I love that a lot of my friends are pregnant right now and starting their own little families. It is something absolutely beautiful to watch and having been given the opportunity to plan their babyshowers was such an honor for me. You see for me planning a party or a gathering for somebody else means showing them how much I love them and to me it is a way of honoring them.
Anyways moving along to these three babyshowers which I am covering in one post. First up let me say that I pretty much followed the same pattern in creating these which involves the following steps:
1. invitations and guest lists
2. design, decoration and crafts
3. food and drinks
4. program (in this case meaning prayer and presents)
Colours: apricot, yellow, pink
My sister had a baby girl but didn't want too much pink. She's a fun person and since it was still kind of winter out here we tried to do something fresh and colorful. There were lots of people so we decided to do plastic dishes as we hosted it at church. The cake was definitely a highlight made by a woman from church. The streamer's were super simple and you can find the tutorial here.
Colours: aqua, white, yellow
My friend Tanja whose bridal shower you might remember from here loves rain and storms and so it was natural we included that in her babyshower. She is going to have a little baby boy. We hosted it at Elemenz, our church Café and really we just made the table look pretty with some fresh flowers, table runners and hung some clouds over the buffet. It was quite simple but made the room look really nice. She added some "Build your own rainstorm" favors which made everything perfect.
Colours: black, white, pink, gold
This babyshower was hosted at a home and we all sat around the sofa and chairs wherever there was room. Clarissa, whose bridal shower and wedding your might remember has some great taste and so it was all black, white with a lot of pink and gold thrown in. It was very modern with a touch of shabby vintage thrown in the mix. Here also we simply focused on the buffet table and tried to frame it and make it the focal point of the shower.
Anyways I hope you're feeling as inspired as ever and I believe anybody can create beautiful gatherings. With a little love for detail and some candles you are going to do a great job.