Candies and cookies with a harvest or fall theme make festive favors to send home with guests at the end of a Thanksgiving celebration. Use single-serving treats to decorate the Thanksgiving table by creating an edible centerpiece, or combine them with name cards to personalize each place setting.
Cookie bouquets, featuring iced sugar cookies in the shape of leaves, pumpkins, turkeys and cornucopias, are an attractive way to showcase favors during dinner. Guests can choose a cookie from the bouquet on their way out the door. Bouquets can also be made from candy bars; Thanksgiving-themed candy wrappers are available online. Personalize the messages on these wrappers with a guest's name or message of thankfulness.
Other Thanksgiving-themed treats include pumpkin- and turkey-shaped Rice Krispies treats or cake pops, pumpkin lollipops made from melted Lifesavers, and candy acorns made with Hershey Kisses and peanut-butter wafers. Individually wrap these treats with cellophane and red, orange and yellow ribbon, tag each treat with a name card, and use the favors to direct guests to their seats.
For Thanksgiving gatherings that include children, stock up on gumdrops, fruit-shaped candies and flavored popcorn. Have kids use toothpicks and gumdrops to form turkeys with gumdrop plumage, or use ice cream cones to create miniature candy cornucopias.