If you’re looking for ways to add some flavor to your wedding or party favors, try sending your guests home with something tasty at the end of the night. Whether you and your friends are foodies, or you just have a major sweet tooth, there are food favors to match everyone’s style. Here are 15 of our favorite food favors to inspire you, all seen on our favorite wedding and event planning site, Loverly.
1. Honey: This sweet treat is universally loved, but choosing a local variety, especially if most of your guests are traveling from out of town, makes it extra special.
2. Fancy Salt: Fill pretty glass bottles with an artisanal salt or citrus- or herb-infused salt and you’re all set. (We think Himalayan pink salt is particularly pretty for weddings!) To make it a bit more personal, tie on a tag that includes a recipe guests can make using the salt.
3. Popcorn: If your guests are the types to cut a rug for hours, give them the perfect snack to have after a long night of dancing. Creative varieties like chocolate or buffalo blue cheese will make it a really fun favor.
4. Hot Chocolate: Grab hot cocoa mix and marshmallows and tuck everything into an inexpensive mug or mason jar for a yummy treat for winter weddings.
5. Candy: Let guests indulge a sweet tooth on your wedding day! Opt for classic favorites from your childhood or charm guests by choosing something with a little local flair.
6. Fresh Fruit: Fresh fruit is so simple, but it can be an amazing favor, especially at a laid-back, down-home wedding. If you live somewhere where the local fruit is really tasty and in season, it’s an opportunity to show guests what your hometown is really made of.
7. S’mores Kits: It’s so easy to forget about s’mores as a treat, which is why this favor ends up being such an unexpected but delightful reminder for guests of an old favorite.
8. Jam: Another crowd-pleaser, jam can be enjoyed by guests of all ages and is lovely at a rustic wedding.
9. Bubbly: Encourage guests to continue the celebration at home later with mini bottles of champagne.
10. Olives: Olive oil, olive juice, or just plain olives… there are so many creative ways to say “olive you” to your guests.
11. Ice Cream: Guests will melt for yummy ice cream favors. Try flavors like lavender or rose for a gourmet twist.
12. Breakfast Treats: Help your guests recover the next morning with coffee beans and mini donuts. Your favor will definitely be the best part of waking up!
13. Booze: For the couple who loves a strong drink, choose a favorite beer or liquor and a custom label. Hint: Make sure to put up a sign that says these favors grown-ups only if children are attending your wedding!
14. Herbs: A fresh bunch of herbs is a beautiful and fragrant gift to guests. If you don’t want to give them the full plants, try seed packets instead.
15. Fortune Cookies: You can make them yourself or order them; either way, slipping a thoughtful fortune inside for your guests is a must.Photo Credits: 1. Lorraine Dailey Wedding Photography on The Bride’s Cafe and Sarah DeShaw on Southern Weddings; 2. Rebecca Hansen on Snippet and Ink and Mrs. Crepe on Oh Lovely Day; 3. Carlie Statsky on Style Unveiled and Christina Diane on Wedding Chicks; 4. Twig and Thistle on Oh Lovely Day and Laura Ashbrook on The Brides Cafe; 5. Cooper Carras on Snippet and Ink and Steve Steinhardt Photography on Inspired By This; 6. Beaux Arts Photographie on Snippet and Ink and Dan Cutona on Inspired By This; 7. Ralph Alswang Photography on Equally Wed and One Love Photography on Style Unveiled; 8. Aaron Delesie on Engaged and Inspired and Paula O’Hara on Southern Weddings; 9. My Beloved Photography on Style Unveiled and Marissa Moss Photography on Every Last Detail; 10. Michelle Pattee on Snippet and Ink and LeahAndMark.com on The Brides Cafe; 11. Dana Duncan Photography on Heart Love Weddings and Jose Villa on Southern Weddings Magazine; 12. Katrina Louise on Wedding Chicks and Scratch Weddings; 13. S.C. Photography on S.C. Photography and Paula O’Hara on Southern Weddings; 14. Jessica Lorren on Jessica Sloane Event Styling & Design and K Holly Studio Photography on Snippet and Ink; 15. Victoria Hudgins on Bridal Musings and Cindy Hopper on Bridal Musings.
What’s the best wedding favor you’ve ever received? Tell us in the comments below!