We Created a fun baby shower that checked off all the boxes for one of our very own….Lindsay Pugh director of brand development here at destination nursery. She’s having her first baby this summer and we could not be more happy and excited for her! A baby shower is one of those events you will never do again as typically most people only have one for their first baby. We are delighted to share the reveal for this fun baby shower as well as 6 of our tips that helped to make this baby shower a success!
TIP 1: Pick your decor/theme….we wanted it to be neutral with a little boho. We also added in some pops of color with the DIY ballon garland from party with lushra @lushra. We used two of their custom ballon kits, the colors picked; cameo, orange, raspberry pink and rosewood. Total Cost for balloon kits $110 It was so simple and easy to put together.
We had an arched wood neutral backdrop + oh baby sign with the ballon garland. Added in a vase with dried palm leaves on a side table…with a round jute rug and wicker basinet. Styled up and ready for baby with a snuggle me organic bed and custom made knit blanket. Added in some blocks for fun.
TIP 2 STYLE in some of the main gift items with the decor to make it feel more personable. We styled some of the big gifts in front of the arched back drop. Added the stroller/car seat, and bassinet along with a custom knit blanket and snuggle me organic bed. What do you think? Do you like how it turned out?
TIP 3: Treats and Sweets…we featured a darling rainbow cake and cupcakes from the talented Baking Blonde @thebakingblondeco. She tied in the rainbow colors from our digital invites perfectly as well as added in a few boho touches. We think she nailed it, and her treats were delicious!! Vanilla and Churro cupcakes plus Cookies and Cream cake really hit the spot, Lindsay and our guests loved them!!. She makes the most amazing treats for any event, baby shower, wedding, birthday etc. Check out her page and work with her NOW, you won’t be disappointed @thebakingblondco
TIP 4: Menu- salads and appetizers….the time of day for your event will determine what is best to serve your guests…ours began around lunchtime, we chose to do salads and appetizers along with treats and sweets. We picked 3 salads with some protein for substance, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Asian Chicken Salad, and Italian pasta Salad. We added in some great finger foods, appetizer’s with meats, cheeses, veggies, fruits and dips. For drinks we had lemonade with fresh raspberry’s and lemons slices.
TIP 5: Invites, we picked a quick and easy invite we loved on Etsy and then edited the template. Cost was about $5 and a little bit of our time to edit. You can easily send an e-invite to all of your guests. You could also print and mail them a copy if time permits. We opted to only send e-invites as we had a short window for getting them out before the event.
TIP 6: Create a budget and stick to it! You can also Save some money by using your DIY skills if possible. We saved on invites by buying a template on Etsy and editing with our info. We looked and looked for a backdrop to rent but came up empty as all the local party backdrop companies were booked on our event date. So we dusted off our DIY skills and bought a 1/4″ 4×8 piece of wood and made an arch for our backdrop. We left it natural wood as it went with our neutral theme. We also purchased a 36″ oh baby wood sign on Etsy, it was made of mdf. We spray painted it white so that it popped. We were happy with the result.
We also found a planning outline sheet for a baby shower on Etsy if you are interested in more specific planning details. We were not able to use it as we didn’t have the luxury of a lot of time so but perhaps it could help you with your event. Check it out HERE….