Best Paper for Party Favors

Check out our list to find the best paper for your DIY party favors.

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If you are new to making party favors, it may seem intimidating at first, but I’m here to help. I’m sure you probably have a few questions, so let’s get to the answers.

What do you need to make custom party favors?

What you need to make custom party favors depends on what type of favor you are going to make. But as a general rule of thumb, you will need a digital design, scissors or paper trimmer, double sided tape or glue gun, and paper, cardstock or stickers.

If you’re looking to make custom chip bags, we have an entire blog post dedicated to that.

What’s the Best Paper for Party Favors?

The type of paper that you use can make the difference between basic and amazing. So, let’s look at paper that will elevate your designs.

There are different types of paper you’ll need depending on the party favors you’re making. Below, I’m listing the best paper for party favors, along with their uses.

1. Party Printables Paper

the best paper for party favors, chip bags and candy wrappers. Party printables paper.
the best paper for party favors and candy wrappers. Mini Party printables paper.

If you’re looking to make custom DIY party chip bags or candy wrappers for things such as fruit snacks, Ring Pops, krispy treats, chocolate bars and more, then definitely check out Party Printables Paper. This comes in 2 sizes. The original 8.5×11 and the “mini” 5×7. What’s great about the 5×7 is that you can print borderless and skip the “cutting” step with certain treats. It’s a HUGE time saver.

This is the only paper that I use for my treats. Check out the gummy bears below to see!

Party Treatment custom gummy bear favors using mini party printables paper. The best paper for party favors
  • 100 sheets per pack
  • Double-sided glossy
  • 37lbs-thin enough to manipulate, not so thin you see through
  • Perfect for chip bags and candy wrappers
  • Inkjet Only

2. Glossy Cardstock

11x17 glossy cardstock inkjet

Our Party Printables Glossy Cardstock is perfect for party favors that need to be sturdy. It was created with print and cut favor boxes, cake toppers and cupcake toppers in mind.

Below you can see a 3d favor box I designed, using the Silhouette Cameo and our glossy cardstock.

  • Tabloid size – 11×17
  • 50 sheets
  • Single sided glossy
  • Nice thickness- 96lb/260gsm
  • For inkjet only

3. Party Printables Paper – Sticker Paper

the best paper for party favors. Inkjet waterproof glossy sticker paper vinyl sticker paper. Sticker paper for cricut.

If you need to make waterproof labels for juice pouches, water bottles, gift boxes, planner stickers or more, then definitely consider this sticker paper.

  • 50 sheets
  • weather/waterproof (can be submerged in water up to 2 hours)
  • glossy
  • inkjet only
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4. Recollections Cardstock

The best paper for party favors, Recollections cardstock
The best paper for party favors, Recollections glitter cardstock
The best paper for party favors, Recollections iridescent foil metallic cardstock

For favors that don’t require printing, I love to use Recollections. You can purchase it online or your local Michaels craft store.

  • 65lb
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Multiple colors
  • Choice of plain, glitter, textured, patterned, foiled, metallic

5. Neato Labels

Neato labels

What’s great about Neato is that it is compatible with both inkjet and laser printers. Plus they have templates and die cut labels ready for you to design and print.

  • Can purchase in different sheet quantities- 10,25,100,etc
  • Access to design software
  • Available in glossy, matte, clear, and holographic


This course shows how to design party favors using Photoshop. PLUS, it includes free templates and mockups to get you started!


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