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!
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- Petit Fours, Henris. My co-worker, Lindsey, recommended these for dessert. Not only were they beautifully decorated, they were absolutely delicious.
- 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.
- Distressed Frame, Mud Pie. One of the newest additions to Mud Pie’s baby frames, coming Spring 2015!
- Blue and White Circle Garland, Etsy. I hung strands of this festive garland over the mantle and gift table to add in more color.
- 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!)