Tuesday, September 6, 2011

She's About To Pop Baby Shower



Welcome to Baby Shower week at Holy Craft!

Last week, I co-hosted a baby shower for my sister-in law Val who is about to welcome their first baby (a girl) into the world. I was in charge of the decorations and the activities and games. Today I am going to share with you the whole shower. Throughout the week, I will share with you a few of the details.

In June, I sent the mom to be a few baby shower ideas and color schemes. I wanted to make sure I had plenty of time to plan and organize! With the shower date being just four weeks away from her due date, I think the theme that was settled on ("She's About To POP") was an appropriate one!

As the guests arrived they were welcomed into the home with bubbles blowing all around them.


Once inside a polka dot filled table greeted them


The guests took a second to catch their breath

The first thing they could do was guess when Val would officially POP! I got this calendar at our local scrapbook store and added the letters from my silhouette machine. I thought it would be a fun keepsake for the baby book.

My other sister in law had the idea of getting a frame with both parents pictures and leaving a space for the baby's picture when she arrives. Each guest was able to write a little message to the baby on the matting.

Each guest could also grab a wishes for baby sheet that they could fill out however they wanted.
Lil Sugar offers them as a free download here.


Guests were then encouraged to help themselves at the buffet table.

A Welcome Baby banner hung in the dining area.


I actually cut up polka dot place mats that I found at the dollar store and then stitched the triangles together with pink ribbon and used the remaining place mat to cut out circles which I then sewed together.

When using my silhouette machine, I also made sure that any empty space with filled with various sized circles that would later be cut out and sewn together to make another banner above the table. I made tissue paper pom poms

and my mother in law ordered the adorable polka dot balloons.

I love how easy cupcakes are and knew I wanted to have them be part of the shower. Complete with custom cupcake liners and cupcake stands.

Sticking with the theme we also offered several different kinds of gourmet POPcorn

Just after the shower theme was nailed down, Silhouette offered this popcorn box shape for free on it's website! Score!



Having had so much time to plan and purchase items for the shower, I was always on the look out for polka dots or "pop" themed items. I found these sweet flower lolliPOPs and placed them inside this polka dot bucket with tissue paper surrounding it.

Around the table I also decorated with gerbera daisys. They weren't just for decoration though. After the shower, the mom to be was able to keep the flowers. They are actually hair flowers that I made for the baby when she is born. I hear the mom to be was bald for two years!

Cupcake stands and custom cupcake wrappers were a fun addition to the table.

As were the cake POPS in the green buckets



Each cake pop was individually wrapped with the theme printed on a hang tag.


We also provided a candy table with various coordinating colored candy. The shower wouldn't have been complete without POP rocks and candy that you could "pop" into your mouth!

See that sweet hand stealing some goodies?


We also served a summer strawberry POPpyseed salad

Fruit POPS (really just melon balls and round fruit)

Did I mention that we had cupcakes?

Everyone had a wonderful time chatting and enjoying the celebration!

Even the littlest girls!


The mom to be Val and my mother in law Carol with my sweet niece Sofia

The Great Grandma on the far right will be welcoming five new additions to the family this coming year!

Each guest left with candy and lollipops as their party favors.


Stay tuned this week as I feature the many details that went into making this shower special.



Linking up with these fabulous parties!

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow! I love all the details- what an amazing shower!

Classy Clutter said...

SO SO cute!!! Great job and I LOVE the theme!

Lindsay said...

This is the cutest baby shower I have seen in a long time! I am SO impressed by all the detail that you added. It turned out gorgeous!

I would love for you to share this at Show & Share--

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-share-4.html

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

What a sweet shower! I love those darling little cupcake stands.

Sylvia said...

Love all those happy bright colors.

Sylvia

Patti said...

Wow...Love the theme carried throughout! Very thoughtful....where did you find the cupcake stands?

Sarah said...

Hey Rachel, I featured this today in my "things I like" post! Come & check it out:

http://craftingandcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/09/things-i-like-thursday-11.html

:) Sarah

6d52f630-b65d-11e0-a095-000bcdca4d7a said...

Wow! Wonderful shower and excellent details! Love all of the colors. Best wishes to the new family! Found you via A Glimpse Inside. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/little-goodwill-finds.html

DeeAnna said...

You did such a beautiful job!! I love all of the fun color!!

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

what a beautiful party----everything down to the very tiny details just made it all so wonderful! I am inspired! :o) I am so glad to have "met" you via the co-hosted link party with Lucy at Craftyberry bush and my blog crafty scrappy happy! I am for sure a new follower!!! Anddd I can't wait to go explore your blog!
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

Marie said...

Love all the details in the decorations and the table display! I'm pinning this in my party folder. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share!

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Grammy Goodwill said...

This looks like such a fun shower. I love all the special touches you added.

Chef in Training said...

This is such a CUTE shower! I love the colors and all the fun details! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/