Donations in lieu of favors are one way and are becoming more popular at Weddings and showers. We decided that instead of trinkets, we would make a donation to Sole Hope. A cheap $1 favor in my opinion just makes for clutter and with a big guest list can get quite pricey. We thought of what a real impact a $50 donation could make to Sole Hope. That would sponsor 5 pairs of shoes!
Here is what we came up with for our fall bridal shower. On the back side the mission of Sole Hope is explained.
Here are some tips/ideas for doing this for an event:
- Pick a cause or charity that is significant to the persons being honored or the occasion.
- I wanted each person to go home with the Sole Hope name and mission so we did do individual favors and candy, but you could just print out a piece of paper stating that in lieu of favors a donation was made to xyz charity and place it in a pretty frame on the gift table.
- Consider a fair trade favor- chocolates or coffee.
Would also love your ideas or suggestions for ways to purposefully party! More posts & pics to follow about the other things we did to make this shower purposeful.