Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Aviation Themed Baby Shower

A few weeks ago I shared with you all these adorable clothespin airplanes I made for a friend's baby shower. Well, her shower was this past weekend, and if I do say so myself, it was a HUGE success!

Together, with two girl friends, we threw her an aviation themed baby shower. Lacey was in charge of invitations and drinks, Kate of food and I was the decoration committee. :)

To keep the price down, we had the shower at Kate's house. She has a beautiful, roomy home, which was perfect for the size of our gathering.

When guests opened the door they were greeted by this happy vignette. I created the small, colorful pennant banner on my Silhouette and wrapped it around the table. On the tabletop was placed a picture matte for guests to sign, as well as a basket full of our party favors, hot air balloon cookies.

I was lucky enough to find a hot air balloon cookie cutter on Amazon! I used this recipe for the cookies and the glaze. They were a bit time consuming to glaze, but well worth the effort. I placed them in standard clear, treat bags and sealed them in the back with washi tape and a "thank you" label that I printed with my label maker.
To complete the scene were bright balloons and a vase of astrolomeria flowers.

In the living room we strung up a clothesline and hung some little baby boy clothes on it.

I made this "Dylan" pennant banner on my Silhouette, as well. Don't you just love the little airplane and hot air balloon touches?
Kate made this gorgeous diaper cake. It's a bit different than the "standard" diaper cakes floating around out there. Instead of rolling the diapers, she fanned them out. Don't you love the effect?
Jill came over the night before the party and helped Kate make fondant onesies to top off her vanilla cupcakes. They turned out beautifully! Look for a tutorial on how to make these little toppers soon. :)

For the food, Kate created a feast! Chicken salad sandwiches on croissants, and individual cups of fruit salad, pesto pasta salad and an apple, pecan and feta green salad. I also brought a favorite Texas appetizer, a cream cheese log covered in raspberry chipotle sauce. Serve with a side of crackers and you've got a real party pleaser!
I placed the clothespin airplanes that I made, as well as more balloons and another vase of flowers near the food to keep the decorations fluid. I also used washi tape and my label maker to create labels for all of our food dishes.
 Around sixteen people came to the shower. We had a wonderful time laughing, watching Rikki open her gifts and being together without little ones underfoot.
Our "shower-ee" absolutely loved her shower! I'm so glad. She is a wonderful friend and deserves a special day before the arrival of her second little one.

Have you thrown any baby showers lately? What was the theme?

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  1. This turned out really cute! Love the banners and clothespin airplanes! Sooo cute! ~Emily

    1. Thank you so much! We had a wonderful time planning it and I LOVED making the decorations. :)