87 DIY Wedding Party Favor Ideas

Let friends and family know just how much you appreciate them with a handmade gift they'll actually want to grab on the way out the door.

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October 03, 2019
By: Jeanine Hays and Keri Sanders

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Mini Succulents

These hearty plants are pretty, inexpensive and practically unkillable. For a special touch, pot in colored gravel or sand to match your wedding theme. Not sure where to buy succulents? Buy them in bulk for cheap by clicking the link below.

BUY IT: Amazon, $79.99, Set of 40

DIY Fancy Dipped Strawberries

These homemade dipped strawberries are simple to make and to embellish. Plus, they're delicious!

MAKE IT: 5 Easy Ways to Make Fancy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Pie Party Favors

Send your guests home with petite pies to indulge in. Instead of spending money on boxes, wrap the desserts in vintage handkerchiefs they can keep after the sweets are gone.

MAKE IT: How to Make Miniature Pie Party Favors

Air Plants

Even easier to care for than succulents, air plants make a great wedding favor (and place holder) even for those without a green thumb. You can find these rustic beauties on thisfineday's Etsy shop.

Dipped Fall Apples

Rustic yet refined embellishments like a sprig of gilded greenery and a leaf-shaped kraft paper tag make these candy-coated apples a casually elegant, yet affordable DIY favor.

MAKE IT: How to Make Dipped Candy Apple Party Favors

DIY Gold Wedding Bubbles

Add a sophisticated look to dollar store wedding bubbles by covering the bottom with stunning gold brush strokes. All you need is liquid leaf paint (found at the craft store), an artist's brush and clear plastic containers of bubbles (bought in an eight-pack for one buck!).

MORE IDEAS: 38 DIY Dollar Store Wedding Decor Hacks

Homemade Soap Bars

Homemade soap is a great DIY favor to treat your guests to. Wrap in brown paper and seal with a personalized wax seal for a decorative touch.

MAKE IT: How to Make Moisturizing Coconut and Oil Olive Soap

Indulgent Breakfast Kit

After the after-party, your friends and family will be thankful to open up a box of ready-made breakfast. Wrap biscuits and a jam jar in waxed paper, then tuck into a white pastry box and adorn with a strip of burlap, raffia ribbon and a sprig of greenery.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Holiday Breakfast Kit

Cocktail Creations

These rose and mint champagne cocktails make an elegant signature wedding drink and an even better party favor. Fill mason jars with dried rosebuds, attach a tag with the recipe and send guests home with some happy hour inspiration.

MAKE IT: Rose and Mint Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Homemade Caramel Corn

Caramel corn wedding favors make a yummy thank-you gift for your nearest and dearest. Show off the scrumptious golden color by packaging the corn in clear boxes.

Savory Treat

Having an intimate, rustic affair? Invite guests to break bread (literally) with fresh walnut-rosemary olive loaves tucked inside paper bags featuring the recipe.

MAKE IT: Walnut-Rosemary Olive Bread Recipe

Infused Sugars

For something really sweet, consider giving infused sugars like the ones shown here by Eden Passante of Sugar and Charm. Just layer sugar and the dry ingredient of your choice in a sealed container for a few days to let the flavor set. Try dried fruit, vanilla beans, coffee beans, lavender or all of the above!

Gold + Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows

These dipped marshmallows make a fun fall wedding favor for your guests. Offer them with a hot chocolate bar if the weather on your special day is cool and crisp.

To the Happy "Pear"

As a fun surprise at the end of your garden-inspired wedding, send guests home with this fresh, edible favor.

MAKE IT: Make a Pear Wedding Favor

Macaron Morsels

Decadent and delicious, bite-size Tiffany-blue macarons are the perfect sweet treat to give guests for the drive home.

MAKE IT: Tiffany-Blue Macarons With Orange Blossom Buttercream Recipe

Sparkler Send-Off Kits

Complete with a personal matchbook, this adorable, easy-to-make kit pulls double duty as both a favor and wedding send-off. MAKE THIS

Giant Cookies

Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio used a CD envelope as a clever wrapper for a giant homemade cookie. Attach printable tags and seal envelopes with decorative twine for favors that both music lovers and cookie monsters will appreciate.

