Festive wintry & New Year’s Eve wedding favor ideas

Gorgeous New Year's Eve wedding inspiration! We love these favor ideas!

Nancy Ebert

Wedding favors have evolved over the years, becoming more of an opportunity for the bride and groom to showcase their personalities to their guests in a unique, memorable way. Rather than simply setting out candies or mints, couples are taking favors a step further so their guests have a token of appreciation to take home from the wedding.

If you’re getting married during the cold-weather months, particularly around the end of the year, a New Year’s Eve wedding favor is a guaranteed opportunity to incorporate the season and holiday into your big day. Not sure where to start? Use the following favor ideas as inspiration for favors that your guests won’t soon forget.

1. Pinecone fire starters

For couples looking to bring the outdoors in for a rustic-themed wedding, guests will appreciate these adorable and practical wedding favors. These will help guests to keep the fire going at home and fill the room with a fresh pine scent – perfect for cold, winter evenings! Nature Favors on Etsy even provides each favor wrapped individually with a personalized tag.

Festive wintry/NYE wedding favors. Love these pinecone fire starters! So simply.

2. Hot chocolate in a jar

Nothing is quite as comforting in the cold weather as a hot beverage. Instead of setting up a hot chocolate bar at the reception, consider adding all the ingredients into individual jars for guests to take with them and enjoy in the comfort of their home. They are sure to think of you with every sip they take! Follow this recipe for exact ingredients and measurements.

Festive Wintry/NYE Favors. Hot chocolate jars are affordable and tasty!

Laura Ashbrook Photography

3. Seasonal Candle

A candle always makes the best gift because people can never seem to have too many in their home. Give candles that have winter adornments or ones that are scented to the specific season. Bath and Body Works always has great options.

Festive Wintry & NYE wedding favors. Everyone will love a seasonal candle!

Turner Creative Photography

4. Throw blanket

If you want to go a step beyond offering gloves to guests, throw blankets are not only practical but a luxurious gift to give and receive. A blanket can keep your guests warm throughout your wedding day, as well as at home throughout the winter months.

Festive Wintry & NYE wedding favors. A throw blanket will keep guests warm and double as a keepsake!

Green Door Photography via Style Me Pretty

5. Champagne flutes

No New Year’s Eve wedding would be complete without champagne flutes! Instead of setting the flutes out at each table place setting, create a festive display and double-up the flutes as escort cards. Guests can then grab their glass and have it on-hand all night for toasts and to ring in the New Year.

Festive Wintry & NYE wedding favors. A champagne flute is an obvious choice!

Kamee June Photography via Wedding Chicks

6. Kiss me at midnight table mints and/or Hershey Kisses

Get your guests in the mood to share a midnight kiss with their special someone (or a stranger on the dance floor!) by offering up mints or Hershey Kisses at their table place setting. Put the mints or candies in a little favor bag, and dress it up with coordinating ribbon and a cute New Year’s Eve-themed tag – Create. Craft. Love. offers this Kiss Me at Midnight tag as a free printable!

Festive Wintry & NYE wedding favors. Midnight kisses are such a cute idea!

7. Sparkly mini champagne bottles

Your guests can’t quite get good use out of their champagne flutes if they don’t have champagne to fill them with, right?! Provide mini bottles of champagne for your guests to take back to their hotel room to keep the party going all night long. For an added touch of sparkle, consider covering the bottles in glitter paint.

Festive Wintry & NYE wedding favors. Sparkly champagne -- so yummy and pretty!

Clary Pfeiffer Photography

8. New Year’s party favors

Fun party favors and decorations are part of what makes New Year’s Eve the biggest party night of the year. As midnight approaches, designate some of your bridal party to start handing out noise makers, hats, tiaras, etc. to get your guests in the New Year’s spirit. Be sure to color coordinate your favors with your wedding color scheme.

Festive Wintry & NYE wedding favors. These noisemakers are perfect for a new year's eve wedding!

Kristin Vining Photography via Style Me Pretty

9. Confetti popper

Yelling “Happy New Year!” at midnight is more fun if confetti and glitter is involved. Provide each guest a confetti popper to open on the dance floor at midnight to shower the bride and groom and all their guests! There are several DIY tutorials for this favor, or you can purchase them pre-made, including these from Anthropologie.

Festive Wintry & NYE wedding favors. These confetti poppers are too cute for a new year's eve wedding

10. Midnight snack boxes

Once the official party has ended, your guests may be feeling a bit hungry. In each of their hotel rooms, have a box of late-night snacks waiting for them to curb their appetite. They’ll thank you in the morning.

Festive Wintry & NYE wedding favors. What would guests love to take home more than a midnight snack?!

Loralee Lewis via Etsy

If you’re getting married this winter season or New Year’s Eve, what favors are you handing out to guests?

karlyandersonbioKarly Anderson is a born and raised Midwest girl currently residing outside Milwaukee, Wis. Her blog, Miss in the Midwest, chronicles her take on beauty, life and style in the Heartland. Catch up with Karly on InstagramFacebook and Twitter