Guys...I had an amazing baby shower! A big thanks to my mom and grandma who worked very hard to make this baby shower so special. I also want to give a shout out to my husband who helped my family with the entire prep + set-up...and he put his DIY skills to use by making the backdrop for our photos. I'm going to post his DIY on my blog in a couple of weeks. He made the backdrop out of PVC pipes, navy blue matte spray paint, and shimmery curtains from my office (SCORE!). You can check out the backdrop in the gallery below. :)
I had such a fun baby shower, that I wanted to create a blog post that included a gallery of my shower along with 5 tips for planning a memorable shower. Below is my baby shower slideshow and my tips + recommendations for a memorable baby shower. :)
Baby Shower Slideshow
Choosing a theme for your baby shower is a great place to start. It will help you organize and finalize the details and decor for your shower. For me, it was such an easy choice since I love elephants so much. And my mom (who bought all of the decor and decoration) said she got some pretty amazing deals on Amazon that pertained to this theme + color scheme. It's pretty popular right now, so keep this in mind when choosing your theme. You don't want to pick something too crazy that you can't find decorations for.
2. Food + Dessert
This was my favorite area of the entire baby shower! Personally, I think that baby showers should have light finger-foods that don't have a bad or strong aroma. I loved that we had a snack station with a vintage popcorn machine, a dessert table with the MOST BEAUTIFUL (and delicious) cake, and tasty finger foods.
3. Photo-booth + Backdrop
I strongly recommend setting up a photo area or booth. As I previously mentioned above, my husband created an awesome backdrop for our photo-booth area that we set-up in our courtyard. My mom and best friend, Esther, coordinated the photos and let everyone at the shower know that we were taking photos and using props. You should definitely designate a family member or friend to take photos during the party. Once I create the backdrop DIY post, I will share it with you all! Can you believe it only cost $20 to make?!
4. Party Games
I didn't participate in the games but I did have a lot of fun watching my guests play them. I've linked some fun baby shower games + printables, below.
5. Party Favors
My mom converted my bar cart into the party favor cart. She placed it by the front door so that guests could pick up their favors on the way out. Our DIY favors consisted of delicious candies, themed chap sticks and lollipops for everyone to take home and enjoy.