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Sake Cups and Engraved Chopsticks as Fabulous Party Favors

So you’re having a Japanese-themed party. This means that you get to indulge in the freshest sushi and sashimi. You get to feast on succulent rolls, as well as donburi, tempura, maybe some sukiyaki and udon. A Japanese-themed party is definitely not complete without sake, so prepare to imbibe copious amounts of it.

For sure, you have also given the decorations careful thought. Maybe you’re going all out and including anime elements, complete with illustrations. Or perhaps you prefer a more Zen-like theme, one that is reminiscent of private Japanese dining rooms where the most mouthwatering omakase is served.

To complete the experience, why not require your guests to come in costume? Make them come in quirky Harajuku-style fashion. Attempt to make everyone look like extras on Memoirs of a Geisha or The Last Samurai. You can also have them dress up in traditional Japanese attire – it’s up to you – as it certainly adds to the excitement!

Interesting Japanese party favors

No party is complete without giving away party favors. Sticking to the theme is important, so make it something Japanese. You have several options: you can give away origami, but you run the risk of getting it ruined before the party is even over, as a lot of things can happen – your guests can step on them or worse, spill sake all over them, and you can say goodbye to your works of art. You can opt to give away Japanese tea bags, or maybe… bottles of katsudon?

If you want to give away something that your guests can use and will appreciate, you can choose engraved chopsticks and sake cups. Here are some reasons why they make such awesome party favors:

They’re functional.

You’re not just giving your guests something to remember the party by - you’re also giving them something that they can actually use. Using chopsticks when eating actually promotes weight loss, as they slow you down. This also means you get to savor your food and appreciate its flavors even more. Likewise, it forces you to take small bites, that you’ll be full before you know it.

Chopsticks can also be used as a cooking implement, perfect for when you’re cooking stir-fried food or noodles. It makes tossing and mixing food infinitely easier and faster, which is important when you’re cooking food over high heat.

Sake cups, on the other hand, can be used to hold just about any liquid. This means you can use them to drink not just sake, but other beverages as well, particularly those that are dense and very flavorful, such as espresso shots, or shots of liquor. You can also use it to serve gazpacho or Spanish–style cold soup. Or you can use them as a vessel for creamy desserts, such as panna cotta or chocolate mousse.

Sake cups can also be used to serve milk “shots” for your little ones, to pair with their cookies. They’ll surely have lots of fun with it!

They’re classy.

Their minimalist design makes them aesthetically pleasing. The engraving gives it an extra dose of sophistication and personalization, which your guests will definitely appreciate.

Because of this, they can be used for ornamental purposes as well. Chopsticks can be used to secure a bun, or as decorations for the work desk. Similarly, sake cups can be used as a paperweight or as a nice accent piece for your desk, coffee table, bedside table, or as an addition to your glassware collection.

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