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Party Favors Gift Ideas

 
Traditions

When you feel like adding extra flair to your event; party favors are always a wonderful surprise and extension of the time and energy that you've put into your preparations. Whether you are adding excitement to place settings or offering a conversational diversion for guests; party favors are a warm reminder of a special occasion.

 
Goody Bags for Children's Birthday Party
  • Magic tricks
  • Candy
  • Finger puppets
  • Bubbles
  • Stickers
  • Mini flashlight
  • Crayons
  • Small plastic toys
  • Magnets
  • Fake tattoos
Other Special Occasion Parties
  • Specialty lollipops
  • Votive candles
  • Mixed CD (That you've burned to commemorate the event)
  • Personal care products/spa items
  • Key chain
  • Customized chocolates
  • Fortune cookies in brightly colored mini takeout container
  • Scratch or lottery tickets
  • Two-pack gourmet chocolate box
  • Magic tricks
  • Noisemakers, hats and party crackers on New Year's
Weddings
  • Engraved pen or keychain with couple's name and wedding date
  • Pretty candy in a net bag
  • Customized chocolates with a photo of the couple on the wrapper
  • Bottle stoppers
  • Commemorative bottle opener
  • Pocket mirror with drawstring velvet pouch
  • Personalized seed packets
  • Engraved tree ornaments
  • Mini wedding cake candles
  • Plantable rose seed pods in drawstring mesh bag
Baby Showers
  • Rubber Ducky or other bath toys
  • Scented baby candles
  • Candy-filled rattles
  • Baby feet candy lollipops
  • Baby block container filled with bath salts or candies
  • Miniature frames that double as place card holders
  • Mints in a baby shower theme tin
Gift Certificate Ideas
  • Surprise guests with a cool party favor: a BLOCKBUSTER gift certificate!
  • Sephora.com offers beauty and spa style gifts that are just right for favors at a small bridal shower.
  • B. Dalton certificates are a perfect gift when your event has a book related theme.
Frequently Asked Questions

It has become traditional in my children's circle of friends to provide goody bags at birthday parties. My son is having a large party and I'm afraid the costs for goody bags might get out of hand. Any suggestions?
Why not turn the goody bag tradition into an art project, and minimize the amount of goodies in each bag? During the party, provide blank lunch sacks and art supplies to each child. Kids can use crayons, pencils, markers, stickers and other objects to personalize their bags. At the end of the party, have a selection of very inexpensive items and let each kid choose three or four things to put in their customized bag.

I am throwing a baby shower for one of my friends. We are having a theme that focuses on pampering the Mom. Should I have party favors for the guests?
Whether or not you have party favors is up to your budget and your personal discretion. Favors are certainly not expected, but they are always a welcome surprise. Since you are having a 'Pamper-the-Mom' theme, your favors could reflect that. Perhaps a bottle of nail polish for each guest or a luxurious personal care product that everyone would enjoy.

When are party favors expected?
Party favors are never required, but couples will often place favors at place settings at their wedding reception or a milestone anniversary. Other people simply enjoy giving out party favors to suit the theme of a seasonal party. Party favors are an unexpected little thank you for guests-and always popular. And they don't have to be expensive; it can be something as simple and elegant as a single piece of wrapped candy.

 
 
 
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