We've got some examples and ideas for party favors to get you started on the selecting the perfect gifts for guests for your party.
Those little parting gifts for the end of the party are really anticipated by children, and sometimes an afterthought (or not thought of at all!) by adults. But they are a wonderful remembrance of a great event.
I always give a favor, even at my adult parties, as a memento of the event.
And, I always bring a few extra favors if I have them. At kid's parties, sometimes a sibling will come along, and it is nice to have something to hand them, even if it is a lollipop or something! But, one of the reasons for having an extra favor or two on hand comes from my own personal experience.
Sometimes, let's face it, folks don't RSVP. If that is the case, and they haven't told you they are coming, you might still plan for them by having a favor set aside for them. Sometimes you'll be told that someone isn't coming (or is) and their plans change at the last minute. You don't want to be caught with nothing for them when others are being given something at the close of the party.
Also, sometimes things can happen to party favors! At a rock star party, we once gave away inflatable electric guitars. Problem is, one guest had a guitar that had a leak. Luckily I had one extra and was able to give her a good one to take home.
Favors don't need to be extravagant, you wouldn't want the favor to outshine the gift that you've been given if it is a birthday party.
If your favor is unique, it will stand out and be remembered. An example of a fun, memorable favor is the fun idea of passing out a custom fortune cookie to each guest. This would be great for a baby shower or wedding favor, or any event looking to the future, such as graduation cookies.
Some recent trends in party favor ideas are:
Another great idea is to make your party favor something that is created at the party. Art parties lend themselves to this. Whether you are doing a painting project, mosaic or beading, whatever you are making becomes and instant party favor!
But if you are going shopping, think outside the box. Sometimes you'll find a great deal. Some examples of fun favors...
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