3 Simple Ways to Glam Up Any Gathering With Foil Favors

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Looking for something to add a little sparkle to your party? Try adding some foil favors to your mix! We’ve found three ways to personalized your favors with foil metallic tags and stickers that we think will make any gathering one to … Continue reading 

Favor Focus – Baby Shower!

The weather’s getting cooler, and your  friend has a “bun in the oven?”  Oh snap, do we have a baby shower favor for you!

No color swatches today!  The “Bun in the Oven” baby shower favor is thoughtfully created in gender-neutral colors.  That means this favor blends with any color pallet! :)

Fresh-baked enchantment with the captivating scent of cinnamon – yum!

  • Bun in the Oven” Scented Candle looks and smells like the real thing
  • Bun candle, dripping with white “icing,” measures 2″ x 1″
  • Candle arrives in clever, pale-yellow stove gift box with knobs, burners and lavender accents
  • Gift box with oven mitt-shaped “For You” tag measures 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” x 3″ . Sold in a set of four

 

Do you have a child’s stove (or know someone who does?)  Make it your centerpiece for the shower!  Leave the oven door open to display the favors inside.

Or, cover a card table with a gingham cloth, set the favors on a real baking sheet or pan and display by the door.  Tuck a cute “Take One Please” note in an oven mitt and set by the pan – adorable!

Make sure that delicious cinnamon fragrance reminds your guests of the cinnamon-spiced coffee you served at the party.  Here’s a delish recipe you might like to try:

 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup hot espresso or strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons caramel-flavored syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon-flavored syrup
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish

Directions

In a serving glass or mug, combine the hot espresso, half-and-half, caramel syrup, and cinnamon syrup. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.

Happy planning!

Favor Focus

So you say there’s a new ooodly-schnook ‘ems on the way and you’re throwing a baby shower?

  • Set of two, baby footprint-shaped, stainless-steel cookie cutters
  • Each cookie cutter measures 2″ l x 1 ¼ ” w x ¾” d
  • Presentation includes clear gift box with side-by-side cookie cutters on a cream and white-striped insert, a white-satin ribbon and bow imprinted with the words “Pitter Patter”  and a gift tag

Absolutely precious any way you present them, how about crushing up complementary-colored tissue paper in a doll stroller, fill in with the favors, and park by the front door?  Tie a “For You” or “Please Take One” tag to the handle with curling ribbon for the finishing touch!

And here’s a suggestion you’ll love, even if you don’t know any kitchen secrets at all!  Purchase sugar cookie dough, then roll out, use the little tootsie favors to cut out some cookies, bake and then group on a plate and wrap by the dozen to use as “prizes” for game winners during the shower – fabulous!

Happy planning!

Kate Aspen baby shower favors inspire the cutest baby shower ideas – check them out!

A Feathery Baby Shower Idea

We design the cutest baby shower favors (and you know how much we love baby showers). As a matter of fact, we have two Kate Aspen babies on the way right now (congrats again to Holly and Leah)!   Here are some great DIY baby shower decorating ideas, and the perfect baby shower favors to go along with them. Enjoy!

Ahh, feathering the nest.  Decorating to celebrate a nest feathering is easy and fun (and relatively inexpensive-yay!)

Tons of really cute “feathering the nest” invitations are available on the internet.  Links to the ones seen here are found at the end of this post.

  • Buy feathers, faux birds and bird nests at your local craft store and grab your glue gun!
  • Use Jordan almonds for eggs – or jelly beans.
  • We love this mossy centerpiece – just waiting for a glistening glass vase filled with flowers – or how about water and a goldfish or two?
  • See that darling little feathered nest hanging in ribbon?  More on that in a few.
  • Simple cupcakes – basic recipe, white butter cream icing, and “nest” provided by toasted coconut and malted milk balls shaped like eggs – easy!

  • Perch birds on curtain rods and lamp shades. “Feather-up” some bird nests and set around on windowsills, side tables – you’re catching on!
  • Tune into your inner vamp and pick up a couple of inexpensive feather boas.  Drape around centerpieces or drape from your chandelier – the more feathers the better.
  • “Our New Nest” Bronze-Finish Metal Tea Light Holder makes a great baby shower favor for this theme – or prize awards for games!  Pick up a couple extra and light them up as part of your shower décor – so cute.

  • Make a nest for your favors – this one’s an inexpensive plate charger from Bed, Bath and Beyond.  Tuck in raffia and feathers, then casually nestle your favors (like “The Nest Egg” Scented Egg Soap favor) inside – and set near the exit door as a delightful “bon voyage” thank-you keepsake for your guests.
  • Another decorating trick – with sharp scissors, make a clip from one edge of the bird nest to the center.  Slip the nest around the neck of a small lamp or wall sconce, secure with a bit of hidden tape, then decorate with feathers and a tiny bird.  Adorable.
  • Birdhouses are a plus – so bring yours inside for a “nesty” décor enhancer.  OR, buy the plain bird house ornaments at the craft store and set your guests up with a craft project during the party – “paint your own birdhouse!”
  • For an elegant touch – see that fluffy wreath with the sparkling bird ornament?  You guessed it – we’re about to give you two crafty project ideas (you’re going to be amazed, btw, at how easy that pink wreath comes together.)

Project One – Hanging NestsSo easy to do.

Same bird nest from the craft store, same feathers – but hang these from a ribbon cradle!  Hang several at different heights from curtain rods, light fixtures, or find a handy branch, set the base in plaster of paris or a heavy vase with a styrofoam block inside for balance, and make an adorable tree centerpiece!

Project Two – Fluffy Nest with Sparkling Bird. Inexpensive and simple.

Coffee filters!  Can you believe it?  We ran across this excellent, excellent idea quite by accident, and are pointing you to the fabulously easy instructions at Birds of a Feather .

Happy planning!

Find these “Feather the Nest” baby shower invitations shown in this article at Beeyond Paper,  and Tiny Prints, and find all the baby shower favors right here!