I recently had the pleasure of designing a baby shower for my best friend's niece Lauren. When my best friend Susan Hart approached me about designing this shower, she had a clear vision of what she wanted. Her request, simple, LOTS of pink and whimsy.
In order to make this vision a reality, the party literally started at the front door.
To greet guests…yards of tulle, a feather boa wrapped 'I' and a tray of sparkling pink champagne with paper butterflies perched upon each glass.
My inspiration for this shower came from recently learning how to make tu-tus. I was looking for a cute homemade gift I could give to some of my friends kids and discovered a great tu-tu tutorial on Mommy blessings blog. From there, I wanted to make tu-tus for everything… hence the giant tu-tu on the sweets table.
The idea of the onesie garland makes for great shower décor as well as a perfect shower gift. All I did was design a graphic that matches the décor of the shower. Printed it out onto iron-on transfer paper (don't forget to flip the design before you print). Cut out the design and iron onto each onsie.
there was 1 for each month of the baby's first year...PRECIOUS!
One of my favorite activities of the shower was the photo booth. Each guest was instructed to get gussied up in tiaras, necklaces, cocktail rings and boas and have their picture taken with Lauren, the mommy-to-be. I think the photo booth really helped the guests to let loose, as did the mom-to-be.
Your's truly took the photos...I had a BLAST! It was such a fun activity at a party, it seems as though you are never too old to get dressed up and get silly
Another beautiful touch was the wishing tree, made of branches from Susan's yard and some spraypaint and added sparkle and paper butterflies. Guests wrote a wish for Lauren and Baby Isabella on a card and tied it to the tree
Don't say baby was a game in which each guest was pinned with one of Donna's homemade silk flowers. If you heard someone say baby you could take their flower. Whoever had the most at the end of the shower won a prize!
The guests left with homemade brown sugar scrub in jars that Donna made, topped with mini party poms!
The party planners...
Susan and Donna's attention to detail made this a gorgeous, fun and special day for Lauren and baby Isabella!