Kilner®’s Wedding Guide

With wedding season well underway, we’ve got some alternative and creative ways to use Kilner® to help make your special day that little bit more special!

Whether you’re looking for interesting ways to serve wedding favours, or a quirky take on a centrepiece for your tables, we hope the inspiration below sparks some truly wonderful ideas.

Serving suggestions

Kilner® has a wide range of items that can make serving snacks or desserts a real talking point amongst your guests.

Kilner® Clip Top Jars are an interesting way to serve individual salads or desserts to your guests that can be taken away at the end of the night too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To add an extra personal touch if you’re serving bread to your guests’ table, give them a choice of dipping oils that you’ve infused yourself ahead of the big day or condiments to accompany the meal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

As far as refreshing drinks go, then the Kilner® range of Drinks Dispensers is the perfect solution.

We have some truly delicious large volume cocktail recipes that will keep your guests refreshed all day that scale to fit both the Kilner® 5 Litre and the 8 Litre Drinks Dispenser.

Earlier this year we launched our range of Frosted 5 Litre Drinks Dispensers that can match the colour theme of your big day. Available in a delicate colour palette of blue, purple, or white they also compliment each other perfectly too!

Table Decorations

The Kilner® Clip Top Water Bottle can double as a vintage themed vase and a great way to add some fresh seasonal flowers to your tables!

Need something a little smaller? Then try the Kilner® Mini Vintage Handled Jars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favours

Wedding favours, or little treats/gifts you hand out to your guests to take home, are a long tradition and can range from a simple selection of sweets or sugared almonds to something more elaborate.

Not only will Kilner® Clip Top Spice Jars and Clip Top Jars keep the treats fresh, but your guests can reuse them again and again for a wide range of storage solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gifting Ideas

If you’ve been invited to a wedding and need some inspiration for what to give as a gift, we’re sure you’ll find something in the Kilner® range that speaks to the happy couple.

The Kilner® Cocktail Shaker Set For Two will unleash the inner mixologist, allowing the bride or groom to create their own unique experiences for years to come.

If your friends are coffee lovers, then the Kilner® Coffee Grinder is ideal. It allows them to choose the exact beans they love and grind them exactly how they want them so they can make the perfect brew for them.

20th July 2017

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Kilner® Drinks Dispenser Cocktail Recipes

When the sun’s out, there’s nothing better than a garden party, and we’ve got the perfect quenchers to refresh your guests this summer..

We’ve included measurements to fit both the Kilner® 5 Litre and 8 Litre Drinks Dispensers.

Summer Berry Punch

Ingredients

5 Litres

-2 litres lemonade
-2 litres cranberry juice
-160g strawberries
-160g raspberries
-160g blueberries
-1kg bag of ice cubes
-10g fresh mint

8 Litres

-3.5 litres lemonade
-3.5 litres cranberry juice
-300g strawberries
-300g raspberries
-300g blueberries
-1kg bag of ice cubes
-30g fresh mint

Method

  • Chop the strawberries into quarters and add to a Kilner® Drinks Dispenser along with the raspberries, blueberries, and the mint.
  • Pour in the lemonade and the cranberry juice and stir.
  • Add ice until the dispenser is full.
  • Display out of direct sunlight, and enjoy at your leisure.

To give this punch an alcohol boost, use one part lemonade and one part prosecco.

Orange Kick Punch

Ingredients

5 Litres

-2 litres orange juice
-2 litres ginger ale
-300g oranges
-1 pineapple
-1kg bag of ice cubes

8 Litres

-3.5 litres orange juice
-3.5 litres ginger ale
-600g oranges
-2 pineapples
-1kg bag of ice cubes

Method

  • Slice the oranges, peel and chunk the pineapple, and add to a Kilner® Drinks Dispenser.
  • Pour in the orange juice and ginger ale and stir.
  • Add ice until the dispenser is full.
  • Display out of direct sunlight, and enjoy at your leisure.

To make this recipe alcoholic, simply substitute ginger ale with an alcoholic ginger beer.

Note: Liquid will not dispense if the lid if clipped closed. To pour, unclip the lid and turn the tap.

24th May 2017

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Breakfast with Kilner®

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important to get it right. We love breakfast here at Kilner®, and that’s why we have a range of products perfect for your morning routine.

For the Coffee Drinker

Budding barista? Café connoisseur? Then the Kilner® Coffee Grinder is the perfect way to kick start your day!

Grind your favourite coffee beans just how you like them with the adjustable ceramic grinder mechanism. Grind enough for one cup, or for the week ahead: Your grounds will stay fresh thanks to the included Kilner® Jar and airtight lid.

