Winter solstice parties are usually filled with lively festivities, such as bonfires, dancing, drumming, singing and enjoying the company of friends and family. Winter Solstice is one of only two solstices that happen each year. While you may be planning on doing hands-on projects at the event, it would still be exciting to pre-make Winter Solstice party favors for each of your guests to take home with them.
Mini Winter Solstice Candlelight
Package of drawstring bags (color is your choice)
Tea light candles (color coordinate them according to your party theme)
Packages of 32 count matchstick boxes
Glue sticks (for glue gun)
Small embellishments (stars, crescent moons, snowflakes, etc)
A part of celebrating Winter Solstice is enjoying the rebirth and light that you want to bring into your life. It would be very fitting to send each of your party guests home with their own little light!
Paint the matchstick boxes in a color (or colors) that will go along with the colors you have chosen for your Winter Solstice celebration. Do not paint the sides where you strike the match to ignite. Only paint the top and bottom of the box. If you would like, you may use your glue gun and attach tiny winter or celestial themed embellishments onto the matchbox after the paint has completely dried.
Fill each drawstring bag with your decorated matchbox and one or two tea light candles.
Mini Bonfire Kits
Bag of marshmallows
Pack of apple cider, hot cocoa, or a tea bag
Single hole punch
Sheet of cardstock
Pen or marker
Bonfires are very common at winter solstice parties. Preparing Winter Solstice favors that pertain to the bonfire would be fantastic little gifts to give each of the attendees.
Cut a square of the cloth material, large enough to hold all of the mini bonfire item, plus have a little extra length. Fill each plastic baggie with a few marshmallows. Lay your square of material flat and begin to place all of the items in the center. Fold up your material so that it resembles a hobo style bag. Use a strand of the ribbon to close the bag.
If you’d like, you can cut up sections of cardstock, approximately the size of a business card, and write:
Mini Bonfire Kit
All you need is a mug & a stick!
Using the single hole punch, place a hole at the end of the card and slip it through the ribbon before closing the bag.
Winter Nature Mix
An eco friendly party favor to give out at your Winter Solstice gathering is a winter nature mix. This mixture contains a wonderful collaboration of natural items that can be placed in a decorative dish for the solstice holiday or outdoors in a sacred space.
Rocks or gemstones
Reusable container (large glass baby food jars or a small yogurt container with lid)
Glue sticks (for glue gun)
Take the acorns, sunflower seeds, rocks, gemstones and any other nature based item, and place them all in the large bowl. Gently mix the items together. Fill up the reusable container of your choice with the winter mixture.
If you have the time, decorate your reusable containers. All you need is some holiday ribbon, a glue gun, some glue sticks and any other fun embellishments you can get your hands on. Let you imagination and creativity lead the way!