My son, husband, and I were spoiled with two baby showers, both of which I spearheaded the decorating for, with the help of my gracious hosts. Our first shower, held in Hudson, NY at my parent’s home, was a ladies only affair, with family friends and the babies of my childhood playmates. Our 2nd shower was in NYC, hosted by my sister and friend, and was a mixed gender, boozy party, grilling on a rooftop patio. Since the events were held on back to back weekends, we were able to use decorations at both showers, and even able to pre-make some of the candies and snacks at once for both showers. There were way too many cute candy melt molds. We had enough chocolate for about five showers!
Fun facts about our soon-to-arrive bundle of joy! I used this layout originally for our wedding programs- another DIY I did myself. I changed the types of info used to facts about our due date, shower hosts, how traveled our little guy was already, and a hashtag for all shower related photos and social media posts!
We kept snacks and beverages inside and let people fill plates to take outside to the bbq & patio.
It helped to keep the food cool on a warm September afternoon!
Blue was the theme of Shower #1! With plenty of sweets that were off limits for mama, with Gestational Diabetes. Boo! Though I had permission from my doctor to enjoy a piece of cake at my own shower!
The shower poofs in the upper corner of the photo were thank you gifts to the guests- something “From My Shower to Yours!”
Easy DIY “bow ties” for my little man. Plasticware, a napkin, & a little decorative tape. An easy project to do while watching television, and a little more festive than a just bucket of forks and spoons!
The day after my first shower, I actually had a shower to attend for another childhood friend. I created this “diaper cake” as my gift, made from a case of newborn diapers, some bath essentials, and the ever-popular Sophie la Girafe, tied together with ribbon with a giraffe theme.
I’ve been getting pretty good at cutting out the center of foam board. Sharp blades are key! I printed a poster on my favorite site, Shutterfly glued it on with some spray glue, and cut out the center. The flowers were from Etsy and Michaels, hot glued on. It was fun taking pictures with all my guests to show my son one day!