Posted on February 22nd, 2010 by Sylvie
In Italy, the word wedding is associated with the word confetti (which are small sweets and not small pieces of coloured paper as in the English wedding tradition). While some confetti are offered during all the reception, Italian couples are also used to give them to their guests together with their favors before they leave the party.
My husband and I had our own way of thinking about confetti: no waste!
We had been at a number of weddings bringing back home some awful favors which would have laid down in a cupboard for years before someone discovered them and threw them away…
This is simply the reason why we decided to go for a social cause and invest the money we would have spent on favors into a French Association which supports the Medical Research of people affected by the Huntington’s disease – which is an incurable neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and some cognitive functions.This action had two benefits: on one side all our guests came to know about this disease; on the other side they felt very comfortable of being part of this social cause (my husband’s granny was so happy about this idea!!!)
Nevertheless, I also wanted to choose some confetti for my guests and we went for some simple and tasty Palestine confetti – high quality almonds covered with sugar, milk and a soft layer of chocolate – produced for the Italian Fair Market Altromercato. The best confetti we ever tasted…
From time to time, I continue to purchase some of them for no-special occasions because they’re so good!!!