Whatever the occasion for bringing your friends and relatives to party together, the giving of party favors deserve a place in your agenda. 'Party favors' is a loosely applied term to define any party giveaways. These gifts may serve as appreciative statements to your guests for having attended the get-together. They may also be distributed as aids for heightening the fun and excitement. Additionally memorabilia may be handed out as gifts.
There are various styles in which party favors may be used to accent celebrations. You may choose to schedule a gift-giving time during which such giveaways may be dispensed. On the other hand you can hand out the items at specific times during the celebration; perhaps once to greet each guest, another time right before dinner in which the gift packages may contain appetizers such as peanuts.
Some party favors may not be meant to be eaten or used to intensify the party mood. These types of gifts are meant to be kept by the recipient and used repeatedly in the future. Trinkets, jewelry, coasters, lighters, crystal or porcelain miniatures, table placeholder frames that may be used for displaying photos and other similar objects are included in this type of favors.
Although most of the favors will be coming from the host of the party, events like baby showers and birthday parties may make it necessary for guests to bring their own favors or gifts. Furthermore, in some parties, gift exchange is done to stimulate interaction among the guests. Parties are always the best times to give gifts.
The traditional party favors were costly candies distributed in ornate tin boxes which were often adorned with birth stones. The first wedding favors were like this. Those impressive gifts were handed out as symbols of the pre-eminent social status of the host. Today, party gifts don't need excuses to be given out, the more unexpected and dramatically packaged they are the more thrilled everyone will be.
Even the most ordinary things we use everyday will be acceptable as party favors given the right packaging and a sufficient dash of good humor. In this sense, giving favors is about embellishing common objects with a child's rich imagination. The manner of wrapping up the item as well as the way it is presented to the recipient constitute the value of that gift for the party-goer. They don't really care what is in the box so long as the ribbons rock.
You can find many party items in novelty shops and specialty stores. You have a wide selection of gifts ranging from the hilarious to the charming in novelty shops. You may to exercise some restraint when selecting off-beat items from these places. On the other hand, favors for weddings and pregnant mothers are available in stores that specialize in this line of products.
As usual, the most convenient visual resource you have for party favors is the internet. You will see different kinds of party masks depicting anything from funny monsters to cute pets, from hats to popping confetti in some sites. In others you will be tantalized by their attractive party giveaways for weddings and baby showers, debuts and graduation parties. Even if you are not planning a party it will be interesting to drop into these websites.