Baby's Coming Balloon Favors and Picture Frame Idea

by Debra Denham
(Dalton,Ga. USA)

baby shower decorations

baby shower decorations

Baby's Coming Balloon Favors and Picture Frame Idea

We are having an outdoor baby shower/BBQ/pool party.

Our theme is polka dots.

So with 40 guests coming I ordered 50 helium filled pink balloons.

With a magic marker we are putting Black and green Dots (about 2" across) and writing JUDE"S Coming! on them (Jude is my grand daughter.)

When the guests leave they are to take a balloon with them. Keep it or set it free to float around town.

Also, instead of a guest book I purchased a picture frame with a large white matte border. As guests arrive they can write there well wishes for the baby on the white matte border.

When the baby arrives a picture of the newborn can be placed in the picture frame and hung in the nursery. Or you can use a picture to match the theme of the nursery such as ducks, frogs, ladybugs, trains, etc.

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Baby Shower Prize Ideas

Some great baby shower prize ideas that I've given in the past and for an upcoming baby shower are:

  • Bottle of pink wine with a nice box of chocolates

  • Bath and Body works lotion and body wash

  • Pier One picture frame with a candle

  • Starbucks coffee with Starbucks chocolate or a $5 Starbucks gift card

  • Bottle of Merlot w/dark chocolate

  • I try to get anything girly and classy that will interest the entire group and make games more fun - otherwise, no one wants to play for a cheap prize!

  • Give a nice package of coffee, two coffee cups in a clear bag and tie a bow to match your colors of the shower

  • Give a small bath gift basket with lotion, body wash, bath salts, bath beads,candles for a nice bubble bath

  • Give nail polish, nail polish remover, finger nail file, clippers, and such as that and place in a clear bag tie with ribbon to match the color of the shower


You can wrap the prizes in clear cello and tie with a pretty bow so everyone can see what they are playing to win.

Display the baby shower prizes on a table with a pretty tablecloth.

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Diaper M&M's Baby Shower Favor

by JoAnne Smith
(new york)

Diaper M&M's Baby Shower Favor

Diaper M&M's Baby Shower Favor

Diaper M&M's Baby Shower Favor

I didn't want to spend the money on baby socks so I created diapers.

1. Place 1/4 cup m&ms or small jelly beans in the corner of a sandwich bag. Tape off above the candy and cut off extra.

2. Cut pieces of white fabric into a 5x5 square. Fold in triangle, place baggy "in" diaper like a baby. Bring center up and the sides in, securing with a small safety pin.

3. Use ribbon on top to decorate. some tape may be required to keep diaper in place.

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Fortune Cookie Baby Shower Favors

by Chandra Seeliger
(Pasco, WA)

Fortune Cookie Baby Shower Favors

Fortune Cookie Baby Shower Favors

Fortunate Baby - baby shower fortune cookies

I am doing my sisters shower and I dipped one side of a fortune cookie in white chocolate and put pink sprinkles on it (its a girl).

Then I got mini sized Chinese take out boxes at a craft store and I am wrapping them up to put inside. On the handle I am taking a tag and some ribbon and putting "We're so "fortunate" to have a new baby girl in the family. Welcome Baby Avonlee!"

The fortune cookies in the picture can be found at Beau-Coup.com. They come pre dipped in chocolate and contain personalized baby shower fortunes.

For a cute food idea to go with the Asian theme, serve the main course in to go take out containers. You can find these at the dollar store.

Some great food ideas that guests will love are:

*Oriental Chicken Salad (they have kits to make these at Costco)

*Rice & Teriyaki chicken or beef (you can also skewer the meat)

*Stir Fry

*Yakisoba noodles and vegetables

Serve food with chopsticks.

For snacks you can have Asian Cracker Mix in bowls (also found at Costco)

See more Asian Baby Shower Theme Ideas

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Baby Shower Candles

by Sherry
(Kentucky)

For my sister's baby shower (she was having a girl), I bought various scented Yankee Candles in the small jars and I printed out the following poem on clear labels and stuck it onto the jar's (the back side):

With the flicker of this candle's flame,
say a prayer in baby's name.

Then I put each candle jar in a small pink see-thru draw-string bag.

They were a hit!!

Everyone loved them and of course, everyone loves Yankee candles.

You can also use a tea-light candle, wrap it in blue or pink tulle and attach a tag with the poem on it.

You can even try to find pink, blue or yellow tea-light candles. Needless to say, this is MUCH cheaper.

