Over the weekend my mom and I, along with a couple other family members hosted a baby shower for my cousin. It's her first baby and this was a lot of fun to plan. Today I am going to share with you some of those details, maybe you'll find some new inspiration if you're planning a shower.
We went with a book theme for this shower, we knew how important reading is to my cousin and how she was looking forward to starting her baby's library. My mom purchased some books to include in each table's centerpiece. We also asked each guest to bring along a book instead of purchasing a card.
Along with the books, each table had these adorable candy pacifiers we made. My mom also made these little booties out of cups. They turned out so cute!
When our guests first arrived, they had a chance to "sign in" at the Late Night Diapers basket. We encouraged everyone to write the mom and dad-to-be a note of encouragement on the diapers. We're hoping these will help them to smile a little during those late night diaper changes.
Each place setting also had a little something fun for the guests to fill out for the parents-to-be.
My mom did a fantastic job with the food. We were expecting quite the crowd and everything was delicious. We all enjoyed barbecue pulled pork, potato salad, broccoli salad, chips and a relish tray.
I was in charge of the cake as that's sort of my specialty. Keeping with our book theme, I decided on a very hungry caterpillar cupcake cake. Plus I made plenty of mini cupcakes for everyone to munch on. I loved how this turned out, it was quite easy and so fun to make!
Overall we couldn't have been more pleased with our turnout. The shower was a complete success and my cousin received so many wonderful items for her baby boy!