There is nothing more special than giving your guests a little something as a reminder of your baby shower. Traditionally favors were given at weddings as a small thank you in return for wedding gifts. It’s thought that the custom began in Italy as long ago as the eighth century. When Victor Emanuel of Savoy married Elena of Montenegro, their lucky guests were given favors of solid silver! Nowadays, favors are more modest, but they have become as important to baby showers as they are to weddings.
If you are expecting a beautiful baby boy, we have numerous Baby Shower Favors that will add to the magic of your party. Our professional party planners have come up with some novel ideas on how to use favors for best effect.
Most Moms-to-be who are expecting a baby boy will opt for a pale blue or gender-neutral themes and decor for their Baby Shower. Whatever your theme, try to select favors that complement it.
You could tie Crystal Blue Pacifier Favors to bunches of balloons to anchor them down and give each guest a Pacifier and the balloons to take home. Many favors can be used to accessorize your table, adding sophistication and interest. Our Baby Boy Glass Photo Coasters can be used as unique place settings and then double up as take home gift for your guests. Alternatively, our range of Themed Photo Frame Favors are adorable and work perfectly as name setting holders. For a quirky or animal themed shower, use the Blue Toy Cow Design Place Card Holder Favor.
There is nothing more welcoming than a room lit with beautiful candles. Place a blue candle at each of your guest’s places and a few down the middle of your table. You could lean a place card against the candle at each place setting, and just before your guests arrive, light the candles in the middle of the table. Baby’s First Bottle Candle or Blue Baby Bootie Sneaker Design Candles would work particularly well for this. Don’t forget to light a few scented candles as well to add fragrance to the room.
Many baby shower favors are edible and can be incorporated into the food you give your guests. For instance, our blue Amorini Chocolate Hearts make beautiful and scrumptious decorations on cakes. Chocolate bars, lollipops and honey jars are easy to personalize and can be used as gifts or as prizes when playing games. If you want to give candies as take-home gifts, we have a vast selection in various shades of blue. Pop them in the adorable Blue Onesie Favor Bag, or for the ultimate in sophistication, in the Nursery Toile Boy Mini Favor Bag. If your favors are too large to fit into our Favor Bags, fashion your own using a diaper!
Favors make fabulous prizes when playing shower games. However, you can also incorporate your favors into the game itself. Perennial favorites such as treasure hunts, pass-the-parcel and guess the number of jelly bears, all use favors. If your party is an activity, such as a baking party, use the Cookie Cutters or the Measuring Spoons and then give the favors to your guests as a present to remember.