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Baby Shower Candy Bouquet

by Kimberly
(Alabaster, AL.)

Candy Bouquet {Image found at http://www.chocolate-candy-mall.com/Charmingly_Chocolate-candy-bouquet-chocolate-bouquets.html}

Candy Bouquet {Image found at http://www.chocolate-candy-mall.com/Charmingly_Chocolate-candy-bouquet-chocolate-bouquets.html}

To make this cute "Baby Shower Candy Bouquet" prize:

Glue each candy bar to a wooden skewer (you can use regular sized candy bars or the miniature version, your choice) and arrange them as you would flowers in a flower pot or vase.

To make the skewers stay in the vase and not move all around you can add a block of green floral foam (found at any craft store) and then insert the pointy side of each skewer into the floral foam. Place some shredded colored paper in the vase first so you can't see the floral foam.

If using a flower pot, place the foam in and glue the shredded paper on top to cover.

Add a cute ribbon and a cute tag saying "You're SWEET! Congratulations!"

TIP: This Baby Shower Candy Bouquet makes the perfect baby shower prize idea for the popular "Candy Bar Game" (you can find the complete instructions for the Candy Bar Game here)

It also makes a great prize for the "Dirty Diaper Game" which can be found here

If using this as a prize for the above game(s) use the candy bars that are used in the games for the bouquet.

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Baby Shower Cake Cones

by Manda

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Baby Shower Cake Cones {Image from http://thefrugalgirls.com/2010/02/ice-cream-cone-cupcake-recipe-so-cute.html}

Baby Shower Cake Cones {Image from http://thefrugalgirls.com/2010/02/ice-cream-cone-cupcake-recipe-so-cute.html}
Baby Shower Cake Cones {Image from http://thefrugalgirls.com/2010/02/ice-cream-cone-cupcake-recipe-so-cute.html}

These "Baby Shower Cake Cones" are easy to make and extra-cute!

You will need:

Ice Cream Cones

Food Coloring

White Cake Mix (make up batter according to directions)

Separate batter into 2 different bowls

Add different colors of food coloring to go with the baby shower theme

Add cake mix to each cone - a little less than half full and bake as directed.

Take the cupcakes out of the oven and frost.

For the frosting you can use regular store bought frosting in the tubs and coloring with food coloring.

Add cute sprinkles!

Once the frosting has dried a bit you can bundle the cupcakes in a clear cello bag and tie with a cute ribbon. Add a baby shower favor tag to the cupcakes saying "You're Sweet - Thanks for coming to _______ baby shower!)

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Baby Bracelet Favors

by Kerri Moss
(South Africa)

Baby Bracelet Favors

My sister in law is having a
"Surf - Hawaiian - Beach" themed baby shower.

For our thank you gifts, I am making "baby" bracelets in bright colours.

They are essentially friendship bracelets made from embroidery thread. the ends also have a bead on that says- "made with love."

The idea is, that every women attending will receive one as a thank you gift.

She has to wear the bracelet until baby is born.

This is to honor Mom-to-be and all the mom's attending. It is also a reminder for everyone.

I thought it was a sweet idea. Just end to think of a cute "thank you note" to attach to each one.

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Minature Diapers Corsage or Game

by Sharon Ingram
(Alpharetta, Georgia)

Mini Diapers/ mother and father corsages and haircomb

Mini Diapers/ mother and father corsages and haircomb

Mini Diapers/ mother and father corsages and haircomb
Hawiian Tie Shirt-Bottle Holders
Candy Count-Prizes for the games
More Prizes for the games

Minature Diapers Corsage or Game

I wanted to do something a little different so I created the Mini Diapers that could be used as a Game or Favor.

To use as a game (similar to the Dirty Diper Game) Party City sells the game that is made out of card stock) I use felt that you can buy from Hobby Lobby in different colors. I like to keep it neutral white with sparkles.

You cut them out into the same diaper shape maybe just a little bigger then I hot glue lace around the edges and stick a bow in the middle (Be Very carful with the glue gum this is a very tedious job but it can be done)

To use as a game I cut a bottle print from ribbon and hot glue it under the flap-to use as a Favor, I insert a small pack of candy preferably the size of tic tacs something that is sealed.

They make beautiful pieces and takes time to do but once you get the hang of it... these pieces are beautiful whether you are using lace for a girl or ribbon for a boy you can really be creative.

Also in the pictures are favors for can and bottles, they are placed over the top as holders..I made these for a Hawiian Theme baby shower I made differet colors.

