Happy Monday y’all! Here’s to a fresh start & a great week!
Last weekend I hosted a baby shower for my sister-in-law & future niece. We wanted to do things a little different & went with a space themed shower. We used lavender, mint & gold as the main colors, with a little burlap for good measure.
I made a blank slate of the dining room & used it as the food table/main decor setup. i have never decorated my chandelier before, but am now obsessed with the look! I love how it turned out for the shower & am counting down the days till acceptable to cover it in Christmas! you may think I’m kidding, but really. I don’t kid about Christmas y’all.
Anyhow, I covered it in burlap bows (Michaels) & hung chipboard/metallic gold stars from the strings. I used glue dots to sandwich stars around the string ends. I also used some mint bakers twine & a couple of felt stars. The wooden “baby shower” letters (Target) were a perfect touch dangling in the middle.
I strung up several banners to create a cute background behind the table. A mini grapevine wreath with a burlap bow sat at the top of the pyramid. Next up is a burlap banner (Hobby Lobby) bearing baby girl’s name, Evelynn. The middle banner is from the Target one spot; they have a whole section of baby shower & wedding shower things that are too cute to pass up! A burlap & lace pennant banner (Pick Your Plum) makes a lovely base.
Stringing up multiple banners is an awesome & affordable way to make a party backdrop.focal point. You can use anything to make your own banners- paper, fabric, yarn, streamers, tissue paper etc. Plus, you can always find cheap, ready-made ones at most stores, check the thrift store too or dollar stores to save extra. Save them to use again for future parties if possible.
Here’s a full view of the food table, fun backdrop & chandelier decor. I threw a vintage, lavender quilt over the table then added a burlap & lace runner. Every inch of the table was sprinkled with sparkly mint/gold/silver confetti. It totally added to the “space” feel.
Gold star plates were a must. I found these at the Dollar Tree, they have them in several colors right now for the Fourth of July. I’ve seen the same ones in a larger size at Target too.
Milky Ways & Moon Pies were a thematic requirement. We had lots of crudites, pineapple upside down cake & coconut macaroons, along with loads of crackers/cheese, fruit, salad, pimento cheese sandwiches, coconut cream dreamboat dessert & deviled eggs. Can you tell the honored momma was on a coconut kick? She’s also vegetarian so I kept it striclty no-meat & made sure she could eat everything. It would be just cruel to include food the pregnant lady couldn’t eat.
This sign was my main decor piece on the table. I found it months ago in the Target one spot. It had a few different colors on it & I switched them out for gold/mint using metallic Sharpies & paint. Can’t beat that cuteness! I also did several flower arrangements using purple mums & white spray roses. I also added in a handful of vintage, gold candlesticks with lavender candles.
This yummy salad consisted of lettuce, spinach, strawberries, raspberries, pecans & mozzarella. I used a raspberry vinaigrette to dress. It’s the perfect salad for a shower or brunch. Throw in some blackberries too if you’d like.
Fruity water has been the star recently. Strawberries & lemon slices are my go-to for flavored waters. You can never go wrong with iced tea either.
We had to play shower games, of course. Everyone was given a mini baby when they arrived at the party & had to hold on to it throughout the event. The goal was to steal other people’s babies when they weren’t paying attention or if they set down on the table, etc. At the end, whoever had collected the most babies got a prize.
I used blown up balloons as “babies” & had everyone partner up with a baby & balloon. Each pair had to diaper the baby (balloon) using only their left hands. That was a fun one too. The bigger the balloons the harder it’ll be. You could also blindfold everyone for extra fun.
We played baby mad libs too. You can get them here!
Baby shower bingo was fun to play while opening gifts. You can get that printable here. Have everyone fill in the blank boxes with things they think momma-to-be will unwrap. Once all boxes are filled up, its present opening time. Everyone gets to play bingo based on what they can check off their card. Also, having people yell out bingo while opening shower gifts makes things a bit more exciting.
We also played baby charades. I had everyone write down a couple of things that happen with babies or things babies do etc on post it notes. Then everyone got to go twice & act out different scenarios for the other guests to guess. This might work out better if you have all the charade cards written up beforehand.
All the prizes were bigger Milky Ways.
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