Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Christmas Party Favor!

The first weekend in December I hosted a dinner party for a few of my close friends and their spouses.  We had a fantastic appetizer dinner, a white elephant gift-exchange, loads of great conversation, and these cutesy little party favors I whipped up the day before:

Party favors aren't just for kids' birthdays anymore.  Everyone loves a little gift that says, "Thanks for attending; I'm glad you came."  For the men, I taped a Kit-Kat candy bar to a bottle of Coke, tied it up with some darling, Christmas ribbon and voila!  Mens' party favors were born.  They were a hit.  One of the guys said, "I'm going to consume both of them on the drive home."
The ladies' favors were equally as easy, although a bit more time consuming.  I found Christmas pictures on the internet, printed them out, and Mod-Podged them to small match boxes.  I taped the boxes to a red candle and again, tied it all up with festive Christmas ribbon.  Most of the ladies were pleased as punch, although one of my friends asked if she could have one of the guys' favors.  Of course!

Simple, quick and easy!  But mostly, they let my guests know I thought of them beforehand and wanted to show my appreciation for them.

Merry Christmas!


Shelley Hale said...

What great ideas and how fun! I want to come to an appetizer dinner! When I come through I'm coming over!

Rachel said...

Shelley, I would love to have you :)

Clare said...

These are perfect! Love your "guy" favors. I meant to put on my blog that I *totally* stole the match thing from you- it adds just the right touch!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to be listed among your friends! It was a totally fun party and I loved the favors, ever so thoughtful.