Christmas is coming!!!!!

There is only 95 days till Christmas, that’s approximately 227 hours and roughly 136210 minutes and 8172500 seconds.

If you think that’s loads, think again!

Before you know it, it will be that time of year when we all wonder helplessly around the shops looking for small gift ideas for teachers, friends, colleagues or indeed stocking fillers!

We at have the answer:

Christmas personalised chocolate bars!

Everyone loves chocolate and everyone likes to receive personalised gift.

Here at bbbonbon we have personalised chocolates for teachers written in English as well as in Irish, see link:

A lovely inexpensive gift suitable for both female and male teachers.

Personalised Christmas chocolates are a perfect gift for your work colleagues, friends and family, neighbours, children of all ages and why not the milkman, the postman and the lollypop lady!

Chocolates come in 3 sizes, small 20gr, medium 40gr and a large 120gr and not only, how about a lovely chocolate and candy cane set with the child’s name written on the bar!


Also, available exclusively at is the “colour my choc” Christmas personalised chocolate set.

This is a set made of a 40gr medium chocolate bar with 6 crayons and the reverse of the personalised wrap is a colouring page. Not only this bar tastes good, looks good but it provides precious minutes of entertainment!


See the many designs available for all tastes!


Favour cakes by the slice

cake sliceGirl Christening cakecake slice

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…

Boy Communion cakeCaterpillar cake

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 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…

Personalised favours with ribbons and notes.

Favours are an important way to say thank you to your family and friends to any occasion, a Christening, a Wedding, a First Holy Communion or indeed a Wedding anniversary. The giving of the small gift requires no words in itself, its a gesture well appreciated by adults and children alike.
But not only that, favours can be personalised to add a special touch to the item itself and to put into written words what they mean.
We at BBBonbon personalise all our favours, free of charge.
Each favour has a note inside or outside, with the type of occasion it is, the date, the name/s and a few words, chosen by you, the client, such as “Thank you for sharing our special day” or “Hope you enjoy my little gift and these five sweets which symbolise, health, wealth, longevity, fertility and happiness” or a simple “Thank you for joining in our celebration.”
There is more, at BBBonbon you can now personalised your ribbons as well.
Pink, blue, silver, gold and many other colour ribbons available which you can choose to decorate any of the boxes available.
The date of the occasion, the name/s and the occasion itself is the most popular options for the personalised ribbon, but there is no limit to what can be written.
The personalised ribbon have been a huge hit!
Please note, the price for the personalised ribbon is separate.

New website launch

BBBonbon, Ireland’s largest online retailer of personalized children favours
and party bags, is delighted to unveil our new and improved website .
We have made significant improvements to it, so that you will have an easier
and more pleasurable shopping experience with us. Check out our new and
exciting range of favours and goodie bags. We have a design to meet your
every requirement!
As a token of our appreciation for our previous customers, we are pleased to
offer  a 5% discount on all orders received by May 31st 2012. This offer
is restricted to existing customers only.

We would also like to invite you to visit our new Facebook page for which
you will find the link on the website. Please feel free to like and share it with all your friends.

So please check out our new web site and our Facebook page
as soon as possible. Please also tell your friends about us.
We would very much appreciate your feedback  and
would welcome any suggestions you have, on further improvements you’d like
to see.

Communion Favour Cake vs Traditional Communion Cake

It’s that time of the year again  where First Communions are fast approaching and we at, alongside the traditional Communion favours, are proud to present the Favours Communion cake.

Boys Communion Favour Cake
Girls Communion Favour Cake

What is a Communion cake, what is it made of, does it substitute the traditional First communion  cake?

These are the answers:

The Communion cake is a cake because it indeed looks like one,  but it is not made of sponge or biscuits or even chocolate, it is made of many boxes, from a minimum of 15 to a maximum of approx 70.

Each box, made of thick card,  is shaped as a slice and it is placed in a circle card tray with a centrepiece creating the illusion of a cake.

The more the slices used, the taller is the cake.

The colour can vary, the slices are traditionally white for a First Communion cake but can be cream, silver, gold or indeed pink or blue.

