12 cute (and useful!) engagement party favors
favors your guests will love.
Published Jan 8, 2016 5:00 AM
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Getting engaged is definitely cause a get together with friends and family who are (almost) as excited about the big day as you and your love. We rounded up 12engagement party favors
that won’t break the bank and that will have everyone looking forward to the main event. With cheeky, pun-filled options from “meant to bee” honey to irresistible engagement ring donuts, we invite you and your guests to embrace the goofier side of wedding planning while treating your guests to favors that they will love—and actually use!
Engage-mints… Get it? We told you we couldn’t resist the puns. These pocket-sized favors can be personalized in a bunch of different flavors or you can simply make a DIY version by buying boxed mints and sticking on your own label or sticker. Trust us-these mints will also come in handy in a pinch on the big day.
“popping the question” popcorn
A fun and whimsical favor that guests can grab as dessert or munch on the way home from your awesome party. We’ve also seen popcorn bars at engagement parties featuring a variety of types of popcorn so guests can pick and choose their sweet or savory treat-to-go.
mini champagne bottles
Let’s be honest-anyone who has ever been in a wedding knows that the event usually means a whirlwind of excitement mixed with more than a dash of stress and the potential to turn even our most beloved besties into bridezillas. These mini champagne bottles (which can be dressed up with a festive straw or label) show your guests that you’re in the celebratory spirit…and that you recognize the importance of unwinding.
custom coffee blends
Everyone could use a little extra coffee around the house, and your guests will think of you every time they brew a batch of your “perfect blend”. If you are tea drinkers, choose a loose leaf tea blend. We love the idea of using a floral variety that incorporates dried roses or violets.
“spread the love” jam
Jam is a universally beloved present or favor for any and every occasion. Tasty and always useful, it’s a sweet way also to incorporate personal details such as using berries from the season in which you got engaged or making a jam that recalls the apple picking trips that have become your yearly tradition.
“meant to bee” honey
Pun intended, yet again! This sweet favor is always a favorite. For an extra touch, attach a wooden honey dipper along the side with some twine or ribbon. Choosing local honey is a great way to give your affair a homegrown feel and to support your community of beekeepers.
ring pop engagement ring
Spread the jewelry love around; you don’t have to be the only one sporting some new jewels. These ring pop favors marry a sense of humor with an inclusive spirit and are a perfect favor for a bride-to-be on a budget. Putting the rings in individual boxes add to the kitschy and playful vibe. Plus, who doesn’t love a little nostalgic sugar?
For a minimalist and useful engagement party favor, these matchboxes for “a match made in heaven” or “the perfect match” matches will do the trick. Pair the matches with a mini candle or votive for a fragrant gift that any guest would be happy to bring home.
mini hot cocoa mixes
Mini favors are always a treat for the eyes, and these hot cocoa mixes are adorable, fun, and guaranteed to be duplicated by other friends. Neatly layered and visually appealing, we plan on making these favors for plenty of other occasions as well.
succulents or mini terrariums
Giving succulents or mini terrariums as a wedding favor is such an appealing idea, but why wait for the big day? Gifting engagement party guests with these long-lasting, low-maintenance favors is a fun reminder of all the excitement in the months to come and will also become a keepsake to remember the festive occasions when all the thank-you cards have (finally) been written.
Personalized cookies are a popular, yet traditional party favor for the simple reason that they can reflect myriad styles, from cutesy to classic to funky. Whether you choose an elaborately decorated and iced version or make your own and stamp them with your initials, cookies are an irresistible treat that are almost too precious to eat.
engagement ring donuts
Fluffy, sugary donuts dressed up with a dazzling diamond topper? We’re sold. Simply print out or make and decorate the toppers in advance and then grab dozens of powdered donuts just before your party. Putting them together will be a snap. Seriously, who could resist grabbing one (or three) of these on their way out from your party?