Whether you’re planning a kid;s birthday party, winter get-together, Valentine’s Day group dinner or shower, your personal party favor can be a unique and special way to say ‘thank you’ for joining in on the celebration.
These easy ideas from Martha Stewart Living. are as simple (a thoughtful take-away bouquet from wrapping a few centerpiece stems in prepared tissue or plastic baggies with ribbon) or fancy (cardstock cones complete with matching ribbon and monogrammed labels) as your party sees fit.
These vellum wrapped cookies are one of my favorite ideas – wrap up a homemade dessert as if you were creating a mini envelope and add a pretty sticker. Place at the center of all individual table settings for a sweet little touch.
These diy pinwheel baggies are super easy and adorably cute as well – using plastic favor bags from your local craft store, fill with goodies and staple shut by folding cut out round circles over the top edges, wrap a ribbon completely around favor for a finishing touch. Simple! And it’s perfect for a kid’s party or baby shower.
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It’s almost time to chime in 2010! If you’re still searching for the perfect New Year’s Eve party inspiration, look no further than a green and silver soiree featuring your favorite left over Christmas decor and delicious lavender & mint cocktails.
Silver and white is an ideal palette to build on — you likely have all white dishware around the house and maybe even a few silver platters, stands, serving utensils or candle holders. Tie in a bit of green as a complimentary color and you’re set!
Freezing edible goodies in ice cubes is my favorite way to fancy up a favorite cocktail. You can find edible violets at a specialty super market (just be sure to call before hand to save yourself a trip) or at many high-end gardening stores (clarify that you’re looking for the organic, non-sprayed version).
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Numbered champagne glasses (by Martha Stewart) have to be one of my favorite New Year’s party ideas… everyone is given a numbered glass upon arrival, and then as midnight fast approaches each party goer holds up their champagne to shout out their countdown number and cheers the New Year!
Apply window decals (for the easiest removal) to your own champagne glasses or add scrapbooking stickers to the plastic version.
For more golden ideas, check out Lollipop Events & Designs White Sugar Dessert Bar featuring delicious petit fours in New Year’s celebration colors. More gold ideas and buffet photos after the jump! Read more »
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