This is me and my four fellow sisssies-in-law on Jason's side.
Get ready for a lot of pictures. Scroll through, and pin for later!
We were able to rent out the clubhouse in my housing community for the shower. It was a great space to decorate. Clean and uncluttered. Got to love those vaulted ceilings!
One of my contributions- this paper fan backdrop below. The small blue and green fans I bought ready made online, the larger ones I made myself from sheets of tissue paper. I channeled my inner 4th grader to remember how to properly fold up the tissue, a la those paper fans we all used to make out of construction paper. There's a handy tutorial how to make these from Trawler Girl. She used a glue stick, but I used scotch tape to hold them together.
Val, or rather Val's handy hubby, made a 4x4 PVC stand to secure the fans onto. I tied some string in a grid pattern onto the frame, then taped and stapled the fans on.
Peek a boo! We were hiding an ugly, non theme approved aerial photo of my neighborhood that was screwed into the wall. Can you see it through the fans?
Val and Ayla created an amazing tablescape complete with custom art that became nursery art after the shower. On the menu: croissant sandwiches, Chinese chicken salad, fruit, and lots of sweet desserts <kissing fingers>.
One of the decor frames that doubled as nursery art. One thousand diy points to Val for the handmade bow tie she added in there:)
The bunting is also Val's handiwork. It definitely struck me once again how using a few bold elements completely changes a space. This bunting was simple, but loooooong. It draped around the entire room! And it totally completed our look.
Mustached name tags for the family to wear.
I got these mustache (dying!:), teal, and green polka dot balloons from Oriental Trading Co. online. I had planned to do a ton of balloons for a big effect, but apparently there is a helium shortage going on (?!). At least that's what I was told at two separate places I called. So to keep cost down I parred it down to a small bunch at each table. Yep, totally first world problems. :)
For one of our games we had the guests write cute, encouraging, or funny notes on a package of newborn diapers to make those 3am changing sessions a little less painful and a little more fun. Buckets that I had held onto from Andrew's nautical first birthday 2 years ago served as balloon weights slash sharpie pen holders.
If you have a mustache party, you kind of have to put one on the diaper package newborn model. So I did. We totally should have played Pin the Mustache on the Baby.
Ayla made these super cute napkin and cutlery bow ties, securing them with some sparkly washi tape in the middle.
My freshly painted kelly green yardsale table matched the theme so we moved it into the space where it made an appearance holding goodie bags filled with cookies for the guests to take home.
And, Caleb didn't disappoint! He arrived a whole week early, and so.darn.cute!
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