For my sister's baby shower she requested that it be blue and red and be "Iowa-like." So coming from a crafty family, we decided to focus on a simple, crafty decor with lots of fabric, ribbon, ric rac, and homemade elements.
We kept any printed pieces (such as the games) consistent with the invitations that I made. And used gingham throughout. I finally found a use for the lace paper ribbon I purchased last fall... The fabric rosettes to top the diaper cake were made with the left over fabric from the banners. I also made a little fabric corsage for the guest of honor but do not have a picture handy.
For the buffet display we painted a few pots and trays baby blue and added red ric rac and red waxed tissue paper (via Garnish). Red gerber daisies and white daisies were in baby food jars tied with blue ric rac. There was a slight miscommunication (what happens when the boys step into the middle of the planning!) on what we were going to do with the Jones soda so we ended up with cans instead of the bottles that I was envisioning for the white tub- but they were still a hit as the flavors were tasty. And my mom squeezed lemons the morning of the shower for fresh lemonade...
I love my milk glass cake stand! I made many batches of shortcakes for strawberry shortcakes instead of cake... Homemade mints and cups (via Garnish) of nuts rounded it out.
I didn't get a very good picture of the banners- I made 4 of these fabric banners with red and blue patterned fabrics and love how it turned out.
I fretted over not being able to do the cute candy buttons but am quite happy with the tiny chocolate chip cookies that I made instead. I did a quick zig zag stitch to close the glassine bags and used a scrapbooking scissor to make a torn edge.
It was a lovely day. The guest of honor had a smile and enjoyed herself and the guests all left with smiles so what more can one ask when hosting a shower.