Friday, May 21, 2010

Baby Shower Ideas: Incorporating gifts (oh, and flowers) into your table decor

Now that I'm on baby #2 and I've been to several baby showers in the last 6 years, when Doug Smith of Scenemakers approached me about donating a "Party in a Box" for the Rape Recovery Center's Auction this year, I was naturally drawn to a baby shower theme.

My first idea was not an original. In fact, I will give credit where credit is due. This onsie clothesline came from one of the first baby showers I attended for my dear friend, Kendall. The hostesses had put an 8-foot or so long clothesline into a laundry hamper (also a gift). Then with a drumroll, 2 of the hostesses took each end and with a grand Ta-Da!, several pink and white onsies and burp cloths were strung from one end of the living room to the other end. Adorable!

From there, I wanted to be sure that this was a unisex "box" so it would appeal to any bidder at the auction. I used bright hues of yellow and green with a hint of blue and hot pink. Many of the items I accrued from World Market and Target.

My Party was titled "Brunch for Baby" that included:

Simple bud vases of singular flower groupings,
a diaper bag filled with swaddle blankets, a duckie bath towel, onsies, and diapers,
juice glasses and lemonade,
a cupcake tower and a floral runner,
a diaper "cake" (not sure if that's just a Utah thing or not),
and simple white ceramic plates and cereal bowls, kelly green placemats, and bright blue napkins.