnuts? This cinnamon-infused pastry is filled with whiskey cream and topped with toasted pecans.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Doughnut
Blue Dot Donuts – New Orleans, LA
Who knows doughnuts better than policemen? This doughnut shop boasts over 50 hand-cut varieties made fresh daily – no doughnut machines allowed.