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They were a lot of work, but a TON of fun. All the showers were for baby girls fun story ideas to write about I was able to double-up on decor which was really helpful! It was worth the work; the showers were a blast! This cut down on cost BIG time. However, Shannon added some tissue poms to her blue lanterns see below and it looked adorable!
You can also get tons of colors from Zurchers ; that's where Shannon got the blue lanterns.
Banners are a quick and easy way to spice up a room, or to draw attention to your food table. Shannon did double-sided triangles and sewed them to a ribbon.
She sewed the triangles together with a sewing machine then used shaped scissors to make the edges zig-zag. I made the no-sew banner in no time, it was so easy! Here's how I did it: I did that so I wouldn't have any scraps leftover. I simply measured and cut a triangle out of the middle of one of the sides of fabric like so: I got some coordinating yarn that I had lying around, and simply hot glued the fabric to the yarn.
I made sure the flags were spaced evenly. I added a big drop of glue to the back of the triangles at the bottom of the flag to weigh them down so they would hang nicely.
If you look really closely you can see it here: I chose not to hem the edges of my flags because I wanted the shabby look, but you could do a simple zig-zag stitch or something to give it a nice edge. Super cute and easy, AND you can reuse them again and again! I made some Mod Podge letters of the baby-to-be's name to decorate the table, as well as give as a little gift to my friend to use in the nursery if she wanted.
Learn how to do them HERE. It's always fun to make your own cupcake stands like this one: I made my own for my son's birthday, see how HERE. I also made this cute polka dot garland.
Get the how-to HEREit's so easy! For table cloths I got plastic clothes from the Dollar Store and was able to reuse them or both showers. You can use this tissue later for plenty of other things!
We both used picture frames to display things; Shannon displayed her custom invitation see picture aboveI used them to label the tables and some food items. We both made custom invitations and food labels using GIMP. Flowers are a beautiful way to add a lot of pizzaz to a shower or party, but they can be pricey!
These are silk flowers from my wedding in that I've held onto. They really added a lot of pop to the food tables and take-home-gift tables.
I started shopping early and kept my eye out for great deals. I found this purple flower bowl and matching polka dot canister at a craft store for super cheap.
Always check clearance, and get started on decor as early as possible! I wrapped an empty box to use as a food stand. It gave the table a little extra dimension and added more levels. This is also a cute way to display cupcakes! I made some easy tissue pomander balls, learn how HERE.
There was quite a variety of food items at the showers: Cute dipped pretzels so easy to do! See HERE … Candy Shannon had coordinating blue and yellow candy on the table as a snack, and candy could also be a cute take-home gift to put out coordinating candy and cute baggies for people to take home their own candy bags.
I made a triple-layered fondant cake, see how to do that HERE. Simply add more layers and you've got a cake that looks like this:Houzz Contributor.
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