Happy Halloween! If you follow me on Intagram (@arobesqueds) you might have noticed my #scarystationery posts. I'm finishing up that series today with a quick note on party favors. I often work on tags, stickers, and packaging, and sometimes see some very frightful favors that look like they came straight out of a catalog from 1990. So here's a tip to help you make the right choice:
PLEASE THINK OUTSIDE THE (favor) BOX!
Think of your guests- what would they appreciate? Nix the tchotchkes with your names written all over them in favor of something a little more personal. Ask yourself:
- Do you have a secret family recipe?
- Is your event surrounding a major holiday?
- Where did you go on your first date? How did you meet?
- Where is your event? Is the area famous for anything in particular?
- What is your favorite thing to do together?
The answers may help spark an idea. Still stumped? E-mail me, let's chat!
Because of the holiday, I wanted to share a favor idea that's Halloween-themed. This particular gift might not be the best fit for a wedding, but it's a great example of thinking outside the box, and inside the jar.
If you've ever had a PSL, then you've probably also seen Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic. You've probably dreamt of dying your hair red, drinking midnight margaritas, wearing a corset like SJP, and perhaps protecting yourself with a ring of salt.
These salt jars are the perfect favor for a Halloween party! They'd also be great at a fall bridal shower or bachelorette party. Have a signature cocktail- like a midnight margarita with a salted rim.
After your drink too many, you'll need a circle of salt to protect you from zombies, witches, and old boyfriends on your walk home. Good thing this favor fits in your purse! These gold mercury glass jars were an awesome find in the dollar section at Michaels- no need to break the bank. Keep the look chic with black ribbon and a simple tag, and fill with kosher salt or fleur de sel. Bonus points for experimenting with flavored salts. No tricks, all treats.
Do you have a favorite cocktail that your guests would enjoy? Let that help inspire you!