BABY SHOWER PARTY FAVORS
Baby shower party favors are one of those
nice touches at the baby shower. Itís common for the host or hosts to
give small, thoughtful baby shower favors to each of the guests to thank
them for coming. These are small gifts that are in addition to the game
prizes that some guests may have won during the shower. Some hosts like
for the favors to tie in with the theme of the shower, but itís up to
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When should you give out the baby shower
favors? Itís up to you! You may want to decorate with them. For
instance, depending what you choose, they can help decorate the tables.
You can also use the party favors to help add some color here by placing
them around the room. Then again, you might want to save the favors for
the end of the shower. So that you donít forget to give someone their
favor, you might put all of them out on a table so that your guests can
take on when theyíre leaving the shower.
Here are some great ideas that are sure
go over well with your guests
that make great
baby shower favors.
- Baby bottles filled with assorted
candies Ė these make great balloon weights during the party
- Scented votive candles, which smell
beautiful during the baby shower
- Baby socks Ė buy assorted candies,
fill the socks with the candy and tie the top with a ribbon
- Cookie cutters in the shape of
babies, baby bottles, pacifiers, etc.
- Personalized Candy Bars - buy
personalized wrappers to wrap mommy-to-beís favorite candy
- Pretty bath and body soaps, lotions,
bath salts wrapped in lace
- Cute ceramics of baby booties,
bottles, teddy bears or carriages
- Small picture frames for your guest
- Flower pots or vases with a small,
fresh cut flowers
- Candles in the shape of baby
bottles, baby booties, duckies or bunnies
- Yellow soft stuffed animal duckies
or rubber duckies that squirt water in the bath
You can also buy these great candy party
- Jelly Belly It's a Boy/Girl Candy
- Mini Pacifier Sweet Tarts
- Noah's Ark Gummy Animal Favors
- Baby Feet Lollipops
- Baby Shower Cookies in the shape of
baby bottles or carriages
- Lollipops (blue or pink) in the
shape of baby bottles, baby feet, or rattles
- Baby Magnets with Mommy-to-be's due
- Baby fabric bags filled with
potpourri, bath beads or candy
- Fortune cookies with Thank you
- Assorted tea bags wrapped in pretty
fabric bags tied with a lace ribbon
- You can also buy these great candy
party favors "Personalize
Baby Shower Candy Wrappers" with yummy chocolate!
Guests go Ga-Ga over new baby shower
themes, games, favors etc.
shower favor ideas:
Bun In The Oven - cook some cinnamon buns
(you can get from Pillsbury) in the oven. When cooled, place one of the
buns in a clear bag with a cute ribbon for presentation. Place a note
with each of the buns stating "Thank you for coming from "name of
mommy-to-be" and her little bun in the oven". Thanks to Ashley for this
cute baby shower favor idea!
Shower Favors - Diaper Candy Napkin Holders - To make diaper favors,
take a square paper napkin, fold in half (into a triangle). Bring two
long sides together in the middle and the point up to meet the two long
sides. Pin all three sides together at the center making a diaper. Melt
some parafin wax and dip the diaper. Place on wax paper to dry making
sure to keep diaper open so candy can be placed in diaper when wax is
dry. These are very cute and can be done to match the theme or colors of
the baby shower. Thanks to Tracey for such a cute baby shower favor
shower religious favors
If you are having a baby shower with a religious tone, bring in some
symbolic and meaningful ideas like
baptism favors, communion favors or other religious symbols.
BABY SHOWER FAVORS
baby shower is to celebrate the mommy-to-be and baby, but it is always a
classy gesture to offer your guests a baby shower favor to send them
home with a thank you for their
and a memento of the wonderful event they attended.
With everyone trying to do their part to be kind to the environment,
eco-friendly or "green" baby shower favors are quickly becoming the most
popular kind of baby shower party favors. Baby shower hosts and
mommys-to-be are having green baby showers - in which the theme and
gifts are all organic or otherwise eco-friendly - and are giving green
baby shower favors to show their guests that they are doing their part
to protection of the earth and encourage them to do the same.
Packets of flower or plant seeds (to plant in baby's honor) are one of
the most popular green baby shower favors. New "plantable" paper, which
after its used can be planted to grow into plants, flowers, herbs, etc.,
can be used for invitations, thank you cards, shower decorations, table
assignment cards and more. These also make a great conversation piece.
The reason for the popularity of seed packets is that they symbolize new
life and growth. Hosts can hand-make chic covers out of pretty paper
with the baby's name or, if the name is not yet know or being shared,
the mommy-to be's name and baby shower date. You can also give a few
packages of different types of seeds (plants, flowers or herbs) and wrap
them all together in paper or tie them up with a ribbon.
Potted plants and flowers are also very popular baby shower favors
because they can be used for decorations. To match the shower theme,
small pots can be decorated with pretty wrap or can be painted. They
make great centerpieces! Also, small plants (one for each guest) can
both decorate tables and by writing or painting guests' names on the pot
wrapping, these beautiful mementos can replace separate table place
cards (a seating chart is a good idea if you're having a big group
and/or you want people who don't know one another to mix more).
Handmade soaps, soy candles, custom made stationary, organic wash cloths
and other organic products are also great green baby shower favors that
are sure to delight guests. Soy candles and soaps are among the more
trendy of this bunch because of their duel purpose of looking great as
table decorations at the party. A cute twist on giving soy candles is
placing them in empty baby food jars. Or, you can find floating soy
candles to go with a spa theme for your favors and baby shower game
prizes. If you really want to have fun and be creative, you can buy
candle molds in baby shapes, colored soy wax and wicks to make your own
Another growing trend in baby shower favors is giving organic or free
trade products. Popular free trade products include gourmet coffee, tea
and chocolates. If the original wrappers are not elegant or well-suited
to your shower theme, hand made wrappers, decorative glass containers or
tins are best. Small fruit baskets and other edible items (chocolates,
candies and even cookies) also follow the green theme.
The great thing about many of these green baby shower favors is that the
shower decorations will be handmade (or the whole item is
hand-made), which often makes them less expensive than specialty
store-bought products. You can customize your baby shower favors exactly
as you like to your baby shower theme. And, as with all gifts, it's the
thought that makes it special, so giving something hand-made is always a
plus in that department. Creating or decorating your baby shower favors
is fun to do with you co-hosts and, if one of you are creative, can also
be prettier or cooler (or whatever you want them to be) than a lot of
what you'll see in stores.
Have fun creating a one of a kind green baby shower favor!
Baby Shower Favors