Creativity, personality and thoughtfulness are what make a bridal shower memorable. Here are several special parting gifts that will make a real impression and that your guests will love taking home with them. Use your favors in lieu of traditional place cards, placing one at each setting tied in ribbon with a handwritten nametag.
1. A Bit of Bubbly
Nothing says celebrate like champagne. Imagine the festive sound of all your guests popping champagne splits for the very first toast to the bride and groom. Treat the bride and her guests to a delicious DIY Champagne Bar and for a clever party favor, take a split of champagne and tie a special note tag thanking guests for coming.
2. Miniature Planted Herbs
Small, potted mint, rosemary, lavender and basil are all good choices, and their scents complement any menu. Most can be found shaped into tiny topiaries. Purchase them in plastic sixpacks from any garden center, and re-pot them in mini terra cotta pots or mini tin pails. Keep bases in water until the event since small pots dry out quickly. As a finishing touch, use raffia and tie a copper or zinc plant tag onto the stem as a place card. Find these Mini Metal Pails and other bridal shower favors our online boutique.
3. Tea Time
For a Tea Themed Shower, tuck specialty teabags in pretty drawstring bags then wrap tie with a ribbon. Add each guest’s name and message to a matching note tag. Shop drawstring favor bags in our online store.
4. Single Blooms
Place one type of single-colored flower in a clear glass bud vase like this Mini Vase and Place Card Holder found in our online store. Tie each vase with ribbon and a nametag, then cluster them in a circle at the center of the table for a clever favor that doubles as a centerpiece. For variation, each table can have a floral theme that’s connected by color, white roses, white freesia, white carnations, etc.
5. Keep Cozy
For a cool-weather wedding – or even a summer wedding in a part of the country with cool night – treat each guest to a brightly colored throw. Roll up the throw, tie with a wide ribbon and mark with a name handwritten on a pretty tag.
6. Frame the Day
Use a double frame and handwrite each guest’s name on a beautiful piece of paper and a sweet note or quote from the bride on another and then place in a small double frame like our Silver Plated Photo Frame at each setting. For a special touch, have the frame engraved with the date of your shower. (When you write thank-you notes, you can also include prints of the day for them to put in their frame.) We also love these Baroque Paper Frames with Table Easels that come in gold and ivory and black and ivory for a sweet place card and take home.
7. Spa, Mani/Pedi Setting
For a shower with a spa theme, select our fun Thank You Flip Flops. Tie each one with its own note tag and then place on each guest’s spa chair or in a bucket or basket for each guest to help herself.