I love babies. I love parties.
Baby showers, though? I have a hard time with the typical “baby shower” themed parties (where everything is either blue, pink or yellow and filled with cutsie teddy bears and ducks) and the typical baby shower games (please don’t make me taste a melted chocolate bar inside of a baby diaper.)
So, when it came time to throw my sisters baby shower I jumped at the opportunity to make this a more “grown up” event (because why should we suffer through appealing to a baby that’s not even here yet when we’re all adults?!)
So my theme that I chose was a “rustic glam” (as my friend so perfectly described it) with the colors being gold and white (hence the “glam” part) and forest animals and twigs to keep with my sisters theme for the baby’s nursery (hence the “rustic” part.)
To make things unique, I decided to do a lot of DIY.
With all my supplies ready to go, I got to work!
My DIY project was done in minutes!
Next it was on to the rest of the supplies — plates, forks, napkins, decorations, etc.
I also wanted to have some games for the shower with prizes.
The final result? I think it was a success!
And don’t you think the cake turned out amazing? I found the recipe ages ago on Pinterest here and have been holding on to it for a special occasion. Now was the time! I had a friend of mine make it for me and she did a superb job. Everyone was crazy about that marshmallow cream frosting. It was uh-maze-ing. (Plus, look how they frolick!)
In the end, the DIY part of this party was super easy and totally worth it. If you’ve never done any DIY yourself, give it a shot! Everything was self explanatory on the instructions of the paint. Just make sure you follow those and you’ll be happy with the result, I’m sure!