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DIY Inspiration: Party Favors for David Stark's Book Party

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On Tuesday night, I hosted a party for Martha Stewart Weddings contributing editor David Stark celebrating the release of his new book "The Art of the Party." (Stay tuned for photos from the festivities!) For David, I knew the favors had to be cool and fun, so here's what I did: I started by sketching David as he appears in the book, then I used my illustrations as art for favor boxes. I filled each box with sweets in a clear bag sealed with a custom sticker featuring a picture of the guest of honor.

I wanted to pass on this list of helpful sources hoping that they'll inspire you to do something fun for your wedding favors!

For custom designs: Cheree Berry, graphic designer and stationer, does amazing custom work.

For favor boxes: Smitten On Paper boasts boxes in a large range of colors and sizes, and you can even customize them your own artwork. I printed my artwork on two boxes for David's favors so they became a mix and match block game when we displayed them.

For candy: Sockerbit is great source for delicious, all-natural, and specialty candy imported from Sweden and Denmark.

For sweet and salty treats: is one of my go-to sources for a huge range of candies and nuts.

For labels and stickers: Avery always has easy and affordable ways to personalize any favor. I love these cute photos of David I put on the labels I used.

For candy bags: Clear has affordable bags great for filling favors.

For trimmings: Maine Thread Co. has wax twine that's great because it holds tight when tying onto favor boxes.

Here are a few more photos of the favors:

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For more fun favor ideas check out these great galleries on the site:

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