Between Pinterest and Google I was able to gather some great ideas for my sister’s forest themed baby shower in the spring of 2013.
I gave her a couple of invitation options based on some different things that she found online. (She chose the one with the tree that my husband designed)
For party favors, we were searching for something inexpensive yet nice. I found flower pots at Ikea for $.49 each and picked up 24-packs of Begonias at Home Depot for about $12. I had a bag of soil already (it didn’t take much) and added a popsicle stick with a thank you note.
Then we made these double as table decorations along with some chunks from a cedar log that we had laying around and a bit of Spanish Moss. Huge kudos to a couple of my aunts that set these up before the shower began!
We also used the logs to decorate the Fingerprint Tree table. Instead of having a book for everyone to sign, I printed a leafless tree onto a piece of card stock and had everyone use gold, silver, or brown ink to place a fingerprint “leaf” on the tree. At the end of the shower, I framed the tree and sent it home with my sister to hang on the nursery wall.
Instead of games, we let everyone paint blocks and decorate onsies, or just visit with friends and family. It worked out great and everyone had a great time.
My cousin’s daughters had a great time setting these up to be painted!
One of my favorite new trends in baby showers is couple baby showers. I think Dad is often forgotten when it comes to becoming a parent to a new baby and according to the US Census, the number of Dads that are the primary caregivers for their children under 15 is on the rise. So I totally love it when my friends and family throw couples showers. And, living in Texas, what’s better than having a BBQ party?! Here are some fun invitation ideas for a barbecue themed baby shower.