BABY & KIDS LIVING

baby shower decorating Ideas

November 21, 2014

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Last weekend I hosted my first baby shower. When I began the planning, I was quick to check off the more practical tasks from my list (catering, cleaning, etc.) so I could focus the most attention on my favorite part: Decorating. My goal was to create a personal, homespun look that didn’t feel too predictable. By mixing in homemade decor along with some key Mud Pie items, I was able to pull off the authentic look I was aiming for. Here’s a preview of some of my favorite details!  Hope you get some of your own baby shower decorating ideas!

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  1. Large Chalkboard Arrow. Hanging these chalkboard arrows outside was a perfect way to direct guests to the party.  (Tip: I traced over my writing with a chalk marker to avoid smudges.)
  2.  Pinwheel Garland. I created a long strand of these to drape over the entrance way. These are so easy make! Find the tutorial I used here.
  3.  Mason Jar Centerpiece, Queen of Hearts Antiques.  I love mixing older pieces mixed in with new to create interest.  This 50″ vintage mason jar was a fun antique store find.  To match the occasion, I tied it with a blue ribbon and added cherry blossoms.  For a smaller version, consider this.
  4. Petit Fours, Henris. My co-worker, Lindsey, recommended these for dessert.  Not only were they beautifully decorated, they were absolutely delicious.
  5. Monster One Piece and Bib, Mud Pie. Everyone seems to love looking at new baby clothes. Hanging up a baby clothesline was a great way to showcase some of the baby clothing items that were received as gifts.
  6. Distressed Frame, Mud Pie. One of the newest additions to Mud Pie’s baby frames, coming Spring 2015!
  7. Blue and White Circle Garland, Etsy. I hung strands of this festive garland over the mantle and gift table to add in more color.
  8. Drink Station. Preserve jars can be an interesting alternative to disposable cups. These were placed on a tiered shelf next to the ice bucket so guests could help themselves to their beverage of choice. For an even more personalized look, these are also great.  (Tip: if you chose to go this route for casual glassware, make sure to include decorative straws!)

 

Katherine Sig

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