MAKE IT: Giant M&M Cookies Recipe

Gourmet Chocolate Bars

Remove the outer wrappers of store-bought candy bars and cover in gold crepe paper. Then wrap our printable wrappers around the bar and secure with double-sided tape at the back. Embellish with paper rosebuds from craft stores for an unexpected 3D touch.

MORE IDEAS: Romantic DIY Wedding Ideas

Puppy Treats

Don't forget the fur kids! Send your pet-loving guests home with a pretty bag of custom dog treats. For your friends who don’t have dogs? Put some human goodies out for them to take home.

MORE FROM: Say Yes to the Pet: 11 Ways to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding

S'more Kits

S’mores are easy and budget-friendly wedding favors that are perfect for a wedding any time of the year. Combine the classic s'more ingredients of a marshmallow and chocolate bar sandwiched between two graham crackers and place in a cellophane bag for a treat your guests are sure to love.

See More Photos: We Heart S'mores: 15 Delicious Recipes + Easy DIYs

Tins of Lip Balm

Whenever your friends and family clink glasses at the reception, it's customary to kiss. Make sure your lips — and the lips of your loved ones — are smoochable by giving out DIY lip balm as a favor. You can make a plain version for the gents and add a little pigment for the ladies. Add custom stickers to tin lids and they're ready to go.

MAKE IT: How to Make Lip Balm

Pass the Preserves

For a Southern affair, skip the candy bar and opt for sweet jams and other preserves. Peach jam was a major hit at this Georgia wedding.

MAKE IT: How to Make Jam Party Favors

After Dinner Coffee

When the reception is over, send guests on their way with your favorite coffee beans. Bonus? These darling free downloads from Something Turquoise really up the cute factor. MAKE THIS + GET THE FREE PRINTABLE

More Cowbell

Get more bang for your buck with favors that double as a send-off! Adorn cute cowbells with a DIY tag featuring your new initials and a thank you note for guests on the back.

Painted Wood Chip Coasters

Instead of dropping tons of cash on personalized coasters (because who wants a coaster with your name and wedding date on it?), make stylish versions that your guests can and will want to use again and again. All you need to make these pretty wood coasters is a dead tree branch, a table saw and paint.

MAKE IT: 10 Easy DIY Coasters to Gift or Keep

Some Like It Hot

Spice things up by giving your guests the gift of hot sauce. Get five delicious hot sauce recipe ideas, plus these adorable (and free!) printable labels HERE.

Sunflower Seeds

Kick your nuptials off with a sunny start by sending friends home with bags of sunflower seeds. Get the free printable label and instruction card below.

MAKE IT: DIY Plantable Party Favors

Hot Chocolate To-Go

For a fall or winter wedding, treat guests to a hot chocolate kit on their way out the door. Bulk packets of Swiss Miss can be presented in a variety of cute ways such as in disposable coffee cups, cellophane baggies or paper sacks with peppermint sticks and marshmallows.

MORE IDEAS: 15 Wedding Favors You Can Buy in Bulk on Amazon

Beautiful Fresh Cuts

These sweet mini arrangements can be used as place settings or as extra wedding decor. Just be sure to let your guests know they can take them home when they leave.

Heart-Shaped Tea Bags

This DIY from HonestlyYUM is one gift that your friends won’t be expecting. Inexpensive, inventive and useful, these coffee filter tea sachets are hand-cut and sewn, and filled with your choice of loose tea. GET THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

For the Kids

Small packs of crayons and sturdy clipboards are in abundance at the dollar store. So why not transform them into kid-friendly favors with the help of some twine and our free, downloadable coloring sheets? Place a basket full of these fun coloring packages on the kid's table or favor display for instant fun.

MORE IDEAS: 38 DIY Dollar Store Wedding Decor Hacks

Homemade Simple Syrup

These sweet treats are a great way to punch up any beverage and will look super pretty on the favor table.

