Carina, the beautiful mommy-to-be, chose a nautical theme for the baby so I decided to carry that into the shower decorations. There were so many adorable things out there! Deciding on using an anchor as the focal point, I went to town pulling together the decorations I wanted to make.
I have to say, without my Silhouette Cameo things would not be as easy to whip up. I made the banners, cupcake toppers and garland all by cutting designs and gluing the cut paper together. It amazes me what a little paper will do for a party! If you're a crafter and don't have a Silhouette, I would HIGHLY recommend you think about getting one. Such a wonderful tool to have!!
A specific place for guests who bring a card is always a great idea. You don't want those cards getting misplaced among the other bags and gifts. It's super simple to grab a glass container and designate it for cards.
Paper placements were purchased from HERE and a die cut anchor was glued on the corner. How cute are these?!? Seriously, this entire project for 30 place mats was under $10. Again, thank you Silhouette.
Another little touch that I love to do is put stickers on the bottom of Hershey Kisses. People always think they are so cute and they make great treats to have for the guests to munch on. I purchase the printable stickers from Etsy, printed them on sticker paper and cut them with a circle punch. Again, super simple and not very expensive to pull off.
See that blue anchor backdrop behind the food table? Guess what that is. It's a roll of wrapping paper attached to the wall with double stick masking tape. Such an easy, inexpensive thing to do.
Games can be so fun at showers! I purchased some printable ones from Etsy with cute little anchors on them and placed them on decorated clip boards. We were lucky at this shower to have tables for everyone to sit at, but that's not always the case. The clip boards are wonderful to use if you're having a shower where people are sitting around without anything to write on. It can be a little difficult to fill out the game cards on your lap. If you need some of these cute little clip boards, they can be purchased HERE.
Don't you love getting a little favor when you go to a party? Well, of course you do. Who doesn't? For Carina's shower I purchased printable personal stickers that fit on Bath & Body's small hand sanitizers. They turned out so adorable.
It was a fun Sunday afternoon and I want to say a special thank you to my daughter-in-law, Kayla, for helping me. Also my brother, mom and nephews, Mason and Landon, for helping set up. Okay Liam -- the party is over. It's time for you to get here so we can meet you!
Let's see what others are up to this Wednesday.