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Party Favors for Baby Showers

Good Things Come in Small Packages: Favors

One of the toughest parts of throwing a shower is picking out cute and practical party favors. I always feel guilty when I get a basket of trinkets I'll never use that cost the host a pretty penny. To see my suggestions


Customize M&M's in the decor color and have them stamped with the baby–to–be's name, "It's a Boy!" or "Baby Smith." You can order them in bulk and wrap in colored tulle fabric and cute ribbon. Cut the netted material up into squares and the ribbon into five inch pieces. Place the M&M's in the middle of the tulle square and gather the fabric up top. Use a ribbon to tie a bow around the bunch sealing off the candy and perfecting the mini package.

Party guests can pucker up with personalized lip balm. Order two dozen tiny pods with a specialized label from Daisy Days for $20.

Another small but sweet party favor is a wrapped up cookie. If you enjoy baking, you're in luck. Whip up a batch of shortbread cookies in baby shapes and frost them in pastel colors. Once the frosting is set, pop them into cellophane bags and tie them off with ribbon. For a pricey short–cut, you can buy professional and tasty cookies from Eleni's in NYC.

Tell us if you have some other favor ideas!

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kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I've always wanted to do the M&M thing for wedding favors. Never would have thought of adding them to the shower. Love the cookies designs
supermommie supermommie 9 years
We just threw a shower for my sister in December. There are soooo many cute things. I could attend 1 a month! I can only plan 1 a year.
LA-Mommy712 LA-Mommy712 9 years
Ooooh I love these ideas! For my shower, I did the M&Ms thing -- blue and silver, with "It's a boy!" and "Thank you!" as the messages. I love the cookie idea, too! We're throwing two showers for colleagues at work in the near future, and I'm going to suggest the cookies as favors.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
For my shower, I made homemade white chocolate suckers with blue accents in the shapes of bottles, carriages, and misc. baby items and tied them with a brown bow (they matched my shower colors). Each guest got one at her place setting and the rest were placed around the cake. You can see them in in this pic:,7,0 I also had little bags of blue and brown M&Ms (purchased the bags at Michael's), although we stopped short of customizing them because of the price. We definitely considered it though. You can see them here:,2,0
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