July 11th, 2013Summer Baby Showers: Party Favors
The bonus of a summertime theme is that your backyard is the perfect venue for the shower to take place. Flowers are in full bloom during the summer months, making for the perfect garden-themed baby shower. You just need to enhance the surroundings with some summer color baby shower decorations.
When coming up with a summertime beverage to drink, pink lemonade is the perfect option if hosting a girl themed baby shower, and Blue Baby Shower Punch for a boy. Incorporate mason jars by serving guests drinks in them. Take advantage of summer fruit by serving watermelon on a Popsicle stick. Summer salads and finger sandwiches are also a great shower food.
I hosted a baby shower for my daughter last February and one thing I have noticed when getting ideas for her baby shower is that baby showers are becoming more and more similar to wedding showers, in the sense that, much time is spent preparing to make everything memorable right down to the party favors.
Party favors are becoming the norm these days, so come up with something that your guest will want to keep and is useful. We provided the guest at my daughter’s baby shower with unique and inexpensive baby favors from incasagifts.com, which we used for prizes for some of the games played. After all, It’s common for the hostess to give the guests something for winning games and cool prizes are what make your baby shower extra special.
Ideas that are also gaining in popularity are cute kitchen items the guests can use over and over. One example is Stainless-Steel Baby Footprint Cookie Cutters or a Teatime Heart Shaped Tea Infuser. These are very reasonably priced when purchased in quantity. A really fun idea are “Its About Time Baby is Brewing Teapot Timer.” These kettle favors mix cuteness with functionality for a “thank you” gift that will bring years of smiles-and remind your guests that baby is about to be born. Another favorite is a stainless-steel egg whisk in showcase gift box. One baby shower favor whisk available has an adorable chick inside an egg, which is the handle of the whisk.
Other popular party favors available include candles, soaps, picture frames, shot glasses, coastersa nd salt & pepper shakers. From a Posh Polka Dot Mini Change Purse to a Perfectly Polished Purse Manicure Set, Teatime Heart Shaped Tea Infuser for the tea drinker to a Love Disposable Camera to capture those first photos of my granddaughter, guests were very pleased with the items they won.
As a thank you gift we provided the woman who opened her home for the shower with- a Whimsical espresso set for two.