Baby Bottle Favor Ideas

by SamanthaRob

Are you looking for favor ideas for a baby shower? Try one of these variations with baby bottles for something adorable and cute.

Throwing a baby shower is a lot of work, but it's also a lot of fun. Deciding on the theme, putting together decorations, and coming up with interesting games is only part of what you're responsible for as a baby shower host. You must also come up with favors to thank the guest for coming.

What kind of favors should you give? How can you be unique instead of giving the same thing everyone else gives? How can you make sure it still pertains to babies in some way, shape, or form?

Baby Bottle Favors

Incorporating baby gear into the favors is a great way to keep the gifts connected to the shower theme. However, handing out a bunch of baby bottles to guests is kind of strange. What's the chances that any of the guests have their own babies at that time and will use the bottles, let alone all of them?

Don't discount baby bottles yet. It's all in the presentation. What else will go with those baby bottle favors?

Fill Them with Candy!

Use the baby bottles as a vehicle for something sweet, candy! Everybody loves candy. Instead of just handing out baggies with candy, fill up a small baby bottle with colorful candies or chocolates and tie a ribbon around the top to make baby bottle favors.

If you're not interested in doing this yourself, you can purchase a kit to make them. Wilton makes a great baby shower favor kit below.

Baby bottle make cheap baby shower favors because all you need is bottles, candy to fill them, and ribbon to tie around the top. You can add other accents as well.

How to Make Baby Bottle Favors

First, you will need to gather your supplies. Here is what you will need:

  • baby bottles
  • candies
  • ribbon
  • labels and other crafts are optional

You can find these materials at your local supermarket and craft store, or you can find the products you need below.

You can purchase real bottles, but they can get expensive, especially if you have a lot to buy. Below Amazon sells a variety of small plastic bottles designed for baby shower favors.

Plastic Baby Bottles

Baby Shower Party Favor 4-Pack: Blue Bottles

Unique has a large variety of party favors, decorations and table ware for all ages and all occasions. This package contains 4 baby Shower Favors: 3-1/21" bottle with pink or ...

$1.99  $1.00
4-1/2" Pink Lid Baby Bottle Shower Favors 24-pcs pkg

Plastic Pink Baby Bottle Baby Shower Favor Use these 4-1/2" pink baby girl bottles for baby shower favors, or to dress up your baby gift packages! These 4-1/2" bottles will ...

Only $7.86
Plastic Mini Baby Bottles with Blue Cap for Baby Shower Favors, Cake Decorations & Baby Gift ...

Plastic Mini Baby Bottles for Baby Shower Favors, Cake Decorations & Baby Gift Decorations 36pcs 3 Packages of 12 Pcs)

Only $10.98


You can fill the bottles with just about any candy you want, but I prefer M&Ms. They are the perfect size, colorful, and chocolate. Chocolate is usually a preference among crowds. 

You can use regular sized M&Ms, or you can use mini M&Ms. Mini M&Ms are especially good for smaller bottles. If the baby shower is around Easter time, look for pastel colored M&Ms or other candies. Pastels go best at baby showers because they match the decor.

M&Ms come in so many different flavors these days. You can offer a variety and label each bottle. This way, everyone can get their favorite flavor like peanut butter or dark chocolate.

Baby Bottle Favors

Fill your bottles with M&Ms.
M&M's Milk Chocolate Minis Candy, 12-Ounce Packages (Pack of 6)

M&M's milk chocolate minis candy, 12-ounce packages (pack of 6) are itsy bitsy mini M&M's that are perfect for pouring these lovely little candies straight into your mouth!

$32.76  $27.95
M&M's Dark Chocolate with Peanut Candy, 12.6-Ounce Packages (Pack of 6)

M and M Dark Chocolate with Peanut Candy comes in 12.6 ounce package. Enjoy a nutty crunch covered in rich dark chocolate with MSM'S Dark Chocolate Peanut Candies. Among the ...

$26.60  $26.04
M&M's Peanut Butter Candy, 1.63-Ounce Bags (Pack of 24)

Looking for something a little different under the shell? Get the dish on creamy, crunchy M&M's Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies.

$29.99  $15.49
M&M's Milk Chocolate Mini's, 1.08-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 24)

M&M's Mini Milk Chocolate Candies are America's favorite milk chocolate candies.

$24.99  $17.95
M&M's Dark Chocolate Candy, 19.2-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4)

M and M Dark Chocolate Candy comes in 19.2 ounce package. Contains calories 210, Total fat 10 g, Calcium 2 percent and iron 4 percent. Serving Size 1.5 ounce. Among the ...

$21.77  $20.40

Labels and the Finishing Touches

This is where you can get creative. You can design labels on the computer and print them out. Include such things as:

  • Baby's name (if it's known)
  • It's a Boy(Girl)!
  • Bible verse
  • Cute Phrase
  • Type of candies inside
  • Parents' names

These are just a few suggestions. You don't need to use them all and you can certainly add your own ideas. Also, put a design on the labels that matches the theme of the party such as a rattle, flowers, etc. Is it a jungle theme? Put monkeys on the bottle labels. Is it a Pooh Bear theme? Add Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger to the bottles. You can even have a character designate each M&M flavor if you have more than one. You get the idea.

If you're more artistic than computer skilled, you can write on the labels yourself and/or hand paint them. People are always impressed with handmade things like labels. If you have a lot of people helping, this step won't be so bad. If you're doing it yourself and there are a lot of guests, you're probably better off using the computer to save time.

Tie a ribbon around the top and set a bottle on each place setting. Or, put the bottles in a pretty basket with cloth inside and instruct the guests to pick up a bottle favor as they walk out the door. Don't forget to thank them for coming!

Updated: 03/05/2012, SamanthaRob
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Rose on 12/04/2015

Putting M&Ms in a baby bottle for a shower is a sweet idea!

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