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A Complete Guide to Party Favors for the Sophisticated Young Adult

On one hand, little plastic whistles and bags of marbles are so-o-o boring and childish. On the other hand, everyone loves free stuff! Especially free stuff that is edible and/or noisy! Leave it to us to hit the happy medium; here are some ideas for party favors that won’t make you feel like a 6-year-old.

For the alternative hipster party:

  • Film canisters full of vintage buttons
  • Necklaces braided out of old cassette tape
  • Cookies in the shape of vegetables

For the family reunion:

  • Ear plugs
  • A glass vial containing a single tear
  • Portraits of the guests, done in their own blood

For the “we are TOTALLY grown-up” mocktails-and-cheese party:

  • Bowties
  • Cuff links
  • Top hats (with chin elastic)

For the “we are CHILDREN and we may as well eat sugar straight from the bag to save time” party:

  • Flashlight pens
  • Tubes of glitter
  • Lego men

For the Halloween party:

  • Tiny knitted coffins
  • Portraits of the party guests, done in your own blood
  • Glow in the dark vampire teeth. You know you want some.

Have any other ideas?

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Note: Doing artwork in the blood of yourself or someone you know may cause pain, death, or worse. Please take this advice with a grain of salt, but not with a grain of salt in your freshly-opened wound.