I’ve never understood the point of favor bags at parties. Growing up we never had them at birthdays or weddings. When I planned my wedding I was shocked by how many people kept asking me about buying favors. What does that even mean? Do I need to give my quests a gift to thank them for doing me a favor and showing up to my wedding? In the end I decided that favors at a wedding were just another excuse for you to buy something you don’t need and if anyone had an issue I would say the food, cake, and alcohol were the favors.At Princess A’s first birthday an older child asked me when she was leaving where her favor bag was? I was almost floored by how straight forward she was about it. She said it in a completely non snobby innocent way. It was just so common for her to get favor bags at birthday parties she didn’t think it was weird to ask me for one. Her mom was embarrassed and shhhed her. The girl was so matter of fact about it I started to question my decision to not have favor bags at Princess A’s party.Princess A’s party was Olivia themed and I saw tons of ready-made favor bags but they all seemed like choking hazards and worthless bags of junk. I didn’t have a good enough idea or enough money to make my own. Someone suggested I give a cupcake but I thought that was stupid because we had cupcakes at the party. And again if you don’t want to come to my child’s birthday don’t come. I would love you to come but you’re not doing me a favor by showing up so I am not giving you a favor. I just hate the phrase favor bag. Anyway, I always send people thank you cards for gifts so it’s not like I am being ungrateful.Whenever I have been to an event with favors or favor bags I have thrown them out because I had no use for them. So, that’s my opinion of favors. If you think favors are a must I would love to hear your reasoning because I just don’t get it.Until then Princess A and I are agreeing that we don’t see the purpose of favor bags at parties.
Oh and I realize these pictures have nothing to do with the post. I just like them and had no other post to put them in.