Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's a Baby Shower Month Here (2/2)

The week after Rebecca's shower I hosted my friend Heather's shower! The colors were orange and teal, my personal favorites! Heather's shower needed to work for 20-25 guests. I wanted to coordinate the invitations, decor, and food. Again, yay for my Pinterest party board! It was so hard to pick which ideas to try.

I started with the invitations. I have seen so many ideas using little pennant bunting, so I gave it a try. After about 3 tries, I came up with this. I used ivory and teal cardstock and orange envelopes. I began by printing and cutting out the ivory paper. I stamped a few pale clouds around the wording. Next I cut little pennants out of fabric scraps and Target's (4 rolls for $4!) brand of Washi tape. This is the first time I've used Washi tape, and I have to say I am a big fan! It is easy to use. Just think of pre-stickied paper. Finally, I used my sewing machine to make the string lines.

The decor used the same pennant theme. I cut long triangles out of various orange and teal scrapbook papers, punched holes in the ends, and strung them up with yarn. I liked the way the yarn kept them from sliding around.

Food, oh the fun food! I made orange creamcicle cupcake stacks in mason jars, blue and orange fruit stuffed sugar cones, my favorite lemon-orange-tea punch, and gumdrops! I know it sounds like a lot, but I was able to space it out over the week. I made the gumdrops on Wednesday since they needed time to crystallize. Make sure not to let your gum drop mixture boil over. Messy messy messy. I began the cupcakes on Thursday night so I'd have time to bake, slice, and frost.

It's hard to find affordable favors for 25 people that aren't just junk. I thought something snacky would work. Pinterest came through and gave me an idea for these cute little animal cracker boxes. I found the acrylic boxes on Etsy. Who knew it would be so hard to find those?! 

That's about it! I hope you enjoy and can use these ideas!

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