A really cute idea for party décor is to use fun and functional items that serve double duty. Center pieces, place settings, hanging objects and more can also make great gifts for guests. Sure, there are lots of decorative party favors on the market, but I like to think outside of the box and use things that weren’t necessarily created with parties in mind.
Guests appreciate the unexpected., so I’m always on the lookout for inspiration. I come across beautiful things daily, and I’m sure you will too if you keep your eyes peeled. One of my obsessions lately is Etsy.com They have lots of unique pieces and handmade items, and I love supporting crafty people and small businesses.
Here are some great Etsy.com finds that can serve as both décor and party favors.
The adorable pomegranate memo pad by vesnav can add a pop of color at a festive summer party, right next to the pomegranate martinis. Guests can then take them home to sit on their desks, recalling what a blast they had at your party every time they jot down a note.
Bumblebee soap by BuzzPlanet scattered around the tables at your next summer tea party will create quite a buzz when you let guests know they can take them home to lather up. Just make sure nobody takes a bite, because they look scrumptious enough to eat.
Having an intimate dinner party and want to add a hip, modern touch to your settings? Place a mixed media art print by vincenzorizzo under glass, and then let guests know it’s your gift to them. They can have it framed and think of you each time they see it.
Don’t give away cheesy favors. Instead, give them something different that they’ll actually appreciate. Imagine how pleased guests will be when they get to take home a bit of the magic that made your party so special.