Recently, I helped (with my sweet pal, Christina!) give a shower for our dear friend, Kristen! Doesn't she look awesome?!! Her precious little Seth is due in a month, and I cannot wait to meet him. Kristen and I were roommates our senior year in college, and I can say firsthand that she is one amazing, loving lady who will make a fantastic mom...and her husband, daddy Seth, is pretty cool, too :).
Since baby Seth's room is decorated ever so cutely in a nautical theme, Christina and I decided to use that idea as the basis for the shower. And oh my goodness, if I ever have a boy, this WILL be the theme for his room, too! The possibilities are endless!
I will give a few extra details about the shower in case there is a future nautical shower/party to come for any of you...
Our amazingly talented friend, Chelsi, designed these invitations, and I absolutely LOVED them. She added clever lines such as "join us as we drench the parents with gifts", "the party will set sail at ...", and "captains of this voyage are Christina and Lindsey." Adorable, I tell you!
Flags were cheap and easy to make with lollipop sticks and craft paper. Wishing I had done a better job with the food signs...shouldn't be see-through.
"Batten down the quiches!" These quiches from Sam's were delicious! I think they came in a box in the frozen food section??
Food table set up. Tablecloth from TJ Maxx with strip of burlap on top (already had these).
Anchor sign was made with the same scrapbook paper as the cupcake flags... Christina made the BEST coffee punch (decaf) that we named "Pirate's Potion".
You can buy these stickers from Office Depot, 300 for $13! I have used them for my mom's birthday party, and I plan to use them for Anniston's with several left over, I'm sure. $13 well spent!
Game time! Christina came up with the cutest game where everyone split up into two groups and cut features from magazines to create a picture of what they thought little Seth would look like. I wish I had a picture of the finished products...they were really good and oh so hilarious! And, of course, the winning team won a bag of lifesavers. (Banner made with scrapbook paper as well.)
Christina found some small, wooden wheels and anchors at Michaels craft store that we used as decorations for the banner and a necklace for Kristen. Super adorable!