First comes love… then comes marriage… then comes a baby in a baby carriage!!
So for this lil’ wedding planner, it’s a natural progression to do a few baby showers here and there as well. Which, as I hinted last week – this Monday (today), the forecast is: showers!!!
It was really exciting to do the decorations for this baby shower, especially because the couple – Michelle and Eric – were new to our church and were just starting to get to know all of us. A great group of us volunteered our talents… some for food, some for games, others for favors. The result was an afternoon filled with wonderful love for the new family.
The theme was jungle animals… and who wouldn’t fall in love with cute baby elephants and giraffes and hippos? To give the multitude of bright colors a common connection, we used pink (for the baby girl!) to draw a common thread.
I love finding new ways to spice up a room and add some fun decor with inexpensive materials and things you might already have around the house! So with just a bit of twine and construction paper, we have jungle animals ‘hanging out’ around the house! The tried and true brown paper bag also gets a face-lift when you roll down the top, add a few paper animals and top it for a baby shower with.. baby’s breath!
The mommy and daddy-to-be had special pins for the day… and brought home this beautiful diaper cake (handmade by Karen). There should be enough diapers for the newborn for a bit… there’s 100 diapers in the “cake”!
Speaking of cake… no party is complete without food, so many hands chipped in for wonderful meats, cheeses, sandwiches, sushi rolls and for the sweet tooth – treats from around the world and homemade rubber ducky cookies. Chocolate favors handmade by Sharon … you can take home a friendly hippo or an elephant