Ideas for Favors for a 25th Anniversary Party

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Keepsakes for the guests at a 25th anniversary party should please both halves of the couples you invite, no matter their ages. With silver as the traditional gift for a 25th anniversary, there are silver ideas in every price range.

Iris, the recognised flower for a 25th anniversary, also presents many choices as a keepsake embellishment.

Favour Boxes

There are silver favour boxes, white favour boxes you can have personalised and ones embossed with silver link hearts. And, that is just the beginning. Fill each box with chocolates, hard candy or even bite-size brownies to please the party guests.

Wedding Cake Cookies

Cut sugar cookies into the shape of a three-tier cake, bake and then decorate each layer in silver and white frosting. Personalise them by scripting the couple's names or initials in frosting. Slide each cookie into a cellophane sleeve and close it with a silver satin ribbon. If you are too busy to make these, order them from a bakery or online.

Mini Glass Candy Jars

Find mini glass candy jars at a craft store and personalise each lid with a custom label designed on your computer. Fill each candy jar with mints or hard candy. Wrap each one with a length of silver tulle tied into a bow.

Coffee Mugs

Give each guest an insulated silver-tone coffee mug or "sippy cup" that is brimming with candy treats. Use squares of silver tulle to hold the treats and turn it into a goody bag by adding a white satin ribbon tie. Take time to perfect one goody bag before you put the rest of them together.

Mint Tins

Have mint tins personalised to mark the couple's 25th anniversary. There are sources that even offer the option of using a photo of the couple on the lid of the mint tin. Or, choose an iris to add to the personalisation. Allow enough time for the manufacturer to fill your order.

His and Hers Favors

Give her heart-shaped measuring spoons or heart-shaped cookie cutters and give him a heart-shaped wine bottle stopper. Each can be tied with a silver satin ribbon and keepsake card to complete the presentation.

Votive and Travel Candles

Frosted heart glass votives, personalised travel candles, rhinestone-embellished glass votives, and scented votive trios are all readily available and priced to fit any budget.

Candy Wrappers

Rolls of ring-shaped candies, chocolate bars and packages of after-dinner mints can be personalised with silver wrappings. You will find numerous sources online or you can visit a local promotional gifts store to place an order. Or, get creative and use your home computer and printer to create your own candy wrappers.