Monday, September 27, 2010

Shower Show and Tell

One of my favorite besties is having a baby in November!  This past Sunday, we showered her and her hubs with baby gift love!  This is her first and they decided not to find out what they are having.  I am soooo Editexcited for the surprise!

Wanted a share a few little crafty things we did for the shower that made it unique and special.  We decided on a neutral yellow and green color scheme.  I used this idea from Celebrations At Home as inspiration for our shower.  It was a couples baby shower and I thought the guys would get a kick out of the "Birds and Bees" theme.

This diaper wreath was inspired from Terri at Crafty Working Momma. (THANK YOU for reminding me Terri!!)  She made a couple of these that are super cute and has a terrific tutorial to go along with it. 
I bent a  hanger for my wreath form, but tied the diapers on with ribbon just as she did.  Added a bee teether toy and a couple paci's in coordinating colors to accessorize it a bit.  It was a great way to welcome guests at the door.

At the end of the shower, I disassembled the wreath and had guests write advice or funny sayings on the diapers to hopefully bring a smile to the sleepy new Mommy and Daddy!

This was the absolute easiest garland ever.  It consisted of different widths of scrap booking papers in coordinating colors stapled to a pretty grosgrain ribbon.  It really helped spread the color scheme around the house and add pretty party decor without spending much moolah!

The final touch was yellow sippy cups (found at the Dollar Tree in packs of 5!!) filled with Bit O Honey candy (bee) and lemon drops (yellow).  Tied green ribbons around them and voila!  Cute, affordable favors!

Other Bird and Bee touches...
Added large green feathers to the floral centerpiece
Added fuzzy bees on pics to to the cake
Served these haystacks (yumm!) aka bird nests

It was such a fun afternoon!  The soon to be new mommy was just glowing and now we can't wait to meet the new little bundle of joy!

Linking up to some pretty fun parties!  See where all the cool kids are hanging out on the Party Page!!  


Melissa B. said...

Great Ideas! I just found out my sister in law is having a girl! This is her second child, but her first was a boy so I am going to throw her a baby "sprinkle". Thanks for the inspiration.

Terri said...

I did a tutorial on a diaper wreath, maybe you got the idea here:

Kimberlee said...

Everything you did turned out very cute. I just love the sippy cups!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Love the sippy cup favors. Great job!

Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

AZPartyMamma said...

love the color scheme you picked!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Oh my goodness! Absolutely darling! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you to see you again soon :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

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Grammy Goodwill said...

Love the diaper wreath. I hadn't seen that before.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! I love the colors you used and the sippee cup favors are genius! Please join us next time too!