What Are Some Good Baby Shower Party Favors?by Heather Rutherford
As the host of a baby shower, you certainly have a lot on your plate: decorations, guest list, menu choices and, of course, favors. While often the favors are neglected until the end of the planning process, it is important to thank your guests for supporting the pregnant mom by offering a small gift. While no one expects anything extravagant, it is still nice to pick heartfelt baby shower favors.
No matter the occasion, sweets are a popular favor choice for kids and adults alike. For a baby shower, the Cutest Baby Shower Ideas blog suggests intricately decorated sugar cookies that meld with the theme of the party. Alternately, you can offer personalized candies, like chocolate bars, complete with baby's name. Wrap the treats in brightly colored tulle or tissue paper, place them in a cute take-out style box, or simply arrange them nicely on a cake platter for guests to take home as they leave.
Garden favors are particularly popular in the spring and summer, but can work well year round. Hosts often give garden favors as a sentimental metaphor or analogy. A packet of pea seeds, for instance, is a play on "two peas in a pod." A potted plant may be given with instructions to nurture or plant the item in the name of the baby so the plants will grow as the child grows.
When shopping for favors online, you quickly discover that almost any type of favor can be personalized with the baby's name, mother's name or due date. This is a fun touch to baby shower favors that remind guests of the great day they had. If you want to personalize your favors but the gifts you purchased did not come with the option, try adding a personalized ribbon or handwritten note to each favor.
Bath and Body
You can hardly go wrong with bath and body supplies. The Creative Baby Shower Favors blog suggests items like soap, lip-gloss, body lotion, fizzing bath bombs and nail polish. These items can come in shapes or colors that match the shower's theme, and prove very useful to your guests.
To keep a theme cohesive, it is important to carry out elements of a baby shower's theme in every aspect of the party. Favors are no exception. Look for shower favors that emulate similar colors, common shapes or basic ideas relating to your theme. If you are not finding what you like, approach a crafter with your idea--or try whipping up the favors yourself.
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