A few months ago, I got to do something that I've been looking forward to for years- I got to throw my very dear friend, Carina, a baby shower for her first little nugget! I have been planning and scheming ever since she told me she was ready to be a mom, and I immediately called dibs on the shower!
I went with a "Cute as a Button" theme and kept it really simple and clean. I wanted to be able to maximize the space in our home for guests to spread out, and also wanted to pack up the decorations to send with Carina for her to save for future parties or the nursery.
We did an engagement session, and I used the photos allllll over the place! People loved seeing them! And even better, Carina and Dave wore the nursery colors for their shoot, so everything I added for the party stayed in that color scheme.
One Costco bouquet of white flowers and one bunch of green fillers stretched into about 10 mini arrangements that I scattered around the house. I made favors from chocolate melts that I pressed holes into as "buttons."
The chocolates made an adorable cake topper, too! I had fun collecting pretty painted wooden buttons to scatter around the tables. My favorites were those beautiful butterfly buttons. Carina loved them, too!
Some 5x7 photos were a perfect size for the clothes line display. I attached them with some clothespins decorated with little strips of paper and printed fabric. The pom poms were another fun project- but be warned- that's a lot of fluffing!
I painted the "BABY" sign from some wooden letters I purchased at a craft store.
I left games up to my friend Jana, and she did a cute job. We played 2 group games, and she brought supplies for onesie decorating- little onesies labeled by size and design ideas for each month of the first year.
Our beautiful mama to be!
We also set up a scrapbooking table to help Carina get a jump on the baby book!
My goodness, it was just too much fun!!! Quick! Somebody get pregnant so I can do it all over again! :)