Friday, December 7, 2012

Bright and Cheerful Baby Shower

Parties, parties and more parties!!! Yay!!! Today, I had a part in throwing a baby shower for an amazing co-worker/friend. This girl is awesome and I am so glad I got to have a hand in her special day. Ok,are you ready for all the juicy details?!! So, my girl Jill is due to have her second child in February. She has a beautiful 3 year old daughter and is pregnant with a boy. We've talked all throughout her pregnancy about the nursery and how she will be decorating it. She decided on a modern room she found on Pinterest (where else?) with a color scheme of aqua, lime green and orange. Doesn't that sound fun?!! So of course, I decided to do the shower in those bright and cheerful colors. This is without a doubt the most fun color scheme I've ever done. I started out by choosing the plates, napkins, cups and forks. I love mixing and matching the plates by shape and alternating solid and patterned napkins, so that's exactly what I did. Aqua polka dot napkins paired with solid orange napkins added a little bit of fun to the party, while a mixture of square and round plates in all three colors made things a bit more interesting.
I also bought some different patterns and colors of tissue paper to make tissue poms. A green chevron, a blue and white polka dot and a solid orange. These poms didn't turn out exactly as I had planned and I didn't get any good pictures of them, but maybe I'll have better luck next time. :-)
I really wanted to do a backdrop for the gift table even though I have never done one before. I decided to give it a try and I love how it turned out! All I did was take a piece of foam board from the lumber yard and have my handy dandy hubby cut it down to 4 foot by 4 foot. Then I took a plastic tablecloth and wrapped it around the foam and stapled it to the back. Little tip, get a friend to help you with this part. Thank goodness for my girl Andrea! I had printed out a banner that said "Gifts for Kale" and I used double sided tape to attatch it to the backdrop. A few tissue poms later and I had a pretty little backdrop for the gift table. I really, really liked it.
Something else I really liked, the framed quotes about little boys. They were just a fun little extra that made the shower just a bit more special.
Last, but not least, possibly my favorite part of the shower. I took a multi-opening frame, filled each frame with scrapbook paper and hot glued letters in some of the frames to spell out the baby's name. Then, I had guests sign the scrapbook paper in the empty frames as a sort of guest book. My hope is that it will hang in baby Kale's room and that he will look at it and see how much he was loved before he was even born.
I can't say how grateful I am to the ladies I work with for letting me plan this shower. It really meant a lot to me! Well, that's all for this post, but check back soon for another baby shower post! Yay!!! See you soon, Jamie P.S. Aren't the pictures in this post sooo much better? Guess who took them? My 12 year old daughter!!! Pretty sure she'll be doing all of my pics from now on! :-)


  1. I love this party idea! Thanks for visiting my link party.

  2. (Ok! I'm going to try to comment on here again... You did a great job Jamie. I loved the colors and patterns together! You're shirt and cardigan even went with the theme. The colors looked great on you too! So proud of you chasing your dream!!!

  3. Thank you Sherri! I obviously have issues since I insist on trying to match my outfits to my parties. ;-)