Party favors add the perfect send-off to the end of your Sweet Sixteen celebration. A token of appreciation, Sweet 16 party favors will leave your guests feeling cherished and appreciated. They help to ensure the memories of the night last, and while they aren’t expected, they are a nice touch that we know you’ll get excited about organizing!
Sweet 16 party favors can be simple. From candy to a little trinket, your guests will love having their own take home gift. You can tie it to the theme or get really creative.
In short, you want your Sweet 16 party favors to say thank you for coming, your presence was appreciated, and I hope you have fabulous memories.
It’s so easy to get carried away with your Pinterest and Insta ideas, but just hold fire for a minute. There are a few things that you need to consider first.
Every guest will need a favor (you may want to do them just for the girls or different ones for guys and girls). Make sure you have around 5% spare -they are always handy to have and you don’t want to be caught short.
It’s easy to think of favors as a tiny cost, and individually, they might be. But favor costs add up once you multiply that cost by the number of guests. Think of your overall party budget and apportion part of this for favors. Then work out your cost per head that you can spend. With some clever thinking, you can get party favors for $3 or less, especially if you buy in bulk.
It’s always lovely to choose your Sweet 16 party favors to fit in with your chosen theme or color scheme. It brings everything together and looks wonderful in the photos.
Favors are traditionally given at the end of the party. If you hire a party bus, for example, it makes sense to hand out favors as your guests disembark for the night. Just think it all through. If your Sweet 16 is on the beach in the height of summer then chocolate favors aren’t going to work!
DIY favors are the way to keep costs down and ensure fabulous packaging. However, be realistic as to whether you have the time or skill to do that.
Customized favors always go down well and they needn’t be expensive. From a customized tag to something engraved, there are loads of options. Just bear it in mind from the beginning.
So, are you ready for some Sweet 16 party favors ideas and inspiration?
Useful party favors are popular because they are functional, get a lot of use, and can be fun. Practical favor ideas that always go down well include:
A fun but personalized keychain, such as this from Peronalization Mall will never be tossed in the trash.
A compact mirror is always useful, and will be a frequent reminder of a great night. Amazon has some amazing and affordable options.
Etsy is your one stop for personalized Sweet 16 party favours. Choose colors and styles to perfectly fit your party theme.
Small and thoughtful home accessory favors can be cherished in your friends’ rooms. It’s something special that will remind them of you. Home accessory and decorative Sweet 16 party favor ideas include:
There are lots to choose from on Etsy, so take your pick of party favors that will light up your guest’s day.
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Pop a little message in the frame saying how grateful you are for them celebrating with you.
Channel your inner-influencer and build your own beauty kits for your guests. Amazon is a great choice for bulk buying beauty products that you can package up for your guests.
Always a favorite, and always a winner, you can’t go wrong with candies as a Sweet 16 party favor. What’s more, candies as favors are cheap and you can make them look spectacular with clever packaging. Some great ideas include:
Simply Stationary on Etsy shows us how it’s done with these cute Sweet 16 chocolate party favors – super simple and effective.
Another Amazon special – candies are a great option for favours and with so many options available, you can really personalize your candy treats!
Whether you’re a baker yourself or have a favorite store in mind, baked goods always go down brilliantly as party favors. They are low cost and big impact, and your guests will be grateful. Here are our top ideas for sweet treat party favors:
A singly wrapped cake pop is a perfect personalized party favor. Check this recipe from A Mummy Too if you fancy making your own.
Super low cost and easy to personalize with a label, a bag of custom colored popcorn makes a big impact.
Use individual boxes and you can send every guest home with their very own cupcake. These super affordable toppers are from Etsy.
Don’t say goodbye to childhood just yet by reminiscing with S’mores kits for every guest.
We adore this DIY hot chocolate favor with instructions from Something Turquoise.
It’s always easy to pick up little beauty and skincare bits and pieces and these make ideal favors for your Sweet 16. From a lip gloss each to a small hand cream, there are lots of different ideas. What about:
Personalized nail polishes are a super fun way for guests to remember your big day.
Individual soaps are the sweet scented way of saying thank you, and currently an extremely in vogue favor choice. These whipped soaps have been blowing up tiktok and we can’t get enough of them.
Send your guests home to a night of sweet dreams with their very own personalized sleep mask.
Of course, it might be important to you that you stand out from the crowd and give your guests sweet 16 party favors that are a bit different. What about these ideas?
They last forever, and are nearly impossible to neglect, a succulent party favor will last for years to come.
Let them keep sipping the memories with these personalized Sweet 16 water bottles.
You’re at the perfect age for friendship bracelets, so why not share one with all of your friends? We love these from Swanky Crafts.
Other unusual ideas include a deck of cards, packet of seeds or a luggage tag.
Etsy and Amazon are a great choice for personalized gifts and bulk buying, but our big secret? Look for wedding guests favours and customize them to suit your sweet 16 theme! The wedding industry is huge meaning you have a greater selection of choices, styles and types of party favor. Almost all wedding favours can be adapted to suit a sweet 16 and your guests will never know!
Lastly, always think about what you would like to receive as a guest. If you choose and plan your Sweet 16 party favors with that in mind, you won’t go wrong.