Teal and Orange Baby Shower for My Sister

by melissa on April 26, 2012 · 12 comments

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.

The Theme

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.

The Entrance

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 Inside

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! 

Pretty Cupcakes

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.

Orange-themed Food

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.

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1 Jessica April 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

What a gorgeous party and I love the “dip baby dip” sign.
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2 Katja of Skimbaco April 26, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Congrats to your sister! You did fantastic job with the decorating and finding all the foods etc. I love it all!!

3 Jennifer April 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I’m so lucky to have such a crafty sister! Thanks again!!

4 Eve April 27, 2012 at 9:15 am

OMG I totally flipped with I saw your pics on Facebook. SO cute!! Your sister is super lucky to have you. Congrats to her and her hubby! I am stealing some of your ideas to use for my niece’s 15th birthday coming up in August, for which I’ve been recruited to decorate. Her theme? Hot pink and zebra print…it’s gonna be a fun one!!
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5 Leigh Ann April 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

What fun! I used your paper bunting tutorial to make a birthday banner for my youngest’s party. A fun photo i took of it is actually my fan page’s cover photo. And now the banner hangs in her room!
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6 Kim Burmeister April 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I love these colors together. Every thing looks wonderful! You are an awesome sister.
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7 Karyn18 May 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

I so love your theme color! And the I like cupcakes instead of cake. This party is truly awesome!
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8 Alissa May 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm

What a beautiful shower! She’s lucky to have such a talented sister to design posh showers for her. Hope she has a super speedy delivery.
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9 cmichaelsny May 8, 2012 at 5:12 am

I love your idea doing this event..Thanks for sharing with us..
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10 Kelli @ Momma Needs a Beer May 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

This.Is.ADORABLE!!! Love the unique colors for a baby-boy. Brilliant as always, Mel!
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11 Heidi19 May 10, 2012 at 3:00 am

Wow! what a lovely party and i love the idea of this baby shower. Thanks for sharing this with us and job well done!
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12 Nancy February 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Doing a show for my daughter orange teal and navy jungle theme what etsy site did you get all your elephant stickers cupcake toppers etc? Sorry if I missed seeing it on the page
Great ideas!!

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