DIY Party Favors | For Weddings, Birthdays, Halloween & More | Homemade Gifts for Guests
How to Make Little Momentos for your Guests
If you're planning a party, whether it's a fun kid's party or a sophisticated wedding, then you might want to give your guests little gifts in a party bag to say thanks for coming or a souvenir of the special occasion.
On this page you will find the best and most creative ideas and tutorials for making your own momentos, from mini plant pots to edible treats and homemade crafts.
Nearly all of the projects are easy for anybody to create, and there is a huge range of price levels from very cheap to more expensive gifts which will last forever.
I hope you find this page useful and inspiring :-)
Succulent Wedding Favors
Handmade Wedding Craft Books
There are quite a few books on the market which offer lots of inspiration for DIY parties and weddings, and here are a couple of examples:
Creative Favor Ideas
- Loose Tea Bags
Hand sewn fabric tea bags.
- Party Favor Ideas
Including jam and homemade granola.
- Seed Packet Idea
Easy-to-personalize favor ideas.
- Soda Bottle Favors & More
Several ideas including dates and jars of honey.
- DIY Seedling Kit
Including a mini pot, soil and moss.
- Jam & Bread
Homemade jam and bread in lovely packaging.
- Mini Terrariums
Adorable mini plant vases.
- Fabric Fortune Cookies
A sweet momento for guests to keep.
- Hot Chocolate on a Stick
Edible luxury treats in a bag, perfect for Winter events.
More Mini Gift Tutorials
- Birdseed Favors
Lovely heart-shaped favors for hanging outdoors.
- Edible Summertime Treats
Including fruit pot favors and donuts.
- 5 Edible Favors
I love the S'mores kit idea.
- Hot Apple Cider
A great make-it-yourself kit for guests.
- Martha Stewart Favors
A photo gallery of 24 ideas.
- Cupcake Toppers
Mini toppers which would be adorable as gifts.
Fun favors which are perfect for Christmas.
- Confetti Bags
Made for New Year's parties, this favor certainly conveys the party spirit.
- Lollipop Favors
Personalised favors using photos in a creative and cute way.
- Monogram Matchboxes
With a free printable to download.
Honey Pot Favors
Kid's Party Bag Ideas
- Bubbles with Custom Labels
Free labels to download and print.
- 22 Kid's Party Favors
Including crazy hats and noisemakers.
- Mini Chalkboards
Paint your own chalk boards to give as favors for little kids.
- Fairy Play Dough
Glittery play dough would be a fun takeaway gift.
- Pirate Party Favor
Trinkets and an eyepatch in a leather pouch.
- Mini Pinatas
Small cones filled with sweet treats.
- Apple Shaped Boxes
Adorable boxes made from plastic bottles, which you can put your favors in.
- Cute Halloween Treats
Different foods given creepy and fun names.
- Invention Party Bags
Fill a bag with all kinds of little fun items to encourage creativity.
- Individual Gumball Machines
Fun gifts for people with a sweet tooth.
More Children's Favors & Fun Printables
- Frankenstein Treats
Green rice krispies and a free printable make a kid-friendly gift.
- Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
To appeal to a child's artistic side.
- Cute Crayon Treats
Melt wax crayons down into your chosen shapes.
- Play Dough Bags
Mix your own dough in different colors.
- Pink Sparkly Slime
You could make black or green slime instead for a spookier Halloween favor.
- Homemade Bubble Mix
Divide the mix into little bottles for favors.
Sewn Felt Hair Clips
DIY Wedding Favors
- Button Cookie Favors
A nicely presented edible treat always goes down well.
- Teacup Candles
Lovely and easy to make favors.
- 5 Favor Ideas
Including succulent pots and rosemary sea salts.
- Custom Seed Packs
Customize these favors with your wedding details.
- Recycled Wine Corks
Keychains with wedding reminders attached.
- Scrabble Magnets
Easy to make and you can personalize the magnets with initials if you like.
- Custom Wire Name Charms
Great idea for bending wire into the name of each of your guests.
- Vellum Favor Boxes
How to construct your own pretty containers.
- Wedding and Sparklers
Very simple idea, but it can create so much fun, especially at night parties.
- Mini Moss Favors
And the old cigar box used to carry them is fabulous too.
- Bridal Spoons
Fun painted bride and groom wooden spoons.
Newspaper Wrapped Candy Favors
Treats for your Guests
- DIY Love Notes
Sweet messages rolled up inside decorated bottles.
- Candy Necklace Kit
Awesome candy-in-a-box idea for creative guests.
- Microwave Popcorn Packs
Little paper bags of corn for guests to pop themselves.
- Fortune Bubbles
Spherical glass ornaments with fortunes, quotes or messages inside.
- Homemade Sugar Scrub
Mix your own scrub and package in pretty jars.
- Hammered Spoons
Lovely handmade gifts which you can personalize.
- Baby Food Jar Matchbox
Put matches in a glass jar and add sandpaper for a simple favor.
- DIY Heart Sachets
Sewn felt hearts with lavender filling.
- Creepy Popcorn Balls
Make your own spooky doll packaging for sweet treats.
Candy Egg Boxes
DIY Gift How-Tos
- Cocoa Candy Cane Marshmallows
Lovely edible treats dipped in chocolate.
- DIY Strawberry Jam
Impress people with your very own homemade jam.
- Bubble Tins
Put together your own bubble blowing favors.
- Bride & Groom Strawberries
Individually wrapped strawberries dipped in chocolate and then decorated.
- Vanilla Extract & Vanilla Sugar
A lovely duo of homemade gifts.
- Clay Wishbones
Encourages guest interaction and wish-making!
- Custom Chocolate Bars
Print your own personal candy wrappers.
- 5 Best Jam Recipes
Recipes to choose from plus packaging ideas.
Sugar Heart Party Favors
Favor Idea Resources & Inspiration
- Martha Stewart
Beautiful examples of what you can make.
- Style Me Pretty
Lots of projects including violet petals, pies and rice tossers.
- Intimate Weddings
Coffee bean pouches and plenty of edibles.
- Inspired Bride
Bundt cakes, macarons and lollipops aongst other ideas.
- Project Wedding
Large list of gorgeous homemade treats.
- Green Wedding Shoes
Friday Favor posts with inspiring ideas.
- A Subtle Revelry
Includes ideas for gift boxes and decorations too.