Sunday, March 16, 2014

"Cute as a Button" Baby Shower


Baby showers are so fun to put together.  This time for my 3rd baby shower I went with the theme, "Cute as a Button."




For this baby shower I was able to save a lot of money by making most of the decorations/favors myself.



I found this cute theme while on pinterest of course...but the paper supplies came from birthdaydirect.com  Super cute and super cheap! 


What's in the theme without the most important part...the buttons?!? I found a colorful bag (800 pc) of buttons from orientaltrading.com 


For the favors....I also made these by using the bag of buttons I bought from Oriental Trading, a box of 12 candle votives and baby gift tags from Party City.  I also purchased cheap bakers twine from Oriental Trading.  I just used hot glue to keep the bakers twine and button in place.  Easy peasy! I also used sandwich bags tied with the bakers twine and baby tag to complete the piece.  
Cute DIY favors for under a $1 each. 


I love using real flowers for centerpieces, but to stay within my budget I found a cheap bunch from Giant and to make them stand out I glued buttons to the centers of the flowers. Such a cute touch that everyone kept taking about!


Another cheap touch to spruce up the centerpiece was to continue using that big bag of buttons I bought and just scattered them across the burlap runner.
Cute and colorful.




Another cheap DIY..Take the frappe bottles from starbucks and leave them soak in soapy hot water for a couple of minutes to allow the labels to come off with a breeze.  Once they are clean and clear I did the same thing to these cute drinking bottles as I did with the candle favors....just hot glue bakers twine and buttons to continue with the theme.


Once again, cheap and easy touches...just take the water bottle labels off and uses tulle and cheap favor pins....nothing goes unnoticed. 


Everyone needs coffee!


I left baby card games for guests to play as they waited for the mom to be to arrive.


To double as my gift and as a decoration I just took the bakers twine and removable wall hangers to make a clothesline with the baby's new clothes...so dear!


Another cheap way to add color I took streamers and blue paper plates along the stair case....I made the plates to resemble buttons of course!




What's a party without desserts?!  The popcorn boxes were super cheap from Party city as well as the cookie bags.


Instead of cake I made adorable cupcakes using lollipops to dress them up....they remind me of baby rattles...


Even the cookies had to look like buttons! I got the recipe from here


Too many desserts for one day?  Take the button cookies togo!



White chocolate cover popcorn was a hit!  It served perfectly as the guests watched the mom to be open gifts.






Dining room view with the banner from birthdaydirect.com




DIY Chalkboard made from a dollarstore tray and chalk paint.


Gotta stay true to the baby boy theme also....easy lemonade:
1 gallon lemonade
2 packets of wildberry kool aid
2 (2 liter) bottle of sprite 
Ice cubes made with blueberries 


If you couldn't tell....It's a boy! hehe love the kisses!



No baby shower is complete without the games..... to start we had pin the pacifier on the baby....

 ...Then who could drink the bottle the fastest....


 ....measure mommy's belly....



....finally ended with the baby food guessing game....That game was a hit and the most hilarious.


This baby shower was so much fun and sooooo cute!



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