Even though guests should not expect to leave any party with anything, it is always a nice gesture to give departing guests a favor.
This is especially true if the party was particularly large.
The following are some instructions for homemade baby shower favors that are straightforward and simple to put together.
Not only can you save money by making the favors yourself, but you also have the added benefit of being able to easily personalize the favors to reflect the preferences of the soon-to-be mother and the theme of the baby shower!
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Adorable Baby Shower Favor Ideas
Tiny Baby Bottles
Even your neighborhood dollar store is a good place to look for ideas for favors to give out. Plastic baby bottles can be stuffed with chocolate, candies, Jordan almonds, jelly beans, and bath beads.
Other possible fillings include bath salts.
Put a tag on it that says “Thank You” and have the mother’s and child’s names on it.
Then tie some ribbon around the recipient’s neck.
Large Baby Bottles
Bottles made of plastic or jars made of glass are examples of containers that aren’t too difficult to locate.
If you can’t find them in your immediate area, look for them online; you’ll be able to place bulk orders there.
Fill them with bubble bath, bath salts, shower gel, or even baby powder for a relaxing soak.
You could affix a tag to each one with a sweet verse that encourages the recipient to shower the new parents with love and support just as they did the expecting mother.
Like the baby bottles, you can tie the tops of the baby booties, which are filled with candies, wrapped chocolates, or gum balls, with ribbons and tags.
Baby Booties can also be filled with gum balls!
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Small Gift Baggies
Use small gift bags that can be found in the section of most major craft retailers’ stores devoted to wedding supplies. Candies, bath salts, chocolates, and other goodies should be stuffed inside.
Inside the gift bag you can handwritten personalized notes for each of your guests to thank them for their company, gifts and support of your pregnancy and beautiful baby!
Some of the hostesses of baby showers have chosen to purchase tea cups along with a flat of flowers and then place one flower in each mug to create a lovely favor.
Local garage sales and thrift stores are excellent places to look for miscellaneous tea cups to add to your collection.
Look for ones that have paintings of pretty flowers on the side.
Another enjoyable idea for party favors is to put candle gel and a wick inside the tea cups and then fill them with tea.
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You could give your guests small flower pots and seed packets or bulbs for tulips or daffodils so that they can plant and grow some flowers.
You could attach a cute tag to the flower pot that encourages the recipient to care for their plant in the same way that the new mother will care for her new baby.
If you want to do more, you can decorate the flower pot with acrylic paints, rub-on sayings or pictures that you can find in the scrapbooking section of craft stores, or any combination of these things.
You could even use something as simple as a stamp made of foam to adorn them.
Wrappers for Candy Bars
You’ve probably seen the pricey candy bar wrappers that you can order, but instead of doing that, why don’t you try making your own?
After the baby has been born, these are the perfect favors to give out at a shower celebrating the new arrival!
Simply purchase a large quantity of candy bars from your neighborhood warehouse store, such as Sam’s or Costco, and then remove the wrapper from one bar in order to determine the size of the wrapper.
You now have a model to work from!
Make a wrapper using the program of your choice, and include special details such as the baby’s name, birthday, weight, and length. Additionally, don’t forget to add the parents’ names as the “manufacturer” on the wrapper.
Try using phrases such as “sugar and spice and all things nice,” “love,” and “snips, snails, and puppy dog tails” for the various components.
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There are a lot of different ways that you can make inexpensive favors that your guests will really appreciate at your baby shower.
A nice gift can be something as uncomplicated as a bar of glycerin soap wrapped in a pretty ribbon.
The vast majority of people will appreciate receiving such a present.
Look for items that are on sale or going out of clearance if you want to save a significant amount of money while still giving the impression that the gift was expensive.
Baby shower favors that are handcrafted at home are more thoughtful and personal than store-bought alternatives.
Not only will it make the expectant mother and her guests happy, but it will also demonstrate to the mom-to-be that you care about her friends.
Have a great time putting together the homemade favors for the baby shower!