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I am looking for homemade favor ideas for a 9 year old girl's communion party. Any suggestions?
By lori from IL
When it comes to choosing First Holy Communion favors, there are many factors to consider. The type of First Communion party you will be having after the religious service, the number of people you are inviting and the type of favors you prefer.
For a casual First Communion party, your favors might just be some Jordan almonds or mints in an organza bag or a personalized chocolate bar. For a more formal party, you will want to choose elegant First Communion favors such as chocolate crosses or even rosary bead favors for guests. There are also imported chocolate favors incorporated with a magnet or other keepsakes.
The number of people coming to the First Communion festivities will also dictate what party favors to select. Affordable favor ideas for large numbers include religious candle favors, personalized Communion tea bag favors, personalized coffee Communion favors or even personalized cocoa Communion favors. Personalization with your childs name and First Communion date on the favor makes a special gift. Another idea is to place chocolate squares with a First Communion theme wrapper in dishes on every table. Do-it-yourself favor kits are also available for First Communion party favors that involve very little time to assemble but will save a lot of money. Bookmark favors come in kits that can be purchased.
The popular theme ideas for First Holy Communion favors are personalization, edibles and unique Communion favors.
Many people prefer a certain type of favor. Whether its candles, Communion cookies, soaps, edible favors or favors for personalizing, there are many choices to be found. Rosary beads, either large or small, are also very popular gifts for guests at a First Communion party.
Think about whether you want a generic keepsake or one that is specifically for a boy or a girl. Something like a delicious chocolate-covered oreo cookie in pink or blue, or a candle with a blue cross or a pink cross, or a bookmark with a pink cross or a blue cross, or almonds in a pink organza bag or a blue organza bag would be appropriate if you wanted to have Communion boy or Communion girl favors.
If a unique First Communion favor is what you are looking for, favors imported from Spain or Italy fit the bill. They will be something out of the ordinary that your guests will really notice and remember. Imported chocolate puzzles are also elegant and unique Holy Communion favors. Rose-scented rosaries will make a big hit at your Communion party also when you present them to every guests.
If you want something a little classier than the ordinary Jordan almonds, consider fine imported sugared almonds in pink, white, blue, or pastel. Even honey jars with your childs name and First Communion date on a personalized label will be something quite different.
Another thing to remember is how you will seat your guests. A plain place card will do, but there are also bells with a hanging cross that serves as a party favor but also as a way to display the seating arrangements for your guests.
Some other ideas are personalized tins with Communion designs and mints inside. These First Communion souvenirs are very usable but still remind your guests of the special day. Cookies in the shape of a cross, chalice or an angel are also good ideas for party favors for Communion parties.
Many of the candles used for Holy Communion favors have a cross in either pink or blue on the front and come in a gift box. The same is true of bookmarks and key chains. There are even Italian almond favors that also include rosary beads.
With the religious favors that are available, it should not be difficult to find what you are looking for. Votive candles can be personalized, chocolate crosses can have a custom tag attached, tea and coffee favors can be imprinted with the child's name and the date. Edibles range from chocolate bars to fancy imported almonds to wrapped chocolate squares to mint tins to Oreos. Chocolate crosses in milk or white chocolate will surely make an impression on your guests. An elegant frame can be taken home as a keepsake and also serve as a place card holder.
Personalized ribbon is another way to make a unique decoration. Have the ribbon printed with the childs name and date of the event and tie it around the table decorations for a special touch.
There are so many options, it should not be difficult to make your celebration successful and please your guests, all within a budget that will work for a small group or large group of guests. Good luck.