Party favors are often at the bottom of the list when it comes to parties and special celebrations. And one cannot blame the people for doing so. After all, anyone will just rather spend the amount on a birthday cake and some food than worry over little gifts that no one even notices after the party.
Unessential as they are, party favors can still add a lot of life into your party. It will also make your guests remember what great time they had in your party, (granted of course that they had a great time. But thats an entirely different story.) What is really important for a party favor is actually not how expensive it is but how useful it is to the guests even after the party or even during the party.
There are actually ways to ensure that you still have party favors in your party without having to pay so much. Here are some tips on how to get cheap party favors that your guests will just adore.
1. Plan early and buy early
It is good if you plan months ahead of the party. That way, you can take advantage of sales and discount and promos being offered by different establishments. One worthy to mention is of course the 4th of July sale which can go as high as 70 percent off. This is a huge savings for you. There are also great party favors that you can do with Halloween stuff that have not been bought after the Halloween celebration. They will of course be on sale, days after the event. So prepare.
2. Shop at discount store or thrift stores
Party favors need not be matchy matchy. You can give different ones to different guests provided that they revolve around the same theme or concept and that they have the same price range. Some people do not shop at thrift stores because they feel that they wont find anything good there. But on the contrary, there are a lot of good finds there. You only just have to look.
3. Make your own
Why buy party favors when you can do them on your own? Check on the stuff that you have in the garage and see if there are items that you can recycle or redo into useful party favors. This way, you have nor only made party favors for your event, you also uncluttered your garage. Those are two works for the price one.
When making your own party favors, make sure that you have your timetable right and that you can finish it on time. There have been a lot of great beautiful ideas that have gone down the toilet just because they were executed poorly and made in haste. Dont let that happen to you.
If you are not interested in making your own gift then just shop for whatever you need. There are cheap party essential store all across the metro. Haggle with the owner and really look for great deals.