Make the graduation party special with your own graduation favors.
You can make excellent food favors, decorate t-shirts, use photos, decorate stationery, green favors and the graduate's favorite things.
Also some alternative ideas for you to consider.
I hope you find the ideas you need!
Create a wonderful favor for your guests. You can make:
Each favor can be decorated and wrapped ready to take home. An extra touch would be a name tag for your guests.
Photographs of the graduate, the graduate and their friends plus photos from the graduation party can form the basis of excellent, simple graduation favors.
Buy simple, plain items such as t-shirts, baseball caps and summer hats.
Using t-shirt, or fabric, pens you can decorate them For example write the graduation party details, the graduate’s details, draw caps or scrolls or even have a caricature of the graduate drawn on them.
You can a step beyond this and ask a photo shop to add the graduate’s photo to the t-shirts.
You can create excellent green favors in the simplest way.
Pots - simply buy cheap small plant pots, fill with soil and add a seed such as a sunflower seed. Label the favors for each guest. For Kids you can put a sticker on each pot with a sentence on graduation. For example “Ryan’s graduation plant - water me and watch me grow.” Of course the children will require to wash their hands afterwards.
Cotton Bags - buy cotton bags to use as favor bags. Decorate the bag by drawing a graduation cap and writing the graduate’s and guests details on it.
Of course you can add recycled crayons, Fairtrade coffee or chocolate, bamboo photo frames and sustainable wooden toys.
Create cards with the graduate’s favorite things on them. That could be:
Create some easy to make stationery favors.
Now for the more actual projects:
You can get these in bulk and really cheaply from Shindigz. The labels come separately for you to apply yourself. Why not ditch these rather boring ones and add your own personalized ones. You could design your own using some graduation clip art and some fancy text with whatever wording you choose - just print them off on an A4 sheet with sticky address labels or you could personalize the sticky address labels by adding some sticky stars to them and any message you like written with a gold or silver pen.
Buy and decorate little tins and fill them with candy. These cute little tins are unusual and also perfect as a favor if you personalize them with all sorts of stickers, stick on gems or even mosaic stickers in all sorts of colors and then fill them with your candy of choice. I am sure they will still be used long after the candy is finished which also makes them the perfect memento.
Graduation Favors Party Bags
Younger kids would love to decorate their own cotton bags as a party activity and then they can also double up as favor bags too. Also there are fun paper bags. You can make these homemade favors look really special by adding some metallic shred to the bag along with some goodies and could always finish it off by using a graduation envelope seal to close it.
Make your own crafts for your guests.
Summer Pack - sun screen, hat, carry bag and Frisbee.
Entertainer - use the type of entertainer as inspiration for your favors, for example magic tricks and juggling balls.
Venue - give postcards, posters, photos or tickets to use the venue.
Humor - give funny DVDs or joke books
Kids - toys, cuddly toys, coloring in, pencils, jigsaw puzzles or family games.
I hope your homemade graduation favors are a big success. Guests will appreciate the personalized touch and the effort you have put into making homemade graduation favors.