I really dislike baby showers. I don’t see the point of sitting around watching someone else open as many gifts as they can, all while “oohing” and “ahhhing” for their sake. That being said, I really like decorating for parties, so at least I get some enjoyment out of it! We held a simple shower for a woman at work, and had a very small budget to make it look halfway decent. So I made everything myself!
I started with the theme: Bees! Because we don’t know the gender of the baby, it was a cute idea. “What Will It Bee?” I figured anything yellow would work, so we picked up some simple snacks. Yellow lollipops, yellow cookies, and yellow Starbursts.
Then I got my craft on.
I made these cupcake toppers (easily) on Picmonkey.com. I just printed, cut them out, and glued them to a yellow piece of cardstock. I used a scalloped scissor to add extra flair, but if you don’t have one, it is not necessary.The Mommy-to-Bee banner was also very easy. I designed the pieces, and put it all together in a free printable for you as well. Just print it, cut it out, and string together with some yellow ribbon. You can print it here.
I made the honeycomb backdrop, you can find the info on how to do this here.I also made little signs to place on the tables, for the gift table, and for the desserts. You can print them all here. I printed two of each, taped them together, and made simple table tents out of them. Maybe you’ll get more creative!
And my favorite part! I put together little honey stick party favors. I ordered them on Amazon, 100 for about $20. I printed little tags, cut them out with the scalloped scissors, hole punched each tag, and tied them to the stix with twine. You can print my tags here.See the image below for a visual:All together it made for a really cute baby shower. Although I had to watch all the gifts being opened, I gained some satisfaction from a job well done. Added bonus, the guest of honor as well as all the employees LOVED the decorations! 🙂