Sunday, November 25, 2012

Favors are not just for weddings anymore


       As we know favors have been around for centuries and began with weddings.  They began as a sweet gesture of the bride's  love and appreciation of you for participating in such a momentous occasion and have evolved into momentos of many special occasions.
      In today's hectic world, we often don't have much time to get together with family and friends, so when we do it is an event to remember.   In addition to good food, "beverages" and engaging conversation, we like to mark the occasion with a small memory of the "GOOD TIMES".   They can be extravagant or a simple but heartfelt homemade gift. 
      Celebrate your life with beautifully wrapped cakes, cookies, jams or small flowering plants.  Attach small tags, reflecting the reason for the get together and decorate your table or use as place cards.  Light up the night with small votive candles or hand painted mason jars and offer them to your guests as they depart the festivities.

 You CAN do it!  You don't have to be an artist,  just draw from your inspiration for the party and use your imagination.  Everybody loves a surprise and they will be so impressed with your creativity and thoughtfulness.
      When to give party favors.....  Holiday gatherings, milestone birthdays and anniversaries, baby and bridal showers, bachelorette parties, wine tasting parties, or just BECAUSE THEY ARE FUN!
      What to give as favors....
                         home made goodies in pretty bags, boxes and wine or martini glasses.  
                         Bar tools at your wine tasting party
                         holiday ornaments at your tree trimming gathering
                         picture frames at your birthday or anniversary party
                        candles or small plants in a painted glass
 Popular types of favors....
                    Eco-friendly....wildflower or heirloom veggie seeds 
                                           recycled paper note cards
         small treasures from thrift store (plates, cups, glasses,      painted , personalized or filled with herbs)                                         

Lets discuss another reason for a party!!!  
12-12-12!!! the last alliteration date we will see in our lifetime!!!


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