Thursday, June 14, 2012

Baby Shower Decorating Ideas

Recently I had to the privilege of co-hosting a baby shower for a sweet friend.  My part was decorations so I have a few ideas to share with you - and as always they are budget friendly and super easy. 

Our color theme was hot pink and lime green and we were working with a rather ugly barren and large space (aka our church's fellowship hall).  I feel like I've set up a thousand events in this room and it always seems daunting to me.  At the room entrance we had a little table set up for guests to fill out advice cards for the mom to be.  I used a glass jar I already owned and just jazzed it up a bit with a little ribbon and pretty paper and a monogram - when all else fails just add a monogram, instant adorableness.  

Instead of flowers I used tissues poms and pinwheels.  They have adorable pink pinwheels with polka dots in the Target dollar section right now...although I did not get a picture of those during my fury of decorating and chasing a toddler.  I also picked up a few of these round table place mats at Target to add a little pop of color.

I added a little sand and a candle to these little metal pails and also found these cute sparkly letters in the craft section at Target.

Also, I diy-ed a chalkboard from a $2 thrift store frame.  This flower photo was printed on a particle board type material so it was easily paintable.  

I just spray painted a couple coats of primer and then a couple of coats of chalkboard paint.  

My edges around the inside of the frame didn't come out as crisp as I wanted (I may have rushed it a bit and not used tape).  So I just pulled out the twine and hot glued it around the edges to hide the imperfections.  I actually ended up really loving the twine detail.  This was such an easy and inexpensive project!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

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  1. You did an absolutely amazing job with my shower! Thanks so much for taking the time to make it special!

  2. Love all of these ideas! I did something similar with poms I made and used for centerpieces. I know how you feel about church halls.. but everything looks awesome!

  3. Ok, all of this is soooo cute! And perfect, my niece's 1st birthday party is in a couple of weeks and the theme is green and pink polka dots!