Holiday Baby Showers Are Fun All Year Long
By Deborah Collins © 2008, All Rights Reserved
Trying to plan a baby shower that isn't like all the rest? Tie your shower theme to an upcoming holiday. With holidays spread throughout the year, it's easy to find one that coincides with most shower dates. And, if you find a well-stocked favor site, you can offer guests plenty of unique baby shower favors that fit every holiday.
New Year's Day
As the New Year rolls in, celebrate the newborn with personalized champagne flutes. Have mom's name and the shower date inscribed, and these glasses become an elegant way to toast the arrival of mom's new baby and Baby New Year. Personalized cocktail drink mixes are also available in cosmopolitan and margarita flavors that can be prepared with or without alcohol. Try crystal star keychains or star-shaped cookie cutters for the new star in mom's life. Or use champagne bucket timers to count down the new arrival.
Valentines make us think of hearts, flowers and love. Look for favors like scented heart-shaped soap or bottle stoppers with silver hearts to set the mood. Long-stem rose soap is a choice you can't go wrong with. Pull off the petals and add them to bath water for a relaxing, rose-scented treat. What unique baby shower favors!
Valentine's Day wouldn't be the same without chocolate, so don't forget it at your shower. Look for miniature Hershey's chocolate bars as well as the Hershey's Kisses that can be personalized with pink or blue wrappers in assorted baby designs.
Just mention Easter and people begin to think of baby ducks, chicks and Easter baskets loaded with eggs. Search for adorable yellow duck candles, keychains and bookmarks that go right along with the holiday. Miniature pastel-colored buckets make a great substitute for Easter baskets. Other possibilities include baby chick candles and chick salt and pepper shakers.
What's more appropriate for an expectant mom than Labor Day? Choose unique baby shower favors that show a little TLC. Bath confetti turns a routine bath into a soothing experience. Baby shower lip balm and miniature hand cream are the perfect purse-size favors.
Thanksgiving traditions usually include time in the kitchen preparing family favorites, which makes kitchen favors a perfect choice. Season your shower with a variety of unique salt and pepper shakers that make unique baby shower favors. If dessert is on your mind, baby theme cookie cutters are available in all sorts of baby-related shapes and you can even find heart-shaped ice cream scoops. Teapot timers are always a cute addition to any kitchen and also can be found in many baby-style shapes and sizes.
Christmas is a fabulous time for a shower because of all the unique baby shower favors you can incorporate into your event. Use angel favors to celebrate the soon-to-arrive little angel. Add angel keychains or bookmarks or elegant crystal angels to broaden the theme. Crosses are another great choice for this time of year and can often be found on votive candles, bookmarks, keychains and more.
If you can't decide on a theme for your shower… check your calendar. You can find unique baby shower favors to fit practically every holiday, which means your shower will be timely, festive and fun!
About the Author
Deborah Collins is Creative Consultant for FavorFavorBaby.com specializing in creative, unique baby shower favors for every budget. Visit them today at http://www.FavorFavorBaby.com to browse their huge selection of affordable baby shower favors that will make your big event memorable.