I love baby showers! Every itty bitty onesie, soft blankie, and tiny pair of shoes. It all makes me smile.
I co-hosted a baby shower this weekend for my friend Kristin. She is having her first baby and it's a girl! Below are some tips, tricks, and ideas for planning the perfect baby shower.
This was a vintage themed baby shower. I hung coffee filter poms & fabric poms (Tutorial coming on the next post). Decorated with candles, and lots and lots of pink flowers! The napkins are tied with pink pacifiers.
I love using different shaped vases for the table. When planning a party you don't have to make everything match. A lot of times people think they need al the same sized vases for their flowers. Different shapes and sizes make for a more whimsical look.
Here is a close up of the paper poms. I made these with coffee filters, hot glue, and paper lanterns. A little time-consuming but well worth it. They always come out so beautiful. I made the pom in the back with fabric from an old gray robe. I will post a tutorial on the poms this week. We made a little video on this as well.
More Decor ....
I always do a clothes line at the baby showers I host. I use plain white twine and old wood clothes pins to hold the new clothes or hand-me-down clothes that I'm giving to the new mom as gifts. I call this practical decoration.
We used an old chalkboard to write a quote from the baby book "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch.
Try and only hang colors that go with your theme. If you have other pieces that you want to give to the new mom put them in a bag!
Aren't these just adorable!!??
The Dessert Table
I used different sized jars and vases to hold most of the candy. I picked up the old vintage bike in the background from the Goodwill for 15 bucks. Isn't it great? I lined the vintage bike with napkins to hold the donut holes. I used a mirror to hold the cupcakes. The best tip I can give you when creating a dessert table is get creative. The more different pieces you use, the more personal it becomes. Hat boxes, vases, mirrors, upside down hats, vintage tea cups are great for smaller candies, slabs of wood to line up cupcakes if you are going for a rustic look ..... I could go on and on. Once you have all your pieces you can tie everything together with a common color (Ex: all pink and white candy) or a common label (Note all the same candy labels here). If you use different jars and different platters you should always tie everything together with something consistent. If everything is different it will just look like a mishmosh of stuff.
I printed the candy labels out myself and glued them to gray construction paper. I then hot glued the labels to a piece of lace and attached the little linen flowers. You can find similar flowers here on Lilyshop: AMarketCollection
I used gray ribbon to tie these labels onto the jars that had lids.
The red velvet cupcakes are sitting on a mirror and the cupcake decals were
purchased on Lilyshop from: OldPaperandPrints
The water bottle labels were purchased on Lilyshop from: OldPaperandPrints ~ These are great because you just print them out yourself and attach them to your water bottles. I asked for custom labels so they would have a giraffe print.
The plastic orange juice bottles and straws were purchased from the Party Queen ~ Also a great idea. Everything is pre-poured into plastic glasses so people can easily pick one up.
Congratulations Kristin (and Mark)! We can't wait to meet your beautiful baby girl!!!!! XO