Storybook Baby Shower – Part 3 {Finishing Touches}

4 Apr

So, I know you’ve all been on pins and needles, waiting for the finishing touches of our Storybook Baby Shower :) ; but I’ve been a little distracted the last couple of weeks! My brother-in-law and his fiancee not only set their wedding date since my last post, but they also got married in that span of time … for those of you doing the math, that’s right … their entire wedding was planned in less than two weeks! And it was one of the most amazing and memorable weddings I’ve ever been a part of! So, while it wasn’t me planning this whirlwind wedding, it was still all I could think about for the last two weeks or so!

So all that being said, I am still so excited to bring you more of my favorite details from our recent baby shower, and I’m sorry it has taken so long to get my thoughts together! So far, you’ve learned a little more about our invitations and our menu, and here’s the rest!

I made this garland using paper left over from the favors {keep reading for those!}, old book pages, yellow raffia, and my absolute fave crafting item right now – mini-clothes pins!

I knew if I saved these tin cans long enough, I would finally use them! I simply upcycled a few cans by wrapping them with a band of paper and yellow raffia {bonus that they coordinated with the gift table because I used the odds and ends of the paper left over from wrapping my gifts}! Simple baby’s breath and yellow daisies from the grocery store divided among them completed the look at very little cost!

I jazzed up these navy and white straws with yellow gingham fabric tape {both from www.cutetape.com}. I used mine to give my Hush-a-Bye Bellini a little stir :)

The great thing about knowing the gender of the baby ahead of time … everyone’s gift wrap just kind of naturally falls in line with the color scheme!

Finally, we wanted to carry our storybook theme all the way through to the end by thanking our guests for coming with favors made to look like little books {filled with chocolate}. The basic design is just a variation on the DIY favor boxes I featured awhile back, with a few changes to accommodate the “cover” of the book. The best part of these favors, is that it gave me another excuse to have a crafternoon {thanks, Adam, for that clever new word} with some of my favorite ladies :)

Of course you can have all of the crafty decorations you want, but it was the people there who really made this shower! My absolute favorite part was bringing together so many lovely people to celebrate a new life!

What's a baby shower without the cute mom- and dad-to-be {and, of course, baby's first graphic tee}

I had so much fun planning this storybook baby shower, and I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a peek at some of my favorite details!

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6 Responses to “Storybook Baby Shower – Part 3 {Finishing Touches}”

  1. Anonymous April 4, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    Kelli,
    You are absolutely the BEST! I have to share everything with my girlfriends — they are the ones who are just like you (only about 30+ years olders) :-)

    Cathy Moll

    • kpolon April 5, 2012 at 8:24 am #

      Thanks so much, Cathy! I had so much fun with this! Maybe I’ll have to come craft with you and your friends :)

  2. corsages June 24, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I
    guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly
    enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any points for first-time blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  3. Jenn June 28, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    What did you fill the favor boxes with?

    • kpolon July 10, 2013 at 8:57 am #

      We just filled the favor boxes with little hersey’s chocolates. Thanks for reading :)

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