Party Favor Ideas
There are many general party favor ideas that can help you set just the right tone for your event. The questions you need to ask yourself are:
Do I want to purchase or make my favors?
Truly the first question you should answer concerns your budget. Whether you buy or make favors, you still need to allot a certain amount of your party finances for favors alone. Here are some general guidelines:
Set the total favor budget at a percentage of your overall party budget (for example, 20% of a $500 dollar budget would be $100 towards favors alone),After you have solidified a budget, decide if you want to hand make or buy your favors. Both are going to cost you, and as a matter of fact, handmade favors can sometimes end up more expensive than buying favors wholesale! Questions to ask yourself:
Break the distribution down by person or by couple (for example, weddings are generally by couple while baby showers are by person), and
Decide on the amount to spend per (for example, $1-$3 per person or $2-$4 per couple).
How much time can I devote to favors? (if it's only a small amount of time, buying is probably best for you), and
How creative are you? (some of us think in terms of crafting and some of us envision a favor that can only be made by a professional).
Now you're ready to get to the actual favor! Your last brainstorming session needs to be on the type of favor you are going to hand out. Think about:
Do I want my guests to take away a lasting memory from my event? (weddings, showers),Now let's look at more specific party favor ideas...
What type of guests am I catering to? (kids want things they can play with; Halloween parties deserve candy!), and
Do I want to personalize my favors regardless of the type (candy wrappers can be printed with names same as keepsake ornaments).
General Party Favor Ideas
Printable Party Favors
Party Favor Bags
Personalized Party Favor
Party Favor Boxes
Party Photo Favors
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