OH BOY! Baby Shower
I am proud to announce the approaching arrival of my first grand-baby! My daughter, Mary, has many friends and family who were eager to help supply a lot of the necessities required for first-time parents. So a shower was given to celebrate this new life in the making!
Being a printer and calligrapher, I offered to create the invitations and address the envelopes. During the planning of the event, I also offered to decorate for the soiree’.
We didn’t have a theme for the shower so we used the colors from the baby’s nursery: navy, grey, and pale aqua.
Because I only do in-house letterpress, I decided to outsource digital printing for the invitations. I selected Classic Crest 130lb Card Stock, available at CutCardStock.com
and hand calligraphed in a casual lettering style using white ink.
Of course I had to letterpress SOMETHING, so I ordered a few letterpress plates with the baby’s name (Camden Matthew) and initials to be used on various items.
I letterpressed store-bought treat bags for the candy bar, and mini treat bags for after dinner mints. We pre-stuffed the small bags, folded and secured with a tiny diaper pin for the guests.
I framed three letters spelling out the baby’s initials and placed them in various areas around the room. Can you find them???
I also letterpressed Cam’s name on grey cards that I made into flags for the baby cakes. This was a simple project using Gmund New Grey Card Stock, scissors, and Double Sided Score Tape, all available from CutCardStock.com
Below are more photos of how I decorated the event using hand-made paper pom-poms, ribbons, burlap, candles and other fun items.
I hope this post has given you a few ideas for planning and decorating your next baby shower. I truly believe the little details help personalize an event and is a way to shower someone with love.
Love, Kathryn “Lolli”
AWESOME job!!! Great decor!
Thank you Snappy Scrappy!!!
How absolutely darling! Everything done flawlessly and with such loving touches. Great ideas here – bravo!
Thank you so much. You're very kind.