A bridal shower themed around a “garden party” style has many creative and inexpensive options for party favors to give the guests. These range from detailed and crafty bridal shower favors to simple things that can be purchased at a store and given to guests with no prep work in between.
Garden Bridal Shower Favors: Seeds or Seedlings
The best simple and inexpensive bridal shower favor to give at a garden themed bridal shower is a packet of seeds or a seedling. Guests can take them home and remember the bride as they water and take care of their plants. Seeds can be of any variety: herbs, flowers, or vegetables, depending on what you think the majority of the guests would enjoy most.
One way to give bridal shower favors of seeds is simply by giving each guest a seed packet, with a ribbon tied around it to make it pretty. This is probably the cheapest method, and it does not require much labor on your part.
If you want to invest a little time and effort and have a better chance of guests actually growing their seeds, you can start growing the seeds for them. A couple weeks before the bridal shower, purchase a plastic seed tray that can be broken up into individual pieces, and plant 2-3 seeds in each one. Water them and watch them grow, and then give each one of your guests a seedling.
Another easy way to give seeds as bridal shower favors is by buying small seed kits that come with a packet of seeds and a bit of dried potting soil, all in a tiny pot. This also encourages guests to plant their seeds more than just a packet of seeds would, but it requires far less work on your part than growing them into seedlings would.
Garden Bridal Shower Favors: Flowers
If you have a lot of decorations at your garden bridal shower, give those away as favors at the end of the bridal shower. Each guest can get sent home with a small bouquet of fresh flowers, or a little potted flower that was a centerpiece. This is a great way to double up on decorations and party favors at the bridal shower.
Garden Bridal Shower Favors: Recipe Books
Especially if your bridal shower attendees are younger and have not developed much of a cooking repertoire, a great party favor is a small recipe book with recipes that put garden vegetables and herbs to use. These can be favorite family recipes of the bride, or collected from some wise older folks.
Simple recipe books can be printed at home without too much work. Simply lay it out so there are two side-by-side recipes to a page, and then print them double sided on white paper. Print a cover on colored cardstock, and then arrange each booklet in order, fold it in half, and staple in the middle to make a little book. Young guests will love knowing a few more healthy ways to eat zucchini or tomatoes.