Party Favors for Sweet 16s, Mitzvahs, Weddings, etc.
Personalized Commercial & Custom Favors Coordinated for Your Event.
Hands-down the most cost-effective favors are commercially sold. Favor manufacturers develop or source favors overseas for import at low cost.
Commercial favors are of varying quality, but are affordable and available in bulk. They may be generic in nature, but with thoughtful and creative re-packaging, can look like they were made just for you.
Custom favors can be designed and made-to-order if you have time. Planning ahead can make the difference between getting what you want and settling for what you can get. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery and 4-6 weeks with personalization.
Custom favors can be edibles like champagne, macaroons or chocolate truffles, wearables like T-shirts or flip flops, or live like plants, bugs or birds.
Custom favors are only limited by your imagination, budget and timeline. They require careful planning, custom packaging, custom-designed labels and tags, and lots of labor. Allow 3 months to 1 year for custom made-to-order favors.
Outlined below are the most common types of favors given at events.
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Place Card Holders & Frames
This is the most common of favors because it is almost always an essential organizational tool for guest seating.
Commercially made place card holders and frames are available in many themes, colors, finishes and styles. There are also a myriad of DIY or alternative place card ideas such as rocks, clothespins, sand dollars, etc.
Organization is key. It is recommended that you start to keep a record of your guests early on in the planning process with an Excel spread sheet. The data compiled is easily converted into a mail merge document for many uses. This is more cumbersome to set up initially but a dream to utilize for Save the Dates, Invitations, Table Cards and Thank You notes.
In addition keeping an accurate guest count and assigning tables easily, your Excel guest list can be updated and used for future family functions. Download our Sweet 16 Candelabras® EZ Guest List EXCEL FILE here.
Soaps & Potpourri Sachets
Women love these sweet-scented favors. For a “scentimental” bridal favor, opt for shapes like a heart or an ‘X’ and an ‘O’. Buttons and bees are other common themes, especially for baby showers. Sachets of lavender can be tied with personalized tags. Glycerin or all natural cold-pressed soaps can be made-to-order with personalized wraps for your next event.
Most Popular Events:
✦ Baby Shower
✦ Sweet 16
✦ Bridal Shower
✦ Bat Mitzvah
✦ Sweet 15
Personalized Favor Boxes, Bags, Containers, Wraps, Tags, Labels & Ribbon
Form, function and gorgeous….Give guests something to remember with these personalized packages. We’ve taken custom packaging to the next level with boxes so pretty, no one will care what’s inside.
There are many styles of boxes, bags, and glass jars available to hold your given goodies. Personalized tags and ribbons can tie up your theme with colors to match your tabletop.
When your favors don’t fit the mold, make your own packaging. The options are limitless. Design custom monogram labels or logo wraps to make it uniquely yours.
Pampering, Personal Care & Must-Have Kits
You’ve found your groom, so why not give your guests some grooming of their own? Perfect for last-minute emergencies or forgotten essentials, these care packages are as cute as they are convenient.
Kits of all kinds from cosmetic, travel, or wedding survival, are a caring and clever way to say thanks for coming, especially for the bridal party.
Candles, Votive Holders & Matchboxes
Shine a little love on your guests with these glowing gifts. Votive candle favors are available in a variety of popular themes and colors.
Favors like candles and votive holders can also double as décor during your big day. Incorporate them into your centerpieces and then invite guests to take them home after the event is over.
Meet your perfect match with personalized wedding matches or matchboxes. These are guaranteed to spark some flare long after the lights go out.
Edibles, Eats & Drinks
This is the way to go to ensure your guests will make good use of their gifts. Everyone loves eats, sweets and drinks.
I’ve seen 80-year-old guests edge out children at the Candy Bar. Pre-packaged candy favors are less expensive and more time-efficient then candy bar displays. Custom-baked or deluxe confections arranged in an eye-catching display will tempt even the most discerning of adults.
From bags of coffee beans, mini boxes of donuts, bottles of wine to jars of jam or honey, there are endless edible favor options your guests will find both delightful and delicious.
The latest trend is the food cart rental. Often displayed or parked just outside as guests leave, it’s the sweetest way to top off the night. From ice cream, waffles, donuts, cupcakes, and more, the options are endless.
Practical, Kitchen & Table Top Favors
Anything guests can use beyond your big day will always be appreciated. Common practical favors are Bottle Openers, Bottle Stoppers, Ornaments, Shot Glasses, Luggage Tags, Measuring Cups, and so much more.
These memorable keepsakes will guarantee your event will not be forgotten!
Flowers & Greenery, Bug and Bird Releases
Potted succulents are a fun and fresh pick. Plus, they not only make an adorable favor, but can also pull double-duty as place cards as well.
Or spread some love with paper packages of seeds – easily the gift that keeps on giving.
In-season birds, butterflies and beneficial garden insects like ladybugs, can also be packaged and released at your event or at home.
Instead of spending time or money on favors, you may choose instead to donate the money to charity on behalf of your guests. The same may be asked of your guests in lieu of a wedding gift.
Some organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation benefit from pre-manufactured and distributed Pink Ribbon Favors like wristbands and hats, which support their cause.
Other charities with donation programs include the ASPCA, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Diabetes Association, the Wounded Warrior Project, as well as the Tie The Knot foundation, which advocates for the civil rights of LGBTQ community.
If you are passionate about a cause, there is a charity for you.
Founder Sweet 16 Candelabras®