Friday, March 25, 2011

Baby Shower: The Favors

Recently I hosted a baby shower for my friend Suchi.  Since I enjoy planning parties, I had fun thinking through the menu, the crafts, and the games.  The group of 12 attendees were mostly women that I didn't know, so it was fun to also meet new people.  I figured I post the various elements over a few different posts.

As I mentioned a while back, I recently took an invitation making class with Alison where I learned about embossing paper.  Since that class, I have bought a lot of various supplies which I wanted to put to use for this shower.  I ended up embossing the gift bags and a photo matting (which I'll cover in the games post).

embossing zebras on bags
Since her baby shower was animal themed - I got a zebra stamp on ebay that I thought looked very tribal and not cheesy.  I then embossed black zebras onto the food grade kraft paper coffee bags that I got to use as favors for our wedding and never used.  They are the perfect size for a little gift.

the zebras

I then filled red and white checked paper sandwich bags (super super cheap at Sur La Table) with homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.  My hubby made them the night before while I was doing something else.  These cookies have become his specialty (we got the recipe from Philip) and we always have pre-made dough rolled into little balls in our freezer.  He made 6 dozen of these bite size cookies.

cookie time

Next I tucked the red and white paper into the bag.  I like edible favors the best.
filling up the bags...

I then put the favors in a big woven basket we got a few years ago as a Christmas gift and put it by the front door so people wouldn't forget them on their way out.
I had also ordered stickers to match her invitations (with wild animals) that had her name and date of the shower.  I put them on the back of the bag. 

I was really happy with how the favors turned out.  I thought that they were simple and playful, without being too cheesy.


  1. اننا نقدم ارخص اسعار نقل العفش فى الدمام التى تتميز عن غيرها باننا نعمل على استخدام افضل نجارين فك وتغليف بالاضاف الى افضل سيارات نقل العفش واسعار هى الارخص لاننا
    ارخص شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    ودائما عندما تحتاج الى نقل العفش اتصل على ارقام شركة نقل عفش بالدمام لتحظى بافضل خدمة لا مثيل لها

    شركة شراء اثاث مستعمل بالدمام شركة شراء اثاث مستعمل بالدمام


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