Welcome To The World Baby Shower

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.

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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