rubber duck baby shower!

17:45 Sarah Burton 0 Comments

In September we are expecting a new addition to our extended famjam - my sister is having her first baby! It's the first baby in my immediate family, and the first boy, so we're all a little bit excited!

We chose a pretty gender-neutral theme because we didn't know the gender until a week before the shower, but it really could go either way if there was a little bit of pink thrown in!

we hosted it in the multi-purpose room of our church + set up for about 120 people

panorama of the multi-purpose room
 Our cake made by the mom-to-be! she's pretty handy in the kitchen!

 our streamer back-drop for opening presents turned out pretty well.

 Our welcome table features a "Guess How Many" game + envelopes to help the new momma send out thank you's once the little man is born. all of our signs and stationary was made on word, I'm really happy with how it all turned out!

 Guess How Many prize that my grandmother ended up winning.
 giant punch bowl with expanding beads served as a bigger version of our centerpieces.
smaller bowls ($0.97 at our local walmart) with rubber duckies (ordered from amazon for < $1 a piece) worked as cheap centrepieces for the day! one pack those expanding beads went in 15 centrepieces and in the punch bowl for less than $5

less than full dessert table. didn't get a chance to take a picture of it in full swing.

a special moment - my grandmother (the baby's great-grandmother) started this sweater/hat/bootie set in december when she found out natasha was pregnant. she's 84, has severe arthritis, but still managed to crochet this for her newest grand baby! she is too sweet!

We had a really great time putting this together with a pretty low decorating budget! Not pictured are our favors - hollow chocolate ducks we found on clearance at walmart after easter that cost us around 35 cents each to put together!