14 November 2010

autumn baby shower: cocoa favors

Are you tired of baby shower posts yet? I tell you, I had so much fun putting this party together, I want to share every little piece! After this one, we'll take a little break. I have some other things I'd like to share with you. Plus, the two other shower-related posts I'd like to do involve work that has yet to be done.

Since I was making cocoa mix for the hot cocoa bar (Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate mixed with an equal volume of powdered milk), I knew it would be easy to make a little bit more for favors. As a bonus, it would allow me to make little cellophane packages with card stock labels--something I've wanted to do for a very long time.

The cellophane bags were filled with 1/3 cup cocoa mix, folded over to the appropriate size, and stapled. The labels were printed in one piece, folded, and stapled to cover the cellophane folds. The onesie then covered the staple visible on the front side of the label, and was held in place by the clothespin. A tiny little twine bow (twine from Bella Creationz) provided the finishing touch.

Inspiration for the text was found here, and for the clothespin accessory here on Make & Takes, one of my favorite blogs. It was easy to make the favors match the invitations:
  • Match the label card stock with the invitation card stock
  • Use the same fonts (Desyrel and Bebas Neue)
  • Cut some more cute little green onesies
Putting them together was so fun! This will definitely be my go-to favor style for future parties.