As most of you may know, I am pregnant with baby number two! Approximately 31/32 weeks at this point. (Let's be real who really keeps track with baby #2?) All I know is that I'm in the 3rd trimester, have to pee 10 times a night, and I officially waddle everywhere I go.
To say we are so excited to meet Levi would be a complete understatement. We recently celebrated baby Levi with the cutest woodland themed baby shower at our house with all our closest friends and family. Between tons of food, games, and a mimosa bar, it was the most perfect afternoon catching up with friends and family.
I wanted to write a post to share some ideas and hope to inspire anyone who is looking to throw together a quick, affordable, but absolutely adorable baby shower. Although I am great at making to-do lists, I'm even better at procrastinating. So much of the planning was done the week of the shower if not the day before. Let's just say my mom and cousin probably wanted to kill me with all my "Umm yeah, I don't know, I'll figure it out...." Thankfully with their help, everything came together perfectly!
Here are the details of the baby shower:
Many of the decorations came from previous events and around my house. If you are trying to stick to a tight budget, I highly recommend looking around your house to see what you can use as decor and try to base your theme around that.
The backdrop was borrowed from a friend of ours. It was a $10 DIY PVC stand covered by lots of fabric which we found at a yard sale for a few bucks. Honestly, it was a total steal and has already been used multiple times!
The flowers were purchased from our good friends at Firehouse Flowers.
The balloons were purchased through amazon.
The cake platter + ladder + other signage was all purchased at Target in the $3 section (win/win).
The letterboard we've had for a while, but we purchased that through Target as well. (Do you see a trend here? Target mom, am I right or am I right?)
The sugar cookies and cake were decorations in themselves. My mom purchased the cake through our local Albertsons and the cookies were made by a friend of the family.
The welcome sign was originally purchased from Ross for $30 but we have used it for at least 5 events already so it was definitely worth the purchase in my eyes. My best friend designed the sign for us and did an amazing job per usual.
We were very blessed to have friends who helped us out and family who pitched in for decor and food. It made this day affordable and we were so very thankful for everyone who contributed.
1. Guess the size of mama's belly - Everyone guesses the size of mama's belly with yarn and whoever is closest to the circumference of the belly wins the prize.
2. Don't say "baby" - Everyone starts with 3 clothespins and anytime someone says 'baby' people are scrambling to get your pins. Whoever has the most pins by the end of the shower wins!
3. Baby Jeopardy - inspired by Megan at Planning for Keeps it was a hit! (Put my cousin in charge which resulted in lots of laughs, thank you Haley xo)
4. Diaper Raffle - we asked our guests to bring diapers (if they wished) to be entered into a diaper raffle. This is a great way to stock up on the essentials and give away a fun prize. Our diaper raffle prize was a bottle of wine!
Prizes for each game was a mug from TJ Maxx + nail polish, scrunchie, and a few cute nail files.
Food + Drinks:
We had tons of food and I was blessed with family helping out by bringing appetizers, chili, and of course the dessert!
Also, if you don't know what a ham bun is, slide into my DMs. If you are a mom, you want to have these in your back pocket, I promise! You will not be disappointed, they are a hit at every. single. party.
Water + La Croix + Mimosa Bar
For party favors, I made mini smores. My mom found the perfect branch laying in her driveway to decorate the goodie bags. It truly was the little details that really tied everything together.