There were mainly 2 people in charge of throwing the shower and I really wanted to show my appreciation, but how oh how to do that? I went to TJMaxx and thought of a TON of ideas:
(1) a pizza making kit? Sauce, the pan, dough mix, rolling pin
(2) a gardening kit? Gloves, pot, seeds
(3) Baking kit? cupcake pan, recipe book, whisk
The third one was the winner when I thought of my little phrase:
"You helped us bake our bun in the oven, now go bake something of your own!"
So first I bought some ingredients ...
You can easily go with the gender of the baby so that's why I chose the pink spatula and pink cookbook. I spent $5.99 on the cupcake muffin pan, $1.99 on the cookbook, and $1.99 on the spatula. The entire project, therefore, cost $10! : )
Next I wrote a little note. I thought this phrase was too cute and when I thought of it in TJMaxx I literally told myself, "this is so corny that it just might work!"
Finally, a little tape, some tissue paper, and a ribbon = an adorable affordable hostess baby shower gift!