In a matter of weeks, I’ll be meeting my first niece! This past weekend, I helped organize my sister’s baby shower, which was a wonderful project to plan and execute. From the theme to the DIY decor, I think we achieved the vision we had in mind.
We spent hours on Pinterest gaining inspiration and online shopping for decoration. We wanted a rustic yet feminine feel and I’m so happy with the outcome! Ultimately, it was so much easier and cost effective to make the decor, thank you gifts and games ourselves.
The backdrop of hearts was so simple to make and it has a great impact in tying the entire room together. I bought coloured stock paper and a heart puncher at Michaels (it’s crafting heaven!) and taped the hearts on white butcher cord. You can use any type of string such as curling string or twine. I added white and white pearl balloons at the top to create clouds, and the hearts acted as the raindrops. We’re showering this baby with love!
Letter balloons are very popular nowadays for any type of occasion, whether it’s a birthday, wedding or graduation, so it was only fitting to purchase them for the party. I bought these from Walmart for $2 a piece and that’s that! They’re also sold at party stores and Indigo and come in different sizes. These ones are 13″ and they weren’t overwhelming at all.
No baby shower is complete without a diaper cake! This was so fun and so easy to put together. I used newborn diapers so it took a lot longer and required a lot more diapers, but I still think it turned out beautiful! All you need is a cake board (this one’s a 12″), a paper towel roll, diapers, rubber bans and decoration. The ribbons and flowers came from the dollar store so this project cost less than $5 in materials. Rustic look, on point.
I love these customized cake toppers and I’m so happy with the one I got off of AliExpress. It cost less than $8 and there are so many designs and materials that you can choose from. I went for an old wood finish to keep in line with the rustic theme.
In a previous life, I made custom cakes on the regular but now I make them every once in a while or take special orders. I was asked to make cupcakes and the baby’s cake and I couldn’t say no! It’s a simple vanilla cake that I decorated with piped buttercream roses with an ombré effect.
Dessert goodies were made by the ever so talented Sweets2Go, A.K.A. our cousin, who made beautiful macarons, doughnuts, sugar cookies, cake pops and truffles to complete the dessert table.
Everyone left with a little sweet something. We made little candy cones filled with candies from Bulk Barn and Lindt chocolate. It was tied with a thank you tag that we found online and customized.
It was a fabulous day to receive family and friends to celebrate this baby girl who is already so spoiled! The inner event planner in me got to dabble in different DIY projects and hopefully, it won’t be the last one!