At our church, in our ward we have had three sets of twins born since Thanksgiving. Two of the moms had baby showers. But one mom, Denae, did not have a shower. Her babies were born on New Years day, and they were 4-5 weeks early taking everyone by surprise! The babies, both boys, did not come home for a couple of weeks and even then they did not make their public debut for weeks. But the time had come for Denae’s baby shower for her twin boys. I did a “Rubber Duck” theme, using blues and yellow.
A sign greeted people as they arrived.
A table was set out with antique glass luncheon plates, a milk bottle glasses and a “nut cup” with blue chocolate sixlets and yellow duck candies. A duck napkin accented yellow plasticware wrapped in a yellow napkin.
The centerpiece was a glass bowl on glass blocks. Blue glass gravel covered the bottom of the bowl and glass bubbles were set around a rubber duck. Decorative accents in blue and yellow were behind the table and hanging above the table.
Daffodils in skinny glass vases with blue gravel and yellow ducks accented the mantlepiece.
The rubber duckies (small ones) were ordered from http://www.partycity.com.
The one large rubber duck was ordered from http://www.TinToyArcade.com.
The nut cup had a mix of chocolate and yellow duck candy.
The blue ducky candy mix I made from mixing: mini milk chocolate balls in navy blue, azure blue and light blue and yellow (sweet tart) candy ducks. All were ordered from http://www.candywarehouse.com.
My dining room table was the setting for gifts. It was decorated with a coordinating centerpiece, flowers and balloons.
The baby ducks floated in a large glass bowl with blue water. They were surrounded by yellow roses and accent balloons. Duck and bubble confetti accented the area around the centerpiece.
The shower was a breakfast brunch in which we served breakfast casseroles, muffins, yogurt fruit parfaits and fruit kabobs.
A choice of beverages included water with lemon, or milk, or an assortment of “yellow” drinks; orange juice, orange juice and mango, or pineapple orange banana drink.
And of course there were little yellow ducks swimming in each drink…
For the take home favor I made blue bubble bath and designed coordinating labels and tags. But then I also happened to find on the internet the chocolate yellow ducks…so I couldn’t resist. They were the final touch to the yellow duck baby shower. Here’s a link to the label (Rubber Duck Favor Label for Bubble bath .doc format or Rubber Duck Favor bubble bath label pdf format) and tag (Rubber Duck Favor Baby Shower tags .doc format or Rubber Duck Favor Baby Shower tags pdf format (look in your download file for the word document-.doc format). I have made the tags generic so anyone can use them (no name or date).
The Palmer Chocolate Ducks were on sale and ordered from http://www.boscovs.com/store/homepage.html.
(Update 2015: The above link is no longer helpful but the Palmer Chocolate Ducks can be found at: http://www.dollartree.com/Palmer-Candy-Quax-Milk-Flavored-Candy-Ducks/p297497/index.pro)
I ordered them around Easter time so they might be seasonal.
The Bubble Bath Favors
I have had so many ask where I got the bubble bath…
I actually made the bubble bath…it is not hard to do. Here’s how you do it:
I ordered the following supplies from: http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com
I ordered the following;
–4 oz Clear Round Bullet Plastic Bottle 20/410 item number 1ZA0138R0341339827
–20/410 White Smooth Disc Top Cap item number 1ZA0138R0341339827
–1 gallon Bubble Bath – Clear 1ZA0138R0341339827
–Stained Glass Ocean Blue Soap Color Bar (to color the bubble bath-just used a small portion of the color bar)item number 1ZA0138R0341339827
–Baby* Fragrance Oil 675 (for fragrance) item number 1ZA0138R0341339827
I heated the bubble bath in a double boiler slightly and broke off pieces of the color bar and dissolved (by stirring) in the bubble bath until I got the color I wanted. Added the fragrance a little at a time until I got the fragrance strength I wanted. I then poured the bubble bath into the plastic bottles and capped them.
I also made the label and glued onto each bottle. Added the tag I made and voila! A very personal shower favor!
Label in pdf format: Rubber Duck Favor bubble bath label pdf format
Label can be downloaded in .doc format Rubber Duck Favor Label for Bubble bath .doc format
Tag in pdf format: Rubber Duck Favor Baby Shower tags pdf format (generic format-no name or date).
Tag in .doc format: Rubber Duck Favor Baby Shower tags .doc format