One of my very best friends is pregnant with a sweet baby girl. I offered to help decorate and do whatever was needed for the shower, but of course, it fell on my first baby free weekend with the hubs in Chicago. However, they asked if I would still take care of the decorations, which I of course was more than happy to do.
I only had two weeks to come up with a theme, craft away and ship them to Southern California. If I had more time, I probably would have done a few more little details here and there.
When speaking with my friend’s aunt, I asked what the criteria was for the decor & colors. She said the invitations are hot pink and black so maybe something like that. I wasn’t convinced that was baby shower appropriate, so I modified the colors to gold & blush pink.
After a quick Pinterest search, I decided we would do a modern day twinkle twinkle little star theme for a baby girl. You can see my inspiration board here.
Since I would be mailing things down to Southern California, I had to be smart with what I was making in terms of cost to ship, how fragile it was and I had to be mindful as to whether it would get wrinkled or crushed in transit (aka no tissue tassel garland or pom pom balls).
In the end, this is what I ended up making:
1. Banner that said “A Star is Born.”
2. Banner with the baby’s name; “Brooklyn.”
3. A clothes banner with a dress my friend loved and pictures of her as a baby.
4. Diaper cake (I sent the supplies for it and directions on how to make it).
5. Favor tags that said “She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes” and instructed that it be tied with blush pink tulle.
6. Well wishes card for mama & baby that said “When you wish upon a star” & “write your wishes for baby Brooklyn.”
7. A variety of quotes that were the center pieces on the tables, gift table & near the dessert table.
8. I bought some cute fabric that was a blush chevron with a thin gold stripe that matched everything perfectly. I had them use these as table runners to give the tables a little bit of a pop.
9. I found a really cute gold “B” that was too cute to pass up. This was placed along side cute sayings on canvas that was the focal point of the room.
10. I cut out and used hole punches for stars that were glued on to the gold clothes pins I spray painted for the clothes banner.
It is always a little challenging to find and make decor for a space you have never seen. I had ideas where I thought things should go, but in the end, I think her aunt and hosts did a great job pulling it all together. I was so bummed I missed the shower, but my friend had a great time and that is all that matters.
Here are a few pictures they sent me of the shower along with some printables I made.