If you are hosting a cheery sunflower or garden-themed birthday party, design coordinating favors for the guests. Sunflower-inspired favors will pull the look of the party together and make charming parting gifts. Depending on your party budget, use real sunflowers when designing the items or create floral favors using craft items.
If the sunflower-themed party is being held picnic-style or has a country vibe, create favors with plenty of farmhouse appeal. The colorful gifts are inexpensive but eye-catching. Gather sunflowers from your garden and snip the stems so they fit inside a canning jar. Fill glass mason jars with water and a simple bouquet of vibrant sunflowers. As a personalized touch, enhance each jar with the guests' name using acrylic paint and stencils. Tie pieces of natural raffia under the jar rims. The flower-filled jars will serve as table decor and place cards, as well as thoughtful party favors.
Sweet Sunflower Surprises
Combine the cheeriness of sunflowers with the sweet taste of candy to create favors guests will love. Personalize plastic tubes of colorful candy-covered sunflower seeds with labels featuring the guests' names or special event details. As a garden-inspired treat, fill a miniature galvanized metal watering can with candy or chocolate-covered sunflower seeds. Include other vibrantly hued candies, such as gumballs and jelly beans, to fill the can if necessary. Insert the sticks of yellow sunflower-inspired lollipops into the seeds. Tie a yellow ribbon around the watering can handle as a decorative touch.
Luscious sunflower-inspired cupcakes are simple to make and will bring smiles to the guests' faces. The whimsical goodies will also serve as dessert, which is helpful if you are on a tight party budget. Make chocolate cupcakes in yellow silicone or paper baking cups. Decorate the cupcakes with yellow frosting, designing petal shapes with a pastry bag. Place a circle of brown frosting in the center of each sunflower-inspired cupcake, or use a tasty round piece of chocolate or cookie instead. As another option, use decorative baking cups featuring paper or foil petals so you don't have to create them with frosting. Display the treats in the middle of the table on a vintage wire cake stand and instruct the guests to take them as parting gifts.
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