I love babies and baby showers! Choosing the theme, the colors, the favors, and the food make me happy. If you’re like me it seems like there’s never enough time to get things together when hosting a party. So this post is about doable favor ideas that take very little time, but leave a big impression.
If you’re looking to host a baby boy shower, you’re in the right place. These three favors are easy to make at home, and once you receive your label order, will take only an hour or so to assemble. Start here to find all of the Baby Boy Blue sticker sizes and shapes. The water bottle on the left is from Trader Joe’s and is an 8 oz. bottle. The label on the water bottle is our 8 1/4 inch by 1 3/4 inch water bottle label. It overlaps about an inch in the back. The sparkling cider bottle is Martinelli’s mini bottle and is labeled with a 2 1/2 inch circle sticker. The popcorn box is filled with kettle corn and is labeled with a 2 1/2 inch circle sticker. I love the soft, blue, watercolor flowers that tie them all together. This template is set up to let you change the color of the stripes by using the Background Color Tool. If you choose white for the background then no stripes will appear at all!
Baby Shower Personalized Water Bottle Labels
She’s-Ready-to-Pop Sparkling Cider Labels
Small details like the silver straws and shimmery ribbon make a big impact when combined with a personalized sticker. I soaked the Martinelli’s label off in warm soapy water and dried the bottles thoroughly before putting on the new labels. Each bow for the neck of the bottle takes about 18 inches of ribbon. The spool of ribbon I used was 5/8 inch by 20 yards. That’s enough to do 40 bottles. Most showers aren’t that large so you should have enough ribbon for the bottles and for the banner idea I share later in the post.
She’s-Ready-to-Pop Kettle Corn Favors
I think giving guests a favor they can eat or drink is an improvement over a trinket that eventually ends up in the bottom of the junk drawer. The popcorn boxes with silver stripes are available online or in craft stores. The 5 1/2 inch tall size is perfect; large enough to hold a snack and small enough to be included in the table setting, or take home. Each box is wrapped with a cello bag 7 inches wide by 15 inches high which I found at a local paper store. I closed off each bag with silvery twist ties, 4 inches long, that come 100 to a pack for $3.
It’s a Boy Banner for a Baby Shower
In addition to the favors I made an “It’s A Boy” banner to hang on the wall. All of the materials used were found at Michael’s craft store.
“It’s A Boy” Banner Materials List
- Banner triangles – They come in an easy tear away pack. There are several patterns in harmonious patterns inside each pack.
- Silver letters – They are peel and stick. Press directly on the banner flags. No need for messy glue.
- Ribbon – I used ribbon left over from the cider bottle bows. The ribbon is 3/4 inch wide.
- Silver miniature clothespins – Use these to pin the flags to the ribbon. There are 30 clothespins in each package. This banner uses 20 pins.
There are other ways to string the banner besides using miniature clothespins. Use a hole punch to make a small hole in the corner of each flag and string the ribbon through each hole. It may take longer to thread the holes, but you will end up with a great looking banner. Instead of ribbon, baker’s twine works too! Baker’s twine comes in many colors and adds a nice touch to your banner. So don’t worry if you can’t find the mini clothes pins. There are many solutions to stringing banners.
Regardless of what favors you’re planning for your baby boy shower, I hope this helps you figure out that baby shower favors don’t have to be complicated to look amazing. If you need help with creating your favors please live chat with us Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm Pacific time or email us at info at bottleyourbrand.com.