Before I get into the details got to mention that we pulled it off with;
- Two days of planning (I’m talking about the decor only here)
- An hour an half for execution
- And a tight budget
You ask why all the constraints? It has been an extremely busy time for all the families involved and we tried to fit the baby shower in on the only day we all were free. Given the whirl wind planning (by a few awesome friends where my only responsibility was the decorating dept) we are really happy how it turned out. The food was awesome, the games were fun, all of us had a great time, and the most importantly the mommy-to-be seemed to be glowing.
Our friends S & N are welcoming a baby boy at the end of the month. So we picked out green, yellow, and blue as our colors. For me, the best part (other than of course celebrating the new addition) was that I finally got to make two things I had be pining for…..like ever. A diaper motor cycle made with diapers (of course), bibs, receiving blanket, booties, ribbons, and a baby bottle.
And tissue paper pom poms.
I fell in love with the diaper motor cycle the minute I saw it on Sweetaprils and had to make it! It was my gift for the soon to be parents. My kids loved it so much that they wanted to be babies again so somebody would make it for them!!!! The “Aww…that is so cute” from my daughter and “Wow, that is really cool” from my son at the same time has gotta be the best compliment (both of them agreeing on something!) I’ve ever received. They even gifted one of their favorite stuff toys to be the rider (in all the hurry I had forgotten to get the toy).
It was very simple to make and might have taken me 15-20 min at the max. Sorry, no tutorial as I was really on a time crunch. I followed Sweetaprils‘ tutorial to the T. The only thing I would add is you need the thin kinda receiving blanket, not the thick ones. I ended up buying the 2 ply blanket (thinking that it was a 2 pack) and had a hard time rolling it into the handle bar. Coz I had only one blanket I ended up using a large ribbon to secure the back tire.
For the pom poms I followed the tutorial from Design Dazzle. Again a simple project but you do need some patience for this one. I made 4 pom poms with a 20 sheet 2 color (10 yellow and 10 green) tissue paper pack from Target.
Apart from the flowers on the table we filled jelly beans in small glass container and stuck paper pops (craft paper glued on to pop sticks) that spelled out “It’s a boy”.
The “Good moms” pail is from Target’s dollar bin.
Some flowers, traditional baby shower accessories like kum kum, sandalwood paste, and bangles completed the rest of the decor. One more shot of the main table;
Have you planned any parties on short notice? How did it go?