On Saturday, a few ladies and I hosted a baby shower in my home for a dear friend, who's expecting her first baby (a sweet girl!) in April! The shower was a lot of fun and very sentimental. Both grandmothers-to-be sent me photographs and baby trinkets from the new parents' infancy. I'm a sucker for sentimental touches like that!
The party colors were gray, light turquoise and pink..and, you already know the mantel got in on the party action! Lucky for those looking for Springtime mantel-spiration, this would make a lovely Easter or Spring mantel.
Well, minus the baby name banner and vintage baby shoes, of course.
Tissue paper flowers are sort of my go-to for easy, inexpensive party decor. And, the tissue paper wreath is a very affordable way to add a little ummmph on a budget. The various sized paper flowers are simply hot-glued to a Dollar Tree wreath form. Easy as can be!
Do you recognize that stack of books-sans-covers from last week's mantel? Yep, they may just become a regular on the ol' mantel rotation. I'm always needing a little height, it seems. (Thanks again for the idea, My Sister's Suitcase!)
Want to see a few more party pictures? Okay! Here they are:
The cake pop party favors were made by one of the shower co-hosts (goodness knows a cake pop of mine never looked that good!). The dresses, shoes and ceramic "bloomer" flower pot all belonged to the mom-to-be. Her mother mailed them to me and they quickly became the inspiration for the party decor.
The menu was of the brunch variety, which is my favorite kind of menu. The mini-cinis looked extra-pretty in the floral cupcake wrappers and the parfaits were extra-special served from mason jars. I have to say that I didn't cook a single thing for this shower. And, I loved that. All the thanks for the yummy food go to my co-hosts!
Remember the no-sew table runner I showed you last week at my daughter's birthday party?? Well, I decided to make another version for this party..but, this time I actually sewed it. What?? I know! My high school home ec teacher would be so proud.
And, of course I have a couple mantel features for you on this Mantel Monday! These lovely ladies linked up last week at Thursdays Are YOUR Days! Here they are:
|A beautiful Irish Mantel linked by Homespun With Love|
|A lovely and creative Spring Mantel from Life On Walnut Street, including a tutorial for the DIY wall art!!|
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