Our daughter Jenelle is expecting our first grandchild (a girl) in May 2009 so I am hosting and planning a big baby shower for her. Our new grandbaby will be named Gianna Nadine.
Photo is of Jenelle 5.5 months pregnant and glowing!
I am determined to make 200+ baby shower favors and I decided to make a variety of favors for the party. (I get bored easily if I had to make 200+ of the same item).
From the paper wishes website at: http://www.paperwishes.com/
I purchased the 3-D Cupcake Template for $5.99 and decided to make the Delicous version of the cupcake. The template has 2 different patterns for cupcake favor boxes, one named YUMMY and one named DELICOUS. I found the template to be very easy to use. My advice though: Use a piece of scrap paper (paper you don't care about) to make your first one until you get the hang of it, in other words, a practice one!)
I decided to use some of my scrapbooking papers and scraps to make the cupcake boxes with most having the pink color in them. Below is 2 pictures of some of the 75+ cupcake boxes I have made so far. Instead of using the pattern for a cherry or flower top, I decided to just glue on pink or red 1/2" pompoms for my cherries. Inside my cupcake favor boxes, I have been placing wrapped Baby Shower Mints, Chocolate Candies and some baby themed confetti.
I also decided to make up some baby girl themed bookmarks for the shower favors using plain white cardstock for the base measuring 1 1/2" wide by 7" long. I then cut from scrapbooking paper a piece measuring 3 1/4" wide by 7" long. I wrapped the cardstock bookmark with the scrapbooking paper and glued with a glue stick. I used my hole punch to punch a hole at the top and then used pretty pink and purple eyelash yarn to make the tassles. I was able to find some baby girl stickers with clear boarders at my local store and I have been using them to decorate the bookmarks. I also handstamped some baby words onto the front of the bookmarks such as *baby* *Special Delivery* *Nap Time* *Proud Parents* and so forth. They are very simple to make and you can use up a lot of your paper scraps to make them. You can change the theme to make them as birthday party favors and so forth.
I will post next week some other baby shower favors that I am making for the baby shower too. Most are easy and inexpensive to make.
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