The baby shower I’m planning for some dear friends is really starting to take shape. I already shared with you my inspiration for the baby shower and some of the Pinterest-inspired projects I’ve been working on.
I think its time to share with you some of the other details I’ve been working on. As you know, I’m going for a turquoise, green and coral color scheme with bits of yellow for this couples baby shower. My Nana and I are knee-deep in creating some fun fabric bunting for decor. If all goes as planned, I’ll have several rows of bunting to use as decor for the shower. The finished product will look something like this:
I’ve also decided to have a gift cradle instead of a gift table. If I thought the parents-to-be would be receiving piles of gifts, I would have opted for the table. However, this is a small and intimate shower, so the gifts should fit nicely.
I have a cradle that my Papaw built for me that is very similar to the one pictured above. While I’m not giving the cradle as a gift, I think it will be a beautiful vessel for presents. When we moved, the bottom piece of wood blew out of the cradle, so it’s currently being repaired by my father-in-law, which is why there’s no photo. He assures me it’ll be ready in time for the baby shower.
I spent a lot of time looking for the perfect invitations. Originally, I thought I wanted something with mason jars or something with a vintage flair. But when I saw these, I knew they were perfect.
I was able to customize them to my needs, and I’m really happy with the final design. I swapped out the pink for turquoise and changed up some of the wording. I had them printed and cut at Staples, and then I mailed them out.
Planning the menu for this baby shower has been a bit more complicated than I originally thought it would be. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
- Caprese Skewers
- Barbecue Chicken
- Cole Slaw
- Fruit Salad
- Marinated Cucumbers
- Potato Salad
- Cake and Cupcakes
- Rice Krispie Pops
- Water, Fruit Punch and Beer
The menu isn’t set in stone, so I’m quite sure it will change. For instance, I know caprese skewers don’t really go with a barbecue theme, I just really want to eat them. If my garden isn’t producing by then, I’ll probably leave them off the menu.
At this point, I’m feeling pretty good about my progress. I’ve got a closet full of supplies and projects just waiting to be pulled out and set up:
Here’s hoping everything pulls together by the big day!