About the last week of January, I received a phone call from my pregnant daughter. The conversation went like this:
A: Hi, mom. Are you feeling?
S: I am feeling better. My ribs and head feel a LOT better now. (I was in a black ice accident and totalled my car about a week before the phone call.)
A: Mom, are you going to have a baby shower for Cooper?
S: I was thinking about it.We only have five weekends until you are due. (This is where I pulled up the calendar on the computer.)
After checking the church calendar, our calendars, and her sister's calendar
We set a date three weeks away. Yep, I know I am crazy for attempting a baby shower in three weeks, but that is the challenge I took on.
My first step was to create a private event page on Facebook
Ashley invited family and friends. I invited the church family members.Immediately after having the shower put on the church calendar, the event was in the church bulletin for the next three weeks.
How did I plan the decor? By Searching Pinterest, Baby!
Most of my ideas came from pictures featured on Pinterest boards.
The trick to not getting overwhelmed? Search by color. I searched for lime green and blue baby showers.
A variety of themes appeared during my color search - nautical, jungle, monkeys, rubber duck, and little man. However, I kept my colors firmly in mind.
When I couldn't find the printed plates I designed the colors from, I didn't melt down. Instead, I chose solid colors in lime green and blue.
|The night before the shower.|
|Alternating lime green and blue napkins and cutlery were rolled and then tied with white curling ribbon for the place settings.|
Table cloths, plates, napkins, cutlery, prizes, name tags, banners, and lime green balloons were purchased at dollar stores. A 72-balloon package with predominantly white, light blue, and a darker blue balloons was purchased from the local supercenter.
|The finished decor for the It's a Boy! baby shower.|
|Onesies with baby animals coordinate with the centerpiece toys. A blue and white clothesline completed the onesie banner.|
|Cupcake and sugar cookie favors flank a mini-diaper cake and frog centerpiece. See the red lip print on the frog's cheek?|