Our house projects have been on hold for a bit while we finish preparing our home for the arrival of our new little one. We had such a wonderful time at our hometown baby shower with family and friends that when a friend of ours asked to host one in our current city, we jumped right in. For this one, we decided to stick with a simple rain shower theme and held it in the library at the school where we teach.
Our centerpieces were so simple, but we had so much fun with them! We started with glass bowls (originally from our wedding centerpieces 4 1/2 years ago) and filled them with water and blue food coloring. We found packs of small rubber ducks at a party store and stuck them in to “swim.” Sadly, the ducks were a bit top heavy, so they all floated on their side instead. Oh well! Finally, a neighbor volunteered to make paper baby shoes filled with candy to send home with our guests as favors. We spread those out around the bowls and they turned out to be a huge hit!
Our hostess recently graduated from culinary school, and she was gracious enough to put together these amazing vanilla bean cupcakes. Gorgeous and delicious!
Behind the food table we opted to run with the rain shower theme and created these tissue paper clouds with colorful raindrops. You can find the tutorial for the pom-pom clouds here.
None of us were really into the idea of baby shower games (melted chocolate guessing games? No thank you), so instead we opted for a few different activities to keep our guests entertained and mingling. First off we created a station for onesie decorating. This worked out well for both the kids and the adults in attendance, and we now have some neat and practical keepsakes.
Our lovely host also put together a calendar for guests to fill out with birthday guesses. She wrote out a few hints including our projected due date, whether my siblings and I were on schedule for our due dates, etc, and left it up to the guests to estimate. Now it’s kind of fun to have a look at this calendar and see who we think will be right.
Finally, we had a spot where our guests could leave advice and words of wisdom for us, as well as sign a page that will now go into our baby book. We loved reading these cards after the shower, especially the name suggestions. 🙂