Do you remember how excited you were to get a goody bag with stickers, crayons, and candy after attending a friend’s birthday party? Recreate that feeling of youthful excitement by passing out grown-up party favors at your next gathering of friends or family. Party favors are a simple way to show your appreciation for your guests, whether you’re hosting a baby shower or a dinner party.
1. Succulent Party Favors
Tiny succulents in stylish containers decorated with chalkboard style tags make for unique party favors that are appropriate for everything from wedding to a birthday party. Learn more at Smarty Had a Party.
2. Zen Garden Party Favors
If your guests are the stressed out type, miniature zen gardens are the perfect party favor choice. Visit Ruffled to learn how to make them.
3. Test Tube Tea Favors
Package loose leaf tea in unique containers, such as these glass test tubes, to make a memorable party favor. Head over to Wedding Bee for the details.
4. Teacup Candle Party Favors
Homemade scented candles in vintage teacups are an elegant party favor that’s actually fairly easy to make. You can find a wide assortment of cute teacups at any thrift store or consignment shop. Vania Francesca has a full tutorial on her blog.
5. Mason Jar Cookie Mix
Cookie mix presented in mason jars makes for a frugal and practical party favor. Sheri Silver has the instructions, as well as a printable recipe and tag.
6. Flavored Butter Party Favor
Treat your foodie friends to homemade flavored butter after a dinner party. A Beautiful Mess has several recipes for you to try.
7. Lip Balm Holders
If you can sew, use up fabric scraps in your stash to make key chains with a pocket for stashing a tube of lip balm. Sew4Home has a detailed tutorial explaining how to complete the project. (You can take this party favor idea up a notch by including homemade lip balm in the finished key chains. See 10 Deliciously Simple Homemade Lip Balm Recipes for more info.)
8. Wine Cork Key Chains
This clever DIY party favor gives you an excuse to up your wine drinking so you can accumulate enough corks for the project. What better reason do you need to host a party? Learn more at Six Dollar Family.
9. Gourmet Red Wine Lollipops
Homemade red wine lollipops are a frugal party favor that’s perfect for book clubs, bachelorette parties, or a casual girl’s night in. Package them in clear cellophane bags tied with pretty ribbon. Visit our Homemade Gourmet Lollipops roundup for the link to this project, as well as recipes for tequila and coffee flavored lollipops.
10. Mason Jar Cocktail Favors
Gather ingredients for a favorite cocktail in a mason jar to make a fun party favor that works for almost any occasion. Something Turquoise has the details, as well as a number of different cocktail suggestions to choose from.