We had a baby shower at Creative Bag for one of the staff. I planned the party decor so that most of the shower decor items could be used for a store display afterwards. I was very lucky to have two maker’s contribute to the store display with custom cake pops (Tanya from Save the Date Events) and hand lettered egg place cards (Doris from Love Lettering). I painted mason jars, onsies and paper lanterns to match the “birds and bees” gender neutral theme. I also created a free printable for first year monthly baby photo sticker to use as a shower gift. Tissue paper was turned into tissue paper tassel garlands that I hung along with paper lanterns. I long tissue paper tassel garland was attached to a large balloon and we used it as a photo prop with the mommy-to-be. Party favours were created using honey, sunflower seeds and egg shaped candies packaged in assorted containers that I decorated with stickers that I designed for the party.
- So many projects and lots of different project materials for this baby shower party. Best to read the two blog posts that I created - find them at
How to make it
Step 1: Favours created for the party featured different packaging materials such as glass jars for honey, acrylic tubes for sunflower seeds and mini bird cages for candies shaped like eggs. They were all decorated in ribbons, raffia and washi tape in blues and greens. I designed custom stickers with cute sayings to match the bird and bee party theme.
Step 2: The bee motif was used on favours, painted onesies and the custom made cake pops. Mason jars were painted in colours to match the party. I added mason jar grid inserts and filled the jars half full of sugar so that I could use them to display the custom cake pops that were made for me by Tanya of Save the Date Events.
Step 3: The bird theme was used on the favours, painted onesies, custom made cake pops and the nest/egg escort cards. The eggs were hand lettered for me by Doris of Love Lettering.
Step 4: Painted onesies can be a baby shower activity, a baby gift or a party decoration ... or all of the above! I hung the onesies up using a small paper bag as a hanger. If you are going to paint onesies at the party, use the paper bag inside the onesie to give yourself a solid surface to work on and to keep the paint from bleeding through to the back of the shirt. Add tintable fabric medium to any acyrlic craft paint to make it a fabric paint. You can find my instructions for painting on the onesies on this blog post - http://lorrieeverittstudio.blogspot.ca/2016/02/lets-paint-some-onesies-baby-shower.html
Step 5: First year (monthly) photo stickers diy project. This diy shower gift is so simple to make and you can download my printables for this project for free on this blog post - http://blog.creativebag.com/2016/02/gender-neutral-birds-and-bees-baby.html . The photo stickers are so easy to use. There is one for each month and all the new parents have to do is add the monthly sticker to baby's shirt and take some photos. At the end of the first year, there will be 12 photos ready to be made into a collage showing the baby's growth. A great idea for posting baby pics on Instagram for family members to see.
Step 6: Tissue paper tassel garlands were hung along with paper lanterns for party decor. I attached a tissue paper tassel garland from an extra large balloon to use as a photo prop. White paper lanterns were painted with watered down craft paint in blues and greens to add to the party theme.