I just had to post the details of the baby shower I threw for my sister-in-law on Saturday. It was a lovely day in Portland (finally!) and I think the shower was a big success. After planning this for a while, it was so fun to see it come together.
My inspiration for this shower was this "macaroni pumpkin" crib set from Fawn + Forest that my sister-in-law had already purchased for the little baby boy on the way. She's not into "babyish" stuff and prefers more adult-type decor (in fact, the baby will be sharing their room for the first few months). She is planning to accent with some blue and brown, so I created an invitation and theme around these colors. (I thought I had a photo of the invite, but can't find it. If I remember, I'll just create another one and add it to this post. Sorry!)
I created this flag banner out of four different kinds of scrapbook paper. I chose a slender font, made it like 600 point size (or something like that) printed out the letters onto regular paper, cut them out, traced them onto scrapbook paper, and glued them together. Double-sided tape attached them to the brown grossgrain ribbon.
I loved the fun scrapbook papers I was able to find...a little at Michael's and some online at Paper-Source. This was the main way I was able to tie the three colors together into a theme.Here's some of that cute scrapbook paper again. This time, I wrapped it around square glass vases to make a cute display with white mums and a cute teddy bear (my only baby-ish decor).
Candies in Ikea jars are another great way decorate - in the color palette of the party, but of course!
I created favors using Ball canning jars I got on sale at Target. I spray-painted the lids white (they were gold) and created round labels using printable stickers from Paper-Source (love that place!). Half the jars had Russian tea mix and the other half, dried papaya sticks. (Why? They were orange and inexpensive!) I served iced Russian tea at the shower, too.
Cupcakes - of course. Half chocolate, half vanilla w/ light blue frosting. It's actually really easy to do decorative frosting with the basic Wilton cake decorating kits. Just need a plastic bag and decorative metal tip. (I got mine at Target, of all places!)
Don't you just love scrapbook paper? It even helped personalize these plain kraft gift bags. The little brown box was a prize for the winner of this game...
And here I am, with the guest of honor. Isn't she cute? She is so chic, and tiny, so cute and so NICE, too. It was a pleasure to put on this event for her and I can't wait to meet my little nephew, due sometime in September. This will be the first baby boy in my husband's entire extended family since my husband himself was born - and he was the only boy in his generation. Yikes! So we're greatly anticipating this little guy's arrival!
Anyway, hope you enjoyed these pics!!
* Edited to add: I posted a pic of the invite I created for this shower on a later post. Check it out here.