Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Art of the Party Favor

Ms Paperlicious loves party favors. It's such a great way to send your guests off with a little thank you for coming to your shindig. Especially if it's a birthday party where they just gifted the guest of honor. (Side note: Party favors say "thanks for gracing us with your presence and witty conversation," not "thanks for the gift." Thank you cards still need to be hand-written and mailed when gifts are involved.)

Party favors, however, don't have to be elaborate or expensive. There are so many fantastic simple ideas. Here's a few of our favorite ideas to get your noggin thinking:

Girls' Bash (like bridal shower, bachelorette party, baby shower, slumber parties, all-gal bday parties):
  • Chocolate, of course!
  • Big colorful nail files
  • Decorative tissue packages
  • Tiny bottles of nail polish
  • lip balm
Co-ed Parties
  • A recipe card featuring a delicious dish you made plus one ingredient to get them started
  • Small votive glass and candle with a fragrance that matches your theme
  • Chocolates or candies
  • For weddings, we love a simple note saying you made a donation to a charity in their honor
Kids' Parties (avoid choking hazards for babies)
  • Theme ideas- like princess stickers, bouncy balls, slinky springs, bubbles!
  • Play-Doh
  • A Small amount of candies - mini m&ms, 1 swirly lollipop, etc.
  • box of crayons (stock up on these around school supply time)
Now what to do with your little giftie? You can find the perfect box or bag at or use a simple white paper bag or plastic cello bag (found at your local super store) tied with ribbon. Add on an inexpensive custom printed gift tag from Paperlicious, and you are ready to send your party guests home in style!