The only thing better than becoming an aunt this year, is becoming an aunt times two! My middle sister Wendy is going to be gracing our family with a new addition any day now and earlier this summer my sister Megan and I were excited to host her baby shower.
We wanted to make the shower special for Wendy and baby Hushon, but also loved the opportunity to gather with so many family and friends. We carried the nursery theme of babies on the farm into the shower invitations, food and decor.
Enjoy these easy ideas for how to make your baby shower, or any party, farmtastic!
Burlap Letter Banner
I went the easy route this time and bought the base burlap banner on sale at the craft store and then bought sticky, removable letters for the party. I'm going to make it more permanent with the baby's name for the nursery after the baby is born.
Guess the gift- letter bags
I'm not the biggest fan of baby shower games where I have to eat unidentified objects, but we did want some sort of activity. So, we took medium gift bags, added letters to spell out BABY HUSHON. In each bag was a surprise item that started with the letter that was on the outside. We did a group guess of the item, but it could also be a timed game and split into groups. Easy and gave the mama-to-be so very important, but not as flashy gifts, like Butt Paste.
Instead of signing a guest book, we took a wooden frame and spray painted it with black spray paint. Each guest was asked to sign the frame with a bright paint pen that matches the room colors. We are printing small farm-animal photos to fill the frame. Great additional gift for the nursery and reminder that lots of people love the growing family.
I'm on a chalkboard kick lately. It's a great way to make things reusable. I found these small chalkboard signs in the clearance section of the craft store. I can use them at every party!
Ice cream bar
Since it was an afternoon event we went with light snacks, punch, haystack cupcakes and an ice cream bar. The ice cream bar turns it into an activity and everyone loves ice cream. make sure to take the ice cream out of the freezer long enough to make it easy to scoop.
Haystack cupcakes with DIY toppers
We were looking at toppers online and they were all so expensive and not really what we were looking for. So, we made our own! We took farm stickers, circle tags, white sticks (used for cake pops) and tape. Made 36 of our own for about $6 compared to $1 a piece for the ones online!
To stay on the farmtastic theme, we gave each attendee a cornbread mix to take home. We took clear cellophane bags and added all the dry ingredients into the bag. Closed them with the twisty ties that came with the bags and then tied on the recipe and a mini whisk on with raffia. Click here to download a printable of the recipe.