Silver, gold or any other colour ribbon, and even better a personalised ribbon with the name of the child and the date of the Communion can be added around the round tray.

Each box/slice is filled with sweets, which, in keeping with the old European favour tradition, should be sugared almonds, but nowadays many people choose chocolates shaped as almonds, foiled chocolates, or indeed some of the  children’s  favourite sweets  such as Smarties, Jelly beans and so on.

Often the favours are personalised with the name of the child and the date of the First Communion, we at personalise all our favours, by including a card in each box,  free of charge.

So does the new First Communion favour cake win over the Traditional Communion one?

There is no answer as it depends on the taste of the customer but we find that more often than not the Communion favour cake is used alongside the traditional cake because the latter, is consumed on the day while the little slices on the favour cake are given to the guests as a Thank You token for attending the child’s special day, it is, a keepsake.

The child who’s Communion it is will be left with the large centrepiece as a keepsake for his/her special day.

Communion favour cake v Communion Traditional cake………what do you think?

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 @

Baby Shower Favours @

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!

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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!







Organising a Christening Party

The Christening of a new born baby is a very special occasion, here are a few of BBbonbons ideas and tips on organising your Christening Party.

Booking the Service

Once you have decided to have a christening, the first step is to talk to your local celergy. You will need to find out whether a special service needs to be arranged or whether the christening will be part of a main church service. Some churches may ask few questions apart from which day you’d like the ceremony on and the names of the godparents, while others will want more details about your own faith, baptism and those of the godparents. Some may request that you participate in a pre-christening course. Six week after the baby is born, is considered the norm for a christening, but really it’s entirely up to you.

Choosing Godparents

Traditionally, godparents were chosen for their own strong Christian beliefs, so that they could help guide the growing child in his faith. While this is still preferable in the eyes of the church, in reality, these days godparents are chosen more because they are close friends of the parents or are family members. However, for the sake of your child, it is worth taking time to choose a godparent carefully. If you are choosing friends, think about what role you would like them to play in your child’s life. Are they likely to still be friends of yours in 10 years time? Are they going to offer you and your child support if needed?
It is traditional to have one godmother and one godfather, although it is up to you how many you have.

The Christening Gown

Both girls and boys traditionally wear a long white or cream christening gown. It’s wonderful if you have a family gown that has been passed down through the generations. If you don’t, you could either try to find one in a shop that sells vintage or antique clothing or buy one new. Many large department stores will sell appropriate clothes for christenings. Alternatively, try one of the many websites that sell everything related to christenings.

The Service

If the christening is being held especially for you rather than as part of a main service, ask everybody to turn up at least 10 minutes before it’s due to begin. Yours may not be the only event at the church that day and the vicar will need to keep to schedule. Everyone will gather around the font, with the parents and godparents at the front. A service sheet will be handed out with the words the godparents need to say usually printed in bold. The whole christening should only take 20-30 minutes.

Remember that even in summer churches can be pretty cold, so make sure your baby is warmly dressed. It may also be wise to take a spare set of clothes in case of an accident.

The ‘After’ Party

You might want an afternoon tea reception of sandwiches and cakes. However, if friends and family are coming from far afield, it might be a good idea to offer something more substantial. Plan your menu so that most things can be cooked in advance, frozen and just heated up on the day. If catering yourself, ask family and friends to help. Or, if you can splash out, consider caterers or a local hotel. If entertaining at home, a bouncy castle or a magician is a good idea, to entertain your younger guests. Pink or blue christening decorations are fast becoming the norm, with bunting, balloons and napkins, readily available online. The giving of Personalised Christening Favours are a delightful and inexpensive little way of thanking your guests for their gifts and their presence. Personalised Favours which include a little thank you note, also save you having to send out thank you cards later.


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Don’t forget:

To invite the priest/vicar as a way of saying thank you for the service!

To order a christening cake from you local bakery. Many high street supermarkets also offer off the self christening cakes.

To charge camera/camcorder the day before.

To have a great time and enjoy!

As always, we would love to hear your ideas and tips. Please leave your comments in the box below.

June Special offers on Birthday Party bags & Christening Favours

At 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

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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