Garden-themed baby shower hosted in the backyard of our family's home.
We wanted to keep some elements from our friends' bottle themed baby shower but applied them in a more family-friendly way. This time, we used the mini milk bottles to serve pink lemonade or mimosas and used a garden theme since it was hosted in the backyard of a family home.
The decor style for this event was a mix of contemporary with traditional/vintage-inspired elements.
The mini milk bottles came from online favor shop Beau-Coup.
We used bird cages and small porcelain birds of varying colors found in the clearance section at Michael's to tie in the garden theme.
In order to save money on centerpieces, we did them ourselves with some simple items: clear glass mason jars as flower vases, simple hydrangea and mum stems from our local flower wholesaler, and small picture frames (pictures were printed at home), porcelain birds, and silver charger plates all came from sales and clearance areas at our local Michael's craft store.
Just as we did with the bottle themed baby shower, we used our own polaroid camera and a blank scrapbook as a guest sign-in book.
To keep things casual, we set up a galvanized metal tub and had guests serve themselves wine, juice, and beer at their discretion. We also set up a beverage dispenser for pink lemonade to be poured into the mini milk bottles.
The mason jars also served as great containers for the cutlery.
To give photos a bit more character, we used an old frame for guests to hold up as they had their picture taken by family members (my grandfather was one of the photographers and having family take the photos kept everyone involved).
Also, because we hosted the event at a family home, we were able to include our small Pomeranian (our first baby, a rescue), Romeo.
The greatest thing about our finds for this baby shower is that most of the items were on clearance, sale, or repurposed from other events. Don't be afraid to shop your own home or to check out the stuff that's on its way out of stores. Sometimes they can be your greatest little details.