Monday, April 21, 2014

Baby Shower Preparations #2 - Prizes!

I found the cutest idea on Pinterest for prizes at our baby shower. I found all the pieces at my favorite place to shop - The Dollar Store!  I was looking for items that came in Baby Blue. The two pack of Dial soap was packaged in blue, but the individual boxes were white when I removed the wrapper. I grabbed a blue ink pad and my owl stamp (the theme of the nursery and began stamping.
I did find a large bottle of body wash, a baby blue razor and a fluffy blue bath scrubbie.
I found these adorable miniature Baby Blue rubber tubs which worked perfectly to hold the prize items.
OH THAT PINTEREST. These were the sayings on tags that inspired this contest. The clipart was available on Microsoft Word. I printed them on leftover business card cardstock.
I had purchased some cellophane to use in a Pinterest project that DIDN'T work out, so I cut that into sheets to wrap the tub.
Ta-Da!!!! A quick, inexpensive, adorable prize for any shower game!
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baby Shower Preparations #1 - Favors

We're expecting! Another grandson will be here soon and we are so excited. My daughters and I are planning the shower and I thought I would share all the preparation with you.

Our first post will show the favors. To start I painted 40 clothespins baby boy blue with Apple Barrel paint
Next I created some labels, printed them and attached them to brown paper lunch bags.
We are holding the shower in an adorable coffee house in a nearby community, so I thought the labels were very appropriate! 
Next, I gathered the "filling". I found individually packaged cappuccino mixes at the Dollar Store, along with these little baby blue bags to package some tea. I love the saying I found for the label on the tea bag.  I colored the "HE" part of the candy so you would remember that we are expecting a "HE"!
The clothespins were dry, so I decorated them with white polka dots by dipping the end of my paint brush in white Apple Barrel paint and dotting the clothespins.
Okay, I thought those came out pretty darn cute!  I inherited boxes of miscellaneous from my mother, including lots of vintage paper doilies. I just happened to find this unopened package of 40. I folded down the bags, folded the doily in half and attached it to the top of the bag with a clothespin.
I hope the guests enjoy them!
Stay tuned for more Baby Shower preparations and the Big Event!
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Miss Merry