Party Favor Cups... Great to hold mini
candies or nuts
be a take-home gift for guests
these adorable party favors and
get ready for oooohs and aaaaahs
from all the guests at the baby shower!
also make wonderful mementos
at baby's christenings, too.
unique party favor was created by a great group of ladies
that have been meeting once a week for years crafting
items for their children, homes, schools, parties and
gifts. Eventually their children grew-up but these ladies
continued to meet... the crafts changed to sewing projects...
and now for the rest of the story in Diane Puckette's
own words: "We used to call our night out Stitching
Night, then I'm afraid we started calling it Stichin/Bitchin
Nite... then I got a hot tub which we use some nights
when we met and my kids started calling it "Stitchin
Bitchin Swimming Women" and it kind of stuck...
cocktail-sized napkins and fold down the corner about 3/4ths
of the way to the opposite corner and press down. Fold the
side pieces until it resembles a diaper. Pull up the bottom
piece and pin with a small-sized gold safety pin. Melt paraffin
wax (found in the grocery store) in a double boiler (or
use two slightly different sizes of old saucepans). Use
metal tongs to hold the diaper by the back side and dip
in the wax thoroughly coating all surfaces. Gently shake
off excess melted wax and stand the diaper up on a wax-paper
lined cookie sheet. The diapers take about 20 minutes to
dry. Fill with peanuts or mints and listed to all those
oohs and aaahs!
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Homemade Baby Food
Making your own baby food gives you the distinct advantage of controlling what goes into your baby's sensitive tummy. You determine how much, if any, sugar and spices your baby gets. Even when found on sale for as low as 50 cents per jar, producing your own is a much less expensive alternative to ready made. Making baby food is actually very simple with a few simple tools: a blender, food processor, baby food grinder or similar machine, a steamer or boiling pot, ice cube trays, and a few minutes of your time.
Baby Wipes Recipe
(fun thing to have
for a baby shower)
Make a corsage for the mommy-to-be to wear at the
baby shower or make a bouquet of flowers for the nursery.