Party favors can be just about anything. Candy, bath salts, small toys – they can all be tied up in a cellophane bag to make cute party favors for a birthday or even a baby shower. A party favor is just a small gift – or several of them – given to guests as a “thank-you” for their time and presents. It’s nice to create a particular theme for the party favors, especially if the favor is for a baby shower. The challenge is to create a party favor that has a baby theme but is a suitable gift for someone without a baby.
A bath fizzie is an indulgent thing. Made to look like a small ball the fizzie is dropped into a nice, warm bath to make it even more inviting. The soothing feel and aroma of the bath fizzie is a gift any woman would love. Use one to make a fake baby rattle party favor and your guests will never forget it!
You can purchase any color of bath fizzie to make a party favor. They come in pastel colors of pink, blue, green and yellow as well as many other colors. The size and color of the bath fizzie doesn’t matter but the way it’s packaged does. You’ll need to purchase ones that are wrapped individually. If the fizzie is not wrapped alone use ordinary plastic wrap to cover it.
Cut a pipe cleaner in half to make the handle for the fake baby rattle. Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner to make an oval shape. The two ends that are sticking out from the oval should each be about an inch long.
Spread the two ends apart to accommodate the bath fizzie. Add a little hot glue to the “v” shape of the pipe cleaner ends and position them on opposite sides of the bath fizzie. Hold in place until the glue sets. One pipe cleaner will make two baby rattle handles. For the best look use pipe cleaners that match the color of the bath fizzie.
Cut a piece of ribbon and tie it around the baby rattle. Tie it just below the bath fizzie and tie it so that it covers the ends of the pipe cleaners somewhat. Place each baby rattle in a cellophane bag, along with other baby-theme candies or gifts, to give out as party favors.
Instead of a bath fizzie you can use a rubber ball, a jawbreaker, a large, round gumball, a Styrofoam ball or something similar. The cute baby rattle party favors will definitely get smiles from the recipients!