3 Baby Shower Favors to Delight Your Guests

Candy makes a great baby shower favorThere are many details that you need to consider when you are planning a baby shower and naturally the smaller details are important. One of the smaller details are the baby shower favors. The favor is a keepsake not only for the guest but a keepsake for the mother to be as well. With this in mind I put together 3 favor ideas you can use that are sure to delight the new mom and her guests.

Candy Favors
When it comes to baby shower favors many people enjoy something with candy. This can range from mints wrapped in coordinating tulle to jelly beans and of course the old standby chocolate. For the do it yourselfer,  you could make chocolate lollipops that are shaped like baby items. Molds to make lollipops can be purchased online or at a craft supply store. You can decorate them in colors to match the baby shower theme. The great thing about candy favors is they serve as both a keepsake for the expectant mom, as she will probably want to save one to remember the day, and a treat for all the guests.

Personalized Keepsake
Another great idea for baby shower favors is to give a personalized keepsake that can your guests can use after the baby shower. Some ideas along this line include something generic such as a small blue or pink candle in a jar or tin, or you can buy small tea or coffee bags. Regardless of what you select, most can be personalized with a label to commemorate the special day.

Picture Frame
One of the best ideas when it comes to baby shower favors is to do something with a frame. You can give a frame that already has a picture of the ultrasound in it or you can give a blank frame with a note card that says: “Coming Soon”. If you choose the later, the mother to be can send a picture of the baby when he or she is born along with her thank you cards for the shower. There are obviously many styles of frames you can choose from such as magnet frames, keychain frames, standard frames, or a combination of all three.  As with the candy favors and personalized keepsake suggestions, you can decorate or buy the frames to match the theme of the baby shower.

As you can imagine there are many online places to buy baby shower favors.  Two suggestions are Beau-Coup and Corner Stork.

Top 5 Websites for Baby Shower Poems

When you are planning a baby shower one of the first things that you need to do is make shower invites for the guests you are inviting. Most people like to use baby shower poems for their invites, so that their invites standout and make an impression. However, coming up with a baby shower poem on your own isn’t the easiest if you are not a poet or don’t have the time to search. So I thought I would put together my top 5 list where you can find baby shower poems and much more. Check out these sites for ideas and inspiration as you plan your baby shower:

1. Babyshower101.com is a great resource to have on tap when you are planning a baby shower. Not only does this site have a ton of useful ideas for games, gifts and planning, but they have a huge selection of baby shower poems you can use for your invites.

2. Babyshowerscentral.com is another great website to use when you are planning a baby shower. They have several baby shower poems listed on there site as well as ideas for cake inscriptions, favors and crafts. They even have checklists you can use to stay organized during planning and food recipes for the big day.

3. Babyshowernet.com is a great resource to use when you are looking for baby shower poems. This website has six full pages of poems that you can use for baby shower invitations, thank you cards, birth announcements or the actual party. They also have ideas for games, gifts and food.

4. Amazing-baby-shower-ideas.com is a great site for finding some baby shower poems that are both traditional and unique. This site also has plenty of ideas for planning a baby shower. They have ideas for centerpieces, decorations, menu planning, games, favors and they even have free clipart.

5. Cutest-baby-shower-ideas.com is a great website that you can use when you are looking for baby shower poems. This website has poems that can be used for your invitations, cake, or on your thank you cards and announcements. They have the poems divided up into categories which makes it easier for you to sort through them. Plus, the website is filled with ideas for gifts, food, games, and other decor. To top it off this site has a number of great printables and checklists that you can use for planning your baby shower and making our day fun and memorable.

One last site that you can take a look at is baby-shower.com.  I know, that makes six, but I thought I would throw this one in as a bonus.  This site also has some baby shower poems and a few stories that you may find helpful.

I hope you find this list of resources helpful in your baby shower planning.  Have fun planning.

3 Spring Baby Shower Theme Ideas

Use Spring for your Baby Shower Theme
Spring is a Great Theme for a Baby Shower

Choosing from the many common baby shower themes can be difficult, however, with spring in the air why not consider having a baby shower with a spring theme?  There are many fun directions you can choose to go with a spring baby shower theme.  To help you get started, I put together the following three themes.

Baby Animal Theme
Spring breathes life into everyone and everything.  Flowers bloom, the grass begins to grow and baby animals are born.  For this reason, a baby animal theme is perfect for a spring baby shower.  Think baby bunnies, chicks and lambs.  You can decorate with spring like animals and make a birds nest like wreath for each table centerpiece.  You can also put cuts outs of bunnies, chicks and lambs around the room.  Plus, you can make invitations in the shape of baby animals.  This is one of those baby shower themes that allows you to get really creative.

Rain Shower Theme
When many people think of spring they think of that old saying “April showers bring May flowers”.  For this reason, a rain shower theme is an adorable idea for a spring baby shower.  You can start off by sending invitations in the shape of an umbrella.  Then, you can decorate with rain drops and umbrellas.  Each guest can be sent home with an umbrella as their shower favor.  It is really a fun way to infuse the season and the term shower into the baby shower theme.

Spring Flower Theme
When many people think of spring they think of flowers.  For this reason, a spring flower theme is a great idea.  You can decorate the party with fresh tulips and flower centerpieces.  Plus, you can give each attendee a potted flower in a decorated pot for their shower favor.  As a slight twist, you can substitute our Lil’ Gardener Diaper Cake as a centerpiece instead of flowers.   This would really tie the whole theme together with additional spring accents.  This tends to be one of the more feminine baby shower themes, so it is more suited for a mother to be who is having a girl.

There is so much more you can do with these spring baby shower themes if you put your mind to it.  I hope these ideas gave you some food for thought.  You may want to check with the guest of honor to make certain she is comfortable with a spring baby shower theme before you spend a lot of time putting things together.  What may sound good to you may not fit her tastes exactly so it’s best to check just to make certain.  Have fun planning.