Posts Tagged ‘Baby Shower’
A new trend I've noticed on our site is rockstar parties for little kids (even not-yet-born kids). Of course I had to show off these rad parties! I love all the energy and excitement. Take a look...
Kara T's Our Little Rockstar Is 2 party
Great rock poster and cake!
MKR Creations' Lisa's Baby Shower
A rocker baby shower! Love the guitar cupcakes toppers and the rocker onesie cookies!
Addie A's Matteus' 1st Birthday Bash
Great backstages passes and funny favor bags!
Dawn M's Old School Hip Hop 2nd Birthday
I had to include this awesome hip hop birthday!
Nadia C's Charlotte's 2nd Birthday
And of course one for the girl rockers out there!
Cute, funny, and cool parties... right?
If you're so inspired, take a look at all the rockstar/popstar parties on our site. Some seriously great ideas here!
When I first saw Donna E's Blush and Bashful Baby Shower on our site I was blown away by all the details, especially this homemade month-by-month onesie bunting she used to decorate.
Donna put together this tutorial on how she made it and she has kindly let me repost it, so thank you, Donna! What a fun way to decorate a shower.
I love this onesie bunting because it doubles as shower decor and the perfect gift for the mommy-to-be.
- 12 onesies ranging from size 1 month to 12 months, washed and dried
- Iron-on transfer paper (if you are using colored onesies, be sure that the transfer paper is suited accordingly)
- Design made in Photoshop or any other program that will allow you to use text with a photo
- The first thing you'll have to do is come up with a design. I generally try to stick with the theme of the shower or the theme of the baby's nursery. Try to keep the size of the design to roughly 3 or 4 inches wide and 4 to 5 inches in height. Once you have come up with your design, you'll need to flip each design to a mirror image.
- Print your design according to the manufacturers instructions onto the transfer paper.
- Cut out each month, leaving a 1/8-1/4 inch border around each design.
- Heat your iron to the highest heat setting without steam.
- Place your design face down on the onesie and gently place the iron over the back side of the design allowing the design to adhere to the onesie. Continue moving the iron over the design until the design has completely adhered to the onesie.
- Allow the iron on to cool slightly then gently remove paper backing. Repeat steps 1-6 for each of the onesies.
They are so cute attached to a clothes line and displayed around the shower and the mommy-to-be will appreciate having a keepsake that shows each month how much the baby has grown!
Thank you, Donna, for the tutorial! I too love that that this is both party decor and a mommy-to-be gift.
When I saw these letter garlands Chelsea A made for her Modern Meets Vintage Baby Fete, I nearly flipped. I've seen many garlands before but never anything like this, and how sweet that the letters spell out lullabies.
I asked Chelsea how she made them and here's what she said...
The letter garlands were made using my Quickutz Silhouette. I think the letters turned out to be about 6" each.
I went through about 20-30 pieces of red cardstock to cut out the two different lullabies. I could only fit between 5 and 7 letters per sheet, even with creative arranging. Even with the Silhouette it took about 5 hours to cut everything.
I know it would have taken SO much longer if I did it by hand. Just thinking about tracing everything and THEN cutting it with scissors is making my hand hurt!
But, if someone doesn't have an extra $200-$225 laying around to shell out for a Silhouette, it's definitely doable with good old tracing and cutting.
After they were all cut out, I used a big needle and red and white striped bakers twine (but any old string would work - just don't use a single thread because it would be heartbreaking to have to re-string it or have it break from the weight in the middle of the party) and strung up each letter.
If you'll notice, some of them are backwards. That wasn't on purpose originally, but as usual I was running late for set up and said, "oh well! Now it's going to be on purpose!" and started making some other letters backwards. The charm of handmade, right?
Chelsea, thank you for sharing how you did this. It's truly original!
I'm really into edible favors. I always think it's such a struggle to find gifts under $5 that you know your guests will go home and treasure, but food is a whole different story...
So here are some great edible favors on our site for inspiration...
Nicole W's Strawberry Picnic 1st Birthday
Nancy P's Zebra Boy Baby Shower
Kim Erin J's About to Hatch Baby Shower
Nancy P's Tiffany Blue Bridal Shower
Claudia S's Tickled Blue BaByQ Shower
Kristeen L's Shabby Chic Baby Shower
Ebony S's "Oh Boy" Gumball Baby Shower