Two weeks ago I was so happy to be able to have a baby shower for my daughter-in-law at my home. My living room and dining room area is really small, but we were cozy and had such a good time. I kept the decorations simple - mainly just decorating the table area with a few special things. We don't know if it will be a boy or a girl, so I had some pink and blue to cover all the bases!
The shower had a tea party theme - it was perfect that I found these invitations on Etsy and had them printed at a local printer. I had matching tags and water bottle wraps made to match, too.
I bought the Sweet Baby glitter letters banner at Joann's and cut triangles from my Anna Griffin paper stash and strung them together. Super simple but pretty, I think!
The white paper rosettes are from Party City, and I added a button to the center of each one to make them look more like a baby shower and less like a wedding!
Some of my collection of teapots were the perfect vases for simple bouquets of roses that I bought at the grocery store. Everyone brought a book for baby's library, so I used some of my boys' favorite books on the table.
I was super happy to find these darling Baby is Brewing teapot timers online at Beaucoup for the favors. So cute!
Jeremy's stuffed animals from when he was a baby just made the cute centerpiece. I tossed them in the washing machine and they came out perfect. The cupcakes from Babycakes Cupcakery were fabulous!
Many, many years ago I collected these vintage baby pictures in their frames at garage sales and flea markets. I think it was meant to be just for this day! I had the brainstorm in the middle of one night to take down all the pictures in my living room and dining room and put these baby pictures up in their place. It was the perfect thing - I like them so much, I think I'm leaving them there for a bit! My pink walls came in handy as a back drop!
My favorite game was drawing a baby without looking by holding the paper on your forehead.
One guest was super-detailed! LOL
So cute and lots of laughter!
One of the other games was that each guest got a "baby" as they came in and had to take care of it and not put it down or else they would lose it to the person who saw it. Whoever had the most babies at the end was the winner. Well, that didn't go as planned because everyone took such good care of their babies that none were getting taken! I changed the rules mid-shower to whoever said the word "baby" lost their baby. That was much better because it's very hard to not say baby at a baby shower! At the end of the shower, some mischievous guests hid their babies in my house... I found one in my sugar canister on Saturday and have found them in flower arrangements and all over. I think I'll be finding them for a while!
Our lunch was chicken salad from the local butcher, a mini croissant, and some fruit. My next door neighbor came over to help and got the plates ready while presents were being opened.
It was really, really special to have family and friends together for such a special occasion.
And one last guest - up to no good! Doesn't he look guilty on the table after everyone had left?