It’s been a while since I got all crafty. But when I find out my baby sister Jennifer was pregnant, I knew my crafty side would come out once again (rubbing my hands together in glee).
My other sister, Jen’s sister-in-law and I threw one heck of a shower for the parents-to-be. With the three of us planning from three separate states, I’m pretty proud of how everything turned out.
My sister picked out these adorable elephant invitations from etsy, which formed the color scheme for the shower: teal and orange. I’m in LOVE with the color combination- it made everything just pop (no pun intended for the mother-to-be). I got to break my out graphic design skills for the decor, Jen’s sister-in-law shined with her event planning skills and supplies and my other sister used her awesomeness to decorate the mailbox, puff pretty hanging puffs and helped make everything look fantastic.
We welcomed guests with a sign I made that I backed with cardboard. My sister added a nice touch to the mailbox… something a bit more chic than the typical tie-a-balloon-to-the-mailbox look.
The weather was so beautiful that we ended up setting up most of the party outside, but we made sure to have decorations inside as well. I tried to keep the elephant theme throughout some of the signs I made because, well, elephants are just cute. And so are babies.
I’ve made a pennant banner before and I actually referred back to my how to make a paper banner tutorial to do this one! Luckily it turned out just as nice!
These cupcakes we did NOT make but aren’t they gorgeous? The design for the cupcake toppers was from the same etsy shop, then you just print them, cut them out (I used a scalloped punch) and glue lollipop sticks onto the back using a glue gun.
My sister’s sister-in-law had the wonderful idea to have all orange-colored food. Some of the snacks? Pimento cheese sandwiches, roasted-red pepper dip with pretzels, hummus with carrots, cheddar popcorn, cheese balls and cantaloupe.
She’s also pretty much genius at setting up the table, adding layers and all the stuff I’m clueless at. We made a great team.
And ORANGE CANDY!!!!! That’s pretty much what the kids screamed. Why yes, we made a cool candy “bar” with all types of orange candy (and actual orange fruit for good measure). We added pops of teal in there as well but orange candy was quite easier to find.
Here’s another closer look at the dips. I bought these cups for Party City, then made little circles with elephants inside them and stuck them to the cups. I chuckled just a bit when I made the “dip baby dip” sign. Oh yes, I’m a riot.
Baby Shower Games
We had such a great time hanging out at the party that we actually never got around to playing the games! But the setup did look mighty pretty. I made those labels to cover the baby food jars then noticed they would work PERFECTLY to cover the diapers for the “poopy diaper game”- you know, the game where you have to sniff diapers filled with melted candy bars? Maybe it’s better we didn’t play that one.
The Couple of Honor
I couldn’t post this without showing you the glowing parents-to-be. I’m so thrilled for them and can’t wait to meet their little munchkin next month! (By the way, in the picture on the bottom right, the first two girls are my sisters… we don’t look much alike do we?! But I promise we’re 100% sisters).
And there ya go! A bright, beautiful teal and orange themed baby shower for my baby sister. Now to meet that baby.
If you liked this crafty goodness, then check out my back-t0-back birthday party (owls and Mickey Mouse) too. While I won’t ever do two parties like that again, I can revel in the fact that I did it. Hehe.