Posts Tagged ‘Baby Shower’
We've been seeing an explosion of bumble bee baby showers on our site! There's something so sweet and cute about bumble bee parties, and I love all the plays on the word "bee"!
Take a look at these beautiful parties:
What Will it Bee? by Nicole at Libby Lane Press
Mom to BEE Party! by Jackie Photography
Parents to Bee Baby Shower by Brittany at GreyGray Designs
What Will it Bee? by Sharnel at My Life My Loves
What's it Gonna Bee? by Mariposa Event Decor
Honey Bee Sip & See by Rachel at Haute Chocolate
How adorable is this collection of FREE ladybug party printables designed by Michelle from Printabelle that we get to give away!
Ladybug parties are some of our most popular, I think because they're so darn cute! This set could work for a 1st birthday or baby shower, and if you need any of the printables personalized, Michelle will do it for $3 a file.
The collection includes: An 8 x 10 “Ladybug Love” sign, party circles, gift bag circles, gift tags, gift boxes, water bottle labels, mini candy bar labels, banner that says “Ladybug Love,” a mini banner that says “Ladybug Love,” invitations, treat bag toppers, tented cards, thank you cards, bookmarks, a free coloring sheet, and an assortment of other small cards.
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And here are some of my favorite individual files...
Have fun with these, and thanks, Michelle, for such a sweet collection!
I'm so excited to be giving away this exclusive girl baby shower printables collection designed by Katie from Green Apple Paperie. How cute are these little onesies!!!
The collection includes: invitations, thank you cards, party circles, cupcake wrappers, Hershey's Kiss labels, wish tree cards, advice for mom cards, water bottle labels, tented cards, straw flags, and an "It's a Girl" banner.
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Stay tuned for the boy baby shower collection Katie designed for us!
Tali from A Party Studio designed these sweet baby shower wishing tree cards and was kind enough to offer them to our readers. Thank you, Tali!
I love the whole idea of wishing trees because they let your guests write special messages to the mommy-to-be and baby that can be displayed during the shower on a branch, small tree, or even curly willow from the craft store, then saved forever.
Check out these lovely color combinations, perfect for a baby boy or baby girl shower...
A Party Studio sells full collections of personalized baby shower printables to match the wishing cards. She also sells the printable items individually, so take a look at her Etsy shop to find just what you're looking for.
Thank you, Tali, for such sweetness!!
If you are planning to throw a baby shower this holiday season, boy, are you in luck! Amy from Paperlicious, has generously offered this 'snowflake" holiday baby shower collection to our readers for free. These coordinate beautifully with the holiday baby shower invitations she sells on her site.
The printables collection includes: party circles, tented cards (that you can add your own text to), cupcake wrappers, and a baby shower banner (that you can also add your own text to). Look how adorable they are!!
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- Party circles
- Water bottle labels (fits most 16oz bottles)
- Cupcake wrappers (solid)
- Cupcake wrappers (snowflake)
- Tented cards (add your own text)
- Banner (add your own text)
Thank you again, Amy, for letting us give these away!
When Tali from A Party Studio contacted me about giving away the sweet Baby Shower Bingo Game she designed (in both a girl version and a boy version), I jumped at the chance.
I like activities at baby showers. I think they bring the guests together and add some unexpected fun. And now, if you're throwing a shower, you don't even have to pay for one because these bingo cards are absolutely free! Thank you, Tali!
Both sets include instructions and seven different bingo cards.
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The pink bingo game matches Tali's pink and white damask baby shower collection which can be purchased in her Etsy shop here, or you can buy the pink and white water bottle labels and cupcake toppers separately.
The blue bingo game matches her blue and white baby shower collection which can also be found in her Etsy shop.
Thank you again, Tali, for creating so much fun!
This week's party photo come from Nicole W's The Secret Garden Baby Shower. Nicole made the incredibly gorgeous white paper flower backdrop by hand. And how lovely is the little rustic garden swing to add that sweet touch to the dessert table? I'm swooning.
If you haven't seen this party, you must. It will seriously take your breath away.
Clemens B's sister-in-law created these amazing paper baby shoe favors for her baby shower, and now she has created this easy tutorial with a FREE downloadable baby shoe template.
To create these shoe favors, all you need are scissors, glue, paper, embellishments, and some good cutting skills. That's it!
To learn how simple they are to make and download the baby shoe template, head to A Blog by Clemens Designs.
