vintage baby shower

November 17, 2011

i'm still not exactly sure what to call this shower.
the original thought was for it to be a vintage toy theme,
but when we found out the baby was a girl, we put more of
a vintage book/schoolhouse vibe in there.
whatever you want to call the theme, it turned out great!
unfortunately, my photography skills are not so great...

  once i created the chalkboard for the invite,
i knew that i wanted to incorporate it into all the paper goods.
{especially because the mama is a teacher!}
since the shower was a group effort
{thrown by both aunts and grandmas}
i was just in charge of all paper decor.
it was so nice to have just one job to do!!

the beautiful room
as guests walked in, they saw this table decorated with various vintage toys.
 we asked everyone to sign the mommy-to-be's favorite children's book.
i had seen this idea on pinterest
and decided to make one for baby caroline
flowers were made following this pinterest tutorial

in the center of the room we had a table full of toys/mementos from
the mom and dad's childhood

 we got the cutest vintage flashcards from pretty little studio on etsy
i bought the mini cards for this banner
in between the letters, i made pennants with these adorable silhouettes.
the silhouettes are cut from chalkboard scrapbook paper
using the "a child's year" cricut cartridge.
 for the gift table i made a banner using pdfs
that i also bought from pretty little studio.
once again, i used the silhouettes from the cricut.
{tip:having a party at a restaurant may mean you cannot
hang a banner on the wall. what i did was attach my banner
to dowel rods and stuck them into vases.
in the vases, i had styrofoam hidden in sugar.}
i saw this idea as part of a really cute "abc baby shower"
and loved it!

 the baby's grandma did the cute centerpieces.  they were terra cotta vases that she painted white and filled with baby's breath.  they also had really cute blue and pink ric rac which you can't really see because of the menu.  she also cut wooden blocks, painted them and stamped them.
i used the chalkboard background from the invite
and cut out the bracket shape.
all the coordinating paper backing is from hobby lobby.
{drink label}
i'm so happy for my sister-in-law and can not wait for my new niece to come!
shannon has spoiled my kids so much over the years,
i have a lot of catching up to do!

to see all my pinterest inspiration go here!
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  1. Wow! What a baby shower. The room was ridiculously cute and I loved the idea of having the guests sign a children's book. Very nice job!!

  2. Great job on this party! It's super cute!