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Packaging Candy Favors: 3 Ways

There are a few trains of thought of party favors. You can give a knick-knack like a bottle opener or a magnet, for kids’ parties it usually consists of cheap toys and candy which eventually make their way back to a landfill. I’m firmly in the camp that favors should be food (If you had a large budget I could be persuaded pretty easily to another camp!) Food is easy, doesn’t seem wasteful, and it’s more likely to get used. I also really like how easy it is to match the party theme with the food. I like to have packaging options on hand for this very thing. Package up some of that European candy and voila’! You’ve got a really beautiful gift option. Here are three examples of easy favor packaging. For these, we used Clear Round Containers, Paper Bags, & Pillow Boxes. You can set them out as table settings at a party or wedding or keep them available for guests as they leave. Click through for more details & full instructions below!

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Rainbow Sixlets

Materials: Clear Round Containers, Sixlets (in red, pink, orange, yellow, green & blue), Ribbon

These are really easy but take a little time to put together. For this size of container, we used between 11-12 sixlets per color. Be careful when dropping them into to the tube, if they hit the bottom too hard the candy shell on the sixlets can crack. Once the candy has been layered, tie a ribbon around the tube. Include a nametag and they can double as place settings.

Packaging Candy Favors: 3 Ways | Oh Happy Day!

Packaging Candy Favors: 3 Ways | Oh Happy Day! Packaging Candy Favors: 3 Ways | Oh Happy Day!

Candy Bags

Materials: Paper Bags (red & orange), Hole Punch, Pretty Candy, Ribbon

These simple striped bags are graphic and iconic. We put pretty Italian candies inside! To seal, fold the top of the bags over and punch 2 small holes. Then pull the ribbon through each hole and tie in a bow.

Packaging Candy Favors: 3 Ways | Oh Happy Day!Packaging Candy Favors: 3 Ways | Oh Happy Day!

Sixlet Pillow Boxes

Materials: Pillow Boxes, Sixlets, Ribbon

These are super easy to put together. To start, close one side of the pillow boxes. Push the sides out with your fingers and pour sixlets in until the box is full. Lot’s of candies would look great in these because they are transparent and make the candy look soft and pretty. Close the other side of box, then wrap with ribbon.

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This post is sponsored by Paper MartMy favorite resource for packaging and craft supplies.

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. Deborah

    October 7, 2014

    This is really great! My best friend is getting married and one of these would make a great wedding favor. Thanks!

  2. Kristin

    October 7, 2014

    We did rainbow candies in the tubes for a party a few years back. They were a huge hit, and probably the activity my kids enjoyed putting together the most. It’s a lot of fun to sort the candy, and a great math / counting game too.

  3. Trisha

    October 7, 2014

    I love all 3 of these, they’re great! The bows are a nice touch to the party favor bags.

  4. Courtney @ Pizzazzerie

    October 7, 2014

    I love the rainbow candies! The styling + photos are fabulous might I add!

  5. Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

    October 8, 2014

    I particularly love the 1st and 3rd ones! The clear container makes a pretty statement as it shows the candies inside.

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