I know you are not going to believe it, but I’m going to be a great-grandma. Although I was invited to the baby shower, my daughter and granddaughter never expected I would travel from Texas to Minnesota just to come for the shower. But I did it anyway! When they found out I was coming, they were so excited. Who wouldn’t be, right? The problem with being crafty is the fact that your family can put you to work. Right away, they gave me a list of things they wanted to know if I could help with, hoping I had some crafty way to make quick work of what they wanted done. Of course I said I would help! They wanted special corsages for the grandmothers and aunties, and I even figured out a way to make those and bring them. In the end, my carry-on bag for the plane was basically a shower-in-a-suitcase.
One of the requests was to make a diaper cake – but not the usual cake. It was to be a tricycle “cake.” Thank goodness for YouTube and all the wonderful people who share how-to videos! I put this item together to make sure it was right, and then I partially disassembled it so it would fit in the suitcase. With minimal effort I put it back together on arrival.
I was asked to make some signage for various things going on at the party. Thanks to a great brush font I found online, I was able to pull off a hand lettered look. And thanks to my Cricut die cut machine, I was able to find all kinds of things to for the elephant theme.
The elephant on the tricycle was set on the gift table with this sign.
Advice for the mommy-to-be is always a good thing. These cards also included guest’s predictions on the actual birth day, the babies weight and length.
This was a fun game — trying to guess the size of the mommy-to-be’s waist. Believe it or not, there were two people who were so close, and one was almost exactly right! Most guesses were off by about 8 inches or more!
Shhh, don’t tell anyone, this is probably not proper etiquette, but sure will be a time saver!
Baby info to answer the questions that are asked over and over.
Mommy-to-be got a special large corsage in the form of a maternity belly sash. When I started researching this, I found that many of these are made and used for pregnancy photo shoots, and then the flowery sash is used for a newborn photo shoot! Great multi-use item. By the way, I watched 30 minutes of a video in Spanish to figure out how to structure the support on the back of one of these large corsages!
What party would be complete without some type of photo booth fun? I was such a proud crafty mom/grandma to see they had made this.
They were also proud of this Pinterest win, and who wouldn’t be? Isn’t this the cutest thing ever — a baby buggy watermelon fruit bowl!
For a little party favor, the elephant theme was continued.
We had a lot of fun, and I was glad I got to attend! Nothing is better than family. Love them!
Hope you enjoyed a recap of an Artful Adventure baby shower!
Cheers to YOUR Artful Adventures,