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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2012, 08:25:00 PM »
I vote for a consumable! Teas or coffees. Little treats wrapped up nicely. Sounds like a sweet thing to give and receive. Especially when packaged cutely.

The only reason why I don't suggest "permanents" is that , not that I mind trinkets, it's just that ... well, I don't have room for many things, so it's likely that the nice little thing would just get thrown out when I got home. Even though I'd very much appreciate the sentiment, I just do not keep little things around.

Of course, YMMV, and your friends might actually keep those things!

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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2012, 11:53:33 PM »
How about a decorated shot glass, martini glass, or candle holder filled with treats and wrapped with cellophane and ribbon/flowers?  If price is a factor, those items can be found at the dollar store or Wal-Mart.

eta: It doesn't even have to be wrapped when it's super-casual.

I'd go w/ the treats, but not the random glass. Most grownups don't have much use for them.

Buy some cellophane bags, fill w/ treats, and fold the top down.

Then design a card to fold over the top of the bag and staple--design it on the computer and print it on scrapbooking paper, cut out, score across the middle, fold over, and staple (or, to be all Martha Stewart Weddings, use double-sided tape).

Sort of like this:

http://blog.paper-source.com/wedding/affordable-wedding-favor-packaging/

Very snazzy looking!


I do like the flavored salts idea.

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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2012, 07:37:12 AM »
I like the idea of giving the gift of warm drinks.  Hot chocolate, teas, special coffees or whatever with a nice mug. It's nice that they will think of you when they drink it and then always have the mug to keep!  It's the best of both worlds  :)

Or if you don't want to do a mug, these are neat too:

http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/hot-chocolate-cones-687223/

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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2012, 08:53:21 AM »
I knew I asked the right place! These are all such great ideas - thank you! i'll probably doing some scouting this weekend for materials, and I'll let you know what I come up with. Keep the ideas coming!
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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2012, 12:11:37 AM »
I just attended a bridal shower where they gave out favors to the guests. The hostess set out a basket of favors in clear gift bags: there were packs of fancy tea, earrings, tea lights in pretty holders, potpourri, adorable salt & pepper shaker sets, all in the bride's colors. Everybody got to take something they liked. I ended up with a set of salt & pepper shakers that two peas in a pod, perfect to keep at my desk.

I also love the idea of gourmet salts. Trader Joe's has a nice variety, that you could put cute labels over, or go to a natural food grocery store, where they usually sell fancy salts in bulk along with nice containers.

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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2015, 04:07:56 PM »
I'll start by saying that I'm not a fan of favors. They seem to either be cute clutter that's never used or food that could have just been served at the party. I feel like I'm a grownup, and if I want a cookie at an indeterminate time after a party, I'll.simply get myself a cookie (or whatever).

That said, if you're set on favors, I'd say something gourmet that you have to buy in a pack. For instance, I might not buy myself a $10 box of hot chocolate (or whatever), but I'd like the treat of a single serving.

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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2015, 04:30:31 PM »
^ This thread is from 2012. I think the party is over and the OP no longer needs favor ideas ;).

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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2015, 04:40:19 PM »
^ This thread is from 2012. I think the party is over and the OP no longer needs favor ideas ;).

Oh my goodness! I was reading through the archives andthought I'd gone back to page one!  :-[

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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2015, 04:49:36 PM »
^ This thread is from 2012. I think the party is over and the OP no longer needs favor ideas ;).

Oh my goodness! I was reading through the archives andthought I'd gone back to page one!  :-[

It happens :). There are so many times that I want to put in my two-cents only to remember at the last second that I missed the boat :(. Anyway, who knows if someone else currently needs favor ideas?

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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2015, 05:41:56 PM »
I thought the forum gave you a warning if you were posting in a thread that was more than a few months old?

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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2015, 01:31:30 AM »
I thought the forum gave you a warning if you were posting in a thread that was more than a few months old?
You can opt out of that.  I've done it, since I follow a lot of older but ongoing threads.
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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2015, 09:06:59 AM »
I thought the forum gave you a warning if you were posting in a thread that was more than a few months old?
You can opt out of that.  I've done it, since I follow a lot of older but ongoing threads.

I don't think I've ever seen that setting.  How do you change it?

ETA - I've looked all through the modify profile options and I can't find a way to turn off the 'necropost' warning.  The closest thing I found was to turn off the 'new replies while posting' warning.
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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2015, 10:01:26 AM »
I thought the forum gave you a warning if you were posting in a thread that was more than a few months old?
You can opt out of that.  I've done it, since I follow a lot of older but ongoing threads.

I'm a bit confused. When you say "older ongoing threads" do you mean threads like the Special Snowflake thread that was started years ago, but still active everyday? Because I don't get warnings on those. I only get warnings when I attempt to post in threads that haven't had a reply in many months.

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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2015, 10:14:02 AM »
I'm wondering if that feature has been disabled, like our missing spell check, since the last reboot.  I posted in a thread that was three months or so old and didn't get the warning.  Though I think it (used to) comes up if the thread hasn't been posted in for more than 120 days, which would be more like 4 months.
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Re: Adult party favors?
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2015, 10:24:01 AM »
No, it's still there.  I just tried to post in a thread from last year and it gave me the '120 days' warning.