The decor was fun and simple. I enlarged the invitation graphic on engineering paper at the copy store (they didn't have the size they had advertised but it still came out great). Streamers and paper lanterns were all hung from the ceiling over the sitting area where we ate and crafted.
Everyone at the party got some fresh ink courtesy of glitter temporary tattoos that I found at the store.
Instead of the standard baby shower games and activities we opted to have everyone decorate a onsie for the baby. I pre-cut out t-shirt vinyl decals and we also had paint markers and puffy paints available for everyone.
The cake and the brownie bite toppers were TO DIE FOR. The Decorated Cupcake (the rosette cake) and Lynlee's Petite Cakes (the fondant toppers) definitely went above and beyond to make the most gorgeous and tasty options for our dessert table. With only 15 or so ladies attending the soiree we decided a ridiculous dessert table would have been only for looks and not practical for this shower which made this a very budget friendly party.
The other fondant toppers from Lynlee's Petite Cake where placed on top of Rice Krispie treat rattles!
Although we didn't take pictures of the food (whoops) we had cute veggie sticks and ranch served in red polka dot baking cups, ham and swiss sliders, chicken salad, and puff pastry wrapped brie with fruit.
Everyone made their own little goodie bag to take home with them including nail polish of their choice as well as tattoo themed nail files.
Before you could leave you had to take a photo with the mom-to-be with your guess of the baby's arrival date and weight written on chalk board thought bubbles. We had a lot of fun with this including hanging a huge piece of black sequins fabric for our backdrop.
Of course one of the main parts of any baby shower is the opening of cute baby gifts. My gift was the Skull & Crossbones diaper cake using the cutest printed diapers from The Honest Company.
All in all I think we threw a wonderful shower, kept the budget in check, and made some lasting memories (if not picture) for the mommy-to-be!
Party paper items, Photography - me using graphics from Marie Thomas Designs
Paper Lanterns, Straws - Polka Dot Market
Fondant toppers - Lynlee's Petite Cakes
Rosette cake - The Decorated Cupcake