Hi Friends…I know I talk about Weddings day in and day out but I got to tell you the truth I LOVE BABY SHOWERS! The day before the shower at about 3:00pm the grandma thought it would be cute to take the future mom and dad’s baby picture and but ithem on onesies…hmmm kinkos doesn’t do that anymore so I went to staples (well my neice went to Staples) and bought a package of transfer paper. I couldn’t believe how easy it was and look how cute… The future mom to be did not know the sex of the baby so we went with a lavender and green color theme. My favorite thing was all the ribbons we tied onto the umbrella spokes. Some of them had crystals hanging from them and we mixed striped, check, dotted and solid ribbons. I loved the ideas that my clients had. She asked me to find wooden toys for the centerpieces. We placed them on pods of moss and added some hydrangea and cymbidium orchids. The party favor was a bottle of “Milk” bath..the little card attached had a double entendre… We added colored lanterns just to fill in the walkway and add color to some of the trees. Not expensive if they are not electrified.
The client asked us to make a couple of Mobiles using pictures they supplied and they worked out great! We used embroidery hoops to hang the pictures and baby goodies from. The guests took a guess at what the baby would be and left a wish for the future mom. I bought a traditional bulletin board to put the wishes on. They also were able to design a onesie, burp cloth or bib for the new baby. We set up a table filled with trims, fabric paint pens and puffy paint. I was going to include buttons but my client reminded me that the baby could choke on them…hellooo why didn’t I think of that with 3 kids of my own??? When they were done creating their masterpiece for the baby we hung the item on a clothesline with vintage wooden clothespins.
One of the waiters noticed that the guests might trip on a step to get to the party area. He took some extra baby patterned ribbon from the arts and crafts table and taped it on the edge…GREAT idea…A fun look if you have a pool in the backyard is to fill it with balloons…large ones that are weighted down…whimsical and colorful I had an extra toy so we used it on the bar …every detail counts …it was a fun day for all…enjoy the pics!