Tuesday, January 24, 2012

She's About to POP- Baby Shower

In the beginning of January one of my fellow MOMS Club of Camarillo East mommies was about to give birth to her third little guy. Another mom was sweet to throw her a shower and asked for my help with the decor.

I fell in love with the "She's About to POP" theme and went with it! Because she was having a boy we went with blue and green colors.

I started out by creating a circle pattern inspired by this photo and another She's About to POP shower found at Pen n' Paperflowers.

Well, truth be told, the first thing I did was locate plates, cups, and partyware so I knew what my colors were going to be. I didn't want to design everything in one blue, and then not be able to find matching eatery. It's a good way to start your party planning. Same idea if you're going to design your own invites.. start with the envelope sizes and color choices first! Nothing worse than spending a lot of time and energy on designing something you can't mail!

One of the coolest craft projects for this party with the balloon wreath. Guests were so excited to find this on the front door. I used a foam wreath from the craft store and a LOT of balloons. Two large packages and probably two or three smaller ones. I added a sign to the inside to show what the theme was but I could have left it blank.

The best part is I can reuse the balloons because they were just attached with floral wire that I curved into a "U". This would be adorable as a Valentine's theme... ah, off to find cheap balloons!

I probably could have done more with the "POP" theme but it was just after the holidays and I honestly didn't have the energy. I did get a chance to use my new Baby Cakes cake pop maker that I got for Christmas.
And I found some caramel popcorn (Poppycock) on clearance at Target. Perfect for the girls to munch on while the guest of honor opened presents. These cute popcorn boxes were pretty easy to create on my Cricut.
The hostess was going to order a plain cake and so I created my very first cake bunting. It turned out adorable but would have looked equally as great (if not better) an undecorated cake.

Water bottles of course! I can't seem to have a party without water bottles and custom labels.

Napkin wraps are so easy to create (just print on regular copy paper or use left over cardstock) and they make it really easy for your guests to grab a plate of food and head back to their seat without dropping a fork or forgetting their napkin. Plus, again, it's something so easy to tie your theme in with plain plates, cups, and napkins.

I made two banners just using my computer, cardstock, and some matching ribbon. The one on the window said "She's About to POP".

Ok, look away if you're easily grossed out. I'm not a huge fan of baby shower games but we did play two fun ones.. Name that Poop (at least that's what I called it). I melted popular candy bars into diapers and the guests guessed the names. That's a pretty common one, right?

Everyone really had fun with this one! It's amazing how some actually look like diapers I've seen!

We also played a blindfold game that was timed. This one might work well for more intimate parties. I filled a bowl with rice and (closed) medium sized safety pins. Each player had to pull out as many pins as possible in one minute. It's much harder than you think.. try it some time just for fun!

I'm lucky to be part of such a great group of girls. They keep me up to date on all the local happenings and I've make some lifelong friendships for myself and my little one.

Now we're just waiting for our friend to POP!

If you have any questions about the products I create or would like more info on how I can help you with a party of your own, just send me an email. I'd love to hear from you!

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  1. Super cute! Especially your wall decorations. It looks like everyone enjoyed it :)


  2. I just came across your blog while searching for printables I could use for a double baby shower I am throwing thurs. We are using blue, yellow, pink and green colors... not sure if they are having boys or girls. I need HELP! anything info/printables you have for labels or banners would be great! Thanks!