When I found out that Gavin’s sister, Suzanne, was pregnant, I decided 2 things on the spot: 1.) that I was going to make the baby a quilt, and 2.) that I was going to throw her a baby shower. People here in the UK aren’t into showers, baby and bridal, that is, but to me, not having one is travesty! It’s such a beautiful way to be acknowledged for something that is such an amazing life changer! I immediately starting doing some research into baby showers (why Gavin refers to me as Monica, I have no idea…) and I here are my basic plans for the decor:
It is going to be a tea party theme – just because she is having a boy, it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t deserve a nice girly party! To go with the tea party/English vibe, I thought some bunting was in order (when is bunting not welcome, really?). I love the ‘how sweet it is’ bunting, but I think just his name would be sweet as well.. we’ll see what I do when it gets closer! I love the paper lanterns (and only about £5 a pop to make? Yes please.) As she is having a boy, I am planning on doing one each in blue, yellow, and green. And last, but not least, I thought these little tie bags would be perfect for guest favor bags.
I refuse to have any ‘traditional’ baby shower games (melted candy bar in a diaper, guess the belly size, etc.) but I know that we need something to pass the time as well as something to make everyone comfortable. After some more research, I decided upon decorating onesies! I’ll get one per guest in all different sizes and then we can spend about an hour eating sandwiches, drinking tea (and Pimms cups for the non-preggers in the group) while decorating. After we are suitably decorated, we can move on to gifts! Very fun :) I also plan on enforcing a no card policy – instead of a card, guests are going to be instructed to bring a book to start the babies library! I love the idea.. I have no idea where I saw it though. Unfortunately, I am not that creative and I totally ripped it off from somewhere… Oops. I’m even going to design little bookplates to go inside that people will personalise :) I’m so excited! Can you tell?