June 19, 2010

CAMPING THEMED BABY SHOWER - FINAL POST


Do you want to know who won the Custom Blog Design Follower Giveaway? 
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This past weekend I hosted the Camping Themed Baby Shower I have been telling you guys about.  I decided on a camping theme because a)it's a boy and b)the mom and dad-to-be love to camp.  It was a gorgeous day and we had a blast.  

Below are the details:
 
I created the invitation and had them printed at Costco.
UPDATE: Due to popular demand I do offer this custom printable invitation for sale. If interested, email 733blog@gmail.com.


I borrowed my aunts chocolate fountain which is oh, so delicious! We had marshmallows and grahm crackers so that we could make smores and then we also had strawberries, pineapple and bananas to dip. I made the hello baby! banner and me and my kids made the birdhouses.  I also got the idea to make the terra cotta pots cupcake stand from A Girl and a Glue Gun

 
Water bottle labels that matched the invitations I made.
These were my daughters Littlest Pet Shop birds.  They were on the counter and when I turned around someone put them like this on the plates... still not sure who but I thought it was so sweet!
Special places for the guests of honor, Mom and the soon-to-be BIG SIS!
This is the outside food table.  It also had the envelopes that I put together that held a celebrity baby name game sheet, a paper diaper game, a thank you card envelope and a pen, more details on the contents below.

What is a paper diaper game you ask? I wanted some non-invasive games, so I found this cute idea online.  I chose to use paper instead of felt, but basically you cut out a diaper shape.  In one diaper you add a spot of brown for, well, you get the drift.  The person who found the messy diaper won a prize.  It was fun to hear the winner yell "YES! I HAVE THE POO!".

I added the thank you card envelopes to the package as a way to draw a grandprize winner.  Each person wrote their name and address and then I collected the envelopes and we drew a winner.

 I made a bunch of woodland creatures masks for the kiddos, because what is camping without a bit of wildlife?
 As I was driving home from work one day I was brainstorming what I could do for little favors for the guests.  I was thinking up sayings to do with pregnancy and kept coming back to the #1 question asked of pregnant women, "So when are you going to pop?" (when are you due, etc).  As I was thinking about this I thought, LOLLIPOPS!  And the idea was born.  I think they turned out cute and had lots of comments on the funny tag. Feel free to download the tags for your own personal use - available for boy and girl showers!

Here is the mom-to-be showing off the pillow I made for her little man. I also made this sash for the big sis using a freezer paper stencil.


OK, and now the winner.  Sometimes it pays to be last!
Congrats to Ana Paula @ Get Craftin'!

Happy Party Planning and Blog Beautifing!!


29 comments:

  1. What a really cute baby shower idea. I love all of the decorations especially the blow pops and the mobile. Really cute ;)

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  2. Fantastic shower, you outdid yourself. I have been to a shower with the poo game. I believe mustard was used, so it was even a little stinky. We had fun waiting for the winner to yell I've been pooed!

    I love the lollipops, perfect idea!

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  3. Fabulous baby shower ideas!!! Oh how I wish it was cool enough here in Texas to do something outside. Looks like you all had a great time!

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  4. How cute! Those favors would be great for Father's Day too. Just change up the wording a bit but around here we reefer to our dads as pop/pops!

    Come say hi when you get a chance!

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  5. Super cute idea for a shower! Love the lollypop ideas.

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  6. Oh my heck, I can't believe i won!! This is so awesome!! THANK YOU times a million!!! :)

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  7. Super cute! What a great theme for a shower! And the invitations are darling!

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  8. What a nice change from the regular baby shower! You did a fabulous job. I'm visiting from the pj party, I hope you visit me too!

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  9. Very unique baby shower idea! All the decorations are beautiful. Great job!

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  10. This caught my eye because I'm planning a camping birthday this month! Your ideas were adorable. Love the camp sign! :)

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  11. What a fun shower and you know that I LOVE the owl on the invitation! It sounds like it was a great day, because of your crafty talent! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  12. SO Darling!!!! Thanks for linking-up and sharing your adorable party. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    Smiles,
    Nicole

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  13. What a creative and unusual theme. Love all the things you did to make this unique shower come together.

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  14. OH my goodness your party turned out so cute1 I love it. All of it. But especially the bird house :)

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  15. just found your blog from Two Savvy Sisters..love the party, and especially the idea of giving each guest a packet with games, etc. in it..I was wondering what I was going to do with all that stuff..and you gave me an anwer...thank you!

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  16. Very cute shower! I love all the details- Visiting from TSS-Party link up-

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  17. just found your blog. Love the favor idea!

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  18. What a cute idea for a baby shower! I love it!

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  19. What a cute shower! I love your lollipops! Great idea!

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  20. What a fun shower! My favorite part is your cupcake stand...are those terra cotta? Great idea!

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  21. Just curious how you you made the tags for the lollipops?

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    1. I share the free printable for them, both pink and blue, here: http://www.733blog.com/2010/09/end-has-come.html

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  22. Did you just print the labels at home or take them somewhere??Did you use a sticker or just regular paper

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    1. I printed them on a laser printer on regular paper and then used double-stick tape. :)

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  23. I can't get the link to the pink pop labels to open. Everytime I click on "girl" it opens the PDF boy labels.

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    1. That's because when I updated the links to a new host I inadvertently added the boy link! I've since fixed it and you can get the girl labels here:
      https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-MLk7Es6YzdcTRCMmo0SVYxck0/edit?usp=sharing

      Thanks for the heads up!

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