Tuesday, September 24, 2013

*Holly Create* Baby Shower

A good friend of mine who was hosting a baby shower asked me to help with the decorations. 
 Of course I wanted to since party planning is one of my favorite things.

The baby shower was gender neutral but the hostess did not want to use the typical green and yellow.  She found this invitation from Print Smitten on Etsy...so ADORABLE!!
The hostess requests were to use chevron print table runners, make a backdrop for brunch buffet, and use the invitation for inspiration. 
Invitation purchased from Print Smitten via Etsy
Pinwheels and bunting are the "in thing" right now and I was able to find some great paper and wrapping papers in the perfect colors and chevron prints.  For the OH BABY sign I used one of my old frames and stapled cardboard to the back.  I purchased chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby and covered them with navy scrapbook paper.  I then hot glued the letters on the board. 

Using the stork from the invitation as inspiration I made a wooden stork with a fabric bundle to hold cards and decorate the gift table.  My husband built a wooden box and filled it with concrete to hold the stork.  The bundle is made from navy fabric, dipped in a mixture of Elmer's glue and water.  I wrapped it around a balloon and let it dry over night. 

This is the chair from my living room...just something cute for the mom-to-be to sit in while opening gifts.

 The hostess created WHO'S THAT BABY? game using a chalkboard that I had given her in the past.  
She made the cute game cards too!

The table settings with the chevron runner, a mix of milk glass vases, ribbon tied napkins, and mini-pop tarts.  It's all in the details!

 Mini pop tarts made by the hostess and our friend who helped with all the food preparation and set-up.

The hostess wanted a favor that was something the guest could use so I made mini-notebooks.  I covered notebooks with scrapbook favors, added some color with more paper, and then hand stamped the guest name on each book.  The best part was the favors doubled as place card settings.

The hostess made yummy syrups to create your own mimosa or flavored sparkling waters.  I made the bunting for the ice buckets. 

And last but not least the name tags for the guest, using the stork from the invitation.  What a fun party, this was one lucky Mom-to-Be!!  I am so glad I my friend asked me to help...so much fun!!