Monday, May 7, 2012

A Monster Baby Shower

I had the great honor last weekend of throwing a baby shower for my friend Kristyn. And the theme? Monsters! Kristyn didn't want a set theme for her baby boy’s room, so she has done an amazing job mixing monsters, robots, owls, and other cute ideas into his new nursery. I decided to take one and run with it! Take a look at the photos of her pretty party below.

This was the start of my planning. I made the poster and went from there. Making up little monsters is so fun!
Little monster water bottles with different coordinating colored paper made these little bottles super cute. I drew out these monster circles on Adobe Illustrator, and made five different designs and changed colors.
Monsters everywhere! For favors, I made cookies from this Cowgirl Cookie recipe and put them in bags with ribbon and little thank you monsters.
I made this banner from some inexpensive, thin fabric I bought at JoAnn's (the table runners in the other photos are also made from this).  
Food! Cake stands (thanks, Amanda!) were perfect for adding height to the table and displaying garlic parmesan pull-apart bread, veggie cups with dressing in the bottom, coffee cake, and petit fours.  Thanks for the help with food and set-up Amanda, Cathy, Mandy, and Shauna!

I also added a couple signs to the food that wasn't self-explanatory (see under the garlic parmesan bread). And coordinating plasticware, napkins, and plates!
Counter space was used for drinks (that's a punch dispenser) and food overflow.
Super adorable petit fours by Amanda
Look how excited the momma to be is! :)
Momma and Poppa to be

A few of the guests .. Ladies from our church small group!

End of shower! Momma takes home the decorations!