Sunday, 7 July 2013

Baby Boy Baby Shower

Here is a peek into the baby boy baby shower that my mom and I gave my sister. It was so special for us all to be together to celebrate my sister and her soon-to-be baby boy! The decorations were all shades of blue and boy-ish. I made a cloth diaper cake (tutorial here) that was full of blankets, burp cloths, baby towels and wash cloths.

We used a navy blue sheet for a table cloth and gathered the ends with ribbon and toy cars and trucks. I loved how it looked!

We spent a jet-lagged evening with me teaching my mom, sister, sis-in-law, and niece how to fold muslin roses (tutorial here) for our outdoor centerpieces. I was so out of it that I had to follow my own tutorial to teach them. With everyone's help, we each made a couple and got them done quickly. We stuck chopsticks wrapped with floral tape in the center of the roses to create stems. The floral tape was perfect in its look and also had just enough stick so that the cloth roses didn't slide down the chopsticks. We stuck the chopsticks in foam to hold them in place in our little pots.

I always love hanging onesies... we bought some cute baby boy ones in different shades of blue and hung them in front of the windows to add a little bit of decorations to the living room.

We used the large cloth baby blocks that my mom and I made as centerpieces for the food and drinks tables...ABC on one, XYZ on the other. Which brings us to the delicious food...

My mom made cloth napkins to match the table cloths. We had an assortment of finger appetizers since the shower was at a time between lunch and dinner. Some of my favorites were the cheese platter, marinated olives, and our own version of caprese salad: My sis-in-law took small tomatoes, sliced basil leaves, and a cubes of mozzarella and stuck them on toothpicks. A drizzle of oil and they were ready to eat. (Thank you, Candace!) Then there were the sweets...

We melted white chocolate chips to dip our freshly picked strawberries that we had gathered the day before at Carlsbad Strawberry Company. I had seen these rice krispy treats on Pinterest and had to give them a try. They were so easy and cute with the blue frosting and white sprinkles. Our final sweets were cupcakes (coconut, carrot, chocolate, and vanilla) from Sugar Blossom Bake Shop - yum! They were delicious and we conserved a little bit of time and energy by ordering them and supporting our favorite local bakery. We have a lovely day celebrating a lovely lady! 

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  1. I love your baby shower ideas! I am following you now!

  2. What cute ideas! all of them!

  3. Such a cute shower! My little sis is pregnant and I am gathering ideas for her shower. We don't know the sex yet, but if it's a boy, these ideas will come in handy. I seriously love those blocks!

  4. What a cute shower! I love the trucks, that would be cute for a kids party too!

  5. Great looking baby shower! I like the onesies and the toy cars/trucks. And I really like the cloth baby blocks. Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  6. It was the best baby shower!! So glad you took pics!! I need some :). I have shown the blocks to sooooo many people and they LOVE them. Can't wait for Baby R to play with them. It was such a special day. I was in awe that all the decorations could be used for the baby. Thanks sis!


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