8 Fantastic Party Favors You Can Fit in a Jar

Post by Naomi Shaw for the Kind Kindred series.

The party is over and your guests are starting to trickle out the door. What is one creative party favor you can give them that no one else has thought of yet? Your friends and family will not leave empty-handed with these 8 unique party favors you can fit in a jar.

1. S’More Kit

These kits are fun for the fall and winter when huddling around a fireplace is a common occurrence. Whether you’re camping or you have an indoor fireplace, any guest can use a s’more kit.

? Fill a jar with layers of marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hershey’s chocolate bars.

2. Banana Bread (in a Jar)

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A perfect party favor, thank you or holiday gift, these innovative, puffy perfections will surprise any guest. Check out this detailed recipe to get started.

? Grease the inside of a mason jar and fill halfway with prepared batter.
? You can even put the batter in a plastic bag with a hole cut in the corner and pipe the batter into the jar.
? Remember to sterilize the lids and rings in boiling water.

3. Manicure Kit

A mini nail kit can be useful to anyone who cares about their fingers and toes. Add a touch of color with a bright nail polish.
? Artfully organize a few small bottles of nail polish, travel nail clippers, an emery board, and some cotton balls in a mason jar. Add some tissue paper for some extra color.
? Tie a ribbon and a tag around the Mason jar for a personal touch.

4. Homemade Jam or Marmalade

Homemade jam will put a smile on anyone’s face. Try this unique recipe for Meyer Lemon and Vanilla Bean Marmalade.

5. Soap Making Kit

Who doesn’t love homemade, wonderfully scented soap? Why not enable some friends to make their own?

? You will need a soap base, which you can break into small blocks, natural ingredients such as fresh basil, a small bottle of fragrant oil, and a handwritten tag with directions.
? You can find more detailed directions from Amy Renea, creative expert and mom.

6. Survival Kit

You can make this kit for anyone. Do you have a friend who’s getting married? Make a wedding day survival kit. Is it their first day of teaching? Fill a jar with items to get them through the day!

? Wedding Day: a Tide pen, Advil, lip balm, earring backs, a mini bottle of whiskey, dental floss, and tampons are all great items that any bride-to-be can use in an emergency.
? Teaching: Band-Aids for when things get rough, animal crackers for when the kids are acting like animals, and crayons to brighten up the day.

7. DIY Housewarming Gift

Create a housewarming gift for a friend’s new move-in date by filling a jar with small picture hanging tools, itty bitty cleaning supplies, and other small homemaking items.

image courtesy of Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day

8. Valentine’s Day Jar

Whether it’s a party favor or you’re asking that special someone out on a date, a mason jar is a fun way to present a future activity.

? Fill a jar with red, white, and pink M&M’s and other chocolaty treats, along with a sweet handwritten note.
? Want to take your special person to dinner and a movie? Fill a jar with a sweet note, movie tickets, and maybe a few intriguing items that hint at where you’ll be dining.

Your loved ones will be surprised with the gift of a creative jar kit. They will ask you where you found your inspiration and appreciate the personalized touch you added just for them. You simply can’t go wrong with a jar full of goodies.

Naomi Shaw is a stay-at-home mom in Southern California. After being a stay-at-home mom for seven years she works full time as a freelance writer. She enjoys blogging about DIY crafts and mommy tips, providing insight, advice and more! She hopes you enjoy this article.

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