Party favors add the perfect send-off to the end of your Sweet Sixteen celebration. A token of appreciation, Sweet 16 party favors will leave your guests feeling cherished and appreciated. They help to ensure the memories of the night last, and while they aren’t expected, they are a nice touch that we know you’ll get excited about organizing!
Sweet 16 party favors can be simple, perfect for those on a budget, or they can be something bigger!
Here is our guide to the ultimate sweet 16 party favors.
A pamper kit or self care package makes an amazing sweet 16 party favor. You could build your own from drugstore items such as face masks or small chocolates, or opt for a set like this one from Lush. The perfect way for your guests to wind down after all that partying!
Doughnuts have never gone out of style, but personalized and artisan doughnuts are the viral dessert of the moment! We love the selection at Glaze Donuts which is located here in New Jersey. Whichever bakery you choose, ask if you can have the doughnuts boxed individually for each of your guests.
A personalized hoodie is the perfect memento of your special celebrations! This hoodie from Etsy is fully customizable, so you can choose your text, color, size and more! You can order the hoodies in one size, so it can be the perfect fit for some, but give an on-trend, over-sized look on others. They are also uni-sex! The perfect sweet 16 favor.
A good water bottle or re-usable cup is a must have for all hydrated, eco-conscious queens! Personalized water bottles and cups can be a great, low cost party favor that your guests will actually use! This pretty set is from Etsy which has lots of customization options, but if your feeling crafty you can make your own for an even more personal touch!
Turning 16 is a time of personal growth, so a cute plant is the perfect way to represent your journey! Succulents are a great option for a sweet 16 party favor, as are they are low maintenance, so even your least green-fingered guests will be able to keep them blooming! This sweet set is from Amazon, but you could also visit your local garden center and find the perfect plants for your party!
Keeping a journal is a fantastic way to record memories and take care of your mental health - what a wonderful gift for your party guests. This is another option that is perfect for smaller budgets, as even cheaper journals can be easily personalized with stickers and other decorations. This pretty lilac journal is from Notonthehighstreet - it is a book journal that contains lists and prompts (such as, favorite characters, reading challenges etc) as well as blank pages. There are lots of different types of journals around, so you can find the perfect kind for your friends.
When the party is over and you're heading to high-school, a set of cute pens is a great reminder of your sweet 16 celebration! Affordable, practical and ever so cute, stationery is a great gift that is suitable for all ages and tastes!
If you have chosen a color theme for your sweet 16 party, keep it going with your party favors! This is a great way to tie everything together for a super slick, professional looking celebration. These cute gold bags from Shein would be perfect for a gold themed party - you could fill them with gold chocolates, cute jewelry or other gold-themed gifts!
Lip balms and glosses are a super popular sweet 16 party favor; they are small and compact making them easy to gift and carry to your venue and better still, they are super hand for your guests! You could go for cute designs like these butterfly bulb glosses from Etsy, or keep it simple with a classic balm.
If you feel like getting hands-on for your party favors, there are some amazing, low cost options. These empty bottles with stoppers come in sets of 12. They could be filled with sweets, a cake or brownie mix, hot chocolate...whatever your heart desires! Another creative way to make your favors personal for your besties.
These aren't the kind of vouchers distance relatives send at Christmas! These blank gift vouchers allow you to decide how you want to treat your party guests! You could fill the voucher out with an experience, for example 'a voucher for a girls night in together'. Alternatively, you could transform this into a 'real' voucher, and fill in the details on these cute cards. Whatever you choose, there's nothing more exciting than receiving a shiny envelope!
Unless you're a Kardashian, giving your whole party sneakers as a favor is going to be complicated and costly. Fortunately, there are plenty of cute sneaker gifts that make amazing favors. We love these Nike candles - and they will fit perfectly in a favor box!
Jewelry is a tried and tested party favor that is always a winner. This earring set from Imber is the perfect choice and comes in both a gold and silver finish. Imber are popular on tiktok and often pack their sweet 16 orders, so you can get an idea of the what is trending.
Is it even a sweet 16 without something...sweet?! Chocolate and candy are one of the most popular party favors and are always a crowd pleaser! You can looking for artisan shops that can personalize your choices like these lollies, or put together your own candy boxes! We love sweet party favors as they are adjustable for all budgets.
We had to include some Disney sweet 16 party favors in our guide; a Disney theme is still one of the most popular around! These adorable Beauty & the Beast roses the perfect memento for a Disney celebrations. There are so many possibilities with a Disney theme, meaning you can get creative and find the perfect favor for your guests.
It’s so easy to get carried away with your Pinterest and Insta ideas, but just hold fire for a minute. There are a few things that you need to consider first.
Every guest will need a favor (you may want to do them just for the girls or different ones for guys and girls). Make sure you have around 5% spare -they are always handy to have and you don’t want to be caught short.
It’s easy to think of favors as a tiny cost, and individually, they might be. But favor costs add up once you multiply that cost by the number of guests. Think of your overall party budget and apportion part of this for favors. Then work out your cost per head that you can spend. With some clever thinking, you can get party favors for $3 or less, especially if you buy in bulk.
It’s always lovely to choose your Sweet 16 party favors to fit in with your chosen theme or color scheme. It brings everything together and looks wonderful in the photos.
Favors are traditionally given at the end of the party. If you hire a party bus, for example, it makes sense to hand out favors as your guests disembark for the night. Just think it all through. If your Sweet 16 is on the beach in the height of summer then chocolate favors aren’t going to work!
DIY favors are the way to keep costs down and ensure fabulous packaging. However, be realistic as to whether you have the time or skill to do that.
Customized favors always go down well and they needn’t be expensive. From a customized tag to something engraved, there are loads of options. Just bear it in mind from the beginning.
Etsy and Amazon are a great choice for personalized gifts and bulk buying, but our big secret? Look for wedding guests favours and customize them to suit your sweet 16 theme! The wedding industry is huge meaning you have a greater selection of choices, styles and types of party favor. Almost all wedding favours can be adapted to suit a sweet 16 and your guests will never know!
Lastly, always think about what you would like to receive as a guest. If you choose and plan your Sweet 16 party favors with that in mind, you won’t go wrong.