One of our friends is having her first baby, so the craft day syndicate girls and I hosted a shower for her. It's been a while, and we had so much fun putting things together. We used her bedding as a jumping off point with the stars as a subtle side theme.
Michelle came up with the theme (picnic) and the food menu: mini hotdogs (so cute - wish I'd have had more time to get a close up), peek-a-boo star PBJ, chips and dip, roasted veggie panini, fruit salad, rice krispie star pops, and lemonade. Everything you'd find at a picnic! And she made the guest book with a string of mini pennants running across the front.
Megan made the paninis and the cupcakes. Love the star cookie toppers!
Beverly handled all the logistics: scheduling, phone calls, facebooking.
I made the pennants and table runners. Meg and I both shopped at our mom's for the fabrics. The pennant triangles were 8" long and 6" wide sandwiched between the bias tape. The table runners were all the leftover pennant fabrics cut into 10 1/2" widths and sewn together to look kind of like a rustic quilt. I made one super long runner, and we cut them into the lengths needed for the tables.
Add a few picnic baskets around the room, mason jars tied with jute and filled with baby's breath to the tables, and best friends and you just about have our picnic themed baby shower in a nutshell. We held it at our church. I wanted to get a picture before the guests started arriving, but there were men on ladders installing speakers in the ceiling up until about ten minutes before the shower started. Yeah, it cut it a little close, but in the end it all worked out.
Just a note: If at all possible, host baby showers with your best friends! It's great!