With COVID restrictions on outdoor gatherings being lifted, people are happy to be able to move ahead with fun celebration events like weddings, showers, graduations, reunions, engagement and anniversary parties, and more. Giving a favor (or small gift) as a way of saying thank you to guests is a common tradition.
The tradition of distributing wedding favors, is hundreds of years old. It is believed that the first wedding favor, common amongst European aristocrats, was known as a bonbonniere. A bonbonniere is a small trinket box that was made of crystal, porcelain, and/or precious stones. The contents of these precious boxes were generally sugar cubes or delicate confections, which symbolize wealth and royalty.
Nowadays, small gift items like candy, ceramic, glass or metal items, candles, soaps, and more are met with the challenge of having to be protected against damage and scratches. The solution? Alpha Rho’s rigid plastic boxes and containers come in various shapes and are perfect for containing most items in our sturdy high-quality polystyrene plastic.
Why Rigid Plastic Boxes?
Rigid plastic boxesnallow you to showcase your gift with surfaces that are easy to paint, glue, and print on, allowing ease of adjusting labeling and branding. If you really want to wow your guests, imprinting (hot stamping) with metallic foil or other colors is available for certain size orders to coordinate with your color palette. Be sure to specify the details and submit any artwork when filling out your order.
While most of our plastic boxes are clear and colorless, we can also make them completely opaque in a solid white or black, or a semi-transparent color of just about any color you could think of. Opaque boxes provide a great printing surface, allowing you to put your messaging directly onto the box itself and still have it be readable. It also allows you to conceal contents when needed.
Our boxes are available in special shapes including star, heart, flower, butterfly, treasure chest, pumpkin, and more. Our heart-shaped plastic boxes make perfect packaging for chocolates and treats with an added sentimental flair. Plus you can also order boxes with individual compartments to allow for mixing different items, such as treats like hard candy, gum, baked goods, and more.
For food items such as candy or cupcakes, our FDA-approved general-purpose polystyrene (GPPS) wards off moisture and airflow that can otherwise turn the product stale (a big negative with cardboard boxes which can get wet, ripped, or ruined during transit). The value-added storage container is reusable – a feature that’s appreciated by many people, especially as sustainability becomes a priority.
Thinking of flowers as a favor? No problem. Our 5 1/8” tall round plastic box makes a great lightweight and attractive vase – simple yet durable. You could even add water and flowers, or colored glass stones, for a lovely party favor that will make a big impression.
Alpha Rho has a minimum quantity of 150 pieces for small boxes, and turn-around is usually 2-3 days depending on the order. If the item is in stock and a small order, we can ship same day.
If you need help finding the right box for your party favor, the experienced professionals at Alpha Rho are ready to help. Contact us to discuss your party favor needs and pricing.
Why Alpha Rho?
As the largest manufacturer of high-quality rigid plastic boxes in New England, Alpha Rho has been a leading supplier of injection-molded plastic boxes, with a reputation for providing dependable plastic packaging solutions for over 50 years. Our custom rigid plastic boxes – compartment, hinged, friction fit, custom shapes – are used extensively in multiple industries such as retail and hobby, food and confectionary, medical and industrial.
We offer reliable service to meet your needs. You can check out our list of products here, or request samples today and experience the quality of Alpha Rho’s products firsthand.