Also, to learn more about Clemens, check out her Clemens Designs vendor page.
And for all you Brazilian out there, please check out Clemens' sister-in-law's online store, elo7.
Since we're all trying to save money throwing parties these days, I'm always looking for new ideas.
Mariah L threw this incredible Sock Money Baby Shower and I can't believe she did it for $100! I had to know more (and make sure she wasn't lying :)). So here's what she had to say about her party...
I was born a natural social butterfly and have always loved to plan and host parties. From holidays to birthday parties, I can find any excuse to throw a fabulous party! Having a fabulous party doesn’t mean you have to spend BIG. I believe the little details are what set ordinary events apart from extraordinary events, even in everyday life!
My sister was hosting a baby shower for a good friend and asked me to help her with the shower. We had a small budget; again I throw lots of parties, so I have to keep things reasonable. ;) She told me the mom-to-be was decorating the nursery in Sock Monkeys and I knew immediately this would be a great theme for the shower.
Here are 5 of my tips for throwing a fabulous party on a budget and how I did it:
“Shop” your house or borrow items. When planning the party look around your house and find inspiration and decorations from items you already have.
- I decorated my twin’s nursery with Sock Monkeys so I knew I had lots of items at my disposal to decorate. The look and feel I decided on for the party was inspired by my twin’s room. I used vintage toys and sock monkey’s from their room to decorate with.
- I also borrowed a tricycle and red wagon from a friend to complete the look.
- I had fabric scraps leftover from my twin’s bedding so I used those to create the banner and some of the table runners.
Keep it simple. You don’t have to buy extravagant decorations or have a huge spread of food to throw a great party. For this party the decorations were simple, but the impact of a few key items created the perfect atmosphere for the party.
- •I did splurge on 2 items and those were the sock monkey cookies and cake pops, however I only ordered enough to add that extra little detail. I filled in the rest of the sweets with cake pops I made and store bought cupcakes.
- I kept the food very simple by making mini portions, putting the fruit on the skewers and dressing up pasta from a box mix. I was able to stretch my budget farther a little farther by keeping the food simple.
Dress up store bought items. You can make simple and cheap store bought items look like a million bucks if you take the time to dress them up.
- I bought red & white polka dot cupcake liners that I found at Hobby Lobby for only $1, I added those and custom cupcake toppers to store bought cupcakes to create a cute and custom focal point on the table.
Reuse & Repurpose. Stop before you throw it away can you use it again? Like I mentioned before I have lots of parties so I have an arsenal of supplies on hand that I can reuse over and over again.
- I made tissue paper pom poms (which are inexpensive to start with) for my daughter’s Strawberry Shortcake birthday and saved them to reuse at future parties. Those pom poms can be a pain to make and I knew I could at least reuse them for Christmas so I stored them in the attic. They add pops of color throughout the house and provided a backdrop for the sign-in table.
- The cute banner was made using my Cricut, scraps of fabric, polka dot wrapping paper ($1 at Target Dollar Spot) and some of my nephew’s onesies.
- One of my favorite details was the individual crudités. I used candle votives I had to make individual crudités and served them on a tray I keep in my bathroom for display.
Make an investment. Invest in items you can use over and over again.
- I was super lucky to find the white square plates and serving tray on clearance at Walmart a while back (only $1 each!) and it’s been one of my best investments! I simply add a piece of scrapbook paper that coordinates with the party.
- •While I’m a DIY girl who loves to create things, I can’t ever make the invitations look as good as the ones you can buy! I usually invest in custom printables and have been lucky to work with some amazing vendors. I try to spend $20 or less, but they really help make things look extra special.
Here is how I spent my budget on the Sock Monkey Baby Shower. I had lots of things already on hand and my sister was able to do all of the printing for free.
Food - $30 Cupcakes - $12 Custom Cookies & Cake Pops - $38 Paper goods - $6 (bought at Dollar Store) Fabric - $2 (I only bought 1 yard of the Polka Dot fabric and used a coupon, the other fabric I already had) Printables - $20 Total - $108
*My sister spent an additional $40 on the party favors, but this was not part of my budget. She also had several left over she plans to give as teacher gifts when school starts.
Okay, so you weren't lying. :) Thank you, Mariah, for these great tips, and for sharing your party with us.
Check out Mariah's other fabulous parties on our site. You will be impressed with what she can do!