This weekend was many things. Amazing, scary, filled with so much love and joy. This weekend I got to throw my sister her baby shower. She is expecting our first bundle of joy in the family. The first great granddaughter, the first granddaughter, the first niece, the first cousin. All the firsts in the family.
That’s quite a big deal, so I knew I had to go above and beyond to represent all the love that our family has for that little girl. They unfortunately couldn’t make it, since all our family is in Brazil, aside from the 2 of us. But I wanted my sister to know that I poured my heart and soul into making her and the family proud.
I drove up Friday rush hour (bad decision, folks) which took me 4 hours. We worked on some last minute projects (blowing up all balloons) and loaded all things in the nursery so we wouldn’t forget. I’m splitting it in 2 posts just because I have tons of pictures and I don’t want to overwhelm anybody, but I’ll break it down to decoration and then party.
For decoration I started by badgering my sister to pick one of the invitations I emailed her. She wanted to leave it all to me, but it’s really important to me that she got the party she envisioned for herself. It took some convincing on my part, but I finally got this perfect invitation picked out, with the same fun, animal theme as her little one’s nursery, so I started planning out the favors, decoration and food.
I decided to keep the theme fun, pink (naturally) and playful. I used some of the design elements of the invitation throughout the shower, on the games and favors.
I also saw this wooden letter at Jo Ann’s and knew I wanted to do something with flowers, as well as some well placed roses because of the little one’s name.
I bought some bouquets and went to town with my glue gun.
We used the letter at the entrance of the shower, and I wrote the sign adding a bit of the original invitation design to it too.
I used the flowers I had left to put together the chair sign. The ribbon said “It’s a girl” and had cute baby bottles on it too.
I had given a sneak peek, but this is the final product! I used the leaves from the bouquets I bought (since I only used the flowers) and added some cute onesies/leg warmers I had wrapped into this cute centerpiece.
Everyone in the shower was delighted to see that it was actually clothes, and my sister ended up getting around 10 new outfits for baby Ayla. I absolutely loved it, and it truly seems a lot more logical to invest in pieces you can reuse.
I bought various sizes, to recreate the different sized flowers, so you see everything from newborn to 6-9 months in the bouquets.
I’ll come back next time and share everything in the shower. It was fantastic!