baby boy shower

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i had the pleasure of hosting a baby shower a couple weekends ago for my sister-in-law’s sister-in-law.  got that?  slightly removed, but still family, right?

another friend was doing all the planning, so all i had to do was clean my house, kick out the boys, and decorate!

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this shower was for baby #5, a boy, with 4 older sisters, so i knew i wanted a very boyish theme.  i also knew that i wanted to keep it simple, so i went with navy blue.

i am so blessed to have the lemon drop shop as one of my sponsors so i went to her for quick, cute party decor!

she sent me the striped favor bags, the striped paper straws, and the baker’s twine.  i had the pennants already cut out from another shower – i love reusing decor!  do you save your party decorations?  i have oodles and oodles of bunting and pennants and banners i have made in years past and love being able to reuse them for instant decor.

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we were hosting a brunch, so it was a “sit down” shower, meaning i needed to have tables set for our guests, rather than just enough seats in the living room.

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i made each of the guests a navy petal pusher – and even little ones for the little girls at the shower!  then i wrapped each petal pusher in the striped party bags and embellished them with buttons, crocheted lace scraps, ribbons and a little “oh boy!” tag.  all wrapped during a couple episodes of downtown abbey ;)

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over the years of party throwing, i have slowly gathered a nice stock of supplies that work for any occasion – all white supplies: table cloths, cloth napkins, extra forks, white plates, and mason jars.

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the center pieces were made with a wrapping paper runner ($1 at target!), and some simple bunting.

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i love the mix of the blue, white and boyish stripes.

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the actual display of the bunting was decided very last minute… like the morning of the shower!  thankfully, my parents were visiting and i volunteered my dad to create quick stands!

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i had dowels on hand from various crafts, but they were all different colors.  thank goodness for quick drying spray paint!  my dad just chopped up a 2×4 into blocks and drilled holes for the dowels.

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the bunting was made with baker’s twine, pennants out of cotton fabric, and hot glue.

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i simply sandwiched the twine between the pennants with some hot glue – done in just a few minutes!

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don’t you love it when hosting can be easy?

 

Comments

  1. 1

    Love your party posts! So cute!

  2. 2

    Very creative and beautiful casual dining table setting. It has a feel for a nautical inspired design it’s so pretty.

  3. 3

    Love the pennant bunting with baker’s twine, and the strong navy blue hues!

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