14 Party Favors That Will Make You the Hostess With the Mostess

DIY Take Home Dessert Boxes
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There are plenty of essentials that go into organizing an unforgettable party: the food, the music, the decor, the company. But thoughtful party favors are hands down the icing on the cake. They're just a little token of appreciation from you to your guests, that will continue to delight long after the party is over. So whether you're throwing a wedding, baby shower, bachelorette party, or a random Tuesday night shindig, here are 14 modern party favor ideas that you can DIY or buy to make sure your fete will be an affair to remember.

DIY rose marbled incense holder
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Ashely Rose of Sugar & Cloth has created these completely adorable incense holders, ideal for slipping into a favor bag. All you need is a rolling pin, polymer clay, parchment paper, a circle-shaped cookie cutter, an X-Acto knife, a paintbrush ... and voilà!

Vintage style hotel key chains are having a moment (many of them feature funny, cheeky phrases). And we especially love this one which is not only functional, but also inspires your guests daily to do their very best.

DIY mini bouquet party favors
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Send your pals home with the sweetest little flower bouquets. Amy from Homey Oh My wrapped some delicate roses in kraft paper and secured each one with washi tape.

mini dreamcatchers
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These tiny dream catchers might be a wee bit pricey, but they'll surely make guests squeal at any event you throw. We especially like these mini favors for a baby shower. So sweet!

We're pretty sure that butter makes everything better, especially when it's flavored. Treat your dinner guests to some spreadable goodness in perfectly-sized, individual containers like Emma from A Beautiful Mess. She breaks down how to create creamy flavors such as honey butter and chipotle.

Susannah from Feast and West has the right idea with these DIY airplane cocktail kits. Sure to be a hit with your guests, her kits include everything required to whip up an old-fashioned or a champagne cocktail the next time they hop on a plane. BRB ... going to get started on these now.

These itty-bitty party favors were created using unfussy materials like wrapping paper, kraft paper, bamboo skewers, and of course, diminutive succulents.

mini pies as party favors
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Jenny from Jenny Cookies knows the way to our hearts ... pie! Take a page from her party book and make your holiday dinner guests mini pies to take home. She even wrapped them with little strips of flannel to add festive flair.

DIY herb-infused honey party favors
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You basically can't go wrong with a food-related party favor, and earn bonus points if it's artisan and handmade. For your next celebration, whip up these jars of herb-infused honey. You can find the step-by-step tutorial here.

matchbook bobbi pin set
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Who doesn't need a few more bobbi pins, right? Your besties will love finding this little pink matchbook filled with good hair day must-haves in their goodie bags.

We could all use a little more pampering in our lives. So give your guests the gift of self-care by following the lead of Molly from Almost Makes Perfect. She DIYed these floral bath salts scented with dried rosebuds, calendula petals, and essential oils.

DIY cookie envelope party favors
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There is nothing more exciting than unwrapping a gift — and especially so when that gift is a cookie. Which makes these party favors suggested on the blog Julep even sweeter. Enclose your freshly baked goods in a pretty paper envelope like these floral numbers. They're guaranteed to make your guests oooh and ahhh.

DIY mulling spice party favors
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This DIY party favor, created by Chelsea from Lovely Indeed, is just right for fall and winter gatherings. Give your guests small packages of mulling spices made up of cinnamon sticks, oranges, allspice, and cloves.

DIY Take Home Dessert Boxes
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Here's a super-easy DIY, courtesy of Amy at Homey Oh My. She simply purchased some tiny to-go boxes, attached custom labels, and dropped in mouthwatering donuts. Now that's what we call a gift.

Shelby Deering

Shelby Deering

Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Architectural Digest, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets or walking around Madison, Wisconsin with her beloved corgi.