I was hosting a baby shower a few weeks ago. I wanted to have something for the guests to take home with them as a thank you for coming to shower the new mommy. I thought I would try to make it something the guests would enjoy, something they could use and of course, something sweet to eat! So I got to thinking…..how about homemade lip balm, some garden seeds and some chocolate dipped oreos. Sounded simple enough! So I got the supplies I needed….and one by one everything came together.
Spring was just starting here in northwest Wisconsin and I know I was dying to get my fingers dirty in the garden soil, so I was pleasantly delighted to buy some flower seeds to put in the favor packets (and of course a few extra for myself) I picked out a variety of flower seeds that are all easy to grow and that grow well in our climate. Such as sunflowers, morning glories, dianthus and zinnias.
I also picked up some plain brown envelopes in the craft section at Walmart and some stickers to decorate the outside of the envelopes. The flower seeds I picked up at the dollar store, 4 packets for a buck.
I made the homemade lip balm. You can get the recipe I used here…. Homemade Lip Balm I chose the flavor of Lemon and Lavender. It seemed cheery and springy to go along with this wonderful time of year.
Then the day before the shower I made chocolate dipped oreos. I also have a link for that recipe. Chocolate Dipped Oreos I placed 2 chocolate dipped oreos in a sandwich baggie for each party favor envelope.
Next it was onto decorating the envelopes. The fun part! I just put a few stickers on them and wrote a big “Thank You” Nothing out of hand but just cutesy them up a bit!
Getting everything to fit was tight, but with a friends help, we got all the envelopes stuffed! They turned out really cute. I was really hoping everyone liked them and found them useful and delicious! These are super cute for baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, and anniversary parties alike. They give a little extra personal flair to the thank you! They would even be nice for let’s say Easter packets for your work crew, or just a special “Thank You.” Use your imagination and enjoy!