Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Baby Shower

Happy New Year! Of course, with the holidays (I went to Maui for Thanksgiving, then Santa Barbara for Christmas) my blog has been neglected. I am back with a post about a baby shower I put on for one of my best friends. I was lucky, they had just moved into a fabulous 1920's house, so they wanted to have the shower there. 

Decoration crafts included:
- pinwheels using this tutorial. They were clustered in glass jars around the house.
one of my banners, which I will finish once they choose his name. 
- paper chains made of cropped book pages
- hanging dots made with circles of card stock, hot glued onto monofilament (aka fishing line). I was stoked when the mom-to-be said she wanted to keep them to use in the baby's room.
- a diaper cake covered with baby washcloths
- we also had a diaper decorating station. 

It was a library theme (the mom-to-be is a teacher), and the theme and invites were based on this Martha Stewart idea, a free PDF was offered by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. I modified the invite to be more "boy themed", which proves as a challenge when planning a baby shower.... everything is a sea of pink. So it was fun to use the PDF as a jumping off point for the co-ed shower. Guests were encouraged to bring a favorite book for the baby.

The favors were tiny composition books and a donation to First Booka nonprofit organization that connects book publishers and community organizations to provide access to new books for children in need.

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1 comment:

Maribeth said...

Love the original theme of this Baby Shower and the use of literary elements which tie in with the Mother's occupation as a teacher. Your signature banner comes into focus and it's great that it can be used in the decor of the child's room (once the name is chosen!). Fabulous job, Coley!

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