No celebration would be complete without guests, so why not find an easy way to thank them for helping make your party a success? Favors are an easy solution that’ll help you do just that. As you plan a special wedding anniversary get together, don’t forget to include anniversary party favors.
From how to choose to an incredible array of practical ideas, we’ve got everything you need to know to choose the perfect favors.
Thinking about Anniversary Party Favors?
Sending your guests home with wedding anniversary favors is more than just a way to show your appreciation for coming to the party. You’ll be giving them something as a token of gratitude to thank them for all of their love and support. Whether they’ve been around since the very beginning of our marriage or became a part of your lives at a later point, they’ve no doubt played some special part in your lives. Here are a few things to consider when you’re thinking about anniversary party favor ideas:
Number of Guests/Size of Group
Whatever item you select to hand out as wedding anniversary favors, be sure that you can purchase enough of it to have one for each guest. Many favors can be found online and bought in bulk, making it super simple to plan, purchase, and package them before the party.
Favors shouldn’t cost a lot. A good rule of thumb is to keep the total cost for each guest around $3 or less, and that includes the packaging. If you want to spend more, you certainly can, but it’s usually best to keep it sweet and simple.
Theme /Anniversary Years/Color Scheme of Party
Get creative and continue to follow the party theme or color scheme with a complementary favor. Consider choosing something that plays up the theme of your event.
It takes a lot of time and effort to plan and pull off such a special celebration. Don’t add to your stress and attempt to do a DIY favor if you’re pressed for time. Make it easy on yourself by picking out a practical favor that pairs well with the party theme and purchasing it well ahead of time
The final step in prepping anniversary party favors is the packaging. A stylish presentation can make any item look more elegant and thoughtful. There are many cute and affordable packaging options to consider.
PRO PARTY PLANNING TIP: Just in case unexpected guests drop by, plan to have a few extra party favors on hand!
Customized Anniversary Party Favors
Many favors can be purchased in bulk from online retailers or in stores. An easy way to give them an extra touch and a polished look is by having them personalized. Many online retailers offer the options of engraving or printing a short message on the item itself, sometimes at no additional cost, or for a small fee. It’s a great way to commemorate the celebration with a little token of gratitude.
Another option is to personalize the favors on your own by adding a printed or handwritten label or tag. You can write out a personal message on each one and attach to the favors, thanking guests for helping to make the party a success. It’s a simple step that goes a long way to turning an ordinary anniversary party favor into something truly special.
Practical Anniversary Party Favors
Practical favors are always a hit with guests because they give them something sweet and useful. These ideas are functional, easy to customize, and can also serve as a little token to remind them of the fun event.
You really can’t go wrong with one of these handy and helpful favor ideas:
- Monogram Notebook
- Keychain / Key Ring
- Match Boxes
- Magnetic Notepad for Fridge
- Hand Fan
- Luggage Tag
- Passport Holder
- Deck of Playing Cards
Decorative Anniversary Party Favors
A great way to combine a special memento with a show of gratitude is by handing out simple décor items as favors. They can be personalized to commemorate the event or include special details to make them unique, like a photo or message.
These decorative favor ideas can become keepsakes that families will treasure for years to come:
- Trinket Dish
- Decorative Keepsake
- Hanging Ornament
- Picture Frame
- Votive Candle Holder
Garden Themed Anniversary Party Favor Ideas
Say thank you and continue to let love grow with a favor that makes an ideal addition to any garden. While perfect for parties held in the spring or summer, garden themed wedding anniversary favors could work in any season.
Depending on the item, it can be enjoyed indoors or out.
- Mini Succulent Plant
- Flower Seed Pack
- Mini Cactus
- Gardening Gloves
- Flower Bulbs
- Small Potted Plant or Flower
- Mini Garden Gnome
- Individually Packaged Single Carnation
- Citronella Candle
- DIY Hanging Birdseed Party Favor
- Small Birdhouse
Anniversary Party Favors for the Kitchen
Everyone can appreciate a favor that helps makes cooking, grilling, or preparing tasty treats easier. These ideas are great for helping guests to enjoy a meal or drink. From baking to bar-tending to barbecuing, there are many inexpensive little items that make for a perfect gift to say thanks.
