Planning & Entertaining
Baby Shower Favors: Ideas!
gracious baby shower hostess knows that baby shower favors provide a
memento of the happy event and offer a thoughtful way to thank guests
for taking the time to attend.
shower favors come in every size, shape and form, but baby shower
favors do not have to be expensive or elaborate to impress either
guests or the mom-to-be. Some of the loveliest baby shower favors, in
fact, might just be the ones that are homemade because they represent
the time and care that went into creating them.
Above Right: It's
all in the presentation...
Transparent frosted "Chinese Takeout Containers" are filled
with inexpensive bulk candy, but the beautiful presentation makes the
world of difference and super-simple homemade baby shower favors
become chic and stylish. Boxes just .70 each; available here
are a wide variety of different items you can use as baby shower
favors. What will really make them special is
the way they are presented. This
is really more important than what the item itself is, because this
is where all of the creativity comes in. Remember, its always the
attention to detail that can transform almost anything from ordinary
to extraordinary. So put thought into how you might wrap, package or
display favors in order to give them that one of a kind, unique,
handmade personalized touch. At your favorite dollar store, look for
inexpensive gift bags (which come in all sizes) or pretty metallic,
cellophane or tissue wrapping material. Use pretty ribbon for
decorative embellishment; keep in mind that there are many different
types of ribbon - curling ribbon, satin ribbon, metalic ribbon,
opalescent of irridescent ribbon, organza ribbon.... Plus there are
endless width options, color choices, and even pattern choices for
ribbons, so its really possible to customize homemade baby shower
favors so that they have just the right look by selecting just the
you've decided on a pretty way of wrapping or packaging your bridal
shower favors, you might also want to "kick it up a notch"
by accessorizing the look with something decorative. For example, if
baby is due in the fall, tie a festive fall leaf to every favor - you
get the idea!
way of adding the WOW factor to your homemade baby shower favors is
to put some thought into how you wil display them at the baby shower.
You might stack the nicely wrapped favors on a tiered cake stand near
the headtable to pack some good visual punch. Or place a mirror at
the center of every table and set the favors (one for each guest at
the table) on the mirror - this way the favors themselves not only
look awesome, they also do double duty as a centerpiece.
ideas and options are endless when you simply start to think
creatively, so use the above examples for inspiration, and see what
you can come up with. Shop the dollar stores for ideas. When you take
simple ordinary items, wrap them up to make them look stunning and to
suit your theme, add decorative embellisments and accents, and then
display them attractively, you can transform many an everyday object
into a unique homemade wedding favor you can be proud to call your
very own creation!
Above Left: Baby Shower Fortune Cookie Favors can be homemade, or
you can buy them here
.99 each and put your own personal touches on the way you present
them, wrap them, or diplay them at the baby shower.
ideas to use as the basis of your simple homemade baby shower favors
might include the following: Gifts
in a Jar,
Candles, Miniature boxes of chocolates or candy, bath salts or pretty
soap, photographs (with or without a frame), small gift baskets, otto
tickets, fresh or silk flowers, potted plants, chocolate covered
in mind that to make any shower even more exciting, eventful and
memorable, baby shower favors that coincide with the "theme"
of the shower are even more fun. For example, if the expectant
mother is carrying twins, and the theme of the shower revolves around
multiples, it might be possible to offer baby shower favors that
coincide with this idea.
ideas for baby shower favors in this situation might involve:
"Double Bubble" Gum, "Twix" Candy Bars, a pair
(two) of anything, identically mathcing picture frames, a pair
of coffee spoons... you get the idea.
neat idea for homemade baby shower favors is to have each guest
bring a "white elephant gift". The idea of white elephant
gifts typically surfaces during Christmas time, when guests are
invited to bring a "mock" gift to a party for exchange.
This may include silly items such as used household appliances, a
roll of toilet paper or an open box of Oreo cookies. Guests are
encouraged to wrap the "gifts", then each member of the
party can select a number and draw gifts. Using white elephant gifts
as baby shower favors is a great way for guests to share the laughter
and festive nature of a baby shower.
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