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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Baby Shower for Karen

So I didn't host this one, but I did help with the crafts.  At least some of them.  But I must include other pictures and ideas from this shower, because it was so well done!  Congratulations to my friend Karen!  She has amazing friends who pulled this off with ease.  Here are the crafty highlights:


My friend Mia and I made this cute sign out of paper (all from Paper-source) that fit perfectly in the doorway.  Make sure to click on the picture so you get an up close view of the banner.  These small pics don't do it justice.  We cut the letters out with my Cricut machine (provocraft)  and spray-glued them onto 8' scalloped cards, also cut with the fabulous Cricut.  The sign read "Welcome Baby Snook."  Snook is Karen's last name.  She is not from the Jersey shore, and does not plan on naming her baby girl Snook, or Snookie, just in case you were wondering.    Mia used a satin ribbon to lace the cards up into the doorway. And yes, that is the Pacific ocean in the background. The shower was held on February 12, and it was about 80 degrees outside.  Gotta love LA!  

Diaper Cake:

My friend Jennifer Wilkinson made this diaper cake. Isn't it cute?  I've actually never made a diaper cake before, but it's such a cute idea!  A great present for Mommy-to-be.  Jennifer made an equally cute cake for my shower too.  Love her! She also designed and arranged all of the flowers for Karen's shower as well. If you are interested in making a diaper cake, try this link:  Diaper cake  Jennifer also included all kinds of cute presents, like receiving blankets and burp cloths.

Wishing Tree:

 This is a wishing tree that I in fact, made.  I didn't come up with the idea though, I just made it.  It's such a cute idea for a shower.  Each guest is to place a wish on the tree for Mommy an baby.  I cut all of the blossoms and leaves out with the Cricut machine, but you could do this easily by hand too.  Then, just get some branches from your neighbors plum tree late at night, that's what I did, hehe, and secure them in a vase with sand or marbles.  Don't use water.  Guests will be handling the branches and it could tip over.  

Clothes Line: 

This adorable clothes line was sent by one of Karen's friends who couldn't make the shower.  I actually have done this before (see "A Baby Shower For Mary") and used it as decoration.  A great decorative accent at a shower as well as a cute gift for the Mommy-to-be.  


So I think a good baby shower should always incorporate a simple craft for you guests to make for Mommy-to-be.  In this case it was Tie-Dye onesie's and burp cloths.  The great thing about tie-dye is that everyone can do it.  There really is no messing it up!  All you have to do is purchase a tie dye kit, read the instructions!  There are many different brands, and they are all different.  Purchase a variety of sized onesie's and get some cotton burp cloths.  Make sure you provide aprons and gloves for your guests, and do this outside, or cover your floor with a large plastic sheet.


  1. I agree! Tie-dye is my fav. I want another baby shower(-;

  2. Thats a really cute bunny diaper cake! I love the theme of your blog. I've never seen anything like it. Hipsterteaparty?