So last weekend I helped put together a baby shower for one of my friends from church. We planned the shower in three weeks while we were at the beach. My friend was having a little girl, so my friends and I decided to make a butterfly themed baby shower. I wanted to do a lady bug shower, but I was out voted.
As it turned out, the butterfly theme was perfect. I actually had an embossing file with some butterflies on it. So I grabbed some pastel purple paper that I had lying around and I started cranking out what would become the invitations. On my business cards, I use a butterfly punch to make a hole where I add my hair clips/bobby pins. I had been saving those scraps for a while, so I used them to give the invitations a little something extra.
Next I searched www.pinterest.com to find some ideas for the favors. I saw these butterfly favors with the smarties and thought that I could do that. I cut out some butterfly .svg files that I found and then I started assembling everything. The butterflies without the holes cut out, seemed rather plain, so I started stamping a pattern on the wings with an ink that was similar in color. Everyone thought they turned out so cute.
I had some extra butterflies left over, so I started working on the hanging center piece. I had a pool noodle that I was going to use for different project, but found a different was to finish that project off after I already purchased the pool noodle. So I duct taped the pool noodle into a circle (after I cut some of it off to be the size I wanted). Then I wrapped the noodle with some pink blanket binding ribbon that I had at the house. I hot glued some ribbons on to the circle form. Then I glued my extra butterflies to the ribbons. I made a few more butterflies and added them on. Our guests really loved this decoration, which we hung over the punch bowl table. The
mother-to-be took this decoration home and is planning to use it as a mobile over the baby's crib.
I made a butterfly banner that said "It's a girl". I tried something different and let the butterflies be by themselves, instead of gluing them directly on a background page. Seemed to work pretty well as a stand alone.
I had picked up some butterfly danglers. They looked kind of generic. So I removed them, and added some different butterflies that worked better with our decorations.
I made a butterfly diaper cake and a blanket for the parent-to-be. But silly me, I forgot to take pictures. I am so bad I didn't even have a camera at the actual shower. It is a shame too, because everything turned out much more beautiful than the pictures that I did take.
On the day of the shower, we set up everything. Received a ton of compliments. Had a great time playing some really low prep games. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.
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