MAKE IT: How to Make Infused Simple Syrups

Apple Butter Jars

Spread the love with tiny jars of homemade apple butter. You can even include the recipe as a sweet bonus.

MAKE IT: Apple Butter Wedding Favors

Musical Memories

Guests can remember your special day with a playlist loaded with songs from your reception or songs that hold special meaning to you and your S.O. Load songs onto a CD or USB drive decorated with a custom label.

Infused Liquor

As easy as mixing together a few common kitchen ingredients with standard liquors, these three festive flavors make delicious party favors. For guests 21 and over, of course.

MAKE IT: How to Make Your Own Flavored Liquors

Family Recipe

Make your guests feel like part of the family by gifting them an heirloom recipe. Leave one at each place setting, or include in a gift bag with another small favor.

Make Your Own Essential Oils

Due to their many health, beauty and culinary uses, these fragrant oils are all the rage right now. Make your own from olive oil and plants from the garden and adorn with a tag customized to your wedding.

MAKE IT: Make Your Own Infused Oils

Spread the Love, Plant Some Seeds

For a rustic wedding, store your seed packets in an old wheelbarrow with a cute sign as seen here.

Magnets for Your New Adventure

Use old, unused maps to make these cute and easy map magnets. For a personal touch, make them from a map of the bride and groom's hometown or state.

MAKE IT: DIY Stocking Stuffer: Make Easy, Personalized Magnets for Everyone on Your List

Sew Cute

These delightful DIY sewing kits are so simple to make, and they are great to keep in a purse or car for fashion emergencies. MAKE IT

I'm Nuts About You

Make custom trail mix packaged in mason jars. Depending on your type of party, include healthy, savory or sweet ingredients. One mix could include yogurt-covered pretzels, jelly beans, raw cashews, walnuts and white chocolate popcorn. Another could be a mix of roasted almonds and walnuts, caramel popcorn, M&Ms and peanut-butter filled pretzels. Download the fun labels and print them on colored paper. The template perfectly fits a 16-ounce jar. One label reads “It’s time to get nuts” and the other reads “I’m nuts about you”.

Cotton Candy

Send guests home with a nostalgic treat. Simply string a clothesline with bags of delicious cotton candy and a sweet note. Photo courtesy of Tim Robison Creative.

Mini LP Coasters

Share your love of music with your guests by turning mini LPs into drink coasters. Search for small vinyl albums or toy albums approximately 4 inches in diameter. Choose an assortment of colors for a playful look, or choose albums with the same coloring for a more cohesive feel. Go one step further and print custom sticker labels featuring the couple's names and wedding date.

Champagne Flute Cookies

If you want your cookies to ooze subtle sophistication, bake these champagne flute-shaped treats for your black-tie soiree. The whimsical cardboard tags might even help get the party started.

Treats for Tots

Don't forget the kiddos! Send little ones home with a personalized to-go box full of goodies.

Herbal Lotion Bars

Use the fresh herbs growing in your garden to make these lush herbal lotion bars. Wrap the finished bars in tissue paper, twine and fresh herbs for a tasteful presentation.

MAKE IT: Make Your Own Herbal Lotion Bars

Mocha Magic

For a favor your guests will be anxious to use, make your own mocha latte mix in super cute test tubes. MAKE THIS + GET THE FREE PRINTABLE

Candy Kit Bottles

Give just the right amount of something sweet by filling small glass vials with various candies. Nerds, Sour Worms and Snowcaps are great options for catering to different candy preferences.

Bubbles for Kids

While adults get the alcoholic bubbly, regular soap bubbles with custom labels will keep young ones happy. Bubbles are also a popular alternative to messy rice, confetti or streamers for the couple's send-off.

Bubbles for Adults

Mini champagne bottles make adorable adult-only favors. Wrap each bottle with a rectangle of printable scrapbook paper and add a personalized tag to the front. Just download our templates and add your text using word processing software. And don't forget the paper straw!

Beer Pong Favors

Make these beer-tastic favors in a snap using: one beer, three red Solo cups, three Ping-Pong balls, a cellophane bag and electrical tape. Print our free beer pong kit labels onto sticker paper, cut out and place onto the cup.

