Debbie, I love this question! I, too, hate to give the often-tossed-immediately-after token guest gifts. It won’t surprise you that my advice is to go a different route. I think an edible gift is the way to go. Something made with love (a family favorite recipe) or from a local bakery and then packaged up in a great way. The other idea is to make the rest of the shower so personal and special that you can forgo the favors altogether.One of the most important things to know is that it’s quite difficult to reinvent the wheel, BUT you can so easily re-package it.
We’ve all been invited to the tea-party themed shower, but probably not one like this:
Bubbly Bar Source: 100 Layer Cake
Jam Source: 100 Layer Cake
Snack Favors Source: Jose Villa via 100 Layer Cake
Macarons Favors Source (and printable): Green Wedding Shoes
Something as simples as cherries. Source: Ritzy Bee
Transform a plastic plate into a personalized masterpiece. Check out this DIY on Love Them Madly
And I just love this idea.. you could do this with the wedding date or with the first letter of the brides name. I love the idea of using black and white photos. Especially for an artsy bride.
Source: Martha Stewart
My family threw me the most amazing shower. It was on the rooftop of a very cool NYC hotel. The views were gorgeous and they nailed every detail. Unbeknownst to me, all the guests received (with their invitation) little bookmarks asking them to bring a book to present to me. It was so perfect and I have the loveliest, most meaningful library now (and a couple hilarious, X-rated ones too). Here’s a few of the details from the day…
What’s the best favor you ever received at a party? Any good ideas for Debbie?