Bridal showers tend to be charming, sentimental affairs decked out in sweet pastels—with pretty favors to match. Here, we’d like to show you how pretty doesn’t necessarily have to be “in pink.” There are many other ideas for giving delightful bridal shower tokens that your guests are sure to love. In many cases, the extra appeal comes with decorative packaging—even something as simple as colored ribbon, a whimsical tag, or embellishments like beads, glitter, or pearls. So, what are we waiting? Here are some of our own pretty bridal shower favor ideas!
Give Something Pretty with a Vintage Charm
For a bridal shower with a vintage theme, you can’t go wrong with ideas that have a “bygone era” feel to them. Dainty purses made of tulle are ideal for giving edible treats like powdered lemon cookies, mint chocolate squares, fruit-flavored candies, or even mini cake bites or squares. A sweet plus: guests get to see the goodies awaiting them through the sheer fabric.
Porcelain keepsake boxes with a delicate fleur-de-lys pattern make utterly charming guest gifts as well. They can hold a foil-wrapped chocolate truffle, some fragrant bath beads, or even just a sweet personal note from the bride-to-be.
Try Keepsakes That are Practical Yet Unique
Pairs of chopsticks dressed up in wired beads would be fun favors at an Asian-inspired bridal shower party.
Treat guests to something fun and out of the ordinary. For an Asian-themed bridal shower, for instance, prepare pairs of wooden chopsticks with colored beads and crystals wound around them with wire. You could also give Chinese take-out boxes filled with treats such as fortune cookies (with fun sayings inside, of course!), or sets of note cards decorated with origami art or watercolor images a la Chinese brush paintings. In addition to chopsticks, other practical keepsakes include: wine bottle stoppers, bottle openers, and salt and pepper shaker sets.
Use Favor Packaging with Pizzazz!
Whatever your bridal shower theme, sheer organza wraps bring instant glam. Simply choose the color to match!
Even the simplest of favors—like scoops of yummy candy treats—can look really fancy! The key is in the packaging and presentation. And if it’s both glamour and ease you want, you can’t beat fabric packaging made from silky organza. Their luxurious color adds an instant dose of glamour to your table when displayed at each guest’s place setting. Plus, you simply bundle up your gift items, tie the ribbons, and they’re ready to give! Great, too, for odd-shaped items like bottles, packets of potpourri, cookies, or tea cups (see below).
Let the Table Decorations Serve a Dual Purpose
What a treat for guests to get to take home tea cups and saucers like those at the bridal shower! (See the bundled up packages in the background.)
Many times, guests oooh and aaahh over items on the party tables. So, why not delight them with similar gifts to take home as mementos? At a tea party-themed bridal shower, for example, give candy-filled espresso or tea cups with whimsical teaspoon tags. Or if your tables are decorated with items such as napkin rings, coasters, glass charms, or seating card holders, simply package up sets of these for guests to use at home or at their own parties. It’s a smart way to let your table décor double up as lovely, little gifts.
Just have to share these blog finds—all with fabulous ideas you can easily recreate!
How lovely are these flag cupcake toppers from Margarita of Party Inspirations. The embossed paper, fabric trim, and dainty pink bows make even simple frosted cupcakes instantly special!
And look how brown kraft paper, ribbon scraps, and vintage brooches make the sweetest posies out of grocery-bought flowers! Heather Bullard shows how to make these with a simple tutorial, plus helpful tips.
On Green Wedding Shoes, we found these adorable favor bags for giving delectable macaron de Paris, designed by Shauna Younge. Hard to believe these are just simple glassine bags. But Shauna dressed them up with custom-made thank you labels (in French, of course), color coded to match each macaron flavor!
And from Kristi Delfino (guest contributor from Luna and Chloe Weddings) at Celebrations at Home, such a sweet-and-rustic packaging idea for cupcake favors! White ceramic crowns hold a cupcake each, and are ready to take home in burlap bags with fabric hearts stitched on. Love these!