Baby J’s Baby Shower Guest Gifts

We tend to spoil our niece a little bit.  We spoil her brothers, too.  Not to leave any doubt, we would love to spoil more nieces and nephews if they lived closer and we actually saw them.  But we rarely do.  You know how that works – life gets in the way.  So, back on topic, we threw a shower for Baby J.  For a variety of reasons, this was the only shower for Baby J.  Who knew that it was hard to get a venue for a shower??!!  Apparently, the very second you conceive you need to book the room for the baby shower.  Geez!


We did find a locale thankfully – and for the date we wanted too!  Mom- and Dad-to-be gave us a list of invitees.  I had to make an Ellie the elephant invitation – how many baby showers will we get to throw?!!  Then it was time to come up with gifts for the guests who attend the shower.  Hmm.  I asked my Facebook friends – what did they think??  After much deliberation, mug rugs and microwave cozies were the winners.

Guest Mug Rugs


Mug Rug, mug and coffee/tea/hot chocolate

I had a slew of batik rectangles made for a quilt that we didn’t finish.  Of course, we didn’t get rid of the fabric or the pieces we started!  Voila – 11 mug rugs.  We picked up an eclectic bunch of mugs and bowls – rather Friends-ish, if you will.  Add those cute mugs and a selection of k-cups, flavored tea or hot chocolate – wrap it up and done.


Microwave cozies require special batting – all cotton everything or it might catch fire.  Who knew?!?!?!  So we researched and found ‘microwave’ friendly batting, cute fabric and COTTON thread.  We spent a day and evening creating these but I think they turned out well.  Our trial version in Cub fabric got snagged up by Tom, and Jenny loved her own special version:


Jenny picked dots – Tom picked Cubs

Guest Cozies

Here are some of the guest cozies.  We did have bowls in other colors but these were handy for the photo shoot:


The cozies are reversible

We added a bag of flavored popcorn in a cellophane bag (caramel/cheese, cheese, plain or white cheddar) to the package.  Then we wrapped this in a bigger cellophane bag, added a cute tag and that was it.  Here the cozies are waiting to be wrapped and the first one wrapped:


We used the two gray baby quilts for decoration along with some small onesies, boxes of diapers wrapped like blocks and small stuffed animals.  Here is a peek before the shindig started:

Marcy asked me how we made our cozies, so I share some specific details on that soon – hopefully by Saturday if I can get my act together.  Thanks for asking, Marcy! ~smile~


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6 Responses

  1. smilesfromkate says:

    Baby showers have just been taking off the last few years across in the UK and I’ve only been to one. it was hosted by the mother to be’s mother and was in her own home, great fun but no gifts for the attendees, I guess we are behind again, like the cows tail.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Kate! I don’t know that there is a shower police! You can have a shower any way you want. We are both crafty so it only made sense to make some easy takeaway gifts. We wanted to have it at our house as well, but when it grew to 30+ people that was just too darn many. I hope you try the cozies – they are a cinch to make and I love using it. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Pam says:

    Wow! Baby shower extraordinaire!

  3. Gretchen says:

    I guess I’m out of date. I didn’t know the hostesses were supposes to make gifts to give the attendees. I thought baby showers were to bring gifts to the new baby. That’s nice you were willing to do all the extra work.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Gretchen! It wasn’t all that much, and it was kind of fun – especially coming up with the ideas of what to make. We just wanted it nice for her. ~smile~

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