For my first baby shower... I came out feeling accomplished, proud, and not totally broke.
Design is obviously my strong point, so the invites and look were easy. Craftiness is next on my list of skills, coming in a close second... which is where saving some money on decor and favors helped. Cooking... not very high up on my skill set... so having an afternoon (after lunch, before dinner) shower, was a smart move on my part. Dips, veggies and drinks are a no brain-er for any party thrower.
The mommy-to-be chose a lime green, turquoise and blue color scheme for her nursery. She also had some cute whale graphics blown up and framed in the baby's room, so that is where I pulled the inspiration for the invites from.
Who doesn't want to have their cake and eat it too...? Just kidding. But seriously... how about 3 cakes? I had some help, and a friend offered to do the diaper cake. I knew, as a hostess, a Nothing Bundt Cake was the best/easiest option for me. Now... a beer cake for Dad...? Why not. Everyone deserves some cake!
Cake for Mommy. Cake for Daddy. Cake for Baby.
I had a lot of trouble with the favors. Luckily, with some extra research, and some help from my Aunt... I was able to come up with a money saving idea that I thought everyone would love. Who doesn't love mason jars, and nail polish, but together...? Genius!
What about a sailboat that's been sitting in your backyard? Use it to pile presents in, of course! :) Duh.
I think Mommy-To-Be was happy and surprised by my backyard makeover - turned baby shower I threw for her. Hopefully all the guests had a great time, and wonderful memories will be taken from the day. :)