Christmas Party Favors to Make for your Holiday Party

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These Christmas party favors to make are so cute! I shared this post a few years ago and wanted to update it so my new readers would see it. I love having people over for Christmas and setting a pretty table.

Christmas Party Favors to Make for your Holiday Party

Christmas Party Favors to Make

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. It can be something as simple as a homemade card and a spring of holly or a few pinecones.

Christmas Party Favors to Make for your Holiday Party

Homemade Christmas party favors

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. But, I also wanted to make sure that the homemade 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.

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. You can decoupage a glass jar or create a small Christmas tray to hold your cand. 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. Scroll down for the directions to make these cute Christmas trays.

Christmas Party Favors to Make for your Holiday Party

Cheap Christmas party favors

We all have a budget we want to stick to for the holidays. Party favors don’t need to be expensive. You can do something as simple as paint a plain votive candle holder for each guest. Or, consider sending them home with a small plate of cookies, some peanut butter fudge, or my buttercream mint candy.

Christmas Party Favors to Make for your Holiday Party

Christmas party favors to make yourself

Christmas tray party favors

Christmas party favors to make

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.

Christmas party favors to make

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.

Christmas party favors to make

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.


Christmas party favors to make

  • Choose a Christmas patterned paper and a coordinating color of acrylic paint.
  • Paint the small wooden tray and allow it to dry 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?

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  1. Diana Hansen says
    Thank you for including my Ugly Christmas Sweater Jars!

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