Traditional Baby Shower Favors with a Unique Touch
By Deborah Collins © 2008, All Rights Reserved
Some things automatically make you think of babies. Strollers, bottles, rocking horses and teddy bears are often the first to come to mind. These are the items you would traditionally see at a baby shower. But just because a symbol is traditional doesn’t mean it has to be ordinary. There are a number of ways to incorporate these icons into your event as unique baby shower favors. With so many to choose from, you won’t know where to begin.
This traditional child’s toy has been around for years. It reminds us of little ones at play and can be found in adorable and unique baby shower favors. These darling ponies, which are usually available in multiple colors, can be seen in practical forms such as bookmarks and key chains. If your guests are candle lovers, search for baby shower favors that incorporate two themes in one unique candle such as rocking horses ridden by teddy bears. They’re a delightful way for your guests to remember your little one. Cookie cutters in rocking horse shapes can add a touch of fun to any kitchen.
Strollers or carriages are also favorite symbols for baby showers. For a truly unique baby shower favor, search for miniature versions of magnetic baby stroller picture frames. Pink or blue baby carriage candles add a cute touch to the shower and make an adorable keepsake for those that attend. For coffee and tea drinkers, try personalized packets of each beverage decorated with stroller designs. Eco-friendly, plantable, wildflower seeds embedded in paper are quite clever. The paper is shaped like a baby carriage. Your guests plant the entire paper carriage, add a little water and watch them grow. Looking for favors that add a touch of elegance? Crystal carriages are distinctive and luxurious without breaking the bank.
Teddy bears are loved by children of all ages, so there's no wonder bears are a traditional symbol for baby showers. They can be found on votive candles, which come in colors for girls and boys. Use these to decorate the shower and also as favors for guests. Make unique, homemade baby shower favors when you bake adorable sugar cookies using the cutters. For a sweet treat, put a few cookies and a cookie cutter in a decorative bag for each person at the shower. Going green? Flower seeds can be found embedded into paper teddy bears. Just plant and water. There’s no waste.
Even More to Choose From
Crystal is always appreciated and is more affordable than you might think. Choose from many designs such as pacifiers and sweet, little baby shoes. Thinking baby bottles? They can be found as pink or blue candles and also as cookie cutters. Another possibility is mint tins that can be personalized and come decorated in a variety of ways.
Take a little time to explore the many options now available in shower favors. You’ll be surprised to see how the traditional baby symbols have been transformed into unique baby shower favors your guests will love.
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.
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.