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The Fine Art of Party Favors
3/5/2018 1:23:23 PM
Party Favors

Sanford I. Weil once said, "Details create the big picture.” Perhaps for this reason we agonize over creating just the right party favors meant to amaze our guests, big or small. Whether you are planning a Princess and the Pea tea party for a gaggle of six-year-old girls or an anniversary party for your parents, you want that special lagniappe item that will complement your event and leave your guests thinking about how thoughtful you are. Sometimes the best favors don’t break the bank but take time and care to create. For your next perfectly-planned affair, try a few of these out-of-the-box favors to impress your friends and family.

"Mint to Be” Bridal Shower Sugar Scrub

All you need for this fragrant favor is: 
  • 2 cups of coconut oil
  • 10 cups of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of mint extract
  • 4 drops of green food coloring
  • 4 ounce jars
  • 2 inch printable labels that say "Mint to Be!”

"Our Roots Run Deep” 50th Anniversary Seedling Favor

To put together this unique favor, go to your local garden store and purchase magnolia saplings or seedlings of your favorite flower. Wrap it in burlap, tie it with a ribbon, and attach a tag that says, "Our Roots Run Deep.” Your guests will have something to remember the occasion every time they go outside. 

"I Dig You” Construction Worker Birthday Bags

Putting this together for your favorite little guy and all his friends is a cinch. All you need are yellow sand shovels, small plastic construction trucks, M&M’s, cellophane bags, tags that say, "I Dig You,” and some yellow ribbon to tie it off. 

A Mermaid’s Best Friend Birthday Bag

This favor has a lot of wow-factor packed into a small, simple container. Put generous amounts of teal jelly beans into cellophane bags. Add several baked Goldfish crackers on top and tie it off with a white string. It will be the perfect end to your "shell-abration.”

"From Our Shower to Yours” Baby Shower Favors

There are several ways to create this adorable take-away. You can attach a tag that says, "From Our Shower to Yours” to pieces of beautiful handmade soaps, or pick up miniature shower gels. Either way, your guests will be impressed.

Easter Brunch Bouquets

Flowers can say anything, so why not, "Thank you for coming”? Create miniature bouquets to leave at each place setting of your intimate brunch using brown paper, pastel tissue paper, and two or three store-bought bouquets of spring flowers. Tie it off with brown string and you’ve created an exciting parting gift.

Focusing on the small details will show your friends and family that you are the host or hostess with the mostess and give them a small take-home treasure to help them remember your special event.
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