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HELP, Need Favor Ideas
January 20, 2009 at 3:10 PM

We are having a Tea Party themed baby shower for my SIL. I need some ideas for favors. We already know of the tea bag one where you label it with "A Baby is Brewing", but we want more ideas.  Thanks.


  • staceykt22
    January 20, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    At my friend's baby shower, she head paper cones (scrapbooking paper) with ribbons tied around the top and candy filled tulle inide.  They were really cute and simple.  It would go great together with the tea bags.  good luck!

  • sewmama1990
    January 20, 2009 at 6:55 PM

    1. Fortune Cookies

    1 egg white
    1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 pinch salt
    1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
    1/4 cup white sugar

    Write your fortunes on strips of paper about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.

    Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

    Grease a cookie sheet with a thin coat of butter.

    Mix the egg white and vanilla until foamy but not stiff.

    Sift the flour, salt, and sugar, and blend into the egg white mixture.

    Put teaspoonfuls of the batter about 4 inches apart on the cookie sheet. With the back of a spoon, smooth the batter into round shapes, making sure the batter is as even as possible. Don’t make too many at first — these cookies have to be hot in order to form them. When they cool off, it’s too late! Start with about 6, to see how many you can do.

    Bake the cookies for 5 minutes or until they look golden on the edges (the middles normally look pretty pale). Prepare more cookies on another buttered cookie sheet while the first batch is baking!

    When you take them out of the oven, use a wide spatula to put the cookies upside down on a wooden board. Quickly put the fortune in the middle of the cookie and fold the cookie in half. Fold cookie in half one more time, then place folded cookies into a muffin tin to cool. Yum!


    You are such a special friend! I’m so ‘fortune-ate’ to have you in my life!

    Good friends deserve good fortune! I predict much good fortune to come your way!

    In life, there are old friends and those who are new, but true friends like us are so very few.

    Your overwhelming kindness brings you the beauty and success you so deserve.

    Congratulations! You did it! Good fortune has surely come your way and you deserve it!

    Your talent, skill and dedication will lead you to one success after another. Go out and celebrate!

    Due to your overwhelming kindness, good fortune will surely come your way. Thank you!

    I’m so ‘fortune-ate’ to have you! Thanks for all that you’ve done!

    A heart that loves is always young.

    Thanks for celebrating with us. May good fortune bless your life.

    2. Jars w/favorite candy

    in them (jars can be bought at the dollartree for $1)


     Address labels with each guests address on them


    Goodies in a jar

    Chocolate Chip Fudge Cookie Mix

    1 cup all-purpose flour

    1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    1-1/4 cups rolled oats

    1 chocolate bar -- (5.5 ounce)

    1/2 cup white sugar

    1/2 cup brown sugar

    1/2 cup chopped nuts

    1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

    1. Dry ingredients are layered in a jar and given, along with directions, as a gift. Use a funnel that has a 2-inch opening, to layer nicely in jar. With wire whisk, mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Pour into jar, pack down level with heavy object.

    2. Mix oatmeal in a blender. Grate chocolate bar and mix into the oatmeal. Pack on top of flour in jar.

    3. Add white sugar and pack down. Add brown sugar and pack down. Layer chopped nuts on top of brown sugar. Finish layering jar with mini or regular chocolate chips until even with the top (no more than 1/2 cup).

    4. Use scissors to cut a 9 inch-diameter circle from calico. Place over lid and secure with rubber band. Tie on a raffia or ribbon bow to cover rubber band.

    5. Label and store in a cool dry place away from a heat source so condensation and clumping does not occur.

    6. Attach this recipe to the jar:

    Chocolate Chip Fudge Cookie

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    1. Spoon chocolate chips and nuts into small bowl, set aside.

    2. Spoon brown and white sugar into mixing bowl.

    3. Add the following:

    1/2 cup margarine or butter, cream well.

    1 egg

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla

    Mix well. Pour oatmeal and flour mixture from jar into bowl, mix thoroughly.

    Roll into walnut size balls, place on slightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 min.


    Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar

    1 c. brown sugar

    1/3 c. granulated sugar

    1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour

    1 tsp. baking soda

    1 tsp. cinnamon

    3 c. quick rolled oats

    Place the mixture in a pretty jar or airtight container and include the following gift tag:

    Oatmeal Cookies

    1 package Oatmeal Cookie Mix

    1-1/4 c. butter, softened

    1 egg

    1 tsp. vanilla

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, vanilla and egg. Add the oatmeal cookie mix and blend well. Drop cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes. Cool for one minute and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.


    Snickerdoodles in a Jar

    2-3/4 c. all-purpose flour

    1/4 tsp. salt

    1 tsp. baking soda

    2 tsp. cream of tarter

    1-1/2 c. sugar

    Place the mixture in a pretty jar or airtight container and include the following gift tag:


    1 package Snickerdoodle Mix

    1 c. butter, softened

    2 eggs

    1/2 c. sugar

    1 T. cinnamon

    Preheat oven to 355 degrees. In a large mixing bowl on low speed, cream together butter and eggs until smooth, adding one egg at a time. Add the snickerdoodle mix and continue to beat mixture until a dough is formed. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Arrange on ungreased cookie sheets 2 inches apart and bake for 16-18 minutes. Cool on wire racks.


    Brownie Mix

    2-1/4 cups sugar

    2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa

    1/2 cup chopped pecans

    1/2 cup chocolate chips

    1-1/4 cups flour

    1 tsp. baking powder

    1/4 tsp. salt


    Pour sugar into a clean one quart jar with screw-top lid. Press down firmly. Add cocoa powder and press down firmly. Pour in chopped pecans, making sure pecans are evenly layered in the jar, then pour in chocolate chips. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Pour into jar and seal.

    Attach the following directions to the jar: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Empty mix into large bowl. Use your hands to mix thoroughly. Add 3/4 cup softened butter or margarine and 4 slightly beaten eggs. Mix until completely blended with spoon. Spread batter into a greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until set. Cool in pan. 24 brownies

    5. Monogrammed Stationary set

  • artC1s
    by artC1s
    January 20, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Check out this link! There were lots of interesting ideas that go along with your theme.


  • shortcake1978
    January 21, 2009 at 12:11 PM

      thank you

  • babybuds
    March 3, 2010 at 10:37 PM


        Go to this groups homepage then click on baby shower, then click on Baby Buds.  Baby Buds are Rose Buds made out of baby sock.  You or I can get a tea pot for each table and make a flower arrangement in the pot using the baby buds.  At the end of the shower each person sitting at the table can take one rose bud home. You can add a tag with whatever you want it to say.

    you can go to my websit:  CELEBRATEMOMENTS.WEBS.COM

    Maybe this can help you.

    ~Baby Buds~


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