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From: Sewhappie
Date: 07-13-2007, 11:56 AM (1 of 5)
Do any of you have any ideas for party favors that I can make for a Baby Shower? I have been checking out Martha and some other sites, but wanted more input.
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 07-13-2007, 03:07 PM (2 of 5)
We always bought baby check gingham in pink and blue and made 3 cornered diapers secured with a tiny gold colored safety pin and stiffened with that "stiffy stuff" and used them as nut cups when serving the refreshments.. You cut 6 inch squares with pinking shears and make them.. Everyone always loved them and emptied them into their plates so the oil from the nuts would not stain .. And took them home as souveniers.. One of those fancy candy stores here used to have those candy coated almonds made like infants. (also in pink and blue) They were precious but expensive..
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From: PaulineG
Date: 07-13-2007, 05:04 PM (3 of 5)
Not a party favour but I have seen something called diaper cakes on another forum. Really cute.
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From: Bama
Date: 07-13-2007, 10:49 PM (4 of 5)
My mom said she and her sisters used to make the diaper cups using stiff white paper napkins. They dipped them in melted paraffin wax after folding and pinning them.
Here's a link that explains how to make them with flannel:

A friend of mine went to a baby shower recently and brought back a nut cup that looks like a baby bootie. She said she thought that I might like the idea for later use.
It uses 2 paper pill cups, and 2 kleenex tissues. They wadded up one of the tissues. They placed it alongside one of the pill cups on top of the other tissue. They wrapped and folded the bottomtissue around and into the pill cup and over the wadded tissue, forming a bootie shape. The wadded tissue inside is the "toe" of the bootie. The pill cup forms the heel end. Then they pushed the 2nd pill cup inside the first one, making it hold the wrapped tissue in place. The only glue needed is to glue on a tiny bow to the top of the bootie.

I hope you can visualize this. It's really cute. It would be great for nuts or mints.
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From: Bama
Date: 07-13-2007, 11:00 PM (5 of 5)
Oh! I just thought of something else. I read an idea at Christmas time to print out candy bar labels and glue them around purchased Hershey bars (or any other chocolate bar) . You just wrap it around the candy label. The idea was to use it for any Holiday and print out an approprite label for it. I think it would be cute at a baby shower too.

If you do a google search, you might find some free graphics. I found several links, but not sure how many were free to print. I even saw some preprinted ones for sale on ebay.
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