Baby showers are such fun and the perfect time to celebrate that new arrival. There is nothing quite like having a birthday party that matches the theme of the baby’s room. Animal theme nurseries are quite common because they are versatile and have many styles to choose from, like cheery farm animal nurseries, Noah’s ark, or bright and cheery jungle themes complete with exotic birds and green plants. Of course in this day and age, when the economy is so stressed and money is tight, making your own shower decorations and favors is almost a must and adds a very personal touch to your baby shower. Animal cookie cutters can be used both to make shower decorations and favors for those guests, saving you money for more important things like that gift for the new baby! Animal Cookie Cutters For Favors: Cookies make a great baby shower favor, giving that sweet ending to the baby shower. You can give one or two large cookies wrapped in plastic wrap with a pretty blue or pink ribbon, or choose to make a cookie box with mini cookies inside. Since animal cookie cutters are easy to find and come in a variety of sizes, finding the cookie cutters you want should be easy and simple. Either will delight your guests when they see those cute and delicious animal cookies that you made just for them. You can even purchase sets of animal cookie cutters and place one cutter in each box as part of the guest favor, so your guests has a permanent gift to remind them of this wonderful occasion. Using Cookie Cutters To Help Make Your Shower Decorations You can use your animal cookie cutters to help make theme decorations for the shower. Trace around the cutters to make a few heavy duty cardboard stencils or stencils from plastic coffee cans lids and then use those stencils to make your invitations, posters, and name tags for the table. If you want to get really creative you can make mobiles or simply hang a variety of animal silhouettes from the ceiling. These stencils of animals can also be used to make your own gift wrap or traced onto material to make quilting squares to embroider to make a beautiful baby quilt as part of your gift. Decorating The Nursery Making stencils from animal cookie cutters can help you decorate the nursery whether you want to make a cute wall mural, stencil on a rocking chair, baby bed, or dresser, or simply use them to make a border around the room. It is amazing what you can do with a little imagination and a few themed cookies while making that nursery and shower perfect and saving money for the really important things in life like diapers.