Thanksgiving Favors

Thanksgiving Favors

Giving little table gifts is a perfect way to give thanks to your guests.  Not only can they be delicious and useful, but also be great Thanksgiving table decorations.  Here are some ideas for Thanksgiving Favors:

Personalized Apple Cider Packets –  You can either purchase them or make your own by printing labels on your computer and attaching them to store-bought hot apple cider packs.    Alpine and Motts Spiced Cider are both tasty.

Caramel Apples: Start with good apples like Honey Crisp, Gala, or for a tangier taste Granny Smith.  You can find them in-season during the fall.  They are so easy to make and .  Other ingredients include:  caramels, milk, nuts and cupcake paper wrappers or cellophane for wrapping.

Simply unwrap the caramels in a glass bowl and microwave them.   Take out the stem of the apple and place a stick where the stem would be.  Dip the apples into the caramel and then in nuts (which are optional.)  Place on a buttered piece of parchment paper for cooling.  When sufficiently cooled you can wrap them.    (Photo by Jwelsh)

Fall Favors: When you think of Thanksgiving, fall comes to mind.  Leaf favors are ideal because they go with most guest’s decor (as opposed to turkey favors.)  There are many practical items available including leaf  boxes, personalized glassware, candy dishes, and coasters.

Turkey Cookies: There are so many ways to make a turkey cookie.   One of the easiest ways to do so is to take a sugar cookie and add white frosting to it.  Place candy corn around the top of the cookie to look like turkey feathers.   Add candy for eyes and a tube of colored frosting for the beak.  Photo by LaurenKates

Using a cookie cutter and colored frosting is an elegant way to decorate turkey cookies:

Photo by snowpea&bokchoi