How to Make Easy Thanksgiving Party Favors


When you decide to host the family Thanksgiving feast, you want to make the event special and memorable. To do this, you can make each guest a special take-home favor. Create heartwarming Thanksgiving party favors for guests to enjoy long after the turkey has been served.

Step 1

Purchase a pumpkin for each guest, and personalize them by writing each guest's name on one with a fine-tip marker or calligraphy pen. Write a short greeting on the pumpkin if desired.

Step 2

Make the dough for rolled sugar cookies, and press autumn-themed cookie cutters into it to create a Thanksgiving treat. For example, you might include autumn leaves, pumpkins or pilgrim shapes. Bake cookies according to your recipe instructions, then decorate them with brown, orange, yellow and red sprinkles and fall-hued frosting. Wrap several cookies in cellophane for each guest, and place a cookie package on each plate.

Step 3

Purchase pumpkin, squash and corn seed packets, stack one of each type together and tie them together with an autumn-hued ribbon or raffia bow.

Step 4

Purchase a set of decorative thank-you notes, and draft a special sentiment to each guest about why you are thankful to have that person in your life. Use a calligraphy marker or fine-tipped pen. Seal the notes in envelopes, write each person's name on the front of the appropriate envelope and place the sealed envelopes on the corresponding guest plates.

Step 5

Cut out an 8- by 10-inch square of muslin or lace fabric, and place 1 cup of unscented potpourri in the center of each fabric square. Add three drops of pumpkin-scented oil on top of the potpourri. Grasp all four corners of the fabric square and gather them together so they touch. Tie an autumn-colored ribbon or raffia bow around the part of the sachet where the potpourri forms a natural ball to secure the sachet.

Things You'll Need

  • Small pumpkins
  • Marker
  • Rolled sugar cookie recipe (ingredients and utensils)
  • Autumn-themed cookie cutters
  • Red, orange, yellow and brown sprinkles
  • White frosting
  • Food coloring
  • Cellophane
  • Pumpkin, squash and corn seed packets
  • Autumn-hued ribbon or raffia
  • Thank-you notes and envelopes
  • Fine-tipped marker or calligraphy pen
  • Muslin or lace
  • Unscented potpourri
  • Pumpkin-scented oil

Who Can Help

  • The Cookie Cutter Shop: Autumn Cookie Cutters
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Mary Beth Lentner has more than 10 years of writing and editing experience. Lentner's publications include dozens of articles for Record Publishing Company newspapers and magazines, as well as curriculum for the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Lentner holds a Master of Arts in teaching and Bachelor of Arts in English from Kent State University.

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