A Fun Way to Say Thank You – Baby Shower Party Favors
Giving out favors at your baby shower can be a fun way to say thank you to your guests and give them a little memento to remember the day. Whether you choose to make homemade baby shower favors or order something ready-made – there are so many unique and beautiful things you can do! Read on for twenty-one of our favorite baby shower favors ideas.
DIY Baby Shower Favors:
If you’re into crafts, there are lots of different ways you can create your own unique favors. Here are a few of our favorite baby shower favors to make:
1. Homemade Candy Boxes:
It’s really simple to make your own candy boxes out of cute card of your choice. Look up a youtube tutorial or how-to blog and get creative – all you’ll need is a little patience. When you’ve made your personalized, fill them with cute candy to match your theme.
2. Baby Shower Earrings:
If you enjoy making jewelry this will be a fun project! Buy some jewelers hooks (you can get 100 hypo-allergenic hooks for less than $5 on Amazon.com) and attach cute favors for your guests to wear. Your imagination is the only limit when it comes to what you put on your earrings – baby beads, origami dresses or cranes, tiny pacifiers – anything small and light. You could also fold tiny card jewelry boxes to put the earrings inside.
3. Personalized Name Necklaces:
These personalized baby shower favors have two purposes – a name tag during the party and a cute keepsake to remember the day! Find some tiny alphabet block beads and thread them onto necklaces with your guests’ names. If you decide to make these, remember to put an RSVP section on your invitation so you know who to make necklaces for.
4. Ultrasound Thank-you Cards:
Make copies of your baby’s latest ultrasound photos and make them into personalized thank you cards.
Buying Favors for Baby Shower:
Don’t worry if you’re not the crafty type! There are lots of beautiful baby shower favors that you can buy online and have delivered in time for your party. We’ve scoured the net for these great suggestions:
5. Baby Shower Candle Favors:
Let your guests burn a bright light for you and your baby – we love these cute Baby shower candles.
6. “It’s a Boy!” or “It’s a Girl!” Pens:
Every time your guests go to write a telephone note they’ll think of you with these baby shower pens.
7. Baby Shower Bubbles:
Why not have a little childish fun at your baby shower? We love the idea of giving out these mini bubble blowers as baby shower favors. You could even get creative and decorate the bottles with personalized messages.
8. Baby Shower Lip Balm:
Why not give out favors the guests can really use? We love these baby shower lip balms – every time you’re friends use it they’ll think of you and your new arrival!
9. Baby Shower Nail Polish:
Another similar idea is giving all of your guests sweet baby shower nail polishes as party favors.
Cheap Baby Shower Favors:
You don’t have to spend a fortune to give your guests a party favor. Here are a few of our favorite inexpensive baby shower favors:
10. Baby Buttons:
Making button brooches is much easier than you think and can be a really cute way to say thanks to your guests. Get some blank buttons from your local craft shop and create fun personalized designs for each of your guests.
11. Thank-You Fridge Magnets:
Just like above – making fridge magnets is really easy and fun. Get some sturdy card and some magnet tape from the craft shop and get creative. Magnet designs could include Baby”s ultrasound picture, name and due date, cute nursery rhyme cut-outs, a short poem, or anything else you can think of.
12. Baby Shower Candy Boxes:
If you don’t have time to make them, you can buy cute baby shower candy boxes online for much cheaper than you might think. We love these cute animal boxes which work for a boy or a girl – you can get 24 for under $10.
13. Baby Kisses Goodie Bags:
Or, instead of buying the more expensive candy favor boxes, you could pick up some small organza bags from your local craft shop. Fill them with mini Hershey’s Kisses or something similar and ties them with a cute ribbon that matches your shower theme.
Baby Shower Party Favors for a Boy:
Any of the suggestions above can work for either gender. But perhaps you want to be a little more specific with your favors? Here are a few of our favorite baby boy shower favors:
14. “It’s a Boy” Candy Boxes:
You can buy special “It’s a Boy” favor boxes online – they look super cute at a blue-themed baby shower!
15. Matchbox Car Thank-Yous:
Have a look around the second-hand shops or online and find all the matchbox cars you can. There are lots of ways you can make these into original shower favors for a baby boy – use paint markers to write your baby’s due date on the side of the car, make a little flags with guests’ names and thank-you and attach it to the car with a toothpick – your imagination is the limit!
16. Mini Cacti in Blue Pots:
This favor will take a bit of work but makes a really effective and meaningful keepsake. Buy a bunch of tiny terra cotta or plastic pots, paint them blue, and plant little cacti in them. You could even paint a personalized thank-you on the pot or make a toothpick flag to poke in next to the plant. You can often buy mini cacti or succulents cheaply in local plant nurseries.
17. Blue Washcloth and Soap Care Package:
Make up cute baby boy care packages for your guests to use – blue washcloths and soaps are cheap to buy and look incredibly sweet tied up with a ribbon and a personalized thank-you note.
Baby Shower Party Favors for a Girl:
Likewise, if your shower is themed around the fact there’s a little girl on the way, you might want to reflect that in your favors. Here are a few of our favorite girl baby shower favors:
18. “It’s a Girl” Candy Boxes:
Just like the candy boxes above but with a feminine theme!
19. Tea Cup Thank-Yous:
These make great favors if you are thinking of a “high tea” themed baby shower. Scour the second-hand shops for single china tea-cups and saucers with classic floral designs, fill them with sweets and put a personal thank-you card in the top. Every time your friend looks at the teacup, she’ll think of your baby shower.
20. Bright Flowers in Pink Pots:
A beautiful gift that will remind your guests of you and baby as it grows and flourishes on the window sill! Have a look in your local plant nursery for miniture flowers (daisies, pansies, or forget-me-nots are perfect) and pot them in little pink pots for your guests to take home. A thank-you note tied with a ribbon around the pot’s rim makes a lovely finishing touch.
21. Pink Washcloth and Soap Care Package:
You guessed it, just like the blue care package – only pink!
Do You Have a Suggestion for Unique Baby Shower Favors?
If you’ve got a great idea for a party favor that we haven’t mentioned, we’d love to hear from you! Tell us your idea in the comments section below or send us a private message through our contact us page. We’re super friendly and we love hearing from our readers.
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