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Saturday, March 19

M&M Story...

Now that the Princess and I are safely out of Paraguay, I can admit to a massive case of contraband... We did not declare the kilos of M&Ms that we were bringing into the country for the wedding. One whole suitcaseful lugged around by Yours Truly as carry-on cuz those things are delicated little phuckers.
Contraband M&Ms...
We brought white, orange and yellow M&Ms plus some specially printed yellow ones, with the names of the bride and groom. Because you can buy any colour you want, or pre-printed stuff for any occasion, and have them print anything you like on them.
Well, not ANYTHING you want...
That's a lot of chocolate... Enough for a quarter cup per guest, or 75 cups of the stuff...plus a safety margin. Because, again, these things chip like glass on impact, including against each other. So when you pour and mix them, you have to be very delicate...
Pouring M&Ms...
We mixed the various colours in precise ratios, sorted out the chipped and broken ones, but didn't actually eat that many because the chocolate smell got pretty intense in the room...
Mixing the M&Ms...
We had to do it in two batches, cuz there were no bowls big enough for the entire lot in the Princess Family Palace. The Queen Mother folded the little boxes, the Princess mixed the colours, and I courageously took it upon myself to take pictures, disregarding any danger to life or limb. But we hit a snag. We didn't have enough to fill 300 boxes, so we needed filler material.
Buying the Tulle...
Quick trip to the market to buy some 20 feet of white Tulle cloth (from little French town Tulle), and add to the chore the task of cutting 300 little rectangles of the stuff, and folding it prettily into the boxes before pouring a quarter cup into each box, and sealing it with a monogrammed sticker.
The Finished Product...
It was worth it, tho, as the little boxes were a hit, both as decoration on the tables, and as a party favour to bring back to the kids or grandkids... Another Bright Idea from the Princess!

7 Insights :

Blogger niki intuited...

I love M&M.
The Princess had a great idea indeed. Hard work to wrap the M&Ms, but I am glad the guests liked it.

3/19/2005 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger gregoire intuited...

I got some M&M's for Peter yesterday cuz it was his birthday but now I realize how much tastier they could have been with "RITALIN" printed on them. Oops, that's a brand isn't it?

3/20/2005 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger Mathieu intuited...

lol, Greg :D

Too bad they are not heart-shaped ;)

3/20/2005 08:02:00 PM  
Blogger schuey intuited...

mat,

i came 3 times today hoping for fresh posts, ur lazy or what ?

3/20/2005 08:54:00 PM  
Blogger Mathieu intuited...

First off, get a bloglines account so you don't need to come here to know if I've posted or not.

Secondly, I was gathering material I think you, in particular, should love. ;)

3/20/2005 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger gregoire intuited...

Hey Steph, you remember the M&M's with Mistubishi logos on them? "Les Mitsus" :P They would have rocked the wedding.

3/21/2005 02:50:00 AM  
Blogger Sammy intuited...

PRINTED M&M's??
...ooh, you guys have definitely got class!!

3/21/2005 07:26:00 PM  

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