In November, I attended a baby shower for some expectant friends in our nation’s capital and it reminded me of a post I’ve been meaning to write from back (last year!) when April rain showers gave way to May baby showers in this neck of the woods. At Generation T headquarters in Brooklyn we hosted a celebration for our friends, Mary Heath and Darren who were expecting a lovely June flower! Now, when I’m in party planner mode, I can’t help but get all DIY — from activities to food to drinks to party favors.
FOOD: While Mr. T and I hung the streamers, Heather and Amy mixed some homemade sangria. Yum.
And delicious cookies were sent courtesy of Aunt Jean in Seattle! Double yum.
PARTY FAVORS: Earlier in the day, I re-potted some basil plants in some cups I had left over from another party and attached the tags I had typed on my typewriter the night before (my favorite comment was when someone asked: “Wow, what computer font did you use for these?”).
ACTIVITY 1: Earlier in the week, I had a friend help print and mount a blank calendar page to predict baby’s arrival (complete with EDD, or Estimated Date of Delivery)! $2 per entry — winner splits the pot with baby (and if nobody guesses right, baby takes all)!
ACTIVITY 2: Baby onesie decorating!
-plain white onesies in a variety of sizes (for baby to grow)
-foam and stencil brushes
-a variety of stencils
-paper plates (for use as painters’ palettes)
-old file folders, opened up and cut into quarters (to insert inside the unsnapped onesie to prevent color from bleeding through from front to back)
-a clothesline and clothespins to hang the onesies!
Below, the blank onesies.
The materials are ready and waiting…
Guests are busy stenciling and painting away.
The finished onesies are clipped back on the wall to dry (and provide festive decoration in the meantime!). A little lady can’t help but learn her ABCs when they’re painted on her belly!
“Made in Brooklyn.”
Mama-to-be surveys baby’s new wardrobe.
NOTE 1: Substitute T-shirts and a birthday girl and you’ve got a birthday party activity!
NOTE 2: Substitute plain cotton undies and a bachelorette, and you’ve got a fabulous girls’ night (and a whole lot of crazy underthings for the honeymoon)!
NOTE 3: Take photos!
All photos shown here courtesy Amy Pierce Photography.
[ Posted on March 31st, 2011 ]