I had full intentions on sharing all of the details of my baby shower with all of you, but I did the one thing that you cannot do as a blogger - I forgot to take a lot of pictures.
Is that my first mom fail?
I think I literally have 1 picture from the day of the actual baby shower. I should have hired a photographer, or at least asked someone to take pictures! Oh well.
Planning a baby shower soon? Just curious about what we did? Let me break it down for you! (I will link as many sources as I can!)
There are SO many options on the internet for invitations these days. Etsy is a great place to find some really cute ones. But, if you’re like me and have a specific vision in your head of exactly what you want it to look like, sometimes it’s really hard to find.
So, I designed my own. I’m a brunch lover (check out my brunch wedding details here), so naturally I wanted my baby shower to be a brunch as well. And I loved the idea of a ‘storybook shower’ so putting them together with a vintage twist was exactly what I needed.
Here’s the invitation - front.
Phone number blocked out.
And the back.
If you're having a party and want an invitation designed specificlly for your event, contact me and let's talk about it! :)
Bring a book instead of a card
This is becoming very popular and I am so glad it is! Books are one of the best gifts you can give a child (or new parents) so why not!?
We received some well-loved books and some new books, both of which we will enjoy reading with our little one over and over again!
Here’s what was on the menu:
Ham and cheese sandwiches
Cinnamon roll bites
Oatmeal bar (crock pot full of plain oats with an assortment of toppings on the side)
Juice / coffee / water
It was the perfect mixture of homemade goodness. I am so blessed to have such wonderful family members that made all of the food and sweets! (Since I didn't take any photos, here are some from Pinterest of the items we had - click link above for source.)
This was my favorite part because I love to decorate! My mom came up with the idea to find tons of small storybook animals at the antique mall and spray paint them all gold. So, I knew I wanted to include these animals, old books, vintage items, and fresh flowers (pink and blue).
We ended up with about 12 different ‘arrangements’. I was SO in love with each one.
All of the flowers are from Hy-Vee (Silvis, IL).
We had the tables running together to make long sections, so we used old book pages and taped them together to create a ‘table runner’. It was perfect!
Plates / napkins
Vintage books/pages - Antique mall
Gold animals - Antique mall
White rabbit - Target
Gold and clear vase - Target
Candlesticks - Antique mall
Vintage vases - Antique mall
Candlesticks - Target
Blocks - Antique mall
Old car - Antique mall
Fresh flowers - Silvis Hy-Vee
We held the baby shower in our church basement and the room is very large. So, in order to section it off a bit, we created a ‘wall’ of vines and streamers to give it a storybook feeling.
Also, we had a banner created with the image from my invitation and hung that on the wall behind the sweets.
What did you wear?
Well, I know some people choose their outfit based on if they are having a girl/boy but I couldn’t do that. So, I went with a simple dark dress with flowers.
Dress - ASOS maternity
Shoes - TJ Maxx
This is literally the only picture I have from the day of the baby shower.
I am so incredibly thankful for everyone who helped set-up and contributed to the success of showering our little one and also to everyone who attended. We are forever grateful!