No need to blow your budget on takeaway gifts for your guests. Staple items such as a mini notebook or stationery are perfect staycation favors. For a personal touch, add a favorite candy or snack to each gift.
Don’t waste money on party favors that people will throw away! Nathan found these cute chocolate covered groom cookies online, but they could easily be DIYed by dipping sandwich cookies in melted chocolate.
Party favors are a great way to leave an impression on your guests. You don’t have to—nor should you—blow the budget on them. For instance, these custom oyster napkin rings can be replicated by going to your local beach and picking up shells. If the beach is not an option, you can opt for your local craft store or even your backyard where stones or rocks painted with silver spray paint can create a similar, DIY-chic effect. Feeling extra festive? Use paint or a marker to add a monogram of your guests' initials.
While it’s a sweet gesture to give your guests a token of your appreciation, it’s by no means a requirement for a couple to give their guests a favor. However, if you have your heart set on giving a little something, consider a simple edible favor. They are mostly inexpensive and easy to put together.
These small linen sacks came pre-printed with their Halloween designs, but you could easily dress up plain sacks with foam stamps or a stencil and craft paint. Fill with candy and toys for the party guests to take home.
Send guests home in style with neatly packaged "to-go" boxes. White bakers' boxes lined with parchment paper are the perfect containers for filling with each guests' loot from the day. Print and cut out these festive tags, hand-stamp guests' names and string onto red-and-white kitchen twine.
Top off a fabulous afternoon by sending guests home with handmade granola. Toast your favorite nuts, dried fruit and spices and scoop into adorable paper bags. There's no better way to share the love with your friends and thank them for coming over.
Encourage guests to continue having s'more fun at home long after the party ends. Gift them with favors that are reminiscent of summer campfires like these s'more take-home boxes which are the perfect way for guests to end their night on a sweet note.
A frightfully delicious spin on a campfire classic, this "Frankens'more" takes the graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow treat to the next level, transforming it into an adorable, edible Halloween party favor that kids will love.
These gumball machine party favors are easy to make and useful. Painted, upside-down terra-cotta pots make up the base of the machine and round glass jars were glued on top of the pots. The top part is a removable lid so guests can later use the machine as a cookie jar or other storage container. To complete the look, Kara Allen painted and glued wooden doll stands to look like machine dispensers. Photo by Lyndsey Fagerlund Imagery
Celebrate a summer birthday with a camping party. Set up tents in the backyard, organize an outdoor scavenger hunt and tell ghost stories around a campfire. As party favors, Erika Barnes of Tiny Prints suggests filling clear, cellophane bags with s'mores kits so guests can make their own s'mores when they go home.
If your pup is at your wedding, we’re guessing your friends are into their pups, too. Send them home with a pretty bag of custom dog treats, so their fur kids aren’t left out of the festivities. For your friends who don’t have dogs? Put some human goodies out for them to take home. Or give them a business card for a local rescue where they can adopt a furry friend.
This box template is the perfect vessel for take-home treats at the end of your gingerbread house party. Since guests are heading home after feasting on a bounty of sweets, fill with trinkets and toys instead of more sugary treats. Or, use the favor boxes to house sweet treats for teachers, friends and neighbors.
Once the fun is over at the party, give guests ribbon wands to take the fun home. Becca Gorski selected three colors of ribbon for each wooden dowel rod and tied them on one at a time. This party favor represents the theme and is a fun activity for guests.