Sift through and grab some inspiration! Check out the details after the jump. Use them as centerpieces and them turn them into favors on the way out.
As a parent, taking your kids to the multitude of kids birthday parties that is now your life, you have to deal with receiving party favors for your kiddos at the end of the function. This, although delightful for the little ones, can be a headache for the parents depending on the contents. And if you are lucky enough to have a kid that is reasonable, you may negotiate holding onto these for them and giving them out once in a while.
If you're giving a party that's involved with a life transition, like a shower, an anniversary party, a wedding reception, or even a more casual gathering like a children's birthday party, the question about whether protocol dictates that you should give party favors comes up regularly. While giving a favor to party guests is a sweet custom, it's certainly not ever required. They're merely intended to serve as a thoughtful way to express thanks to your guests for attending your party and a memory to take home of the special event.
You even pulled your best serving platters out of storage, rented extra tables and decorated your pergola to perfectly match your party theme. As a seasoned party host that has honed your skills over the years, you may think you have reached the top of your game, but there is always a way to step things up a notch and make your gatherings even more memorable. For those of you who consider yourself considerably less seasoned or feel like you can barely pull off a casual barbecuethere is also a simple addition you can make that is sure to convince your guests that you have superior party-planning skills.
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After having kids I find constantly find myself in situations where I want to give people gift bags. Full disclosure policy. I bought a bunch of clear favor bags to put all the goodies in.
Many people that have attended my parties tell me they still cherish the handmade keepsakes! For example, use live plants to decorate table settings — and then let guests take them home. Read on, and check out some more fabulous DIY party favor ideas. Go green!