DIY: Baby Shower Favors

Ok, all of you BFF’s to a mama-to-be…need a quick and easy DIY baby shower favor idea?  Well here you go!  This will make your guests think that you were hard at work ALL DAY in the kitchen baking up this fabulous cheesecake but actually there is a shortcut.

What you need:

4oz or 8oz jelly jars


Philadelphia ready-to-eat cheesecake filling

Mini chocolate chips

Mix cheesecake filling with mini choclate chip or mix-in of your choice


1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

1/4 cup finely chopped almonds

1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

3/4 cup finely chopped vanilla wafers

2 tablespoons melted butter

2 tablespoons sugar

Mix together the above items to make “the crust”.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of the crust mixture into the jelly jars.  Fill jars with cheesecake filling.  Sprinkle the top of the cheesecake mixture with a pinch of the crust and close them up!  Finish off with a cute decorative label, a wooden spoon and some coordinating twine…tah-dah!  Serve em’ up.

Do you have a quick and easy DIY recipe or project that would be great for a baby shower?  Please share…we want to hear all about it.


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    For my baby shower, my friend and I came up with the idea of little eggs in a nest. The decorations she came up with are pretty and whimsical with little birds everywhere.

    Since it’s Easter season, we grabbed a bunch of Cadbury Mini Eggs. We’re putting some shredded kraft paper in a small clear treat sack (the “nest”), dropping a handful off eggs in and tying them up with ribbon. Easy, cheap, and adorable.

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    Shower or not, these look so delicious! I’d make these for fun and just keep them in the fridge for a quick dessert! Are you kidding!?!?!?! Does someone want to make these for me now? And bring them to my office? I’m drooling.

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    This is a great idea! I have so many baby showers coming up this summer and fall {including my own}. Thanks for a little inspiration!

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    Thanks for this. I agree, favors that are handmade are much more special and much more indicative of our appreciation for our guests.

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    How long can these be out of the fridge? Most showers the favors are out on the tables and the shower lasts a couple of hours. Would this be safe to eat? They sound incredibly delicious!

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