7 Unique Engagement Party Favor Ideas to Impress Your Guests
Congratulations on your engagement! The perfect way to kick off all of the wedding festivities is with an engagement party celebrating your new union and future with your partner. When you invite all of your loved ones to join in on the festivities, you’re bound to receive more congratulations and well wishes than you can count. A great way to thank your guests for their kindness is by giving out party favors. To make all of the wedding planning a little easier, here are some great favor gift ideas for your engagement party.
1. A Bag to Hold Your Engagement Party Keepsake
Packing little gift bags for your party favors is a common practice but why not make it even more practical? You could choose a simple paper bag or you could go with a drawstring or tote bag that your guests can use well after your engagement party is over. It will double as both a safe place for your guests’ thank you gifts as well as a gift itself. You could make the reusable bag the only party gift, but chances are you’ll want to pack something special inside to really show your gratitude.
2. A Glass… or Two
Glassware is a classic engagement party gift for good reason. They’re practical, an item that can be used for years, and can easily be customized with you and your beloved’s names, the date of the wedding, a loving phrase, or anything else you’d like. You can get creative with what type of glass specifically you’d like to give: Wine glasses, shot glasses, and even mason jar glasses are a fun way to share your thanks with your guests.
3. Bottle Openers
Another traditional favor for your engagement party guests is a bottle opener. These come in all sorts of shapes and styles so there’s surely one that will fit the mood of the party and represent you as a couple perfectly. The small trinket won’t take up too much space for your guests and they’ll have a little reminder of your love every time they pop open a bottle to celebrate something in their own lives.
4. Faux Rings as Decor Items
For a cute and funny gift idea, buy some fake wedding rings and use them as decor items during your engagement party that guests are free to take with them at the end of the event. Use them as napkin bands, decorations for tables, or even use them to garnish cupcakes for dessert. Get creative! Even if it’s a little silly, your guests will have a new ring to take home for themselves. Even better than that, they’ll have a good laugh.
5. Plantable Decorations
Plantable decorations are made out of seed paper, a special blend of wildflower seeds and biodegradable paper fibers that can be planted in soil and sprout into beautiful blooms. These gifts often come in the form of ornaments but they can also be used as gift tags if you really want to go all out with engagement gifts for guests! This is the perfect way to celebrate your love if sustainability is a priority as the seed paper does not contribute to other paper waste.
6. A Personal Tea Blend
Handmade gifts are often some of the most meaningful. Try making your own tea blend and using it as a personalized thank you gift for your engagement party guests. While it may take a little effort and research to get there, the final product will be worth it. No matter what you choose, it’s bound to represent you and your future spouse better than any store-bought party favor.
7. Flaunt Your Cooking Skills
Are you or your partner a good cook? Putting those skills to work can produce an engagement party gift better than any other. You don’t have to limit yourself to baked goods either; cookies and cupcakes are always a favorite though unconventional snacks will make your engagement party even more memorable. Homemade roasted nuts, jam, spruced up popcorn, or even some kind of jarred sauce you made from scratch is sure to be a hit with your guests.
These ideas are just a place to help get you started in planning your engagement party. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with guest favors. The classics are the classics for good reason but deviating from tradition can result in amazing unique memories. Above all else, remember that your engagement party guests are people who care for you and want to celebrate alongside you. At the end of the day, they’ll love any thank you gift that comes from your heart.