Favors With Flavor: Dip Spice Mixtures

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I have made more wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, and bachelorette party favors than anyone should ever be subjected to in their lives.  You name it, I’ve probably made it.  I thought I’d share some that I’ve made over the years on Wedding Wednesdays.  The favor below comes from my cousin Lisa’s bridal shower four years ago.

My grandmother thought she came across something genius.  She was at a craft fair, and purchased an instant dip-mix.  The crafter had created different mixtures for dip to be added to a mixture of mayo and sour cream, had placed it in a baggie, taped it to a plastic spoon, and attached directions on a little slip of paper.  Although the idea of the spice mixtures to make dip was kind of a cute idea, the presentation was all off.  A plastic spoon?  A slip of paper?  Now, four years later, I realize I would change a lot of things about the way I made these.  I would use baby mason jars instead of these tins, and use fabric for the tops of the lids instead of lace for presentation…but I was going more for the aesthetic I felt the shower was leaning towards, and at this particular shower mason jars might have  been out of place.  However, they did turn out alright, and the idea is a pretty good one, so I thought I’d share.

 

I started off by purchasing tiny heart-shaped tins from a craft store.

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Next, I decided what kind of dip I wanted to make, and how many I needed.  I’ve included the recipes for a couple below, but there are hundreds of recipes out  there for simple dips using various spice mixtures and adding them to sour cream and/or mayo.  I tried to find the most simple recipes possible, and then bought the spices in bulk to save money.

 

Once I mixed the individual spices, I placed them in sandwich bags and used a twisty tie to close them.

 

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When those were finished I placed them in the tin, cut circles out of tulle which I used to wrap them, and tied ribbons using the bride’s colors around the tulle.  I attached a direction card to the ribbon which I printed out on cardstock.

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You can find the recipes below:

 

Dill Dip

Seasoning Mixture:

1 tablespoon of dried minced onion

1 tablespoon of dill weed

1 tablespoon of parsley flakes

Directions for Card:

Add contents of tin to 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1 cup of sour cream.  Chill for at least two hours before serving.  Serve with vegetables or chips.

 

Fiesta Dip

Seasoning Mixture:

3 teaspoons of dried parsley
3 teaspoons of dried minced onion
3 teaspoons of chili powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Directions Card:

Add contents of tin to 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1 cup of sour cream.  Whisk the mixture until smooth.  Chill for at least two hours before serving.  Serve with vegetables or tortilla chips.

 

Ranch Herb Dip

2 teaspoons of dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon of dried onion flakes
1/4 of a teaspoons of garlic powder
1/8 of a teaspoon of salt
1/8 of a teaspoon of black pepper

Directions Card:

Add contents of tin to 1/2 a cup of mayonnaise and 1 and 1/2 cups of sour cream.  Whisk the mixture until smooth.  Chill for at least two hours before serving.  Serve with vegetables or tortilla chips.

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