So way back in….oh….November of 2011, I threw a darling ‘Little Man’ themed baby shower for my dear friend Dana, expecting her second son.
Yes, November was a long time ago. Hush.
I’m finally getting around to posting these photos….perhaps I’ll post photos of the ‘Little Peachling’ shower I threw for another friend sometime before the year’s up?!?
Without further ado, I’ll let the pics do the talking….with a bit of narrative laced inbetween.
The invite: I sewed card stock with the printed information on it to the inside of this red gingham fabric and used pinking shears to trim the folded edge. I hand made the fabric bowties with a trusty glue gun and glued each bowtie onto a pin. The pinned bowties actually held the inviation closed and could be used again and again.
Used one of those trusty fabric-pinned bow ties on a white onesie for the entry door.
A fun welcome is to personalize a chalkboard greeting...the gorgeous baby belly just makes it even cuter!
Drink Station. Heck yeah I reused the mason jars from my baby shower! Just changed the straw color....
I made a fabric pendant garland and hot glued it in a criss-cross pattern to a white paper lantern. Then I hung it and attached a honeycomb globe and an aqua paper lantern below. Banner was made using scraps from the invitation and gold seam binding.
Food table. I took the same fabric I used for the bowties and threw it on the table for a makeshift tablecloth. Edged it with tickets that I glue-dotted to the table.
My friend Amy makes the most delicious rolls I've ever eaten. TDF! I asked if she could make them in the shape of bow ties. Didn't they turn out so cute?!
More of the food table
I bought a pack of these fuzzy, self-adhesive mustaches at Party City and simply slipped a lollipop stick on the back to use as table decor in tiny bud vases.
For the cupcake toppers: I made little felt bow ties and wrapped them in the center with awesome aqua ribbon from the dollar bin at Michael's. Then I glued them to lollipop sticks. I used the same ribbon to make tiny ribbon flags for more cupcake toppers.
Pirouette cookies were the "cigars".
Another friend of mine made these darling PB & J kids' sandwiches in the shape of bow ties as well. Darling!
The centerpiece apothecary jar filled with dominoes was a last-minute decision. It was the red dots on the dominoes that made me grab for them. I really liked how it turned out and plan on hunting down some vintage dominoes for future event decor.
I had rolls of tickets left over from a previous event, and as I played around with them as jar decoration, table cloth edging and such, I thought...these could be cool as streamers. So I tried it, and loved the result. The paper lanterns and tissue globes hanging on top of one another is my own version of a Martha Stewart idea I saw on Pinterest.
Another good friend of mine supplied the popcorn machine. I bought red paper lunch sacks at Target, cut them off with pinking shears, and stamped the words "Ready to Pop" (another Pinterested idea) onto the bags.
This was such a fun baby shower to throw, and I was honored to do so. The tickets, popcorn machine, and bright colors made the shower decor lean a bit carnivalesque while still maintaining a strong Little Man theme. What matters most is that my friend, the mom-to-be, was pleased as pie about it. That’s what really counts.
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