I was in charge of invitations and decorations while my SIL's mom was in charge of the catering and location. My SIL chose a wonderful restaurant called the AZ Bread CO. in Tempe, AZ. They have delicious salads, sandwiches, and wraps.
I was terribly nervous about the location of the shower, because although it's a fabulous spot, the walls are filled with bold, bright colors... things that would clash with the usual pastels associated with baby showers. After looking for inspiration on the internet, and finding nothing that caught my eye, I decided to just do my own thing!
I chose a whimsical bird theme.
I drew a little paper bird template, traced them onto the fabrics. Then I cut some thin quilt batting too.
After doing a ton of sewing, I had a stack of these cute, two-sided whimsical birdies to use in my decor.
Next, I picked out several types of coordinating bold, and beautiful fresh flowers to make eight small arrangements for the center of the tables. I seam ripped a small slit into the bottom of each bird, and threaded a piece of bailing wire through each one. Then I arranged the flowers around each bird.
Then, I made several miniature cloth diapers, and strung the remaining birdies and diapers on a miniature clothes line with tiny wooden clothespins. I filled the gaps with bows and scraps of tulle and fabric. We hung it along the buffet table for some added cuteness.
The spread for the shower was delicious! Wraps, sandwiches, fruit, spinach dip, salads, and brie on crackers. Oh, and don't forget the cake!
My daughters were so excited to attend! They were my little helpers too.
My daughter handed out the party favors as people were leaving.
I used miniature clear take-out boxes and filled them with paper filler, and chocolates. Then, I added a little tag, some tulle, and a ribbon bow.
Now all we have to do is wait for her big apppearance!