Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lisa's Baby Shower - Part 3 - What we did at the shower

I knew that Lisa likes baby showers with some sort of activity since it makes it a little less awkward when a lot of the guest don't know each other. I wasn't sure what to do with such a big group, but finally decided to try embellishing onesies with fabric designs since that could be a simple, fast project so people could rotate through. I drew up a bunch of simple designs (most my own, you'll recognize them from some of my prints for Sycamore Street Press, and a few others that I couldn't resist adding). Then Lisa's mom provided the onesies and I picked up some fat quarters of fabric and Heat & Bond. I just laid out scissors, a cutting mat, circle punch, and pencils and let guest go to town.

I think they actually had a lot of fun making them. I even heard a few that were planning to make more at home, which made me feel good.
We hung the finished onesies as part of the shower decorations
Here are a few so you can see how simple and cute they turned out (Sorry they all have horrible lighting, but I sent them home with Lisa, of course, so I couldn't take photos later)


I struggle a bit with baby shower games because I'm not a fan of most of them. They can be gross or awkward and embarrassing for both the guests, and the guest of honor. I spotted a shower game that I loved a while back, available here, and made a similar quiz with Lisa's help. I was happy with the way that they turned out and wish that I got a picture of them all lined up.
The other game that we played was a name game, where guests tried to name some children's book characters that I provided pictures of. I hosted this game at another shower, but this time I blew up all of the pictures and framed them.
Then of course after the games and food, we oohed and aahed over Lisa's gifts as she opened them.

15 comments:

Laurel said...

This is all just too, too cute. I am amazed at your attention to detail around every corner! So many fun ideas... I'm just WAITING for some friend to need help with a shower now!

Melinda said...

So, I was thinking of offering to throw you a sprinkle for baby #2. But, I must say I am now a bit intimidated.

mandi said...

this shower is amazing! i love the paper airplanes from the chandelier! so creative!

Lisa said...

I LOVE your onesie idea! I actually want to make one for my little guy (he is 14 months). I am pretty brain dead when it comes to projects like this. Any chance you have a step by step instruction for the clueless? I think you mentioned that you recently moved to Utah. Which part? We just moved here too from Seattle. Thanks again for sharing your creative genius!

Carlye said...

Steph, you amaze me.

Elisa said...

Steph, it turned out beautiful!! I love it!!

Shauna said...

Seriously, so amazing. Could I please have just a teeny tiny bit of your creativity and talent??? I promise to only use it for good! :)

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

love the onesies! we did the same activity at my sister's shower in lieu of any games. the whole shower looks like a great success!

Stefanie Elyse said...

Wow, Lisa is lucky to have a shower thrown by you! I've never been to one of your parties, but my sisters still RAVE about them. I'm LOVIN the onesie idea- I could really get into that :)

Krista Hansen said...

WOW! You are amazing. Looks like tons of fun.

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javieth said...

My husband wanted to have a baby,, but he had an erectil dysfunction problem, so we decided to buy viagra and after that i could be pregnant. All my friend was excited with the new, so they organized an secret baby shower for me. It was wonderful.

Meg said...

I've been a fan of your blog for a long time, you are super creative and I love your style! I'm throwing my sister a baby shower next month and I really want to do this onsie idea. I've been searching for different wingets to use as the templates, but I just haven't found anything that is as cute as I wish it was ;). So, I was wondering if maybe I could buy the templates that you made from you to use for the shower? I would only use them for the shower, I have no experience with graphic design or anything like that. I can sew but that is way beyond me! Anyway, I just thought I would ask! You can e-mail me at naturallymeg at gmail. Thanks for sharing your creativity and talents with us out here in the blogging world! I get a lot of inspiration from you.

Lisa said...

I would really like to find those black and white cut outs! Where did you find them??? Thanks!

siobhan said...

i'm just looking for the frames. where did you find those?! they're awesome!