As a Halloween party host, you have a lot to do to pull it all off. However, your event wouldn’t be much fun without guests, so why not say thanks with a nice gesture? One simple way to show your guests just how appreciative you are for their attendance at your event is by giving out take-aways. It’s a nice little thing to do that doesn’t have to cost much or take much time to prepare.
We’ve got a collection of great ideas for Halloween party favors to help you choose just the right scary surprise for guests to take home.
Time to Brainstorm for Halloween Party Favors
When thinking about Halloween party favor ideas, there are a few considerations that can help you narrow down your options.
Keep these things in mind as you brainstorm the best Halloween favor possibilities for your spooktacular celebration:
Number of Guests/Size of Group
If you’re hosting a large gathering, consider something simple and affordable to save you time and money. For a smaller group, you may opt for a slightly fancier favor or bump up your budget.
Since parties can get costly for the host, set a Halloween favor budget before you shop. This ensures that you don’t spend too much on the item itself and the packaging.
Theme /Color Scheme of Party
Consider the Halloween party theme or color scheme, and play off of it. Select a favor that ties in to the theme to make it even more memorable and interesting.
Planning a party requires a lot of time and effort. Don’t attempt DIY if you have no time to make favors. Stick with a pre-made item that you can purchase and package quickly and easily for your event.
Rather than handing out the favor as-is, step up the presentation by packaging it in a cool and fun way. Take the cost of the packaging into consideration as you price out favor options, too.
PRO PARTY PLANNING TIP: Just in case unexpected party guests drop by, plan to have a few extra Halloween party favors on hand!
Make Your Halloween Party Favors Stand Out
Since your haunted Halloween get-together will be anything but ordinary, make your Halloween party favors stand out by giving them a bespoke touch. The easy way to do so is by personalizing them. You can select any item as a Halloween favor and purchase it in bulk, but then step it up and give it a more polished look by adding a custom tag, label, or even engraving each one. You can put the party date, give your event a fun name, or even just add a special spooky message for guests.
This simple extra step makes the favors so much more special, and in many cases, it doesn’t cost anything extra.
DIY Halloween Party Favors
Are you the type of host or hostess who loves to get crafty? If you’re creative and enjoy hands-on projects, consider a DIY Halloween favor. Guests will love knowing that you put so much effort into each eerie item. Making it yourself allows you to customize the favor to match your party theme.
We’ve got a cauldron full of scarily good ideas to try:
Halloween Party Favor Ideas for Kids
Since the trick or treaters will have plenty of candy to take home, try a party favor that gives them something cool to create or play with. These favors can be enjoyed long after the festivities are over.
Make the little monsters smile with one of these frighteningly fun Halloween party favors:
Practical Halloween Party Favor Ideas
Even the scariest spirits at your ghoulish get-together can appreciate a practical party favor.
Send your guests home with one of these useful yet unique items:
- Monogram Notebook
- Key Chain / Key Ring
- Match Boxes
- Magnetic Halloween Notepad for Fridge
- Luggage Tag
- Passport Holder
- Deck of Halloween Playing Cards
Decorative Halloween Party Favors
Give guests a little something special that they can display and keep. Ornamental party favors can be pulled out and placed on display year after year, reminding guests of the good times shared at the Halloween bash.
These decorative items make for the perfect scary souvenir to treasure:
- Trinket Dish
- Decorative Halloween Keepsake
- Hanging Ornament
- Picture Frame
- Fall Scent Candle
- Votive Candle Holder
- Mini Succulent Plant
Witch Crafty in the Kitchen – Halloween Party Favors
Forget the eye of newt, poisons, and potions- give your guests something truly useful and cool for the kitchen.
Whether they’re working on a witch’s brew or hosting ghouls and goblins of their own, these kitchen and cooking themed Halloween party favors are guaranteed to be a hit:
- Halloween Wine Bottle Stopper
- Cheeseboard and Spreader
- Wine Glass
- Bottle Opener
- Fridge Magnets
- Spooky Coasters
- Spices, Seasonings or Rubs
- Salt & Pepper Shakers
- Halloween Tea Towel
- Measuring Spoons
- Tea Infuser
- Seasonal Coffee Mug or Tea Cup
- Kitchen Hand Soap Bottle
- Halloween Cookie Cutters
Terrifyingly Tasty Halloween Party Favors
Halloween is all about the treats, so why not give your guests something sweet to enjoy? Tasty snacks that are pre-made or freshly baked definitely won’t go to waste. Guests can enjoy them right away before they even change out of their costumes!
These edible Halloween party favor ideas are a deliciously good way to say thank you for making the celebration so spooktacular:
- Mini Loaf Bread
- Coffee Beans ( “Thanks A Latte” )
- Tea Bag Packets
- Jar of Candies
- Lemondrops (“Thanks for dropping by”)
- Hot Chocolate
- Pancake Mix in a Mason Jar
- 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
- Color-Coordinated M&M Candies
- Hersey Kisses
- Mini Cupcakes
- Loose Leaf Tea
Halloween Party Favors for Wellness & Pampering
Haunting a house is no easy task. Guests can be worn out from all of the frighteningly good fun at the bash, so send them home with something to help them unwind.
These Halloween favor ideas are perfect for pampering your guests and promoting better health and wellness after so much excitement:
- 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
Halloween Party Favor Ideas for Packaging Your Take-Aways!
Once you’ve chosen your take-aways, you need to decide how to package each one. Packaging is important because it allows you to present the party favor in a way that matches the style and theme of the celebration. You can put a creative touch on your Halloween favor by placing it in a creepily cool container, box, or bag of some sort.
Take into consideration what the favor is and the size and cost of packaging a certain way. Keep in mind that edible favors need to be kept fresh. Consider the size of the item when choosing a packaging type. You want the favor to fit nicely inside without looking too big or too small for the space. Cost is another consideration since you don’t want to spend too much. The price of the packaging should not be more than the item itself.
Here are some excellent ideas for preparing and presenting your Halloween party take-aways:
- “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
Halloween Party Perfect Personalization!
Add one final touch to the Halloween party favors by adding a bit of personalization. It’s an easy way to step up the look of your favors and give them a one of kind custom feel. This can be achieved by simply packaging it in a pretty and unique way, or by adding a custom message to each one. You can include the party date to commemorate the event or a special note that says something fun.
Here are some options for perfect personalization:
- Custom or Regular Stickers
- Self-Stick Rhinestones or Jewels
- Curling Ribbon
- Jute String or Twine
- Washi Tape
- Die-Cut Shapes
Sound the Party Horns!Halloween party favors are a frighteningly fun way to thank your guests for helping make the spooky celebration a success. Choose something simple that suits your party style. Package it in a wickedly cool way, and then hand them out to your guests as you say goodbye at the end of the event. The right favors will serve to enhance the party’s theme and bring a smile to the faces of your favorite ghouls and goblins.
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