2/5/13

Baby Shower: On the Farm

Over the weekend, my friend Marci and I hosted a baby shower for our friend Leanne who is due with her first in March. Her husband comes from a long line of farmers and she works in the farming industry as well.

What could be more fitting for a baby shower in the middle of Kansas, other than a "FARM" theme?!

It was so fun to get to come up with fun crafts and goodies for it.

The Menu:
"Farm Fresh" Chocolate covered Strawberries
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Vegetable "Trough"
Ma"moo"sa Drink Bar: Strawberry Orange, Grapefruit, and Orange Juice Mimosas

chocolate covered strawberries displayed in an egg carton

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Carboard Animal Cutouts

Mason Jars tied with gingham and twine and a striped straws


The Decorations:

Kept them to a minimal. Some twine, burlap, and blue gingam ribbon here and there.

Her house had beautiful rustic details: stone fireplace, wooden ceiling beams and island bar, and wood flooring.

I drew some large farm animals and strung them with twine along the bar.

Poster Board Animal Prints

And decorations wouldn't be complete without a tractor and diaper "bails". I had to rescue this one from my son's garage toys and hose it down to look presentable. There is still a hint of dirt on the back tires for effect ;)

Tractor with "Diaper Bails"


The Party:

Guests entered and wrote down prayers or wishes they had for the baby and hung them on the tree so she can save and scrapbook them.

Prayer Tree


They were then lead to the Mimosa Bar and munched on snacks.


Grapefruit Mimosa.

We opened with each guest picking a baby quote to read after they introduced themselves.

We opted out of baby shower games and  instead each guest got to decorate their own onsie. We purchased some onsies and about 15 different fabric prints and cut out little boy themed icons (sailboats, trains, tractors, footballs, ties)

Decorate A Onsie


Supplies:
Onsies (Walmart)
Stencils Icon Cut Outs (silhouette images via Internet)
Fabric (12-15 different prints about an 1/8th yard)
Pencils (to trace images onto fabric)
THIS Fabric Glue via Amazon. It's a fabric glue you can wash!! (Cuts the time in half over iron on appliques)
Paint Brushes (to apply fabric glue)
Several pairs of scissors
Buttons, ribbon, string (extras)

 
 
They turned out super cute! And it was such a fun way for all the girls to mingle and get creative.




Most important, it was such a great opportunity to show her love and support during one of life's greatest moments in having a baby.



6 comments:

Kristin Loboda said...

Maria, just found your beautiful blog! Love this post and want to use so many of the ideas if I ever throw another baby shower. God bless!

Brittany GraceAnn said...

i LOVE attending pretty parties! a job well done here!!! the pictures are fabulous!!! p.s. i may have nominated you for the Liebster Award over on my blog today - you'll have to come see and play along if you want to! XO

Anna @ IHOD said...

Oh my word this is seriously adorable! I LOVE every detail. Wish I could have been there. And you and the mama to be look gorgeous:)

AZuniga said...

wow, you and Marci are such a good friends! and you three look beeeautiful in that last group shot!

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stevenjared0853 said...

Super chic baby shower! I am a fan of such DIY parties and always plan fun DIY bashes for my friends. At barn themed party Venues in NYC I am going to host a fun shabby chic themed bridal shower for my best friend. Hope everything goes well.