This past weekend I was blessed to attend a baby shower for my friend, Aisha who just had her second baby. Both of her children are girls, Paige and Poppy. I have a special place in my heart for families with two girls, since that is how I grew up. And our first two children are both girls. But now my girls have a pesky, fun-loving little brother to boss around.
It’s DIY Time again, where I post something you can do yourself rather than buy, which is a money saver, and can be just plain fun! Some of these posts are crafts, sewing projects, re-purposed ideas,homemade cleaners, homemade health aids, tutorials, and the like.
Anyway, my friend Amanda decorated for the party along with making and decorating the cake. She has a gift for creating fun party atmospheres and giving attention to detail. The whole display was so beautiful I wanted to capture it on my camera. I originally took some pics with my iPhone, but wanted better pics, so I got my good camera, and was able to take some pictures of the beautiful shower for Aisha and her family.
I asked Amanda and Aisha permission to share the fun time. If you are hosting a baby shower for a girl, this may inspire you with some fun ideas.
Amanda also had celebratory tissue flowers or tissue pom poms floating from above.
There was a headband making station. The station was stocked with a variety of different colors and sizes of headbands, along with flowers and jewels to make for little Poppy. Glue guns were warmed up and ready for the challenge. What a great idea!
Amanda had garland zipping along throughout the house. Garland is so festive, and I love the idea of sewing paper flower cutouts together to make a fun garland. Zip your cutouts through a sewing machine and you have a fun string of garland. It’s on my mental someday list!
There was also a Make-Your-Own Italian Soda Station with step-by-step instructions:
- 2 pumps of flavoring
- club soda
- a splash of cream
- top with whip
And look at this ribbon cake Amanda made that morning. True artwork I tell you.
Great job, Amanda, and congratulations Aisha and family on the birth of little Poppy!
Need ideas for an outdoor birthday party?