Vintage Baby Shower

Apr 30 2012
Vintage Baby Shower

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. 



The Decor
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
 

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Anonymous said:
14 July, 2013 - 17:04
Where did you order the pink M&M's, I need to order blue ones. Thanks, Ashleigh
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Anonymous said:
3 May, 2013 - 21:59
Where did you get the plastic bottles for juice? I clicked on the link, but it took me to a site that said this shop isn't completed? It would be great if you can let me know where to find them. Thanks! ;)
Anonymous said:
26 October, 2012 - 22:18
How do you make the cute candy labels? Love this baby shower!!
Anonymous said:
22 October, 2012 - 22:54
How do you make the labels on the candy jars? Adorbs!
Nadia said:
18 October, 2012 - 11:15
Wow, it's beautiful! The little shoes are to die for :) anyone knows where I can find such a pair?
JessieJane said:
25 September, 2012 - 00:16
Thanks! The white labels are from Michaels in the wedding aisle. You go online and print out the different templates from the companies website. I stuck mine to gray paper after I printed them : )
Anonymous said:
24 September, 2012 - 23:43
Where do you get the candy labels? Do you have special paper and print from computer? Very cute shower!!
jessyyy said:
6 August, 2012 - 15:36
Beautiful baby shower! You are so talented!
IndustrialWhimsy said:
15 May, 2012 - 17:29
beautiful and great ideas! looking forward to seeing how those pompoms are made!
JessieJane said:
18 May, 2012 - 15:15
Yes - need to get that post up!
LoveSweetCaroline said:
3 May, 2012 - 23:58
i love this, so cute!
Kristin said:
1 May, 2012 - 18:36
This was the most beautiful, thoughful, and perfect shower ever! Thank you so much for making my day so special.
3barkingkids said:
30 April, 2012 - 23:00
This is just beautiful...I can see why the mommy to be wore a tiara..she was treated like a real princess. Thanks again Lilyshop
Debbie said:
30 April, 2012 - 20:08
Awesome ideas!!...sooo beautiful...makes me wish I was pregnant!!...Oh wait...I'm way to old :(
EvrydayCircus said:
30 April, 2012 - 17:36
Thank you Lilyshop!! Beautiful!!
Anonymous said:
30 April, 2012 - 17:23
Love the candy labels. Great job. Everything is beautiful.
SuzieK. said:
30 April, 2012 - 17:22
Stunning. Reaallllllllly beautiful.
JewelGuru said:
30 April, 2012 - 17:21
Beautiful!
Anonymous said:
30 April, 2012 - 17:20
Love love love love love. Congrats to the mama!