What you should and should not do when giving party favors
Party favors may not be a priority during these times of economic recession when planning parties but no one will doubt that it makes a party extra special and extra memorable. This is why even while there is no more budget, people still do what they can to at least give a small token that will make guests remember the event. This is after all the purpose of giving party favors, so that guests will have something that will remind them of how happy they have been on that day.
It is thus important that you make sure that you do it right when you give party favors. Although there are really hard and fast rules in giving these gifts, there are things that you should remember and take into consideration. Below are some of the dos and donts of giving party favors.
1. Do include your name, the date and the occasion.
It is important that you put a piece of paper that will have your name, the date and the occasion you are celebrating. This will remind the guests where the gift came from even years after receiving them. Although some people even write the information on the item itself, this is discouraged as this renders the item virtually useless. Who in their right minds will use items that have names on them?
2. Do put them in a decent bag
Although you can hand the party favors in itself, it will also be good to invest in a small bag. This is especially true if the item is fragile and your guests just came from a dinner party, which means that they have only brought a small clutch bag. It will be a considerate thing to do to at least not expect your guests to lug around the gift all over the place.
3. Dont buy something expensive, just something beautiful and meaningful
You dont have to buy something costly. What is important in a party favor gift is that it is beautiful enough to inspire happiness in your guests when they look at them and it is meaningful enough to symbolize the occasion that you are celebrating. This is why it is important that you plan your purchase well and that you choose the item that will best symbolize you as a person and the occasion that you are celebrating.
4. Do buy something they can use
Think about your guests also. When choosing party favors, make sure that it is something that they will not only admire from a display case (unless it is a Swarovski or something) but something that they can use in their daily lives. Your guests will not only remember the occasion where they got it and the person that gave them, they will thank you for it.
Party favors may not be a vital part of a party like the foods and the drinks but it is nevertheless something that can add a little vibe and life in your party.