UNNECESSARY CANADIAN DISCLAIMER: I realize many of my readers are not from Canada and are looking at this entire post like it's infested with the misspelling of "favor"... I apologize for any confusion or distress this may cause. (Of course I'm sorry... I'm Canadian. It's what we do.)
I feel as though there have been a lot of babies in my life lately. Reflecting on this reminds me that with babies come baby showers, and with baby showers come blog post content. So, as a treat, here's something short and sweet and super late to be blogged--over a year, to be inexact.
Life doesn't always get blogged the way I think it might. And you know what? Sometimes life doesn't even get lived out the way I think it might. Once in awhile (sometimes more often), either life or your budget slips out of your control, and the extravagant themed-to-the-extreme baby shower you envisioned just isn't possible. But there's no reason it can't still be cute!
I threw together these baby shower favours with one visit to a department store and about ten minutes in total work (for twenty people). The "from our shower to yours" phrase makes me cringe a tiny bit, but people think it's cute, and it's okay to buy into clichés when you're crunched for time. And sometimes you just have to be happy that the colours are matchy matchy to help appease your inner party planner. (I'd say, "I think we've all been there"... but there's a distinct possibility that this is not a universal experience.)
I've seen plenty of "from our shower to yours" themed favours online--usually involving a louffa or some sort of luxurious bath product. However. I was on a tight budget, with tight turnaround time. So, I hit up the classic ivory soap in its innocuous packaging and paired it with a washcloth and a tag. Done. $3.50 for 10 bars of soap, and a package of 5 facecloths for $3. That's $.95 each, folks.
"On the Cheap" is an understatement, but accurate nonetheless. And, look! The colours are matchy matchy with the guest book--which was matchy matchy with the balloons and plates and decor. Let's just call it a win.
Here are the instructions with price breakdown:
Not bad for 95 cents, amiright?! I am envisioning me, in my old age, attending an extravagant event and spouting out, "back in my day, I could make a baby shower favour for under a dollar...."
Yeah... I'm gonna be a weird ol' bag lady. Looking forward to it.
, by Creative Clementine