I have been blessed to have married into a very large family. He is one of six siblings,one sister and four brothers. Which means I have a bunch of sister in laws. Most people that know me get so confused when I talk about our family so I am going to do my best
Sister in law #4 was about to have her first baby and we needed to shower that baby with love. So all us sisters (sister in laws and the sister) got together to put on a Sweet Blessing baby shower.
Planning a baby shower can by tricky when the sex of the baby is unknown and the guest list is large So sister in law #4 and I googled every baby shower idea possible and came up with a dessert only shower held in the early afternoon and used a yellow and grey theme. Ok so we leaned toward a feminine side, this was the 11th grandchild to be born with only two girls so maybe we were hoping to persuade the outcome. Wishful thinking, I'll tell you more about that later.
Grab your favorite beverage as I show you some of my homemade additions to the shower.
This is what guests saw when they entered the room. We were able to use a game room of a relative of Mommy to be. Which was a great space but we did need to work around a few things, like a pool table and sports pictures. The pool table worked great for the dessert buffet and we used lots of balloons (always and adventure transporting) and tissue paper pom poms to disguise the surroundings and soften the backdrop.
I made a banner using printed card stock. Since it was hard to find the perfect color scrapbook paper I purchased digital paper from Great Graphics and printed the patterns on card stock. I made pleated medallions and topped them with doily shaped letters using the print and cut feature on my Silhouette.
Mommy to be didn't want a lot of cutesy baby shower games and we were not very good at coming up with them either so we just had two activities that guests could come up to and mingle around the room. One was the baby price is right, guests guess the price of the baby items, closest to the right price without going over won. The other was a place where guests could come up and write a message or well wishes to mommy to be in a journal. Then Mommy has a journal to remember her special day by as well as great advice and blessings. I rolled washcloths, onesies and burpcloths to make cupcakes, wrapped them with card stock cut out on my Sillouette. They were topped with the instructions printed on cardstock and added a pleated medallion and butterfly to continue the theme.
For the utensils we wrapped plastic forks and spoons in a napkin, tied with a ribbon bow. Then placed in cone shapes, and in a wire utensil carrier. I found the wire utensil carrier at Walmart, it was black so I just spray painted it white.
Well so much for trying to persuade the outcome. Our sweet little blessing was another boy!!!
Do you have any stories to tell about baby showers you have hosted? What do you think of a dessert only shower?