Marshmallow Pops

marshmallow pop favors

I made these marshmallow pops for my friend Christine’s baby shower.  She and her husband, Michael, are expecting their first baby.  It’s a boy and I’m so excited for them!  I was so happy to be part of the group of girls throwing the shower. We worked well as team and put together a lovely shower that I hope Christine and her guests all enjoyed!  I was in charge of decorations while Ji was in charge of food.  A crazy part of me wanted to do it all because I’m insane like that and tend to put more on my plate than I should.  I’m so glad the girls convinced me that decorations and shopping was going to be more than enough to do.  (Whew!)

Christine and Michael are avid hikers and love the great outdoors.  They mentioned that they wanted to decorate the nursery in a “woods” theme.  I knew this was the direction I wanted to go.  At the time I didn’t know how difficult it was to find baby related woodland themed goods. There were tons of safari baby things with giraffes, elephants and lions and of course sports related goods.  I quickly learned that the lack of creative options was probably the reason why a lot of baby showers have generic “baby” themes.  We charged on – making most of the decorations by hand.  It was fun and I can’t wait to throw the next baby shower.  Woothoo! (I think I need atleast 3-6 months to recover though.)

Here are some pictures from the shower:

hand-stitched raccoons

Like I said...it's real hard to find woodland critters...so bust out your needle and thread and start stitching!

   

hand-stitched owls

While you're at it - stitch up some owls too. I love the herb plant from Trader Joe's. It definitely added a "woodsy" element.

 You can find the kits to make these stitched felt animals at Michaels.  They also carry kits to make bears as well. 

woodland baby shower collage

I love the idea of signing a book for the baby. It's a baby shower - gotta have the onesie clothes line!

To wrap the water bottle, peel off the original label first.  Use that label as a guide to measure and cut out paper to cover the bottles.  I used double sided tape to attach the labels.  I then used double sided tape to add the owl and raccoon to the bottle.

The napkins and bamboo forks are eco-friendly.  I also found bamboo spoons, eco-friend solo cups and plates at Party City.  They all matched the woodland color theme and I was just in love with the bamboo forks and spoons!  They’re reusable which is great!!

woodland animal diaper cake

One of the other girls make the diaper cake (Yay for Sally) and I helped decorate it. The squirrel and birds are from Michaels.

woodland baby shower food

I love the wood serving plates and the fondue pot was a hit! (Pictured in the bottom left is Ji - the girl behind the food & delicious gourmet gelato!

tiramisu, chocolate basil and almond pear gelato

I really need to look into getting a gelato maker! YUM!! I'll have to ask Ji to share her recipes!

 Okay….How to make these super easy Marshmallow Pop favors:

Ingredients:

1 bag of large marshmallows

1 bag of candy melts (color or flavor of your choice) You can find this at Michaels or Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts

Sprinkles and M&Ms

6 inch lollipop sticks

Foam or Styrofoam block

bags and ribbon, optional

Directions:

  • Stick the lollipop about half way through the marshmallow and set aside.  (make as many as you will need – I made 24 for the baby shower)
  • Fill a coffee mug about halfway with candy melts.  Heat according to directions on bag.  (I heated it up at 50% power for about 1 min. then at 30 sec intervals until candy melts are melted and smooth)  Make sure to stir between heating.  I use a coffee mug because it retains heat and it’s deep enough for me to dip the marshmallow in. 
  • Dip the marshmallow straight down into the candy melt, about half way down.  When I lift the marshmallow I slightly twist the lollipop so that the excess candy melt wraps around the top.
  • Quickly sprinkle with decorative sprinkles and top with a M&M. Stick into a foam block to dry.
  • You can wrap them up individually if you wish.

I also made marshmallow pops for Valentine’s Day.  You can check them out here.

marshmallow pop bouquet

Check out the marshmallow pop "bouquet"!

christine's woodland baby shower

Gotta pose with the honorary owls and raccoons!

michael and christine

They are going to be such great parents! Congratulations Michael & Christine!

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18 comments

  1. Christine says:

    Thanks, Quyen, for all your hard work! I am so touched and grateful to you and the girls for throwing such a delightful baby shower! I loved it, my husband (who hates baby showers and was planning to bail) loved it, and we were all wow-ed by all the cute little details and thoughtful touches you gals incorporated into that special afternoon. Thanks again, Quyen! xoxo

  2. kitchenrunway says:

    Rachel: Thanks girl!! I know – I had no idea that craft stores carried them either. Those kits saved my life!

    Christine: You are so welcome – it was truly our pleasure! We all love you and are so happy to be part of such an exciting chapter of your life. We can’t wait to shower your baby with lots of love!! xoxo! (haa,haa I love that Michael stuck around – after protesting that baby shower were….well you know… =)

    Alice: Thank you!!! It was so good to see you last weekend. I hope you enjoyed your short trip that was filled with babies, babies and more babies! Take care!!

  3. Kori says:

    Wow, what an amazing shower! The food and decorations all look amazing!!! You are very talented :) And those marshmallow pops are adorable too!

  4. Priscilla - She's Cookin' says:

    OMG, the whole party is soooo adorable! You did a fantastic job and what a wonderful day you all must have had. Congrats on the Top 9 – those marshmallow pops are so cute. My daughter – who’s 19 :) LOVES the blue owls!

  5. kitchenrunway says:

    Kori and Sara: Thank you so much! We had fun putting together all of the little details!

    Priscilla: Thank you! I was pretty surprised about Top 9 – it was my first! So glad your daughter loves the owl! You’ll have to make her one soon! :)

  6. Sarah Strauss says:

    I was looking for ideas for a diaper cake for my friend and
    stumbled upon your site. I love the woodland creature theme and was
    wondering where did you find the racoon and owl stickers for the
    labels and such?

  7. kitchenrunway says:

    Dawn: Thank you!!

    The Duo Dishes: haa,haa – thank you! I can’t help it…I get really excited about planning parties! :)

    Jenni: Thank you!!

    Sarah: One of the girls who helped plan the shower had her friend, who is a Photoshop Pro, help us design the racoon & owl image. I then added the border and text in PowerPoint.

  8. rachel says:

    I am doing a woodsland themed shower for my sister with coming June. I was wondering where you had gotten the ribbon for the diaper cake. I also see that you used it for the herb pots, which is really cute! Thanks!!!
    rachel

  9. kitchenrunway says:

    Hi Rachel: How fun! I bought both ribbons for the diaper cake at Costco. Good luck with the party planning – it’s such a fun theme! Take care!

  10. triciA says:

    Hi there! I love your idea of the marshmallow pops and thinking of doing it for my sons bday. What did you use for the tags, I like the owl print. My son is into lions and monkeys thanks hope u reply

  11. kitchenrunway says:

    Hi Tricia: I’m sure the pops will be a hit at your son’s birthday party! One of the co-hosts had a friend design the tags. I printed them and then used a circle cutter to punch them out. Lions and monkeys would be super cute!!

  12. Falisha says:

    This recipe was VERY EASY to follow, the directions were so CLEAR and Precise, you can’t go wrong! And I am by no means a “baker”/”cook” or anything of that nature. I actually had a lot of fun being creative with the colors, and people really loved them! I made them as a Mothers day present for classmates, coworkers and family. They were a huge hit, thank you!!

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