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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 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…

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
www.bbbonbon.ie .
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 www.bbbonbon.ie 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.

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.

Boys Christening Favours

A Christening is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate a new addition to the family. Incorporating personalised Christening favours is a fabulous way to make the event a truly personal one. At www.bbbonbon.ie we strive to bring you the best and largest selection of Christening party favors, all at lowest prices guaranteed. www.bbbonbon.ie

Little Feet Christening Favour Box

Little Feet Favour Box

Originally uploaded by BBbonbon favours

A Christening is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate a new addition to the family. Incorporating personalised Christening favours is a fabulous way to make the event a truly personal one. At BBbonbon, we strive to bring you the best and largest selection of Christening party favors, all at lowest prices guaranteed.

Expectant Mother & Baby Hospital Bag Checklist:

How time flies by, 7 months ago you thought this time would never come! It has and now you must prepare for the birth and home coming of your new baby. Exciting or what, the memories are flooding back to me.
It’s one of those things we get very excited about, packing for the hospital birth. For my last baby, my daughters packed the baby’s hospital bag, it was pink and we did not know the sex of our new pending baby!!! I gave birth to a little girl, but it didn’t matter what colour the baby was, what matters is that you make your other children excited and involved in the preparation of their new sibling. This is as important as the preparation of the hospital bag, in itself.
Whatever you do pack, don’t take everything and the kitchen sink, because it is likely that the midwives will ask your partner to take it back home again.
Keep in mind though that you might need to stay for a longer period, if you have a caesarean section or if baby needs supervision after birth. But, then again, that’s what family and partners are for: to bring you more things if you need them after birth.
• A long T-shirt or front-opening nightdress, dressing gown and slippers;
• Drinks and snacks for you and your partner;
• Labour supplies for example Tens machine, massage oil, aromatherapy candles, whatever you intend to use, I didn’t personally use any of these products
• Underwear and maternity pads,
• If breast feeding, maternity bra & breast pads
• Toiletries Bag including shampoo, conditioner, hair brush, tooth brush, tooth paste,
• Make-up bag
• Coming home outfit for the baby, including little hat
• One blanket, thickness depending on the time of year
• Nappies For Newborn
• Wipes
• 3 baby grows
• 5 baby vest
• If not breast feeding, hospitals generally provide readymade baby formula
• Maternity clothes to go home in (your tummy doesn’t magically disappear after delivery-maternity clothes will be the most comfortable to travel home in)
• Purse
• Mobile phone, plus charger
• Camera/Camcorder
• Photo of other children at home, it will comfort them when they see it on our dresser when they come to visit their new brother/sister.
• Hand sanitizer (for visitors and you)
• Hospital paperwork required for check in

Now just sit back, relax, and allow everyone to pamper you while you wait for your new baby to arrive.

Once your little bundle of joy has finally arrived, everything in the house will now be pink or blue and won’t you love it! Well there is more, pink, blue and what have you, presented at www.bbbonbon.ie in the shape of christening and baptism favours. Your guests will be delighted in receiving delicate little christening and baptism favour gifts, a thank you and a memory keepsake of that special day spent together. All our favours can be personalised and include confectionery. All our favours can be personalised and include confectioner of your choice.

Pink Angel christening Favour

Pink Angel christening Favour