Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Adventure Awaits Baby Shower

This past weekend, I was able to host a baby shower for my sister in law. They are expecting a baby boy in June, and are planning a nursery with a travel theme. We thought sticking to that theme would be a great way to provide some décor that could possibly be transferred over to the nursery, so Adventure Awaits became the theme, and we were so happy with how it turned out!
 Invites from Etsy
The banner was an Etsy find, and was way bigger than we expected it to be! The original plan was to hang it on the mantle, but I kind of fell in love with hanging it from our two story windows! We threw in a ship that my mother in law had, and to be honest I am kind of missing having the extra décor up there!

I used my kiddos easel from Ikea in the entryway as a welcome board. The vintage luggage belongs to the mom-to-be, and the globe was a borrowed item from my parents. We ended up being able to use a lot of items that people already had on hand and it was fun to pull it all together!



We found vintage postcards, and they were used as 'advice' cards for the parents to be. People wrote their note on the back for Jeff and Laura to read later on!
My sister in law made the diaper cake, and I am kind of obsessed with how it turned out. I was wondering what she would manage to pull together with the travel theme, but it was seriously so cute!
The globe is a Target find, isn't it cute!?
These hot air balloons were a DIY. We spray painted some old plant pots, used kabob skewers to hot glue to the paper lanterns, and strung little triangle string that I found at Target around them. We threw in some old teddy bears and had the cutest little pieces.

 These mason jars were another DIY project. We printed off vintage maps on regular printer paper, and used Mod Podge to secure it onto the glass. The hydrangeas are dried stems that my parents never got around to cleaning up from last year, but I loved the rustic look of them.
The shower was at 11am, so we stuck with a brunch theme. Fruit and yogurt parfaits, egg bakes, and lots of muffins and breakfast snacks!
We had a coffee and juice station, too. What is breakfast without some OJ!?
We had powerpoints to help with games, and they were so cute and fun.
Laura and her niece. Before ever meeting my husband, Laura and I were on dance team together, and my husband was very good friends with Laura's older sister. In fact, Mike has gone on trips with their family before we ever knew each other, and before Jeff and Laura dated. Such a small world, and so much connection between all of us and our families!
Two of the four sisters are expecting. For once, I am not one of them ;-)
 I can't wait to meet this little man and snuggle him up!

11 comments:

  1. THIS IS SUCH A CUTE THEME! I also totally want to find a way to incorporate some DIY hot air balloons like that in my regular decor!

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  2. What an adorable shower! I've never seen that theme done at a baby shower, and I love it! Congrats to the expecting mamas in the room!!

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  3. Love all of it! So perfect!

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  4. Oh my gosh, it was just precious! You did a fabulous job!

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  5. This looks AMAZING!!!! Honestly, one of the most creative baby showers I've ever seen!

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  6. What a unique theme! I've never seen anything like this for a baby shower, and it is perfect.

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  7. This looks like the cutest shower! I love the idea of some of the decor transitioning into the nursery. Great idea.

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  8. I absolutely love the theme! What a great shower!

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  9. What an awesome theme! You did such a great job, and I love your dress!

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