Homemade Baby Shower Favors

Homemade Baby Shower Favors

Homemade Baby Shower Favors

Crafted homemade baby shower favors add a special, one of a kind touch to your party. To show appreciation for the guests coming to the baby shower, consider having favors for them to take home as mementos. Homemade baby shower favors are inexpensive to make, and the mom-to-be will surely appreciate that you took the time to make them by hand.

Simple Homemade Baby Shower Favors

Homemade Baby Shower Favors

Treasure Box Kids Homemade Baby Shower Favors

The most simple baby shower favor can be made by filling inexpensive baby bottles with pastel-colored candies and decorating with a ribbon and label. Fold napkins like diapers, pin  and fill with candy for another cute baby shower favor.  Fragrant sachets filled with potpourri, organic teas and wrapped with a ribbon make for a unique baby shower favor.

Advanced Homemade Baby Shower Favors

If you are good at folding baby washcloths with colored edges, then you can make whimsical baby shower favors that look like cupcakes or lollipops. Fold the washcloth in half lengthwise; start at one end and roll the washcloth so that it looks like a cinnamon bun. Pull from the center to make a frosted cupcake look and then place in foil cupcake papers. Tie with a ribbon to help hold the shape. For washcloth lollipops, take the rolled washcloth and put it in a lollipop bag or saran wrap. Use a rubber band to secure the bottom of the bag or wrap. Insert a lollipop stick into the bag through the middle of the rubber band until it is touching the washcloth. Take a piece of ribbon and tie tightly around the rubber band.

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Retro Baby Shower

Retro Baby Shower

Retro Baby Shower

The Retro baby shower is the latest trend in baby shower planning. A Retro Shower has 50’s and 60’s stripes and color shades. Shower colors include combinations of pastel pinks & blues with kiwi greens, soft browns and ruddy earth tones. Bold patterns and dynamic colors are a union of traditional 1950’s ideals and 21st century imagination.

Retro Baby Shower

Retro Baby Shower

Retro Baby Shower Decorations

Decorate your shower with streamers, napkins and balloons in retro colors like pastel brown with light blue or pink. Hang a retro clothesline in the room with jumpers, blankets, sheets, sleepers and baby socks for that pre-dryer 1950’s look. Play retro background music and retro baby shower games to complete your trendy Retro Shower.

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Green Baby Shower Favors

Green Baby Shower Favors

Green Baby Shower Favors

Green Baby Shower Favors are replacing traditional party favors as people move to greener living. The following green baby shower favors are environmentally friendly and unique.

Green Baby Shower Favors

Green Baby Shower Favors

Green Baby Shower Favors Ideas:

Living Baby Shower Favors – A simple, economic and growing trend in baby shower favors is to give seed packets to represent new life and growth.  A variation of this baby shower favor is to tie together 3 packages of seeds with a colorful ribbon, to represent Mom, Dad and the new baby. Tiny potted plants given away in personalized terra cotta pots are another fun baby shower favor.

Charitable Baby Shower Favors – Some new mothers wish to give to charities and non-profit organizations on behalf of their guests. One particular organization or a choice from a list of organizations on a card decorated with ribbon and custom labels is both elegant and practical.

Custom made stationary on handmade paper and soy candles look great on the tables and make great conversation pieces. Please send us your green baby shower favor ideas in order that we may share them with the rest of our readers.

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Planning a Baby Shower

Planning a Baby Shower

Planning a baby shower in early January is a perfect time to take advantage of sales of New Year’s decorations. When planning a baby shower with a New Year’s theme use a black, white, gold and silver color scheme. For baby shower decorations use little plastic babies in diapers, clocks, streamers, confetti, poppers, balloons and mother or father time decorations. Other baby shower decorations such as plastic Champaign glasses, plates, and other place settings may be less expensive after the actual holiday. Construct paper diapers as baby shower invitations, and for a keepsake activity have each guest design a page to be included in a baby book.

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Make a Diaper Cake

Make a Diaper Cake

Make a Diaper Cake

Need to make a diaper cake? Make a diaper cake as a centerpiece with lasting value for the mother-to-be. To make a diaper cake is a wonderfully creative gift for an expectant mother. It is a collection of diapers (either disposable or cloth) rolled and stacked together to resemble a traditional tiered cake. The tiers of diaper cakes are also garnished with baby care items such as bibs, pacifiers, baby socks, bottles, toys, and often wrapped in ribbon. How to make a diaper cake? First let’s start with the “ingredients.”

Make a Diaper Cake

Make a Diaper Cake

  • Diapers – either cloth or disposable; depending what the expectant mother would like. Use one large box of diapers to create as many tiers as you would like.
  • Wide Ribbon – patterned to fit the baby shower theme. Pink, blue, or yellow are good choices.
  • ¼ inch Ribbon – to tie rolled diapers with.
  • Cake Platter
  • Large Baby Bottle or Bottle of Lotion
  • Baby Items – Pacifiers, bottles, lotion, bibs, receiving blankets, miniature stuffed animals, baby towels, onesies, wash cloths, toys, etc.

How to make a diaper cake:

  1. Unfold and tightly roll 17 newborn diapers, starting from the front and rolling to the back of the diaper and put a rubber band around each diaper.
  2. Take the cake platter and place the 8-oz baby bottle or large bottle of baby lotion in the center. Then place about 5-6 diapers around the bottle and put a large rubber band around the entire ring of diapers.
  3. Form a 2nd ring around the first ring with the remaining 11-12 diapers. Place a large rubber band around the 2nd ring of diapers.
  4. For the final ring of first tier diapers: take 18-20 diapers, roll them up tight like before, but instead of a rubber band around each one, tie a thin, 1/4 inch piece of ribbon around the middle around each one. Then place them around the second ring to form a 3rd ring. Take a wide ribbon and tie it around the entire tier to hold them all together in a circle shape.
  5. The next tier is made much like the first, except that instead of 3 rings of diapers you will only use 2 rings. Part of the bottle will be sticking out of the 1st tier, so place your 5-6 diapers around it to form the 1st ring of the 2nd tier. The 2nd ring will need 11-12 diapers. Use ¼ inch ribbon around each one of those 2nd ring diapers and hold them all together in a circle with the wide ribbon like before.
  6. It is probably easiest to assemble the third tier on a table and then place it on the rest of the cake after it is assembled. Take a 4-oz bottle and place it on the table,
    then take 5-6 diapers and roll them up like before and tie them with the ¼” ribbon. Place the diapers around the baby bottle and tie your wide ribbon around it to hold it together tightly. Take the top tier and place it on top of the other two layers.
  7. Place baby shower decorations on the diaper cake by adding items like onesies, baby towels, wash cloths, bottles, bibs, receiving blankets, stuffed animals – tucking them into the diaper folds and outer layer of ribbon.
Baby Shower Diaper Cake

Baby Shower Diaper Cake

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