You can also get creative for the prizes for diferent games, you can get a clear mug from the Dollar Tree and fill it with wrapped candy put a teddy bear on the side and call it the Candy Count; whoever comes the closet in guessing the amount wins the cup filled with candy and the teddy bear (they have to say the number out loud as it is examined and passed around the room) Everyone loves prizes so why not make it creative.

Minature Diapers Corsage or Game

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Cute Baby Shower Favor Idea

by Cindy Lopez & Jessica Rodriguez
(Portage, Indiana)

Cute Baby Shower Favor Idea (can also be used for baby shower favors)

My family has been using this for the past 3 years. My youngest sister first this did for my baby shower and we've used it at most family and friend showers ever since.

Using the small sandwich paper bags (brown, white or colored bags) fill them with either:

1) place a small bottle of dish washing liquid soap with a scrubbing pad

2) a small bottle of acetone (nail polish remover) with a nail filer, nail clipper or clear nail polish.

The idea is to have 2 items in each bag to keep the cost to a minimum. We've had so many compliments from women who purchase these items for themselves anyways.

Its practical and it makes me feel good knowing our prizes will be used.

Also, we've tied the two items inside the bag with curly ribbon and have added a label to the outside of the bag reading "You're a winner at _____ Baby's Shower"... It just adds a personal touch to the prize.

Good luck and hope you like this idea!

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Real Mini Palm Trees Baby Shower Favors

by Melinda
(New Jersey)

Mini Palm Tree Favors

Mini Palm Tree Favors

Real Mini Palm Trees Baby Shower Favors

I am doing a "Beach" theme for my daughter's baby shower and to go along with the theme, I am giving live mini palm trees.

Of course they will be "dressed" up with ribbon and thank you cards! I wanted to give our guests something they could enjoy for years to come, and of course environmentally friendly!



These cuties are inexpensive and can be purchased from Beau Coup

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Bun In The Oven Baby Shower Favors

by Jamie
(Ohio)

cinnamon roll favors

cinnamon roll favors

Bun In The Oven Baby Shower Favors

This is such a great and festive baby shower favor to give! Everyone loves cinnamon rolls so why not give them as favors!

For my baby shower, all the guests received a wrapped up cinnamon roll from a bakery.

Hanging from the ribbon holding the wrap together was a tag that said, "Thank you, from mommy-to-be's name bun in the oven." Everyone loved the idea and the cinnamon rolls were extra yummy!

Editor's Note (Amy)

You can also make your own quick and easy cinnamon rolls

1 8 oz can Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls

1/4 C softened butter

4 tsp sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 C raisins (optional)

1/2 C powdered sugar

1 Tbsp milk

Heat oven to 375°.

Unroll dough and separate into 4 rectangles.

Spread 1 Tbsp of butter over each dough rectangle.

In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon.

Sprinkle over each rectangle.

Sprinkle each with raisins (optional).

Roll up each rectangle by starting at the short end.
Pinch edges to seal.

Using a knife, cut each roll into 5 slices.

Place slices, cut side down, in ungreased 9 inch square pan.

Bake 16 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool for 5 minutes.

To make the glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk together with a wire whisk and pour over the baked cinnamon rolls.

Wrap up in cute clear bags and attach a cute favor tag. Tie with ribbon or bakers twine.

You can also find cute cinnamon roll candles at Amazon.com. Simply do a search for: "cinnamon roll candles"

There is also a really popular "Bun In The Oven" baby shower game that you can find here.

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Baby Shower Favors - Baby in Shell Cradles

by Kathy S, Anderson
(Lebanon, Missouri USA)

Baby Shower Favor - Baby in Shell Cradles

Baby Shower Favor - Baby in Shell Cradles

Baby Shower Favor - Baby in Shell Cradles

I had bought some Mussels in the shells at the store for dinner, and after we ate them, I decided to wash them out and dry them as I KNEW I would be able to come up with some Baby Shower idea for them.

I wound up spray painting the outside and inside white, and letting them dry really well.

Then I cut out pink and blue felt ovals in the shape and size of the inside of one of the sides of the shell. I hot glued one color inside each and then I bought tiny 1 inch babies from Hobby Lobby (20 for $1.99) and hot glued its little back side and laid it in on top of the felt. Voila! Instant Baby in a Shell Cradle!!!

They are so cute and can be given as favors to each guest, or used as Decorations on tables. You could type up little "Thank you for attending" tags and attach them if you want to.

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