I am looking for an autumn-themed baby shower favor, and I found this online today:I have a favor idea I always use for harvest time showers: it's "Harvest Tea Loaf" and it's made with Gerber Squash. I buy a jar for each guest, print the recipe on cards with autumn leaf graphics and tie with raffia to the jar lid. Place them all in a pretty basket filled with silk red, orange and yellow maple leaves.
3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup shortening 2 eggs A 7 1/2 oz. jar Gerber Squash 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 3/4 tsp. slat 1/2 tsp. each - cinnamon, cloves 1/3 cup each - chopped nuts and dates
Cream shortening and sugar until light. Add eggs, one at a time, then squash, beating well between. Sift dry ingredients and mix into shortening/squash mixture. Stir in nuts and dates. Turn batter into a greased 9x5x3 pan. Bake @ 350 for about 1 hour.
I've done/ had done for us:
boxes of animal crackers, cocoa mix with dipped pretzels- chocolate themed shower, bags of custom candies, mix cd's of songs involving the word baby- hilarious and horrible songs! obviously the best