My best friend was preggo and I needed the cutest favor ever for her baby shower. Here is what I came up with...
printed our handmade labels
m&ms (or other small candy)
cute tray (from around my house)
small bit of fabric (left over from this cute baby room idea)
*I couldn't find empty baby food jars and to be honest I didn't really look to hard once I found full baby food jars for $.33 each! Buy as many jars as you need for each guest to take one home.
*Next, I came up with a basic design for the labels... I knew I wanted the label to look as close to an actual baby food jar label as I could get it. We needed some sort of a barcode and some fun ingredients listed. A dash of mommy, a pinch of daddy a whole lot of love etc...
*I took the design to of my greatest friends Cat (who happens to be the most amazing graphic designer) I gave her my super basic idea and she came up with the labels!!! THEY WERE AMAZING!!!
*Now, I know not everyone has a graphic designer that they can
ask beg to help them out. You can google label templates or just give it a shot on your own! I am sure they will be super cute either way!!
* Next, I simply dumped the baby food out of the jars, took off the original labels and threw those babies in the top rack of my dishwasher!
* Cat printed the labels out several to a page. That's a super easy way to get lots of labels from 3 pieces of paper sooo I cut those apart.
*I broke out a glue stick and (my favie part) a HUGE bag of M&Ms.
*Next step... my mom and I set up shop at the island in the kitchen and just glued the labels on and filled the jars with the candies.
This part was super quick! The glue stick was def the way the go.
*I thought about doing all blue M&Ms since Amy was having a baby boy... but I kind of liked the idea of the splash of color since everything else for the shower was blue and yellow!
*We put the lids on tight and to be honest fell in love with our new creation! My mom and I are pretty crafty but we still love when things come out even better than planned!
*I put our cute little favors on a great tray with some baby friendly fabric and invited our guests to take a sweet treat home with them on their way out :)