Almost exactly a year ago, we had Abigail’s baby shower. It was such an adorable event, but I wish I had more/better photos. That’s probably why I’ve never blogged about it. However, it was so much fun I have to share. I deeply regret not taking before pictures of everything!
Through the few photos my mom took, I hope you can can catch a glimpse of the day.
I found some really cute invitations at Target that matched our color scheme. I simply printed the info onto them at home.
The wreath was made with coordinating diapers. I looked & looked & looked for plain white ones, but couldn’t find them anywhere! I used a flat green wire wreath & wrapped diapers all the way around, I secured them with skinny yellow ribbon & added a big bow at the top. The “A” was stuck on with hot glue. I used one of the wooden letters from Hobby Lobby & painted it to match.
Such a cute welcome! Plus the diapers can be removed & saved for when baby comes.
I made 2 sets of tissue paper tassels, strung on crochet thread. One here, over the sign in table & one above the fireplace/gift display. I purchased the table cloths on sale at Walmart. This table included a pretty page for guests to ‘sign in’ as well as 2 games. One was the typical “don’t say baby,” but instead of clothespins, I tied cheap pacifiers onto yellow ribbons. Wearing necklaces is much more exciting than clothespins! Those sat in these really cute plastic bathtubs I found for a dollar in the one spot at Target. There’s also the “guess how many” jars with safety pins, pink q-tips, & cotton balls. I used a pretty chevron notepad from the Target one spot too. A sonogram of Baby Abigail sat by the sign in with a couple of spring candles & some candies.
You always need a couple games! Preferably ones that aren’t too lame. Here you see everyone smelling the diapers. We melted 5 various chocolate bars & smeared them in diapers. Guests then had to pass them around & guess what the candy bars were. Got some great pics of that. In the one spot at Target, I found striped post its in matching colors, the stripes were numbered 1-5. They were perfect for this game & the one below.
Our second game was similar, but with baby food. We took the labels off & guests had to smell/taste to guess what each flavor was.
I used some of those plastic bath tubs as table decor here too. These ones are filled with colored Easter grass & some duckies. Since it was Easter season, I thought peeps would make easy cupcake toppers. They look just like rubber duckies! We had crackers with alouette, a peanut butter chocolate pie, snickers-apple salad, & deviled eggs.
We also made some veggie roll ups & turkey rolls ups using the Pioneer Woman’s recipe. I’m pretty sure she calls them “prairie sushi.” We drank a pretty pink punch out of mason jars adorned with bakers twine & pretty straws.
We had chicken salad sandwiches with pretty striped flags & a lovely fruit tray. I hand wrote food markers onto another cute notepad from the one spot at Target. I just folded them to sit like this.
These bathtubs were filled with rolled up onesies & socks then topped with duckies.
Another of my favorite touches was the gift area under the fireplace. My mom has an old wooden doll crib that my great grandfather made for her when she was a little girl. We used this to corral the smaller gifts & the larger ones grouped around it.
I made the mommy-to-be, Erica a ribbon corsage to pin to her sweater. It was basically like a mum but all ribbon, even the flower was rolled ribbon.
I set up a table with hot glue guns, scissors, ribbons, flowers, glitter, etc. & we all made Baby Abigail bows & headbands. I’m pretty sure that was everyone’s favorite part!
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