Dahlia Bulbs

Green up your party guests' thumbs with these take-home surprises that truly are the gift that keeps giving. Following the free, downloadable instructions, your guests can plant these pre-packaged dahlia bulbs for an abundance of beautiful blooms.

MAKE IT: DIY Plantable Party Favors

Love Letters

Create several gifts from one vintage license plate with cut metal keychains. Search antique stores for old steel plates ranging in different letters and numbers. Use metal snips to cut out the letters and numbers, then sandpaper the edges. Add a hole along the top with a drill and a 1/8-inch drill bit, then attach a metal key ring into the hole.

Pretty Homemade Candy

Who can resist a candy buffet? Stock apothecary jars with homemade truffles and provide take-out boxes to transport the treats. Decorate each box with a sweet printable tag and ribbon to match.

MAKE IT: Bejeweled Truffle Recipe

Double-Duty Terrarium

A charming place holder that doubles as a sweet party favor, this DIY terrarium place holder via Green Wedding Shoes is the perfect, easy craft that is sure to impress your guests.

Souvenir Favor

For this travel-inspired wedding, the couple repurposed vintage cast-iron airplanes into double-duty place cards and favors for guests. Simple card stock was attached to the planes with baker's twine to indicate where each guest would sit.

A Little Glitz

Send guests home with a little sparkle. Glitter-dipped cooking spoons are a useful, glam favor that will remind guests of all the fun they had at your wedding every time they cook! MAKE THIS

Bring on the Birds

This biodegradable birdseed ornament by Down in the Boondocks will have your guests remembering your unique wedding every time a new songbird stops by for a visit.

MAKE IT: Kids' Craft: Bird Seed Christmas Ornaments

Pick a (Plaster) Posey

Dip inexpensive faux flowers and succulents into plaster to create delicate mini sculptures that look like pricey porcelain.

MAKE IT: Budget-Friendly Favors: Easy Plaster-Dipped Flowers + Succulents

DIY Mug Cakes

Cake in a mug makes for a delicious and thoughtful gift. Include the recipe as a sweet bonus and top with colorful lids for a bright display.

MAKE IT: 2 Mug Cake Recipes

Candy Holders

Place cards are inserted into Ferrero Rocher candies for a tasty display. To create your own, simply affix labels with the name and table number to coffee stir sticks, then push the stick through the center of the candy.

Sugar and Spice

These infused spices are a custom treat that will make it past the ride home and into some of your guests' favorite dishes.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Sweet and Salty Spice Gift Basket

Summer Sprays

Get bitten by love — not bugs. If you’re getting married in a warmer month or live in an insect-prone region, fashion a handy bug-spray station to help guests ward off those pesky bugs. Fill with mini bug spray cans for your guests to take home afterwards and enjoy all summer long.

MAKE IT: Homemade Herbal Bug Repellent Spray

Hot Chocolate Spoons

Great for a colder-season wedding, these delectable coconut chocolate spoons are a delicious way to say, "Thank you."

MAKE IT: How to Make Coconut Hot Chocolate Spoons

DIY Hand Warmers

You can't go wrong with a favor that doubles as a cozy gift! If your wedding is in the winter, keep your guests toasty with these thoughtful hand warmers.

MAKE IT: DIY Hand Warmers: Give the Gift of Toasty Fingers

Burgers + Fries To-Go

After a long night of festivities, your guests might need a snack for the road. Mini sliders with shot glasses of french fries will give guests a quick energy boost for the ride home. You can even throw in tiny milkshakes!

GET THE RECIPE: Bacon and Ranch Cajun Baby Cheeseburgers

Garden Markers

Upcycle utensils into herb markers for your guests' garden with help from a letter and number stamp kit.

Sweet Orange Ginger Tea

Combine your favorite spices in adorable glass bottles to create a custom tea blend for wedding guests.

