I thought that some of you may find interest in my planning my sister's baby shower. It was my first shower that I took lead on.
I decided to go with two themes:
-A Spa + Pamper theme (bc my sister deserves it!)
-a coral + gold color theme
For the decor:
I wanted to stick to the coral and gold theme and create a more pale romantic palette that is pleasing to the eye. I didn't want anything too bright because my sister tends to like softer romantic colors. I also wanted to steer clear of straight up pink, because even though my sister is having a girl, having everything pink would probably freak her out.
My closest friends and dream team in decorating, Steph + Mel helped me in making some coral, gold + white tassel banners. I love how these turned out. I can't wait to reuse these and throw them around my apartment! lol :)
We also made these GORGEOUS white, coral + gold balloon tassels. Unfortunately, they were supposed to go with huge 3' balloons, but they didn't fit in the car, so we had to use regular balloons. They didn't come out as I intended because of the balloon size, but they did add little sweet flairs to the room.
We also had this fun Rifle Paper Co. Banner that my best friend let me borrow. It's awesome because its a banner that has all the letters in the alphabet so you can reuse it over and over again for any occasion!
We also made a diaper cake that had fake flowers from Michaels in pale colors. Nail polish favors with tags that matched the invites as well as frames for each table with the same invite design. On each frame, I made a cute (haha 'cute') poems to go along with each frame's station.
Because many of the guests were in their late 20s and early 30s, I decided having wild games (like bridal shower ones) were probably not going to be as popular as doing more quiet, relaxing activities. I went with having a bunch of stations at the shower, some crafty that were useful for my sister and some pamper + spa-ish things!
Station 1 - Mani station: I had a bunch of polishes, lotions + files for the ladies to paint their nails!
Station 2 - Bath Tea Bag Station: I had all the ingredients to make a little tea bag full of bath products to make a luxurious bath treat. Many of the girls just made a little baggie of lavender too!
Station 4 - Craving Station: I had been asking my sister throughout the weeks what she's been craving. As she told me, I would write them down. On her shower I put a table of all the goodies she was craving on the table. This table also had the diaper cake and the favors!
Of course I still had to have some games. These games were either short and sweet or games that people could do on their own time.
Name that Celebrity's baby picture! - My sister is a huge fanatic of celebrity gossip! We both read Us Weekly Religiously! I found this game online where there were a bunch of celebrities' baby pictures (like Katy Perry, Beyonce..) and they had to guess on the paper. They did this while doing the stations so after everyone was done, I called out the answer and the person with the most correct won a prize. If I could change this game I would've put maybe just 10 pictures! This had a LOT of pics!
How big is mommy's belly? - I happen to find the how big is my mommy's tummy in Michaels (I was gonna use streamers), which was perfect. During the stations, I had everyone cut what they thought was my sister's belly size (without using their own stomachs as as guideline). It was so fun having everyone come up and see if their guesses measured up!!
Congrats <3 Love you both so much and cannot wait for the arrival of little baby m! I can't wait to be a real aunt! :) I love her so much already!
Thank you SO SO much to Sarah for taking these aaaamazing pictures! Thank you for capturing the day for us! <3