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Description

I am originally from Utah and currently live in Arizona. My family and friends threw me  a baby shower so I traveled to Utah for the shower. My sister-in-law hosted at her beautiful home along with three of my close friends.

Design Inspiration

I absolutely LOVE eating outside so my immediate thoughts were I WANT/NEED to eat outside. Summer in Arizona is dreadful with temps of 100+. I knew having something outside in Utah would be a dream come true since the weather would be amazing. I chose to to do a picnic theme baby shower with a rustic/organic feel.

Decorating Style

I wanted the shower to feel very organic and natural. My brother and sister-in-law have a very beautiful backyard so it was perfect location. Neutral colors that are found in nature were chosen and utilized. A of creams, whites, greens,  and browns. A lot of wood elements were used throughout baby shower for a more rustic feel.

Project Details

DIY Project's: Invites, Food Labels, Easel's, Onesie baby shower cookie favors, decorations and floral centerpieces.

Invites were designed on Adobe Pro and printed at Staples on thick craft paper. Wrapped the invites with doilies and tied with a string. Perfect for the rustic theme.

Food labels are super easy: Purchased Avery labels and printed on a home printer

Easel photo display was made by sister-in-law. My brother cut off some big branches off their tree and she put it together. Amazing what she created from some string and wooden branches.

Onesie cookies were made by one of my friends and they were delicious.

All the floral pieces were created by my sister-in-law. She purchased flowers from a wholesale floral place and placed them in mason jars. Also, mini succulents were ordered off Amazon, I did not even know you could order these on Amazon. They were inexpensive and were delivered in great shape. She created some beautiful centerpieces from the succulents.

The Food Containers: I looked on etsy and the restaurant supply store option saved us so much money.

Wood cutlery spoons: Amazon

Wood cutlery forks: Amazon

Picnic baskets: Lucky Clover Trading Company

Picnic Basket liners: IKEA

Half of the food was made by mom and the other half was ordered. I am Vietnamese so we incorporated some Vietnamese food into the mix. (Vietnamese Sandwiches, Fried Rice and a Lotus Root Salad) - we also had a lot of babies at the shower so we had different food options for them. (We ordered food from Oh Mai, Tay Do Market and Kneaders Bakery)

The mini San Pellogrino Blood Orange Sodas were purchased at World Market and the Polka dot paper straws from Target.

I am not a fan of baby shower games so we did crafts. One was a onesie station. Each person created a onesie for each month of the year. I plan on taking pictures of our baby each month and creating a calendar of it. The other station was the alphabet book, each person chooses a letter from the alphabet and drew something that started with that letter.

Favorite Items

Honestly, the atmosphere of everything. It felt so magical all night long. Everything was just so pretty and pleasing to the eye. One of my favorite things from the shower was the Alphabet book. We had a craft station where everyone chose a letter and drew something that begins with that letter. It is something our baby will cherish forever.

Advice

When I originally came up with the idea of a picnic baby shower. I looked around everywhere for inspiration and could not find any specifically for baby showers. I saw a lot of blogs for picnic bridal showers and picnic birthday party ideas. I took ideas from both and created my own unique spin on it. I created a pinterest board of all my inspiration for all my baby shower hostess. They took my ideas and created something magical and absolutely perfect. It was better than what I had envisioned in my head.

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