The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my favorite children's books, and I thought it would be the perfect theme for a baby shower...
I had so much fun putting this party together! Aarean's shower was on a Saturday morning, and the night before I had another Very Hungry Caterpillar party, a double birthday party for my two youngest children. That weekend was so fun and crazy, and I thought I'd share with you some details from the shower. I'll post about the birthday party in the near future...
Here is one of the tables I set up. I used a couple Very Hungry Caterpillar play mats that I found at Babies R' Us to cover the tables. My wonderful husband made the cute tree branch and base that is in the center of the table from tree limbs from our recently trimmed trees. I used glue dots to attach the construction paper leaves that I cut. Everyone had to pick off a leaf, and then answer a question about Aarean, the momma-to-be. I made the diaper cake above for one of her gifts. Guests all guessed how many gumballs were in the jar, and the closest guess won a prize.
Here is the other table I decorated...
My husband made these beautiful rustic stands especially for this shower... yeah, he scored major points for those beauties!
The shower was early, so we had a brunch that consisted of english muffins, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, muffins, and donuts. On this tree the guests each wrote out a wish for Aarean's baby girl, and then hung it on the tree with the cutest little fruit clothespins that I found at Michael's.
For the mantel I created a clothesline where I hung up some cute onesies I made. I used iron-on transfers of the Very Hungry Caterpillar, butterfly, and some of the food from the story to go along with the theme. I was really pleased with how easy they were to make and how well they turned out.
For favors I filled little bottles with colorful fruit candies, along with some little tags I created.
I decorated the banister with colorful copies of animals and food from the story.
Here's all the gang with Aarean. She seriously does not look like she is about to have a baby in a couple weeks!
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