New baby's nursery inspired the theme for this baby shower. Or lack of a theme. We just incorporated coral (which looks red on my screen for some reason) and grey into all of the decorations.
Monogram cakes are popular these days and I love them. This layer cake made by Danita had a wooden "G" on top that was simply painted grey.
Aunt Mandy made this cute framed wooden monogram with a chevron fabric background which now hangs above the crib.
The gift table was decorated with a custom banner, of course, and my birdcage with a mini chalkboard inside. We layered a paper polka dot table cloth with a lace runner on the table for a vintage look.
We used the birdcage to hold all of the cards.
Even baby girl gift baskets were coral and gray.
I come from a long line of crafty people and it seems like EVERYONE helped prepare for this baby shower. My Aunt Sandy made this banner with her Cricut machine. I love the 3D look and the way it looks like lace doilies.
Aunt Sandy also made the baby shoe "goodie bags." We put tiny bags of Haribo gummy bears inside because that is expecting mom's favorite candy.
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I made these simple centerpieces using paper table cloths because I couldn't find napkins that I liked to make tissue pom-poms. I stuck them in antique blue Ball jars stuffed with crinkle paper so that you couldn't see the wires and picks. In the top of the arrangement, I stuck a chevron monogram which was cut on the Sizzix machine. Baker's twine was tied around the top and pink pearls were draped around them.
Olivia made a very girlie diaper cake complete with frames and a tiara.
Even the food was color-coordinated. Icing and sprinkle covered marshmallows were too cute to eat. But we did. Cousins Dodi and Kori made these.
Cousin Lea made the coral cookies with hugs on top. I'm still not sure how she got them that color.
I painted this little picket fence box that I already had from a pinwheel party and used it for the fruit skewers. Little washi tape flags were stuck on top of each one.
Aunt Sandy made cones with doilies for popcorn in the "old" bucket.
Guests were asked to write advice for the new mom on these little dress cards made by Dodi and Kori.
These clothespins decorated by Dodi and Kori were used to play a game where guests lost their clothespin when they said "baby." Whoever had the most clothespins by catching people say the word, won a prize.
I didn't win.
My mom, Andi, made the prize bags using scrapbook paper, old dictionary paper, doilies, baker's twine, and paper flowers. With a "G", of course.
Even the gifts were coral and gray. My mom used some of the leftover tablecloth to stuff into the gift basket.
What kind of games do you play at baby showers?