The mom-to-be's last name is Brown, and she's having a girl, so the pink and brown shower "theme" was created. I had spent several days thinking about favors, which are always a bit of a challenge as I always prefer favors to be either practical or edible. I had an a-ha moment when I realized we'd been joking for months about how she's "baking a little Brownie", and brownies must therefore be the favors! My original thought was to make a full batch worth of brownie mix in a mason jar, but this was turning out to be incredibly cost prohibitive on account of needing excessive amounts of cocoa powder. That's when my friend made the genius suggestion of doing a brownie-in-a-mug. Now, I should note that I didn't even know such a thing exists. I'm also quite sure my waistline doesn't need to know that I can make a brownie...in a mug...in 60 seconds...in the microwave. Too good to be true right?! Of course, Husband and I had to taste test the recipe (several times) and it has a consistency that is more like the center of a molten chocolate lava cake, which means it's deliciously rich. Ice cream or milk is a requirement!
I bought cute pink polka dot cone bags at Party City, brown ribbon, and plain white mugs at the dollar store, then added all the dry ingredients to the cone bags. I think they turned out nicely! For those of you curious about making this, here's the recipe card. Your mouth will thank me even if your hips don't.
So, congrats to the mama-to-be (pictured here with Owen who is trying to eat her childhood doll). We're thrilled for the arrival of your little Brownie! :)