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Homemade Graduation Party Favor Ideas

Reshma Jirage
Turning into a graduate is a huge milestone that deserves a celebration. So, while organizing a grad party, party favors are a thrill that people look forward to.
"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand."
― Irish Blessing
Graduation from high school or college is definitely an exciting moment in every student's life. It is the time when every student experiences combined feelings of sadness to say 'goodbye' to the team practices, class trips, and competitions coupled with anxiety about the forthcoming future.
So, to keep things light and build on some memories, graduation is the right reason to throw a party and celebrate with friends.

A graduation party is organized in the honor of new graduates to celebrate their success and achievements. It's like a get-together of your friends and close ones to congratulate them.
You should give enough time for party planning that includes party invitations, decorations, food, and favors, of course. Offering party favors is a great way to thank your guests for attending the party. Gifts are given as a memento of the accomplishments of the new graduates.
Choosing the perfect party favor can be a bit of a challenge. You can select from various gift items that are available in the market, or you can try making magnificent party favors on your own for that personal touch.

Here's presenting 5 easy homemade graduation party favor ideas.

Give Food Favors a Whirl

This is one of the easiest (well, it depends on the recipe you are planning to surprise your friends with) and most loved favor idea for any party, and it just becomes even more special when it comes to your graduation party.
Every graduate is a gourmand and every gourmand would love to take away with him/her some gastronomic little gift from you. You can choose to bake cookies, cupcakes, or make your favorite chocolate-walnut clusters, mints, finger sandwiches, muffins, fudge, jam, candies, et al, and impress your friends with your culinary expertise.
A good cook thinks not just about his food but the presentation, so you will need to be creative in packaging those delectable favors. Graduation messages on tags, frosting in school colors, etc., are some popular edible choices of adorning sweet favors.

"Keep in Touch" Address Book!

If you want your friends and classmates to remain on your as well as each other's radar screen, then address books will make for an apt favor. Take help from a graphic software to create a good layout for the pages.
Get a card stock for the papers so that they can have a sturdy base (cut the card stock to match the height of the papers), and use a nice decorative cover paper to wrap the card stock.
You can either staple your address book or stitch it with a nice bright thread (well, this option is for those with steady hands), and you are done. Hand these address books at the start of the graduation party and make sure your guests fill them.

Go Green

All your friends who are green aficionados will appreciate this 'green' favor. You can buy small pots and put seeds of flowering plants like sunflowers, peace lily, geranium, etc. Place a gift tag around the pot with graduation messages like the one we have given next.
Ah and yes, money plants! You can show your environmentally conscious side by wrapping those money plants into little baskets made of corrugated sheets. Perfect.

Creative Bookmarks

There are plethora of ideas to make bookmarks, and with graphic software, making them becomes a breeze and simply fun. Go for something creative like a mustache bookmark a la Hercule Poirot style, which is easy to make. To make this one you will need to cut two papers―one square and another triangular.
While cutting the triangular paper, keep in mind that it should be exactly half of the square one; hence, you will need to keep extra space for the triangular one so that you can fold it and fit it in the square one.
Put gum on the extra space of the triangle and paste it on the square. Allow it to dry for a minute, then paste your favorite mustache on to the triangular part, and you have your mustache bookmark ready.

Colored Notebooks

We just love bright colors and they simply look resplendent as cover papers for notebooks. Notebooks are another great graduation party favor that you can make on your own using unused papers. Write a personalized message for each notebook and embellish them with graduation theme elements.
Offering some wonderful party favors makes the party memorable forever for you as well as your guests. It is a great way to get appreciated for your creativity and efforts as well.