Ball® Baby Shower Party Favors


Baby Shower coming up? We have the best party favor that will look great as décor and guests can enjoy after the party! Ball jar terrariums are timeless, chic, and effortless. Succulents are also available year-round and are incredibly low maintenance, so it’s a great gift for those who might not have a green thumb! To personalize your creation, simply add a tag or a sign with a creative tag line like “Watch me Grow.” Be sure to have extras though, as these will go quick! And you’ll want some for yourself! 


  • Ball Collection Elite® Wide Mouth Half-Pint Jars (8 oz) 
  • Cactus Mix Soil 
  • Rocks or small pebbles 
  • Succulents (any shape, size, color of your choosing) 
  • Baker’s twine, gift tags, etc. (optional)

TIP: It’s best to pick out a few different sizes of succulents. You will want to select one variety as the focal point and then a few smaller succulents in different shades to create texture and build around that focal point. 


Step 1: Place a few rocks and/or pebbles at the bottom of your Ball jar followed by cactus mix soil. This will create optimal drainage. Leave the soil on the top packed less densely, as you will be adding succulents and repositioning some of the soil. 

Step 2: Gently place one of your succulent stems in the middle of the mouth of the jar. Lightly pack the stem into the soil to hold it in place. Add additional soil as needed. 

Step 3: Add more rocks or pebbles to the top of the jar around the plant. 

Step 4 (optional)Wrap some ribbon around your Ball jar. Try pink for a girl, blue for a boy, a mixture if you’re keeping the gender a secret, or try something gender neutral and timeless like green or burlap. Just add your adorable handmade sign and your gift is complete!