Yesterday was Earnee's Motown themed baby shower that I was a co-host for. Everything came together really well and turned out cute. Chavella did a great job with the decorations, Tiffany planned fun party games, Yuko took care of picking up the cake and the catered soul food and I made punch and cornbread as well as party favors.
Since Earnee's favorite color is yellow we decided to use a yellow color scheme with some silver for added glamour. To keep with the theme I thought it would be neat to mold yellow candy music notes for the favors.
Molding candy is pretty easy. Personally, I like to use squeeze bottles to keep things simple. You can put the candy melts right into the bottle and pop it into the microwave on low heat to melt. It's important to use a bottle that is meant for this purpose so the plastic won't melt. Once the candy was melted I squeezed it into cavity of the mold. After filling it up the back looks a little uneven but a few light taps of the mold on the counter makes the candy distribute evenly in the mold and smoothes everything out. To speed up the candy hardening I put it in the fridge on a level surface. Once the candy cools it is simple to gently pop the candy out of the mold.
To package the candy I slipped them into a clear favor bags. Using a yellow ribbon I tied one knot around the top of the bag, placed a silver pipe cleaner on top of the knot and then tied a second knot with the yellow ribbon. I trimmed the ends of the ribbon on a slant and created curls with the pipe cleaner by twisting it around a marker.
The favors were simple and inexpensive to make and reflected the glitzy Motown theme. I like how they turned out and was happy that they were a hit with all the ladies at the party.