Throwing a party is always exciting, but it wouldn’t be complete without guests who go out of their way to come and join the fun. So how do you thank them for turning up at your shindig? Through party favors of course! Keeping the costs of party favors down gives you more leeway on your actual party budget, so cutting costs without looking cheap is the order of the day.
Today, let’s look at some cheap party favor ideas that won’t break your budget.
Some of the best party favors are not always the expensive choices available in a specialty store. A lot of guests enjoy personalized favors even more. The fact that you have put some thought into the gift really does go a long way with some people.
So for your next party, try to think of giveaways that you can do yourself. For example, you can make DIY friendship bracelets, or plant some little plants in tiny pots, a small homemade chocolate or other delicacy. It is the personal touch that these little things bring, that remind your guests of the party.
Take-Home Party Crafts as Instant Favors
Now let’s say you don’t have much time for planning and creating DIY party favors. Fear not, because there’s a way you can include your guests in making them! Try having a fun activity where they make certain art projects – it could be picture frames, tye dyeing, hand painted cushion covers, etc. – the possibilities are endless! Simply find something that you think suits the day, then head to youtube to find a tutorial on how to make it.
Party Photos with Thank-You Notes
What’s a better way to make an event memorable than pictures? What you can do is set up a webcam that snaps pictures of your guests with silly props. Think of it as a DIY photobooth. You can hire these photobooths and they can get a bit pricey, so if you want to do this on the cheap, you can easily set up your own photobooth.
This way it becomes more personal, more heartfelt, not to mention it reminds your guests just how fun the party was! You can email these pictures to your friends or post them straight to Facebook to share the fun.
Puzzle Pieces for the Thinker
For kiddies parties, it is always great to stimulate the minds of the little ones. One great way is by getting them to do puzzles, which are just cheap party favors that you can purchase in dollar stores. They bring the fun at home even after the party, so it’s a winner definitely!