Rustic Baby Shower for a Little Lady

Becky Collage

I recently made decorations for a party that I could not attend, as I did with Erin’s Graduation. This time, it was for a baby shower being held at the home of the grandparents-to-be. The parents, Becky and Zack, would both be attending, so although they are having a little girl I knew I didn’t want to make the decorations overly feminine. I chose a rustic floral theme for the couple, who I know love nature and the outdoors.

Because all the decorations needed to be portable and easily set up, I went with a lot of light-weight items that would make a big impact.

(Note- Pictures courtesy of my friend CC)

Congratulations banner made from burlap and painted letters.



(My favorite item!) A mobile wrapped with juniper berries and hung with origami paper leaves.



Wishes for Baby cards made with card stock and ribbon. The little leaf photo album is great to hold the cards once the guests write their messages!



I made these bottle wraps using burlap, ribbon and the juniper berries from the mobile. They are tied to the bottle with ribbon!



And, finally, some cheerful tassel garland made with tissue paper. (I spy a picture of little Luna love!)


Congratulations to the parents-to-be!


Over the Moon Baby Shower

When I found out that one of my best friends was expecting her first baby, I was over the moon excited. I knew I wanted to do something special for her shower that reflected my friend’s style and celebrated her soon-to-be baby girl.

With the theme “Over the Moon” in mind, I set to work. First, I ordered invitations from Etsy from a wonderful and helpful seller,


Once the invitations were sent, I started working on a few extras for the event. First, I made individual 4×6 cards for guests to fill out that would serve as a guest book for the mommy-to-be. Once they were filled out I put them in a little photo album for her to keep.


I also wanted to do something to keep people engaged and entertained while the presents were being opened. I took inspiration from Pinterest and created these simple Bingo boards.


A game is no fun without prizes, but instead of making up goodie bags I decided to kill two birds with one stone and incorporate the prizes into the table centerpieces. The winners of Bingo went home with these adorable succulents that I planted in cute pots from Michael’s, and they were a huge hit (there might even have been a couple cheaters trying to get the plants first!).


I kept things simple with yellow flowers and babies breath in mason jars. Oh, and those fun little plants on the table are moon cacti! (Get it? Over the Moon? 🙂 ). I already knew I was having succulents on the table, so when I found out that moon cacti existed (and were adorable) I knew I needed them for favors. I wrapped them in little pieces of fabric and tied moons and tags thanking everyone for coming.


Since we had the shower at a restaurant, I didn’t have to worry about food or setting up the tables. The staff were wonderful and so helpful. The last thing to take care of was also the most fun: the cake!


The mom-to-be’s very talented cousin made the cake, and I popped in my hand-made topper to complete it. The topper was created using iron-on letters, felt balls, and a lot of love.


We had a great time at what ended up being a fun and stress-free event. Most importantly, the mommy loved it!