Festive Fall Favor Idea: DIY Mulled Cider Kits!

A festive fall favor idea that’s easy to make and can be packaged in a variety of pretty ways, DIY mulled cider kits combine cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and other delicious ingredients in a small satchel or container that can be mixed into apple cider. The result is a classic cold-weather drink mix that’s perfect for fall parties – and BigDotofHappiness.com’s mini milk jars are just the right container for these seasonal favors! Simply mix up a batch of mulled cider mix and divide it among these sturdy glass containers, then add a decorative ribbon and personalized tag. Your guests will love the festive look of these simple fall favors, as well as the ability to quickly make their own batch of hot apple cider any time!

Homemade Cider Kits


Yields: 6 favors

  • 2 large oranges
  • 6 teaspoons chopped, crystallized ginger
  • 24 whole cloves
  • 26 whole allspice berries
  • 6 cinnamon sticks


Step 1: Peel the zest off the oranges in even strips, then microwave on high for 1-2 minutes until dried. Once dried, break the orange strips into equal half-inch-long pieces and divide into six piles.

Step 2: Add 1 teaspoon ginger, 4 cloves, and 6 allspice berries to each pile.

Step 3. Using a funnel, carefully pour each pile into six mini milk jars.

Step 4. Using a piece of colorful ribbon, tie a single cinnamon stick to each jar.

Step 5. Add a personalized tag to the ribbon and tie a bow.

Because the rubber stopper seals so securely, Big Dot of Happiness’ mini milk jars are the ideal container for a favor like this. Guests can set their DIY mulled cider kits aside for later use or enjoy them right away!

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