Don’t you love going to some big gala event and getting a goodie bag as you leave? I sure do! That’s why I also love sending my guests home from a party with a little something to remember the evening. Party favors are any small gift item that a guest may take home, and the selection is limited only by your imagination. They can range in price from a few cents to a few hundred dollars at celebrity parties.
For your home affairs, include a line item in your party spending plan for party favors, and then let your creativity loose! Party favors can do double duty as a place card at a dinner party, so things like mini picture frames or a small plant in a pot could work. Try to fit the party favor into the theme of the party. For example, at a “Moonlight Madness” party I hosted, guests received a packet of moon-shaped lemon cookies (purchased from a local restaurant) with a goodnight poem tied on with a shimmery ribbon. (See photo.) I arranged the packets on silver trays near the door so guests could take one as they left the party. I received many compliments the next day!
For your next brunch, dinner party or event, what can you find to give your guests as a memento of your time together? Whatever your choose, be sure to assemble them at least the day before your party.