Make Sure You Remember the Baby Shower Party Favors!
When you are hosting a baby shower, you have a lot on your plate. One important thing that you should make certain you remember to do is purchase baby shower favors for your guests, as a thank you for coming and for their gift. When guests take time out of their lives to attend a function, and spend their own money to purchase a gift to bring with them, they should know that they efforts were appreciated. Baby shower favors serve actually two purposes, they are a great way to say thank you to your guests, and they can be kept as a reminder of the event for years to come.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to break the bank to purchase baby shower favors. You shouldn’t neglect this, even if there are extremely limited funds. The favors don’t have to be elaborate, expensive gifts. You should try to choose something that will make your guests happy, but it doesn’t have to be the most expensive item that you can find.
To save money, you can even create your own party favors, which might be a bigger hit with your guests than purchased favors anyway. Nothing shows how much you care and appreciate someone like taking the time to create them a unique, handmade gift. If you aren’t the crafty sort, don’t worry, there are many shower favors that can be purchased rather inexpensively, some for as cheap as a dollar, which will work perfect as well. Pretty candles, small bags of candy, cute little photo frames, pens, magnets, pencils, bath products, etc. As previously stated, it isn’t the cost of the item, but the thought behind it and what it is meant to stand for that really matters.
If you are hosting a more formal event, then you may not be satisfied with the favors listed above. You may need to go more upscale, maybe with baby spoons, silver plated of course, crystal baby bottles, or silver photo frames would work well. To really add that special touch in this event, you can either wrap them in beautiful paper, or purchase detailed gift bags to place the items into for each guest, and don’t forget the tissue paper!
Your baby shower party gifts should be the last item that you purchase for the shower, as it is really easy to blow your entire budget on these items. Some of them can get pretty pricey, especially if you are expecting many guests. You should also think about the age of your guests, as well as the gender. Men now attend baby showers as well, and so do teenagers and young children, so you might want to purchase different favors for them.
You can find many great baby shower websites online that sell party favors, but keep in mind that you will need to allow time for shipping, at least four weeks. You can find items at your local dollar store that will work perfectly as well!