Newly engaged couples want to shout their new status from the rooftops for the world to hear! An increasing number of newly engaged couples are having engagement parties to make their announcement and share the excitement with their friends and family.
An engagement party wouldn’t be complete without a keepsake favor for each of the guests. A personalized favor that includes the date of the engagement, the couple’s names and sometimes even the photographs is even more special. Personalized candy provides guests with a sweet treat as well as a memento of the engagement party. If the couple has already selected their wedding date, the engagement party favors double as a pre-invitation with a “save the date” which also includes the upcoming wedding date.
Party Favor Beginnings
It’s not known what party, wedding or event was the first to give favors to the guests but the first documented party favors were during the 16th century. It was during this time in England that bridal couples would give out favors made of lace and ribbons, called “love knots”. They were given to the guests at the wedding to thank them for coming and sharing in their special moment.
Each culture has it’s own preference for the type of wedding favors they give out. In Greece, and Italy, candy almonds are often given as favors. In the Middle East, wedding favors include 5 candy coated almonds in tins or mesh bags – the five almonds represent health, happiness, wealth, fertility and longevity. In Holland, five pieces of sweet candy are wrapped in tulle to represent happiness, love, prosperity, loyalty and virility. In Malaysia, guests receive decorated eggs to symbolize fertility in the marriage.
In the United States, wedding favors have evolved so that now almost every celebration includes some type of party favor and is an important part of planning for any major event. Continuing the tradition of sweet thank you favors we offer custom printed, wrapped Hershey’s and candy for all occasions; from engagements to birthdays to wedding anniversaries, bridal showers, retirement parties, religious celebrations and of course – the wedding reception.
Personalize Your Own Engagement Favors
You have numerous options when it comes to selecting engagement favors for your own engagement party. Choose from Hershey bar wrappers customized with your engagement photo and names to a champagne-shaped bottle of bubbles with a customized bottle label. Whatever engagement favor you choose, you can make the design of the label match your party theme or color choices. You aren’t limited to Hershey bars and bubbles, either. If you prefer, you can get personalized labels for miniature candy bars, peppermint patty candy, and even lollypops.