Make your own baby shower favors

If you want to make your own baby shower favors, you need to find some cheap, easy to do and in the same time great baby shower favor ideas. You need to offer something that makes a great memento of the party and something that the guests will enjoy using for years.

Bracelets are a very original and interesting idea. You can make great bracelets for all the guests – all you need to do is using your creativity. Start by buying some colorful beads and some sort of string: elastic or nylon strings are great. You can find literally thousands of sizes and colors for beads. There are many websites where you can find wholesale beads at very convenient prices. Just decide on a nice combination of colors and on a certain pattern. Calculate how many beads you need and order them. Making the bracelets for the guests will take you a few hours, but it will be totally worth it. The mom to be and the other guests will love your original, careful bracelets. It’s better to use elastic string – this way you don’t have to worry about sizes. You make the exact bracelet size for everyone and, thanks to the elastic string the bracelets will fit all wrists.

Personalized photo frames are another great idea. Find some very simple and cheap photo frames. White plastic photo frames are perfect for this project. Buy a variety of beads, seashells and even small, decorative photo flowers and some good quality super glue. Use your imagination and decorate the photo frames with all the great things that you bought. You could even use small beads to write the date of the baby shower, the name of the mom to be and her baby or a beautiful citation about love and giving birth. Of course, you can tell to all the guests that you will send the photos from the baby shower when they become available. This way, the guests will have a great memento of the baby shower: a nice picture and a beautiful, personalized photo frame.

Chocolate truffles are absolutely delicious, and homemade ones are a real treat. You don’t have to worry – making chocolate truffles at home is not at all as hard as it sounds. On the contrary, is pretty easy and fun. You need some good quality dark chocolate, sugar, cream and brandy. For three cups of dark chocolate you need one and a half cups of whipped cream and one of a half sugar. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or on the stove, on a pot. Whip the cold cream with a food processor for a few minutes then start adding the sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until you incorporate it all. After the chocolate cools a little, mix it with the whipped, sweetened cream and a few teaspoons of good quality brandy. Put the composition in the fridge for a few hours. Then, make small chocolate truffles using your fingers. Sprinkle good quality cocoa powder on them and wrap them with some nice wrapping.

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