I love throwing baby showers! I love having a reason to create. Themed parties are a great way to get creativity flowing.
When I host a shower I like to plan the theme based off the moms future nursery. This way they can take all the decorations and use them in their new babies room. Baby showers are great fun but LOTS of work. It’s so much more worth the time knowing some of the decorations I spend so much time creating and making will continue to be used after the party.
My most recent baby shower was llama themed with a southwestern vibe.
Theme colors were:
- Brown (kraft paper)
Decorations I made:
- “It’s a baby” banner
- 2 arrow banners
- Tissue paper poms in various sizes of kraft paper brown, black and white spotted, and blue
- “Let the adventures begin” large chalkboard sign
- 8×10 framed llama print
- 5 Mini potted rock cacti
- Bagged candy party favor with “thanks for coming” tag
- Signs for activities
- Homemade taquitos
- Corn salad
- Sweet grape salad
- Coconut lime cupcakes
- White chocolate and coconut coated picky sticks
- Candy party favor
- Sign the “Is Your Mama A Llama” book as a keepsake
- How many jelly bellies are in the bottle?
- A-Z baby word game
First off I could not do the majority of these homemade decorations without a silhouette cutting tool and the silhouette design computer program. I use my silhouette for everything! That being said there are definitely other ways to make simple but cute decorations using PowerPoint or even Word and cutting out by hand.
I also am an avid Pinterest searcher. Whenever I am making new decor, hosting a party, looking for a recipe, or doing anything new really, I always go to Pinterest first to look for inspiration. Often I find great ideas and tweak them a bit to fit my own vision.
These Pocky stick cacti are an example of a pinterest find inspiration. They were inspired by chocolate and coconut covered pretzels but pocky sticks taste way better! Pretzel sticks won’t really get eaten. They are more for adding to the theme and decor of the food table. Pocky sticks will definitely get eaten. I like that they are smaller then pretzel sticks as well. You can buy pocky sticks in the Asian section of most grocery stores.
Dip pocky stickes in melted white chocolate with added food coloring of choice, then roll sticks in topping of choice. Use rice to hold the sticks in the pot.
Here is a list of a things I do for every baby shower I host.
- Purchase (or sometimes crochet) a stuffed animal to add to the theme/decor and as a keepsake the mom -to-be.
- Purchase a theme related book to use as a guestbook. Guests signs the front and back pages.
- Make a banner
- Make a chalkboard sign (follow link for a how to post)
- Find a drink that matches the theme
These are my go to decorations and I built from here. As always my pictures are lacking, and I actually forgot to take a picture of my drink table. oops. I hope you can see how cute this shower turned out from these mediocre pictures!