My friend didn't really like the idea of your traditional pink and blue to represent the boy and girl she was having. This information, however, wasn't shared with her other two friends. So when I discovered this little fact (after her friends bought all this pink and blue stuff) I had to alter my color scheme a bit. Which, let me tell you, trying to keep a very pregnant woman and two other people I hardly know happy, is no easy task.
My compromise was to have pink and blue items inside the bags but the bags themselves would be earth toned. The outcome wasn't so bad.
I'm a fan of themes. They provide direction and focus for me. Of course this is not to say I don't go overboard with a theme :) For this baby shower I went for a spa theme. Each bag contained 5 items
- Bath salts
- Bath Fizz ball
- Tissue holder (ok not spa themed but they are so cute)
- Rubber ducky
For this post I would like to share with you the soap that I made using a soap brick, dye, and animal molds. You first need to melt your soap in either a double boiler or in the microwave. I used a double boiler because it was going to take me a while to mix the dyes correctly and I needed the soap to remain hot.
Once the soap was in a liquid state, I poured in soap dye to change the color of the soap from white to pinkish and blueish.
Stayed tuned for Party Favors - Part 2 Bath Salts.