Edible Party FavorsSet the table right by adding a favor to each guest’s place setting. Personalized cookies, macaroons, or truffles have been the more popular choices this year.
Mini champagne bottles – Nothing like offering your guests a little party, after the party. This favor, as well as other mini adult beverage bottles are the perfect night cap after a night of celebrating.
Cookies from the Cookie Table – If you are a Pittsburgher, you know what I’m talking about. Yes! You CAN make this a favor. Just provide small bags or boxes for your guests to take home their dessert and save for later. If’ you’ve done it right, your guests will have plenty of goodies to go home with, as well as have had the chance to enjoy at your party.
Donation to a CharityThis favor is so heartfelt. We wish more hosts would take part in giving not just to their guests, but to a special cause. We’ve often seen this done when hosts are passionate about a specific charity or cause because it has touched them in a special way during their lives. Not only is this a kind gesture, but an easy one! Guest don’t have to take anything home with them, and all you have to do is prepare a sign or card to post at tables.
Favors to UseBlankets are a perfect favor that let your guests snuggle up on a cold day. When you can’t plan the weather, you can at least plan to keep your guests warm. Speaking of weather….
On a hot day, an outdoor ceremony calls for fans. Handheld fans will be quote the crowd pleasure, not to mention a great gift your guests can use at another hot occasion in the future.
Beverage holders! A popular item for summer events, and the beer loving host. Etsy has lots of vendors ready to help you personalize your beer coozie in a number of different styles and colors. SOO useful at home, am I right?
Favors Doing Double DutyKilling two birds with one stone. There are a few gems listed above that could also be listed in this category. This option is for the budget savvy host. Pick a favor and slap a tag on it with your guest’s name and table assignment. Our Outer Banks bride did just that! Check and Check.
Whatever you decide, don’t forget to think about your guests. They may be traveling and might not want to take the risk of ruining it by shoving it in a suitcase or purse. Also, be practical! Are these guests going to cherish this item? The last thing you both want is something that will sit around and collect dust. Regardless, make sure it speaks to you, and shows off your personality. Because honestly, that’s what your guests will remember!