Be sure to put favor shopping on your list of things to do far in advance of the party so you don't run out of time and end up blowing your budget on something less than perfect. Here are some general guidelines for party-favor shopping:
Often the best party favors are those that are picked expressly for the guest list. For example, if your party is packed with moms, you might pick magnet picture frames. If your party consists largely of coworkers, you might try for pencil cups, paperweights, or other desktop items. Either group might appreciate spa items such as scented soaps, candles, or bubble bath.
For a small party, your budget for favors may go a bit farther. So for this group, you can get something a bit more artistic and unique without breaking the bank. Picture frames or coffee mugs from crafts fairs make fun party favors, and they're a welcome change from traditional store fare.
If you're truly stumped, you can always go edible. Party bags filled with with chocolate or other treats are sure to please.
Some suggestions for party favors:
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