The most enjoyable and memorable parties are crafted in the details, so don’t skimp on the small things if you’re planning a party. One of the best ways to ensure that your event takes a special place in the memory of every guest is to ensure that each person leaves your party with a memento worth keeping. Party favors of the past have tended to be throwaway items that were fun and cute but nothing anyone ever kept for very long.
Whether you’re new to party giving or are an old hand at hosting celebratory festivities in your home, why not start a tradition of providing your guests with classy party favors that they’ll cherish for years to come? Don’t just stop at one — giving out several party favors during the course of the evening is an excellent way to keep guests interested and engaged as well as contributes to the party spirit. Keep an eye out for perfect favors while you’re shopping for party supplies. Following are some ideas for you to use for inspiration.
Get the party started right by including small gift containers on your party supplies shopping list. What you fill them with won’t matter much as long as the containers are good memento material. Little candies or sugared almonds are always in good taste, and if the containers are pretty and personalized, everyone will want to take one home to keep among their treasures. Some ideas for unique and classy containers include:
- Small, well-decorated gift boxes
- Wine glasses and Champagne flutes
- Hand-painted flower pots
- Mini treasure chests
- Mini candy bins
- Small, galvanized tin buckets
- Fluted glass bowls
Unique Party Favors
Although candy and sugared almonds are traditional and classy ways to fill souvenir containers, your event will be even more memorable if you personalize the favors themselves to match the sensibilities of the guests or to honor one guest in particular. For instance, if you’re given a bash for a bride-to-be, fill your party favor containers with packets of flower seeds so that guests will have a living reminder of the joyous occasion that brought them together. Let your imagination run free when shopping for party supplies and you’ll be sure to throw a party that your friends, family, and the guest of honor won’t forget anytime soon.