Friday, June 11, 2010

Baby Shower Prep

Tomorrow is my daughter’s baby shower!  I thought I’d share a few snippets/peeks of what I’ve put together so far.  We are trying to keep within a reasonable budget and that means making things and/or coming up with inexpensive alternatives. 



The invitation.  We decided to do an Alice in Wonderland/Mad Hatter Tea Party themed baby shower and incorporated an image from Alice in Wonderland onto the invitation.  {I can’t show much of it because of all the personal information; you can get more of an idea from the picture below}. Because my daughter and her fiancee also like monograms, I added the “P” at the top, as well.  We got the invitations on clearance at Michaels ~ a box of 50 invitations with envelopes, rsvp cards/envelopes, and the ribbon that goes through the invitation top.  Originally $29.99, on clearance for $19.99. 


I ordered the round Alice in Wonderland tags from Petite Paperie on Etsy and used the back of those to indicate where they were registered.


I decided to make my own version of Brag Books using those cheap inexpensive plastic photo albums that I got at Target for $1.99 a piece.  I had bought four to do one for me, one for my Mom {the great-grandma} one for the other grandma and the fourth for her mother.  I’m going to give them to the great-grandma’s and the “other grandma” at the shower.


These were very simple to do.  I just cut scrapbook papers using the cardboard that came with the album as a template; did outside and inside papers, then used ribbons and buttons as embellishments to pretty them up a bit.  These were inspired by Sherry at Creations from my Heart, and the beautiful albums and journals she makes.


Since it is a tea, we are having, well, tea; a variety of tea sandwiches, punch, iced tea, some lemon cookies I ordered from Sweet Cheeks Bakery on Etsy, cupcakes and a few other goodies.  I decided to do a cupcake tower out of boxes, inspired by Amanda at Imperfectly Beautiful, using supplies I already had on hand.  Here it is all ready for cupcakes.


The favors were inspired by Traci at Beneath My Heart and her wonderful aunt who shared how she made these.   They will be filled with personalized M&M’s inside a piece of round tulle {found in the wedding aisle of Michaels} and tucked inside.  Super, super easy to make ~ you can do this while watching television.


Okay, no time for chit chat.  I’ve got work to do and teacups to pick up!  I’ll have plenty more pictures after the shower!

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Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh My Gosh!! This is so adorable! I love the Alice in Wonderland theme!!

Can't wait to see more photos!!

Lou Cinda :)

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, Kathy, everything is wonderful!!! I can't wait to hear all about the shower and to see pictures!!!


Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

How fun! I love your theme and the little touches you are putting together. I am sure the party will be a big success. Have fun!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It looks like it will be a wonderful shower! Have fun!!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

How cute Kathy! The invitations and theme are adorable. I'm trying the cupcake tower for sure.
I know your're having the best time preparing for that little one on the way.

Jane B. said...

Wow Kathy, everything looks so pretty! I bet you are over the moon to be hosting this party. Love all the decorations...especially the cupcake tower!

Finding Fabulous

Blue Creek Home said...

I know you are frantic getting last minute things in order. If you are like me, no matter how prepared you think your are...there is always that last minute rush before the first guest arrives.
I love the invitations and other cute decorations.
Happy Baby Shower.


Room to Inspire said...

Everything looks so great - I love the theme! I hope you have a great party.


Katie said...

OH how adorable. I have only had boys and it seems like the only baby showers I have thrown are for boys, but if someone actually happens to have a girl I would love to do this.

Jen @ said...

So cute! I am sure it will be such a fun party!!


Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

This is going to be such a cute shower. I like that you are doing a tea party- it's different. I love the theme! Everything is so cute and I love the photo albums for the grandma's to be. You put a lot of thought into everything and it shows! Can't wait to see pictures!

LuLu Kellogg said...

What a great theme for a shower! I can't wait to see the photos from this event!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, The Alice in Wonderland invitations and tags are adorable! I know you are so excited about this little grandchilds arrival. Have a great time at the shower.
xo, Sherry

The Decorative Dreamer said...

So adorable! All these ideas are wonderful! I especially love the brag books you made! They are as cute as can be! I hope you have a wonderful time tomorrow! So exciting!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How cute is everything. I didn't know you were going to be a grandmother. It is so great. I will probably have to do a shower for my daughter in September. I have been seeing those cute little baby shoes all over blog land. I may have to give those a try. Too cute!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I think an Alice themed shower is such a great idea! I'm sure it's going to be wonderful!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

How wonderful! I love the little embellishments on the albums. what a great idea. Have a fun time make sure you show us more pictures! I love party photos!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Everything was fabulous today! =)

xo, J

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