Remember when I shared my good friend’s Turtle themed baby shower a few weeks ago? Well, her mother-in-law was sweet enough to throw her a surprise Baseball themed baby shower this past weekend. I was able to make it just in time to snap a few shots of the table setup and decor.
I attended one of my best friend’s baby shower this weekend and I MUST share with you how adorable the whole party was! It was a turtle theme and it turned out perfectly.
One of my best friends is pregnant with her first baby and I couldn’t be happier for her. She’s going to be such a great mommy!
Of course, we immediately started brainstorming ideas for an adorable baby shower, but first she interjected and said she would love to throw a Baby Gender Reveal Party. This is definitely underway and will be happening very soon. How cute is it that she chose a Bumble Bee theme? She was inspired by a “What Will It Bee?” banner! Not only that, but the fact that the colors for the theme are gender neutral is perfect because we can do so much with the decor.
(Pictured: Fleur de Bees Party Supplies)
We have a couple bee themed party designs with which we are very much in love and we are so excited to use them to reveal this little peanut’s gender!
(Pictured: Bumble Bee Baby Shower Party Supplies)
I’m so excited that I had to share right away. Do not fret, I definitely plan on posting a ton of pictures from the event in a couple months. What are your thoughts on gender reveal parties? Ideas? We’d love to hear them! Come on over to Facebook and share.
Earlier this week, my good friend and I were discussing current baby shower trends and somehow the topic of international baby showers came up. Her friend was in town visiting from London and while she was here, my friend invited her to attend a baby shower with her. The London native was confused and curious. She was completely unaware of the concept of the whole baby shower production so she began sharing how pregnancies and/or babies are celebrated in the UK. This prompted me to do a little research in regards to international baby showers.
I won’t go bananas and share all the countries we researched, but here are the top five (5): Continue reading
My childhood friend is expecting her first child early next year and we have been diligently working the past few weeks to plan her dream baby shower. She is a die-hard Little Mermaid fan and as our luck would have it, there are very few places that make Little Mermaid themed decorations. We have literally had to customize almost everything (except standard plastic table covers and napkins). I know customization always sounds like the budget will be through the roof, but I promise we made most of the décor ourselves and kept our expenses well below the budget. It’s plenty of work, but worth it.
I had quite a busy schedule of social events planned this past weekend. The sister of a close friend of mine hosted a baby shower in honor of her unborn baby boy. Her sister made little baby pins for each of the guests to wear at the party and they are the most adorable favors/trinkets ever.
The pins were baby boy dolls constructed from crepe paper (with hair and everything)! Clearly, the project sounds time consuming, but with a little help, I’m sure anyone can pull it off. She used peach (any other skin tone color will work) crepe paper for the head, and stuffed it with soft cotton material. She also cut out little arms and legs. The body was made from pastel blue crepe paper (pink or yellow may be used depending on whether the sex of the baby is known or not) and stuffed with cotton as well). Two little brown strands of crepe paper were rolled and used as hair. She then took a blue glitter pen to inscribe “It’s A Boy!” on the body, and a permanent marker to add eyes and a smile.
Lastly, glue pins to the back of the dolls, and voila: wearable party favors.
“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall/ All the King’s horses/ And all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again.”
Nursery rhymes are probably the most memorable childhood stories and poems. They are the basis of children’s imaginations. Our Nursery Toile Baby Shower design (available in pink or blue) is adorable and perfect for celebrating classic literature. A storybook party theme would be so great. Decorations could include storybook character stand-up posters and vintage storybooks arranged in displays.
Guests can bring books as part of the baby’s gifts. Children cannot get started too early with reading.
Baby registries are wonderful because you personally get to select about a million gifts that you could actually use and/or want. If your friends are the baby-registry-checking-type, then great! If not, then you probably have an unopened sack of unusable gifts in the corner of the nursery somewhere.
New mothers, but mostly first-time mothers, love unique gifts that they can keep and show their son/daughter down the road when they’re older. If time allows, a gift-making gathering could be fun and memorable for everyone, including the unborn baby (although he/she will have to wait to enjoy the memories in the future). Suggests that your party guests create a handmade gift for the new baby. The creation can be anything from fabric wall hangings, to baby bibs decorated with fabric paint, or knitted squares for a baby blanket or a cloth book.
The possibilities are literally endless. It’s truly the thought that counts.
Check out our latest Baby Shower Party Supplies. Modern Baby and Tiny Toes will do wonders for your event.
Last week, I received the invitation for my friend’s baby shower in the mail. It’s exciting to hear that your friends are doing well and that their happiness has created life. Just in the same way that fashion trends seem to make a full 360 every few years, it seems that the baby boomer trend has done the same. In spite of the economic crisis, couples continue to expand their families with more tiny miracles.
Because it is not our place to advise our friends and family to put their family plans on pause until the financial crisis is stable, why not lift our glasses and make a toast to the babies in the oven? Gather your closest girlfriends and make sure the guest of honor’s shower is a memorable one. Pick a theme (maybe even one that matches the nursery theme) and split the work. It’s a baby shower for goodness sake; you can’t go wrong with all of the baby stuff out there. Walk down the baby shower aisle and take a gander at the different collections in order to start getting ideas.
This afternoon at work, we were discussing possible baby shower gifts because my friend’s is coming up fairly quickly. It’s always such a pain to find the perfect gift because you don’t want to show up with the same gift as the next 10 people. It may not be an Einstein-ish idea, but we decided on a DIY gift basket containing embroidered baby burp cloths, bottles and maybe an outfit or two. A baby shower themed cake made out of cloth baby diapers could also be adorable (make sure and get some cupcakes—pregnant women + hunger is never good).
Just a thought.