These crafty seasonal favor ideas will impress your guests and give your Thanksgiving dinner or party the crowning touch.
When your hosting your friends and family for Thanksgiving you'll have your hands full, preparing all the food, decorations, and games, to make sure they all have a great time.
And one thing that can really be the cherry on top for a Thanksgiving host or hostess is to create small Thanksgiving favors for their guests to take home with them.
So to help you make your Thanksgiving day go with a bang, I've put together the following ideas for Thanksgiving favors that you can have a go at making this year.
1. A Blessing Box To Take Home With Them
Our first favor idea really fits in with the spirit of Thanksgiving, and that is to give each of your guests a small blessing box filled with lovely messages.
So the idea is that as well as going around the table and saying what they feel most thankful for, each guest will also write out a short note saying why they are thankful for each person there.
And these notes are then placed in each others blessing boxes to be read by that person later.
So it's a really lovely thing to open up your blessing box after you get home and read through all the nice things that your loved ones have said about you.
And these favors are easy to create too, as all you need are some small plain boxes that you add either a printed or hand-made decoration to, as well as some cards for people to write their thoughts down on.
2. Candy Filled Indian Corn Favors
We all love candy right? So why not include candy in your favors?
And a good example of how you can do this is by making some of these Thanksgiving favors decorated to resemble Indian corn.
As not only will they look fantastic sitting on your Thanksgiving table, your guests get to enjoy the Reese candy once the turkey has finally gone down.
3. Smaller Candy Filled Favors
If you want candy-filled Thanksgiving favors that are a bit easier and faster to make than the Indian corn ones above, check out these favors made from coffee filters.
As all you need to do is add a few of pieces of candy to a coffee filter, wrap it up, then tie it closed with a decorative ribbon.
Then you just add your tags, stickers, or finishing touches and you're done.
And this works really well, as the coffee filters have a natural autumnal colour to them that is ideal for Thanksgiving.
4. Create Your Own Thanksgiving Favor Boxes
If you're a really crafty type of person, then how about having a go at making these Thanksgiving favor boxes from scratch.
As you can then make them to any size you like, and decorate them to the style and theme of your dinner or party.
And once they're done you can fill them with whatever treats you like.
So these are really cute favor boxes that will impress your friends and show off your craft skills.
5. Thanksgiving Turkey Favors
Now this one is going to take a few crafting tools and materials to achieve.
But if you've already got these tools at home, and back your crafting skills, then making these turkey themed favors will go down a storm with adults and kids alike.
As they look really impressive, and will house any small treats that you want to put in them for your guests.
6. Turkey Paper Placeholders
Another way to house your treats for your guests for a Thanksgiving favor is by making these paper turkey placeholders.
Again, they are going to need a few skills and pieces of equipment to achieve.
But once finished they look great, and will be something that works well as a table decoration and really impresses your Thanksgiving guests.
7. Homemade Thanksgiving Cupcakes
Eating homemade baked goods and pies is a real feature (and pleasure) of Thanksgiving.
So the last few Thanksgiving favor ideas will focus on baking some small treats for your Thanksgiving guests.
And I'll start this off with making a batch of Thanksgiving themed cupcakes, such as the the ones above.
As these both look and taste great, and you can get creative with the designs, making iced toppings that look like turkeys, pumpkins, autumn leaves, or anything that reminds you of Thanksgiving.
And you can package each cupcake up in a nice Thanksgiving favor box so they can take it home and enjoy it the day after.
8. Mini Pumpkin Cakes
If you want to step your baked Thanksgiving favor game up to the next level, then how about making these mini Pumpkin cakes.
As these individual sized cakes look absolutely stunning and work brilliantly as a favor for a Thanksgiving dinner or party.
So not only will they become a real talking point, they'll taste delicious too.
9. Thanksgiving Oreo Turkeys
If you're not great at baking, or don't have access to an oven or baking equipment, then there is another option for you.
As you can get creative and make Thanksgiving favors from ready made biscuits, chocolates, and candy instead.
And a great example of this are the Thanksgiving Oreo turkeys above.
As by simply combining Oreo cookies, peanut butter cups, and candy corn candy together with frosting, you can make these awesome looking favors.
Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or party is a great thing to do, but it's also a big responsibility.
Because you want to make sure everyone enjoys themselves and has a good time, and you want everything to look great too.
So making Thanksgiving favors as little treats for your guests is a wonderful and thoughtful thing for a host or hostess to do.
And I hope these 9 examples I've given you here has provided some inspiration for your own Thanksgiving event this year.