For those with a little extra time, why not try steeping your grounds in cold water to extract all the delicious flavour from your bean of choice? Leave overnight, and in as little as 12 hours, the Kilner® Cold Brew Coffee Set will make beautiful coffee for you to enjoy with milk or over ice: Perfect for those summer mornings.

Want a little extra flavour in your morning brew? We have a range of homemade flavoured coffee syrups for you to try!

For the Home Baker

If you’re a fan of fresh croissants or even a slice or two of toast in the morning, butter is an essential companion. The Kilner® Butter Churner is a great way to make homemade flavoured butter for the week ahead and make your breakfast extra special.

Try our Cinnamon & Honey Butter recipe that will give your morning pastry that little bit of extra luxury.

For the Time Savers

In the fast pace lifestyle of the modern office worker, time is at a premium. Overnight oats are the trendy, delicious breakfast solutions for those short on time, and we have some great recipes and products to help.

Served either in a Kilner® Clip Top Jar or a Kilner® Food On The Go Jar, these great tasting and healthy breakfasts can be made in advance and stored until you’re ready to enjoy them!

Raspberry & Blueberry Oats with Almond Milk
Strawberry Granola with Greek Yogurt

This is how we do breakfast at Kilner®, what’s your story? Watch the full Breakfast with Kilner® video here.

 

17th May 2017

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Kilner® Herb Jars

Give old Kilner® jars a new purpose by using them as herb pots. They will look great in your kitchen and will be within easy reach when cooking.

You will need:

Step 1
Remove the lid from the jar and place some small stones at the base of your jar to help with drainage.

Step 2
Fill the jar half way with compost/ potting mix then fit the screw band back on the jar.

Step 3
Carefully place your herb plant in the jar and surround with more compost.

Step 4
Water your herb plant so that the compost is damp but not saturated.

Step 5
Tie some raffia, brown string or ribbon around the neck of the jar for decoration and add a label, we used the Kilner® Chalk Labelling Set.

Step 6
Place it in a sunny spot near a window.

15th May 2017

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Kilner® Jar Terrarium

These on trend terrariums will make a great gift and are perfect for bringing a touch of the outdoors into your home.

To make your very own Kilner® Jar Terrarium, you will need:

Your choice of Kilner® jar
Small stones
Activated charcoal
Potting soil
Sand
Waterproof ornaments/ trinkets
Small plants
Step 1
Pour a 1 inch base of small-medium sized rocks on the bottom of the jar for drainage.

Step 2
Next add an even layer of activated charcoal which acts as a natural filter to absorb toxins, remove impurities and rotten soil smells.

Step 3
Add the potting soil. If using cactus or succulent plants, make sure that you add some sand or small rocks as these plants require good draining soil. Only fill the jar ¼ full with soil to leave room for the plants to grow.

Step 4
Gently shake off any loose soil from the roots of your plants and bury them into the terrarium soil so the base of the plants are even with the top of the soil. Pack soil around each plant to hold it into position. Don’t overcrowd your terrarium, leave space for air to flow around each plant.

Step 5
Next add your top dressing décor of mixed size rocks, dried mosses, driftwood, crystals or waterproof trinkets. Again, don’t overcrowd your terrarium with décor, leave some space for the plants to grow and still have good air flow.

Step 6
Water only when soil becomes dried out and light brown in colour. Water sparingly, being careful not to over saturate the soil. Check terrariums weekly and remove any dead leaves promptly.

Hints & Tips

  • Succulents and cacti are best planted in vessels with good airflow and less soil room. They also require full sun exposure.
  • Tropical plants like ferns and mosses can grow in low light and are best in terrariums with lids since they love humidity. They also require more space as they grow quickly.
  • Air plants are the most versatile since they don’t require soil, they prefer indirect light but can also handle low light to full sun. They are called air plants because they absorb moisture through their leaves and only require misting or soaking weekly. Air plants are slow growing so you can use them in small vessels.
  • For air plant terrariums, follow the same steps except don’t use soil or charcoal. You can use rocks as a base, or sand and shells. For care, we recommend removing the plants from the terrarium and soaking them in a bowl of distilled water for 5 minutes before returning them to the terrarium. Leave the lid open so that they dry out within a few hours of watering, this will stop them from rotting.
  • Succulent and cactus Kilner® terrariums only require watering once a month.Taking the lids off every day to allow air flow would also be beneficial.
  • The air plant terrarium and the tropical plant terrarium will be fine with the lids on the majority of the time and with monthly watering.

Thanks to Sarah Gies and Eric Gibson at Axis Mundi Artistry for this tutorial and images. Axis Mundi Artistry

 

4th May 2017

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