March 30, 2015

Project: A Modern Country Baby Shower

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to help host a baby shower at my home for my cousin.  She is having her second baby, but her first boy! I offered to help her mom give her a family baby shower.  It was a smaller shower, with about 20 family members, and since it was also her second shower, we didn’t go all out.  But we still wanted to make it nice for her.  And I think it is always appropriate to celebrate a new baby in the family!

First off, we wanted to choose a theme for the shower.  I asked my cousin what colors she was doing her for the nursery and bedding and if there was a certain theme. She sent me a screen shot of the fabric from Spoon Flower she chose for the crib bedding. Isn’t it adorable?  She said was doing an outdoors/hunting theme but with modern colors of turquoise and gray, so we went along those lines for décor for the shower. 

The other day, when I was making my Easter Burlap Banner, I made one that said “Baby” for the shower as well.  My aunt got some wood letters, modpodged some cute paper on them, and put them together for another decoration.

I always think it’s a good idea at a shower for everyone to write down their address on an envelope to make it easier to send Thank You cards.  I asked my cousin to bring some envelopes with her and set them by this cute chalkboard I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

I love making diaper cakes for gifts and they also add a lot to the décor.  This tutorial is my favorite one because it uses rubber bands, instead of tape, to secure the diapers, which makes the diapers easier to use later on.   I added some turquoise chevron burlap ribbon and some turquoise flowers to accent it.  The tutorial calls for 1 yard of tulle, but I prefer 1½ yards since it is so wide.  1½ yards makes it more square to wrap up.  I purchased a large box of Pampers Size 2 diapers, which had 96 diapers in it, so that I could do three tiers instead of 2.  I used all but 6 diapers for this cake.

My aunt brought some twine and baby clothes to use as a clothes line.  What an adorable idea and added a great country touch!

For the food my aunt made three different salads as well as cheesecake, cookies, and éclairs for dessert.  I made homemade rolls as well.  

Whenever I have an event in my home, I always try to have fresh flowers. It brings a wonderful, elegant touch to any affair as well as a beautiful fragrance in your home. 

My aunt wrapped the forks and knives in napkins and then secured them with a strip of pattered paper to make them look like a bow-tie.  So cute!

I picked up this amazing Mason Jar Drink Dispenser at Sam’s Club, which was perfect for the lemonade with sliced lemons and limes.  

I also found this cute turquoise chevron washtub at Hobby Lobby and it was great to hold some water bottles on ice.  I added the turquoise chevron “It’s A Boy” water bottle labels with double sided tape to each water bottle.  You can download it here for your personal use.

I would say that the shower was a wonderful success! It turned out beautiful.  We are so excited for this new little one to join our family.

For more baby shower ideas, check out my Pinterest page.

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