Amber is determined that her new baby boy will not be dressed only in pale blue - she wants a brightly coloured nursery & brightly coloured clothes so it was only right that I did her baby shower in the brightest colours possible! We had a jungle theme running through the day but the colours were the most important.
I had all the ladies bring a snack and a few helped with the cake, flowers and balloons - this helped with sharing the costs. I did all the decor myself and I'm so pleased with the turn out. I do so much research so ideas come from all over - I try to make them my own but I did get the 'About to Pop' popcorn box idea from www.scissorsandspatulas.com.
I made the pinwheels with origami paper and the bunting with card. The heart shaped bunting on the table cloth is made from foam pads. I designed a pinstripe that I used throughout the decor, pinstripe kit kats, water bottles, popcorn box and loads more. I filled plastic shot glasses with colourful smarties and jelly beans which were the perfect hand-around after lunch and before we hit the sweets table.
I made the cardboard building blocks with card and foam pads - they were perfect takeaway boxes for the cupcakes.
I had each of the girls decorate their own 'onesie' which we hung along a line in front of the window - what a fabulous idea this was - everyone put so much effort into their pieces and the effect was great!
mom-to be in her 'Does My Bump look Big in This' t shirt
awesome rainbow layered cake, jungle themed cupcakes, sweets
Activities / Games
The measure-your-belly game where you each guess the length of string that fits the mom-to-be's belly.
I asked each of the ladies to bring a snack. Some helped with the cake, flowers and balloons so I didn't spend too much - less than £100
handmade wire beaded sugar/jam spoons
When we cut the plain white cake and revealed the rainbow layers
What People Ate
Savoury snacks including sausage rolls, dips, fruit skewers, sweet potato salad, philly chilli,
What People Drank
non-alcoholic fruit punch and lots of tea and coffee
Most Touching Moment
Mom-to-be was sent a jumper that her granny made for her little brother when he was born. She had no idea her mother had kept it so it was such a special surprize. Really a beautiful moment.