Send your guests’ home with any one of these cool kitchen and cooking related party favors:
- Wine Bottle Stopper
- Cheeseboard and Spreader
- Wine Glass
- Bottle Opener
- Fridge Magnets
- Spices, Seasonings or Rubs
- Salt & Pepper Shakers
- Tea Towel
- Measuring Spoons
- Tea Infuser
- Coffee Mug or Tea Cup
- Kitchen Hand Soap Bottle
- Cookie Cutters
Edible Treats as Anniversary Party Favors
Consider an alternative to an actual item by gifting your guests an edible treat. Prettily packaged snacks make for good favors because they’re guaranteed to be enjoyed, either right away at the party, or once guests head home.
These sweet and savory favors are a delightful and delicious way to thank guests:
- Mini Loaf Bread
- Small Jar of Honey (“Thank you for Bee-ing here”)
- Coffee Beans (“Thanks A Latte”)
- Tea Bag Packets
- Jar of Candies
- Lemondrops (“Thanks for dropping by”)
- Hot Chocolate
- Container of Mints
- Popcorn (“Thanks for Popping by!”)
- Mini Bottle of Wine
- Chocolate Covered Spoons
- Fortune Cookies (“So Fortune-ate to have you attend”)
- Mini Homemade Pie (“A Sweet Thank You”/ “You’re as Sweet as Pie! Thanks for Stopping by!”)
- Soup Ingredients in a Mason Jar
- Mini Jams
- Assorted Pastry Favors
- Color-Coordinated M&M Candies
- Mini Bottles of Champagne (“Sip Sip Hooray!”)
- Hersey Kisses
- Mini Cupcakes
- Loose Leaf Tea
Anniversary Favor Ideas for Wellness & Pampering
Partying can be quite tiring! After all of the fun of celebrating the special couple, a nice gesture is sending guests home with a little something to help them unwind.
From little personal care products to pampering items that will turn their home into a private spa, these wellness favors offer an easy way to say thanks:
- Mini Hand Lotion
- Lip Balm
- Bath Bomb
- Mini Hand Sanitizer
- Face Mask
- Lip Gloss
- Stress Reliever Ball
- Scented Soaps
- Scented Body Scrub
- Bath Loofah
- Bubble Bath
- Manicure Set
- Pedicure Kit
Packaging Your Anniversary Party Favors with Pride
No matter what type of party favor you choose, it can instantly be enhanced with the right packaging. Packaging steps up the presentation of even the most ordinary favor, giving it a personal touch and an extra special appearance. Select a package or material that complements the overall look and style of the celebration.
Since it isn’t necessary to spend a lot on party favors, pick an affordable packaging option that keeps the total cost for each favor at an amount that fits your budget. Many packaging options can be purchased in bulk, making it easy to have the right amount to match the number of favors you need. Consider the size of the favor itself, and be sure that whatever you choose will fit around it comfortably.
Here are some attractive, easy packaging ideas that could be perfect for your anniversary party:
- “Chinese Take Out” Box Style
- Brown Paper Lunch Bags
- Mini Tin
- Glass Jar
- Mini Woven Basket
- Clear Candy Tubes
- Small Gift Boxes or Bags from a Dollar Store or Crafting Store
- Clear Makeup Bag or Pencil Case
- Muslin Bags
- Mason Jars or Mini Mason Jars
- Cellophane Bags
- Clear Plastic Box
Personalize Your Party Favors with these Final Touches
The last step in preparing the party favors is personalizing them. The best way to do this is by adding a tag or a label to each one. Not only does it add a nice visual touch, but it shows guests that you put thought and effort into the favors. They appreciate knowing that you just didn’t select an item, take it out of the box, and hand it to them. Personalizing demonstrates that you took the time to make it unique and special for the event.
Consider adding details like the couple’s name or the anniversary year to commemorate the celebration and the reason behind it. Here are simple ways to add that extra special something to each favor:
- Custom or Regular Stickers
- Self-Stick Rhinestones or Jewels
- Curling Ribbon
- Jute String or Twine
- Washi Tape
- Die-Cut Shapes
Sound the Party Horns!Anniversary party favors are the best way to show your deep gratitude to guests who helped make the party so memorable and special. They’ve shared in the happy couple’s joy over the years, and now is the ideal opportunity to say thank you for all of the love and support. Send them home with something that’s both sweet and simple, package it nicely, and add a nice note or label. It’s a little gesture that conveys a lot of love and appreciation.
PIN THESE 75+ ANNIVERSARY PARTY FAVORS FOR LATER!
PIN THESE 75+ ANNIVERSARY PARTY FAVORS FOR LATER!