10 Unique Dinner Party Favors
When it comes to differentiating your next dinner party from all the other invitations a couple might get, there is one way to instant success: send guests home with a delicious favor, handcrafted if you can, that will remind them of the meal for a day (or more) to come. Just imagine walking out from a lovely evening with friends, with flowing wine and a simple yet delicious meal, only to be stopped by the host and handed a loaf of still-warm tea bread, wrapped in wax paper and tied with twine. Standing there, touched, thoughts race through your head. Wait, for me? Shouldn’t I be thanking you?
Dinner party favors come in all shapes, sizes, flavors, and price tags. I’ve taken home beautiful, autographed hardcover books and practical yet inexpensive insulated plastic to-go mugs, perfect for toting a cool beverage in the summer. There was the Mediterranean-themed party where guests took home a large bottle of olive oil, and a dinner party where the host gifted glass paperweights and a sachet of tea. But it’s the favors made by hand, like homemade pickles or personalized candy bars, that stand out most. At around two bucks a pop, they’re a whole lot less expensive than buying something, and as they're made by hand, they’re also more thoughtful.