2014 has been a year full of babies on my dad’s side of the family. The fourth baby shower I’ve helped with this year for one of my cousins happened over the weekend. I had helped throw a Welcome to the World shower for a couple in our small group last year using inspiration for a blue and yellow map/globe theme. This Welcome to the World shower further inspired my direction. My cousin’s nursery will have a travel theme, so reusing the theme worked well.
I was able to find an old atlas at Goodwill to use for making decorations. I made this wreath for the front door using this as inspiration.
In the foyer, I started out putting some globes and a paper suitcase (from Target) on the table, but my cousin made an awesome diaper airplane, so we switched it up last minute.
The Welcome Baby sign consists of a hot air balloon and banner cut on my Silhouette machine and chipboard letters onto which I mod-podged maps.
The food table had brie bites on another paper suitcase, chocolate-covered strawberries, fruit and veggie platters, and a cute gift-themed cake. Above the table, I hung embroidery hoops with maps in them.
Above the gift table, I hung a wire mobile with 3D paper hot air balloons. I found a cute canvas bin at Kohls that seemed like the perfect size for a stack of diapers to hold her gift.
Here are photos from our friends’ shower at which I originally used many of these decorations last year – just at someone else’s home. We made it an ice cream social with our community group from church.
I set the BABY sign on the mantle and made paper ornaments to hang from the mantle . On either side of the gift-opening area, I hung bunches of blue lanterns and yellow honeycomb balls.