I love to decorate for baby showers. There’s something so sweet and innocent about them. And for a girl’s baby shower you can go all out on the sweet shabby chic and vintage baby shower look!
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This baby shower was in honor of one of our church’s missionaries Naomi Smith. Back from Mexico city for furlough, she had just had a surprise 4th baby 10 years after her last. Baby Roma was wide-eyed and excited to be there. I just love baby showers after the baby is already born. Everyone got a chance to meet her. Naomi is just a fantastic person and you should absolutely check out her Instagram at hello.noemi
Decorating in a church classroom is a tough job. Let’s be real, it’s not pretty to begin with. I plundered several friends’ decorations as well as the beautiful doors from the back of the stage. They’d been painted by my friend Becky for a women’s event. She’s a truly talented furniture painter and you can follow her on Instagram at Pretty Handy Gal.
I started with choosing the printables I wanted to use. The pink and grey damask baby shower set from my shop fit the bill perfectly. The pink and grey theme is so soft and baby-like.
Next, I got some amazing flower patterns from Abbi Kristen Collections with which I created a stunning backdrop piece for the dessert table. I had made my own flower patterns before, but using a ready-made pattern was a revelation. I go into details about how I made these gorgeous flowers on her blog. Read my guest post here. I can’t say enough how easy and beautiful these flowers were. You’ve got to check out her Etsy store.
The banner was printed, cut, and glued on a glittery backing to add contrast.
A tissue paper banner tied all the tables together. Check out my post on how to make these tissue paper tassels. They’re so easy to make.
A couple of gals helped me make enough to also use as centerpieces on all the tables. Some Hershey kisses added some fun and, of course, well-needed chocolate.
The food was all potluck but my girls and I made some delicious angel food cupcakes with strawberry cream frosting. The cut strawberries looked like sweet little hearts.
My amazing friend Stephanie made delicious lime, strawberry, and basil water.
A bunch of paper fans and balloons added some visual excitement to the room and tied it all together.
I just loved these festive confetti balloons. So did all the kids who got to take them home.
That’s one pretty-looking classroom and one sweet vintage baby shower!
Paper flower templates by Abbi Kristen Collections
Printables: pink and grey damask baby shower set
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