Personalized Matchbooks

If you’re a crafty couple, these plain matchbooks have endless possibilities. You can customize them with washi tape or calligraphy.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Homemade peanut butter and fresh jam make a sweet, thoughtful "thank you."

Mini Evergreen Trees

Leave guests with a gift that they can plant and watch grow. These evergreen seedling favors will grow into full-sized Christmas trees in the right conditions. DOWNLOAD THE FREE PRINTABLE TAG

Fuse Bead Drink Covers + Coasters

Keep bugs out of drinks during your summer wedding with these fun fuse bead drink covers that also double as coasters.

MAKE IT: DIY Citrus-Inspired Perler Bead Drink Covers + Coasters

Get Your Game On

For a fun gift your guests can use after the wedding, fill a small burlap bag with dice for everyone to gather around and play with. Stamp your initials on the front for a cute accent to the otherwise plain bag.

Fresh Fruit

Great for a summer wedding, fresh fruit is a healthy treat everyone can enjoy. For an extra-special touch, package seasonal goodies in cute color-coordinated boxes, like these ladybug boxes from PartyPail.

Place Card Journals

Save money by combining your favors and your place cards. You can buy inexpensive blank journals in bulk and add stamped labels bearing each guest's name. Voilà, a terrific two-in-one gift.

DIY Bath Bombs

These favors may look like sweets, but they're actually sweets for your bathtub! Make bath bombs in a muffin tin as a quick-yet-thoughtful gift for your guests.

MAKE IT: DIY Natural Bath Bombs: The Perfect Gift for a Group

Seed Starters

A trio of seed-starting tubes are adorned with a sweet message to create a unique and memorable wedding favor for your garden-inspired event.

MAKE IT: DIY Seed Starter Wedding Favor

Mini Pinecone Firestarters

For your guests who have fireplaces or love camping, these homemade firestarters are quick and easy to make. They smell yummy, too, thanks to pine and eucalyptus essential oils. Fill a glass jar with the dried, wax-covered pinecones and tie on a hand-lettered label with twine.

MAKE IT: How to Make Eucalyptus-Pine Firestarters

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups

Give guests a warm, sweet drink to enjoy during the holiday season, plus a felt drink sleeve they can use all year long. Add peanut butter and chocolate chips to a disposable coffee cup, then guests just add steamy milk and enjoy!

MAKE IT: Create Hot Chocolate Favors With Felt Cup Covers

Shrinky Dink Charms

Dress up your drinks with shrinky (but definitely not dinky) charms that your guests can take home as a wedding favor.

MAKE IT: DIY Charms That Are Shrinky, But Definitely Not Dinky

Bee My Honey

Harvest honey from your own beehive or buy locally and divide into small, adorable jars for the yummiest gift your guests could ask for!

Sugar and Spice Pecans

Perfect for winter weddings, these easy, on-the-go snacks make great favors that your guests can enjoy (and appreciate!) on their ride home.

MAKE IT: Food Gifts With a DIY Twist

Cookie-Cutter Candles

Repurpose inexpensive cookie cutters that fit your wedding theme into charming candles by melting blocks of crafting wax in a pan on a stovetop, pouring the liquefied wax inside of the cookie cutters and adding a wick before the wax hardens.

Treats To-Go

Send guests home in style with neatly packaged "to-go" boxes. White bakers' boxes lined with parchment paper are the perfect containers for filling with treats. Print and cut out these festive tags, hand-stamp guests' names and string onto red-and-white kitchen twine.

Allergy-Friendly Nut Butter Cups

If peanut allergies are a concern for some guests, these treats can be made using a variety of nut and seed butters that are just as delicious as the real deal. Package in cellophane bags adorned with a bow for a gorgeous display.

GET THE RECIPE: Homemade Nut Butter Cups

Rose Body Scrub

Make your own rose body scrub that your guests are sure to appreciate. Mix together equal parts coarse sea salt and almond oil then stir in two tablespoons of dried rose petals. Place the mixture into small jars for guests to take home.

Pickled Produce

Do you love to garden? Try pickling your produce to give guests a charming country treat and ensure none of your bountiful veggies go to waste.

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