I recently hosted a baby shower for my good friend who’s expecting a girl later this summer. Because I love my friend and am so happy for her … and because, let’s be honest, I just can’t help myself … I crafted/created a few little things in hopes of making her shower extra special.
First, guests were welcomed to my friend’s home right away with a festive porch.I can’t take credit for this. The flower balloons were a Pinterest find and the mama-to-be’s sister-in-law put them together. Aren’t they cute?!
Guests were further greeted by the front door with this little display.Get it?! ‘Cause it’s a baby shower! 😛 (And it actually did rain that day.) But seriously, how cute are these little rain boots with baby’s breath?!Once inside the entryway, there was a welcome chalkboard sign, framed sonogram picture, and favors. (I’ll get to those later!)There wasn’t a theme for the shower, but we did go with a pink, gray, and white color scheme. I kept envisioning a garden party style and even though the weather didn’t allow us to be outside, I was still able to incorporate that idea and the colors inside!I love the look of a long table with place settings. Even though these are paper plates, they still add to the decor! I crafted all of the centerpieces using mason jars and aluminum cans and wrapped them with a few different types of ribbon that I got from Michaels. I filled them with fresh flowers – hydrangeas, carnations, and baby’s breath.Did you notice my DIY banner in the background? Here’s a closer look.I made it using doilies, craft paper, twine, and clothes pins. I also made a little circle banner, which you can kind of see below hanging in the doorway. I’m such a sucker for banners!!Would anyone like a drink?I put together this little beverage area using my recently painted drawer. (See it here.) Guests could easily grab a cup, napkin, and straw and fill up with some pink lemonade. There was also punch, but I didn’t manage to get a shot of that or the food. But don’t worry, I did get a picture of the dessert table. 😉 (Priorities, right?!)The cake, which we ordered from a local bakery, turned out so adorable! We had way more sweets than we needed, but after all, little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice! (P.S. I also made the tiered platter using 2 plates, a candlestick, and some gorilla glue.)
And speaking of sugar …These are the favors I made for the guests. I colored in the ‘she’ in Hershey’s using a pink sharpie, and then added the ribbon and little tag. (I like puns!)
I’m so glad I was able to do this for my friend so her family and friends could shower her with so much love. We can’t wait to meet the little one!
June 20, 2016 at 9:23 am
love that hershey bar idea!!
June 20, 2016 at 11:41 am
Thanks, Stephanie! I saw it on Pinterest, but took it a step further by adding the ribbon and tag 😉
July 9, 2016 at 7:50 pm
Looks like a wonderful shower! Having a place for everyone to sit and eat is a big undertaking. Love the way you set it all up. Pinning.
July 10, 2016 at 2:04 pm
Thanks so much Stacey! Luckily we had the tables, rented the chairs, and had the space inside to pull it off 🙂
September 30, 2016 at 3:31 pm
Hi, new subscriber here! This is so cute. You did a great job decorating. I absolutely love the little display outside. Thanks for sharing 🙂
September 30, 2016 at 4:03 pm
Thank you so much! And thank you for subscribing! 🙂
July 11, 2019 at 8:13 pm
Help!! I’ve tried the pink Sharpie on the Hershey Bars and it just wont stay! It comes out so light… can barely see it. Any tips!
July 12, 2019 at 10:47 am
I used a dark pink sharpie, and I believe I had to go over it a few times. Let it dry, then try again. I hope this helps. Good luck!