Let's Craft is a special feature full of great crafts, inspiration and DIY projects that are perfect for any Modern Mom!
This project comes from, Jessica Begum, the crafty momma behind the blog Hipster's Tea Party:
Craft projects add a personal touch to a baby shower and often make a sentimental gift or keepsake for the expectant mother. There are so many great baby shower craft ideas - from decorations and gifts you can make ahead of time to activities the guests can do while at the shower. Just make sure you plan the shower crafts early so you have plenty of time to get all the necessary supplies!
I enjoy baking, and this fact alone means that I get tasked with making desserts WAY more often than most of the ladies I know. Luckily, I don't really mind, because watching the excitement people express when they eat something sweet makes it worth all the work.
Baby showers are supposed to be joyous occasions that give family and friends an opportunity to celebrate a baby who is on her way or has recently arrived. Decorate for the baby shower to set the scene for the festivities and establish a theme and mood. Weave a common color scheme or theme throughout the shower. Use the same colors and designs in your decorations as you did on the invitations.
While baby showers are generally all alike in purpose, not all of these life-celebrating events center around the same theme. When planning your next baby shower, consider adopting a unique theme. By doing so, you can separate your celebration from the rest and make the gathering more uncommonly reflective of the mother and child for whom the event was planned to honor.
Diaper games are a must when choosing what shower games to play. After all, the new parent's world will soon center on diapers and poop. Diaper games can bring humor to the party, bring back memories for experienced moms and make people reflect on diapers and poop much more than they expected--or wanted--to.
Diaper cakes consist of diapers, baby clothes and other baby items being creatively put together to resemble a traditional tiered cake. This style of cake is fairly easy to make and allows plenty of room to adapt to any theme or color scheme. Make a diaper cake to serve as a baby shower centerpiece and gift for the mom-to-be or as a "welcome home baby" gift. The new parents will likely enjoy the beauty of the diaper cake as well as all of the little gifts you can include as "ingredients."
Preparing for a baby is a special time. Whether it is a first baby or one of many, each new life is so exciting and so full of promise and questions. Commemorate that special time with a handmade baby gift. A custom or personal gift is a testament to the relationship you share with the blossoming family and to your love for that little one.
As the host of a baby shower, you certainly have a lot on your plate: decorations, guest list, menu choices and, of course, favors. While often the favors are neglected until the end of the planning process, it is important to thank your guests for supporting the pregnant mom by offering a small gift. While no one expects anything extravagant, it is still nice to pick heartfelt baby shower favors.
Grab the blue confetti and balloons. A baby boy shower offers lots of possibilities when it comes to decor and party ideas. The invitations are one of the first steps in getting ready for the baby shower. A little craftiness goes a long way in creating one-of-a-kind shower invitations for the guests.