DIY Donut Boxes
Perfect For: A coffee-and-donuts-themed bridal shower
Cost: Around $2 each
Not only are donuts delicious, but they’re also totally trending (taste buds, rejoice!). Order your favorite donuts from your local bakery (with sprinkles and frosting that match your bridal shower theme), download Sugar and Charm’s free labels, and package the gifts up the morning of your event. Although originally designed as Valentine’s Day treats, I think these are just perfect for a bridal shower or even an engagement party. Your friends will love to take this sweet with them to go.
Glitter Wooden Spoons
Cost: Around $4 each
These chic, shining spoons would be a fitting detail at your culinary-themed shower. I share exactly how to make these using inexpensive wooden spoons and Martha Stewart’s amazing glitter—without shedding a single sparkle. Give these to your guests, and they’ll be thrilled to stir their next dish in style!
Fresh Flower Bouquets
Perfect For: A bridal garden party
Cost: Around $10 each
Set up your very own “flower mart” by raiding the local Farmer’s Market and letting your ladies assemble their own bunches of blooms to take home and enjoy! You’ll need a roll of craft paper or plastic baggies, twine, scissors, cute tags, and large containers of at least five to seven different flowers (assume that each guest will take five stems). Print a sign that reads “Assemble your own bouquet,” and encourage them to do so on their way home.
Homemade Nail Polish
Perfect For: A spa-themed bridal shower
Cost: Around $150 for the entire DIY bar and décor
This is my absolute favorite shower favor idea—ever. Let your guests make their very own shade of nail polish as a gift! It’s super easy to concoct this nail polish using high-quality supplies, and I share everything you will need on my site. A wonderful interactive element, a nail polish bar will get your guests up and having fun together, which is always important for a successful party.