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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  1. So cute! Congratulations on your new "brewing" grandson! I know how excited you are! Just got a new granddaughter myself! Found you at the Tablescaper link party.

  2. I love your pretty decorated sacks. The treasured doilies make them extra special. I love your Easter table, too.

  3. How adorable! The best to all of your growing family !!

  4. So cute and clever!

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  5. Absolutely adorable! What a perfect favor bag for a baby shower:) love the addition of the vintage lace doily and the polka dots are sooo cute! All the best to: soon to be mommy and have a wonderful baby shower:)~hugs, Poppy

  6. They are so cute! Love the clothes pins.

    I am working today on some ideas for a baby girl shower that is an Alice in Wonderland theme. I am trying to figure out how to get the tea bags into the box template I just got online.

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Metz Wine and Gastronomy Exhibition post! Have a great day!

  8. Your baggies could be used for many occasions.Love them. I am also partial to your ruffled dishes.Have a great Easter.

  9. Truly awesome preparations and really loved them. My sister’s baby shower I attended last year at local event venues Chicago was equally awesome. She had spent quite a lot in organizing it and was very happy that everything went smoothly!

  10. This is a very beautiful idea for the baby shower party.


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