Cheap Bridal Shower Party Favor Ideas
Bridal showers were originally invented to help brides whose parents were refusing to give them a wedding dowry. This unhappy state of affairs was usually because the women were marrying for love, and therefore against the wishes of their family. Friends of the bride-to-be organized a bridal shower for the bride to help set her up in married life and gifts would often include useful household items.
Modern bridal showers have evolved away from tradition, and now take the form of a party to celebrate the bride-to-be’s forthcoming nuptials. Friends and family get together to have fun, play games and enjoy a bit of female bonding. A bridal shower is usually organized by a close female friend or relative of the bride. She is tasked with coming up with a theme, entertainment, sending out the bridal shower invites and of course providing party favors for the guests. Since it can be expensive organizing a bridal shower for a large number of guests, sites like Dream Wedding exist to help you be a bit more creative with how you spend your money. Here are a few ideas for inexpensive bridal party favors that guests will adore:
Bake cookies and cupcakes
Everyone loves cookies and cupcakes. They look fabulous and taste delicious, and unless you are a total no-hoper in the kitchen, they are child’s play to make. Choose from hundreds of simple recipes, buy your ingredients in bulk from the local discount supermarket and spend an afternoon baking. Once you have enough cookies and cupcakes to go around, place them in small boxes with some pretty tissue paper. Your guests will love them.
Chocolate truffles are also very easy to make. Add different flavors to your truffles — alcoholic and non-alcoholic — and arrange the truffles in a presentation box with tissue paper. You will need to store your truffles in the fridge during warm weather, as they will go all soft and gooey. They also won’t keep too long, so don’t make them too far in advance of the party.
Soap is surprisingly easy to make at home. The ingredients for homemade soap are readily available from craft stores and online retailers. All you need to do is decide what colors and scents to add to your bars of soap. When the soap has set, slice it up into pieces and arrange in gift bags with a cute ribbon tie.
Homemade candles are also simple to make if you have some spare time before the party. Add different fragrances such as vanilla or mint, and place the liquid wax mixture in small decorative jars. Give each person a candle and perhaps some chocolates or cookies. They will go down as a treat.
If you don’t have time to be creative, buy some inexpensive moisturizers or body lotions and make up pretty gift bags tied with ribbon. Or, if you have access to children that like to bake, get them to make the cookies and cupcakes for you. It will probably be messy, but it will save you from having to spend an afternoon in the kitchen.
Article by Lolita Di