Baby Shower Favors: Teacup Succulents

I don’t know about you, friends, but I always have a hard time coming up with ideas party favors. I want to give guests a sweet memento of our time spent together that’s both sentimental and useful…which is a tricky combination! As many of you know, last weekend I helped throw a baby shower for my bestie, Erin. These are the favors I created for guests to take home…what do you think?


Teacup Succulent Party Favors

Erin loves the outdoors, wildflowers, and plants, so I thought it would be fun to give each guest a little succulent. Of course, I needed a fun presentation for them, so I decided to plant them in tea cups!

Baby Shower Favors

– tea cups
– succulents
– potting soil
– {optional} card stock printables, hole punch, and string

Cost per favor: approx $4

I found the tea cups at the local Goodwill, where they cost just 19 cents a piece. That’s right, NINETEEN CENTS. Less than a quarter per cup. They weren’t all the same, but that didn’t matter in the least…in fact, I liked the different looks better than if they were all matching. The plants themselves were a little more than $3 each at Walmart. We already had soil.

Teacup Succulent Favor

I wanted to add a little something to the favors that would remind guests to think about and pray for Erin and her baby every time they saw the plant in their home. So, I came up with a short poem encouraging them to do just that. How convenient for me that “prayer” rhymes with “Claire”! If you’re doing this for a shower, you’ll obviously need to tweak the wording a bit, but feel free to use the idea!

Baby Shower Teacup Favors

Once I printed out a dozen copies of the poem, I cut them apart, punched a hole in each one, and tied them to the handles of the tea cups.

Planted Succulent Favors

Then, the day of the party, we incorporated them into the decorations, placing some on the food table, some on the mantle, some on end tables, and just about anywhere else that needed a little something. Then, guests took them home when the shower was over. Everyone seemed to love them, and they all ended up getting claimed…in the end, I didn’t even have one left for myself. Although, considering my “black thumb” with potted plants, that’s probably a good thing. I didn’t actually buy the plants until Friday for the shower on Saturday because I was afraid if I did it too early in the week, they wouldn’t last in my house. I’m sure everyone else is having no trouble keeping them alive, though, and I love thinking that they are a visible reminder to pray for Erin and for Claire as her arrival gets closer by the day!

Teacup Succulent Party Favors

What do you think, friends? Is this a favor you’d love to give and/or receive?

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