I had the privilege of helping a great friend with her baby shower. She's having a boy, so we definitely had to do blue and integrated bow ties and onesies at the mom-to-be's request. See the items I created along with items I designed at the shower .
She purchased these adorable lanterns and we hung them in the entry way from her chandelier.
I used the round silver plated cake stand I used at my wedding. This has come in handy for multiple parties. Her mother created onesie cookies as favors. I used one of my safety pins I purchased at a local boutique, but can find a similar ones at Ballard Designs ( Similar Safety Pins ).
For one of the games, I used another safety pin and used different ribbon and yarn to measure the mom-to-be's belly. I purchased the ribbon at Paper Source and the yarn at Joann Fabrics. I used a template from www.marthastewart.com for the "B" and printed the ultrasound picture to attach to the ribbon/yarn by punching a hole in the paper. I offered scissors if anyone wanted to cut their string.
I used place cards I purchased from Dollar General for the beverages and food. I punched 2 holes in the cards and tied the ribbon and yarn through them to create bow ties on each one.
I purchased this cake stand years ago the day after Christmas at Target and use it all the time!! On it I placed bow tie chocolates I made using a bow tie mold purchased at Joann Fabrics using my 40% off coupon. To add another element, I dipped animal crackers in the Ghiradelli chocolate which happened to be the dad-to-be's favorite!I made the banner out of fabric purchased at Joann Fabrics. This was leftover from Little A's birthday last year (pics to come on another post). I punched holes through the fabric and ran the silver ribbon through it. Then cut fabric and tied it at the ends. I used a white glittery letters I purchased at a scrap booking store back home. Glued everything with hot glue and turned out so cute!Lastly I used blue and white straws I purchased on Amazon and placed them in a ball jar.If you like anything here and are not comfortable making, I'd be more than happy to help as I do design work for a small fee.