Easy and Inexpensive Bridal Shower Party Favors

Having trouble thinking of a good bridal shower party favor to give? As you prepare you bridal shower invitations and you find the budget is, tight, take the opportunity to get a little more creative! Your guests will be impressed by the homemade touch and you’ll be happy to save a little. Our party experts have put together some easy and inexpensive party favor ideas that your guests are sure to love.

Mint Candy themed bridal shower invitation from PurpleTrail.

Bundles of Seeds.Flower and herb seed packets are generally inexpensive. Bundle 3 or 4 seed packets together. Tie with ribbons or raffia. Add in a dried sprig of lavendar for a scented touch.

Lemons. We are all looking for ways to be cleaner and greener. Purchase a lemon for each guest. Tie ribbon or raffia around it with a card that lists some great cleaning uses for this citrus fruit. Type up the following and put on a 3×5 card. You can mount the card to colored card stock to dress it up. (tips compliments of Real Simple magazine).

  • Clean counter tops: Dip the cuts side of the lemon in baking soda. Scrub counter tops with the lemon and with with a wet sponge. Avoid using on delicate stone or stainless steel.
  • Dishes: Add 1 teaspoon to your dishwashing liquid to bump up your grease cutting power
  • Faucets: Rub lemon juice over the lime scaled areas of your faucet. Let it sit overnight and wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Garbage Disposal: Cut a lemon in half and let both pieces run through the garbage disposal with cold water running. You’ll be left with a great lemony scent!
  • Grout: Add lemon juice to 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar and make a paste. Use an old tootbrush to scrub the grout.
  • Hands: Rub a cut lemon over hands to take away strong odors like fish or garlic.
  • Laundry: Add in a 1/2 cup of lemon juice to your whites to brighten them.
  • Plastic food storage containers: Rub lemon juice on those pesky tomato sauce stained plastic containers. Let them dry in a sunny place and wash as usual.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Who wouldn’t love this decadent treat? Check your local farmers market or wholesale store for the biggest strawberries you can find. Dip them in chocolate and then wrap each strawberry (2 if they are smaller) in a clear cellophane bag. Tie with raffia or thin ribbon.

Bridal Tunes. Create a, CD with the bride’s (or bride and groom’s) favorite music for everyone to take home. Print out a picture of the the bride and groom for a CD cover. If you really want to go the extra mile, add in an explanation of each song’s significance.

Fridge Magnets. Create fridge magnets for each of the guests to take home. Add in photos, text, or even create calendar magnets. The PurpleTrail Design Center has great designs you can personalize or create your own. Our fridge magnets are available in all the same sizes as our bridal shower invitations as well as smaller, business cards sizes.

Potted Plants. Small potted plants (like pansies or petunias) are generally very inexpensive. Dress the pots up with pretty ribbons in the bride’s wedding colors.

Votive Roll. Purchase inexpensive votive candles (about 4 per person). Get a few yards of tulle and wrap the votives like a roll of lifesavers, alternating colors of candles. Tie the ends with ribbon. Choose colors that go with the bridal shower or wedding theme colors.

The best party favors are ones that are thoughtful and useful! Get creative. You can always add personal touches to store bought favors too. A handcrafted gift tag, or beautifully tied ribbon can go a long way in making something look unique. Happy party planning!

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