kelly's baby shower.

This weekend I hosted a baby shower for my friend, Kelly. She and her husband have an adorable daughter, Addison, and their little boy is due to join their family next month. She told me they're decorating the nursery with a animal theme, so I ran with that. Here are all the details.


The colors for the invitation (and the party decorations) were inspired by the Little Snowflake birthday party at The TomKat Studio (tons of party inspiration there!). The giraffe clip art is from Microsoft's collection - I just changed the color. After printing them, I punched holes in the top and added ribbon, then used my corner punch to round out the edges.


The banners (see below for #2) were super easy to make - I printed out the letters directly on cardstock (four letters per page), cut the paper, then punched holes to string them together. The animal cut-outs are wood pieces from Michaels - they were 29 cents a piece, and I just painted them in coordinating colors and drilled holes to add to the banners.

Guest Book and Favors

This is a super-simple idea I've used in the past - just paint a plain wooden frame, then provide a permanent marker (or paint pen) for guests to sign it. Kelly provided the sonogram picture.

The favors were cookie lollipops, made using ready-bake cookie dough. I just pushed a popsicle stick into each piece of dough, then baked them according to package directions. I set them in these super cute buckets from Target's dollar area.
(By the way, refinishing that dresser is #6 on my goals list).


Because I was scheduled to be out of town the two days prior to the shower, I wanted to keep food as simple as possible. I asked a few friends to bring something, then focused on easy or store-bought items. I made the cupcakes the night before I left and stored them in the refrigerator until the party. The m&ms are custom color ones from Michaels.

Originally, we set up the cupcakes and candy on the sideboard, but Heather suggested moving it to the center of the table so it would be visible when everyone first walked in the door.

1 comment:

  1. Great job Kristy- I love the invites... what program did you use to make them?


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