Lovely Guest Favours For Thanksgiving…by Lita Lane

Published October 08, 2014

Guest Favour Box for Pumpkin Cake with Thanksgiving Prayer Place settingThanksgiving Guest Favours

Another enjoyable, imaginative touch that is sure to delight your company is guest favors.   These shouldn’t be elaborate or expensive; they serve as a token of gratitude to your guests for taking the time from their lives and schedules to help you celebrate this special occasion. It’s enough to provide a small token, conveying your personal style and marking the event being celebrated.  I generally place these at each place setting; on occasion, I have handed them to the guests as they leave.

As Thanksgiving is traditionally a time of harvest and plenty, I take this theme into consideration when planning my guest favour. In  the past, I have baked pies, pumpkin bread, and cookies, placed them in a treat box or cello bag tied with a tag and festive ribbon wishing each recipient a “Happy Thanksgiving.”  An alternative could be a chocolate turkey or pumpkin at each place setting, a welcome treat for the car ride home.  There are so many possibilities!  This year as a table favour, each place setting will have a pumpkin spiced scented candle, and as our guests leave the festivities, each family will be given a pumpkin shaped spice cake with a Thanksgiving Prayer attached.  Again, all referring back to the theme of the season of abundance and harvest.