Fill these paper cones with the candy of your choice. Cut a 2-inch-thick Styrofoam sheet to fit a tray; affix with floral clay. Insert two wooden skewers for each cone in the foam. To make the paper cone, cut a sheet of card stock into a 6 1/2-inch square and roll it into a funnel shape, leaving a small hole in the bottom. Adhere with craft glue, holding until the glue sets. Adorn each cone with an 8 1/2-inch paper ribbon held by a sticker, and fill with candy. Slide cones onto skewers. Cover the foam with various shades of candy, and place a banner on the tray instructing guests to take a favor.
Lush floral centerpiece blooms double as favors when you provide guests with waterproof bags to take flowers home in. Have cellophane ones custom-printed with a message asking guests to pick a few flowers (foryourparty.com made ours). Set them out with twist ties to cinch bags closed, and at party's end your guests can carry on (and carry off) a bit of the celebration.
For a favor that brings out the kid in guests, turn baking cups into darling dishes brimming with old-fashioned hard candies (these have hazelnut chocolate filling). The cups are normally used for baking single servings of brioche, so they're made of stiff paper that can hold lots of little treats. To package each favor, add candy to the cup, then wrap in cellophane. Tie closed with a ribbon threaded with a printed paper tag.
Each of these pretty sacks holds a handful of juicy red cherries, the perfect snack to send home with guests after a garden party or picnic shower. Buy a bunch of glassine bags, and snip the tops with scalloped scissors. Fill each bag with enough cherries, or any small fruit, so they peek out over the top. Turn in the corners underneath the bags to help them stand up. Display the finished bags on wooden crates set on a table near the exit.