I love having people over for Christmas and setting a pretty table. You may remember that I shared one of my Christmas table setting ideas in a previous post. I like having a Christmas party favor at each place setting for the guest to bring home. It is a very simple way for them to remember the time that they spent with us. I don’t want to spend a lot of time creating Christmas party favors. I want something fairly easy to do that I can have done quickly. I also wanted to make sure that the Christmas party favors I made were somewhat useful. It can be frustrating to receive something that you don’t really have a use for but feel like you need to keep it. When I was provided supplies to feature a craft for you, I knew that party favors were the perfect choice.
Christmas Party Favors to Make
One of my favorite Christmas party favors is candy. Of course, when you give someone candy, and they eat it, the Christmas party favors are gone.This cute Christmas tray filled with Christmas candy lets you have candy and then enjoy the tray when the candy is gone. You can use the tray to hold a cute votive candle after the candy is gone or leave candy out for your guests (or Santa Claus) to enjoy.
Basically, you need a small wooden tray, some fun Christmas paper and matching acrylic paint.
You paint the tray and then decoupage the Christmas paper onto the bottom. Then fill with candy or treats and you have simple Christmas party favors.
You can make many of the same exact design or create a different design for each person at your Christmas party. If your party is for children, you can focus on Santa Claus, reindeer and presents. For adults, you could choose snowflakes and geometric patterns instead for a winter theme or let them be kids again and enjoy Santa Claus and his reindeer.
Instead of Christmas candy, you could always include homemade cookies on the Christmas tray. Or, if you have someone that is watching their weight, include a few small pine cones, tea lights and cinnamon sticks instead.
- Small wooden trays
- Christmas patterned paper
- Coordinating acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Modge Podge
- Christmas candy
- Choose a Christmas patterned paper and a coordinating color of acrylic paint.
- Paint the small wooden tray and allow it to try completely.
- Cut a piece of Christmas patterned paper that will fit the bottom of the small wooden tray.
- Brush a layer of the Modge Podge over the painted bottom of the tray.
- Carefully set the Christmas patterned paper on top of the Modge Podge and press in place.
- Brush another layer of Modge Podge over the top of the Christmas patterned paper.
- Allow to dry completely.
- Fill with Christmas candy or other small trinkets for your Christmas party favors.
What kind of Christmas party favors do you enjoy giving or receiving?