Today we have the perfect way to welcome your loved ones to Washington, DC – a celebration in a box! We are featuring another awesome entry from our wedding welcome bag challenge. (To refresh your memories, we asked some of the best wedding pros in the DC area to put an amazing welcome bag for your wedding together, and all for less than $15.) Wedding welcome bags can be one of those often overlooked tasks, but never fear—we have the answer for you from Design Cuisine, catering company here in the Washington DC region. This entry is truly a “wedding party in a box” that celebrates all that is wonderful food-wise about the DC area, with a recipe for Maryland popcorn included! Scroll down for a bonus recipe for rocky road squares, while gazing at the gorgeous photos our friend Amber Wilkie Photography snapped for us!
Today’s wedding welcome bag challenge submission feature is a box that gets you ready to celebrate from the second it’s opened, all from Design Cuisine. This welcome box and its contents are designed to get your guests excited for the wedding and to help them continue to celebrate long after the wedding reception is over! There’s sunglasses for those beautiful summer afternoons in DC, bubbles for some whimsical fun as the happy couple exits their venue and even a glow stick for the after party! Of course, you’ll be hungry after all that partying, so a sample of Maryland-themed popcorn and rocky road squares are included—with recipes for guests to take home.
- Welcome Note / Itinerary for wedding weekend
- Recipe sheet for Rocky Road squares
- Recipe sheet for Maryland popcorn
- Ingredients for both recipes
- Confetti filler
- Glow sticks
- Ring Pops
- Labels + Stickers for contents
- Washington, DC area postcards
- Small tin of cherry blossom tarts or mints (or other DC area food item)
- Pocket DC area facts book
- Pink + brown confetti (or your wedding’s personal color scheme!)
- Yellow glow sticks (or, once again, your wedding’s personal color scheme!)
- Fun + colorful sunglasses
- Small container of bubbles
- Small metal tin of cherry blossom tarts
- Rocky road squares
- Small bag of Maryland popcorn
- Washington, DC postcards
- Pocket Washington, DC fun facts book
- Ring pop
Rocky Road Squares Recipe
- 4 cups of chocolate chips
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 4 cups of marshmallows
- 1 cup of chopped nuts (optional)
Line a 9×13 inch pan with wax paper cut to fit inside. Measure chocolate chips into medium saucepan on low heat until melted. Remove from stove, continue stirring until chips are melted. Stir in peanut butter until melted and combined. In a large bowl, add marshmallows and nuts (if using). Pour chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the marshmallows. Stir to combine. Spread mixture out into 9X13 in pan. Allow to fully cool. With a sharp knife, cut into squares.
Maryland Popcorn Recipe
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Olive oil or butter
Pop your favorite brand of popcorn. Once the kernels are popped, remove from microwave/stove and transfer to bowl. Sprinkle Old Bay, then olive oil or butter, then more Old Bay. Make sure this happens while the popcorn is still hot so the seasoning sticks to the popcorn. Enjoy!
Oh so fun! I just love the colorful, exciting fete in a box – so perfect to get you and your guests excited about your wedding! A huge thank you to Design Cuisine for sharing this fun (and delicious!) wedding welcome bag idea. If you are looking for a DC area local wedding caterer, be sure to look into Design Cuisine.
Come back and see more from our wedding welcome box challenge and be sure to take a look at our past posts on what to include in a Washington DC wedding welcome bag, a Maryland wedding welcome bag, and a Virginia wedding welcome bag! If you are in the mood for more projects, you can check out all of our Washington DC area DIY weddings right here! Be sure to look through our DC area wedding idea galleries and find wedding advice from local DC area pros.