Monday, April 29, 2013

Nautical Baby Shower

My baby shower is something that I had dreamed of for a really long time.  I  have always been the DIY type so I planned every single detail from the invitations to the cake, and made all of it myself!  I went with a nautical theme and with a color scheme of navy, white and mint accents.

Invitation:
I designed the invitations first.  I personally feel that the invitations set the tone for the party so I wanted to incorporate my colors and theme.

Decorations:
I made the banner by cutting out triangles from canvas fabric.  I drew the letters freehand with pencil and then painted over.  I sewed white linen cut into strips for the border by just using a basic straight stitch with my sewing machine.  The top piece that connects everything together is the same white linen.  This was probably my favorite project for the party and makes for such a great keepsake!

Diaper cake:
The bunting on the top is made from scrapbook paper.  The L is made from a wooden letter that I found at Hobby Lobby and painted with the same mint green paint that I used for the banner above.
The paper straws I bought off Etsy and painted the mason jar lid with the same paint.  The striped ribbon is from Walmart and the mint is from Etsy.

The mint green frame I painted as well.  The frame was from Hobby Lobby in the craft section, not the frame section.
More from my maternity shoot here.

Food:
My mom and I made all of the food ourselves.  Talk about a long day in the kitchen!

Dessert table:
I made the cake myself.  This was my first fondant cake and after researching every tutorial on Pinterest that I could find, I'm really happy with how it cam out!  I bought navy gel food coloring from Hobby Lobby and dyed some of the white fondant for the strips and anchor.  I found the cake stand at Home Goods the day before the shower, navy ribbon included!  Talk about meant to be!  I'm and of obsessed with this cake.  So much so that I didn't cut the cake at the shower.  I honestly forgot because we also had cupcakes but, oops!

The cupcakes are pistachio flavor.  I made the toppers in Photoshop, cut them out and glued them to a tooth pic.

Tassel garland is made out of tissue paper.  White, mint, and silver were from Walmart.  I had a hard time finding the right shade of navy that I was looking for but eventually found it on Etsy.

Of course I had to match :)

Favors:
Cake Pops!  These are my specialty!  Tutorial here.
I made the thank you tags in Photoshop.  Navy ribbon is from Walmart.  The inside is chocolate fudge cake.  I got the mint colored sprinkles from Michael's.  It was around Easter so I'm not sure if they always have this color.


Gifts
So many amazing gifts from all of my friends.  I really do have the best group of girlfriends!  Thank you to everyone who came and made my first baby shower so special and better than I could have ever expected! Xo!
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4 comments

  1. Hey Nicole! I have been following your blog via Facebook and I love it! I am SOOOOO obsessed with all things nautical and your shower was to die for!!!! When I read that you did it all yourself, I just think that makes it so much more meaningful!! Fabulous job and good luck with the baby :)

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    1. Thanks so much!!! I LOVED making all of the stuff and definitely so much more meaningful!

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  2. You're just too damn cute! I heard RAVE reviews on this baby shower. You did such a great job with every little detail! Love it!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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