Baby Shower DIY

24 Jul

You don’t always get the joy of meeting the actual baby that a baby shower is being held for–but this Saturday friends and family gathered to meet and welcome my niece, Sophia, at her baby shower. She came to us a little over two months early, born on March 17. Back in early March we were gathering up ideas and were in the beginning stages of planning the details for an April baby shower. The date then needed to be pushed out to July and here we are today! She is so loved and cared for by so many already!

This baby shower was planned by her Aunt and Grandma from her daddy’s side, her mommy and myself. We each pitched in our time to pick out and put together the DIY portions of the party. Aunt and Grandma did a majority of the heavy lifting when it came to planning all the details. They are true pros at this party planning stuff–all the details came together so nicely and everyone had an amazing time! I wish I took more photos but I was busy helping with the games, cleaning up throughout the day, helped serve cake and spent lots of time holding Sophia!

Baby Girl Diaper Cake | Moniqueis.com

Diaper cake made my Sophia’s Tia (aunt) Stephanie.

Guests Sign Baby Picture | Moniqueis.com

Guests signed Sophia’s picture, a keepsake to hang up and cherish.

DIY Baby Shower Center Pieces | Moniqueis.com

Vases were purchased at the Dollar Tree, pink and purple glitter butterflies at a small local craft store and two shades of pink gerbera daisies at a local florist. My sister used a hot glue gun to attach one butterfly on each vase.

Baby Shower Game Pacifier Necklaces | Moniqueis.com

Pink bead necklaces purchased through Oriental Trading and pink plastic pacifiers at a small local craft store. We used clear fishing wire to tie each pacifier. They were used for a game: Guests could not say “Sophia” or “Baby”. If you caught someone saying it you “stole” their necklace. The person with the most at the end won a prize.

Diaper Motorcycle | Moniqueis.com

A gift from a guest was this fun ‘Diaper Motorcycle’! The wheels are diapers and the handle bars were topped with baby socks. In the center was a bottle.

Baby Shower Tables | Moniqueis.com

Tables alternated with pink and purple table cloths tied down with balloon ribbon and sprinkled with baby shower themed confetti. Pop up tent covers kept everyone comfortable in the shade.

Baby Shower Cake from Royal Bakery | Moniqueis.com

This cake was purchased at Royal Bakery in Ventura, CA. One of the best bakeries in Ventura! The cake was amazing with a layer of strawberries in the middle.

 

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11 Responses to “Baby Shower DIY”

  1. andrea July 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Just visiting from the SITS forum. Your DIY’s look great!!

  2. c @ annuary chit July 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Wow! What a beautiful baby and great job on the shower. All those crafty touches really made it unique! Glad you posted this in the SITS forum. πŸ™‚

  3. JDaniel4's Mom August 15, 2012 at 4:46 am #

    What an amazing shower!

  4. Adrienne (@TheMommyMess) August 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    I love diaper cakes! I used to make them all the time for family and friends. Very nice shower! Stopping by from SITS. πŸ™‚

    • moniqueis August 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

      Thanks for checking out my blog!

  5. mskristiina August 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    This all looks awesome! I’m totally impressed. Visiting from SITS πŸ™‚

  6. Emily Lynne // The Best of this Life August 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    That’s a gorgeous baby shower!! Love all the extra touches πŸ™‚

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  1. 2012 Reflection « moniqueis - December 31, 2012

    […] I became an Aunt this year when my older sister gave birth to our very first baby among the sisters, look at Sophia’s e-announcement here. We celebrated her early arrival with a summer baby shower. […]

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