~ This love bug baby shower was shared by Janine of www.trueaimeducation.com.~
When Janine threw her cousin a baby shower recently, the theme was an easy choice. The nursery was decorated in a love bug theme, so Janine thought it would be fun to create a complimenting theme for the party.
To start out, she made homemade invitations in the shape of a bug. The wings would move to reveal all the wording underneath. She also made matching envelopes to go with it. She has the template available on her blog to download if you would like to make an invitation like this one.
For decorations, she created a bug baby clothesline. All the clothing had cute bug designs on it. She picked up the butterfly at the craft store.
This adorable ribbon mobile was created by tying and looping ribbon through a metal hoop. Beautiful!
She used german chocolate cake to create some love bug cake pops for the party. She connected the heads with the bodies with toothpicks then dipped them in candy melts.
Another easy homemade element was this cute pink stand. It is actually paper plates and cups that have been stacked and hot glued together. She needed to create some height and interest to the food table and it worked perfectly. She was able to add flowers to the top by poking holes in the center of the top plate.
Her aunt made a wonderful watermelon baby buggy for the party.
She tried a new recipe for a watermelon punch and it was a big hit! It was so good that it was gone within the first hour.
Some of the other foods served at the party were shrimp puffs, chicken ricotta pies, spinach quiche and a vegetable platter.
Games and Activities:
For the main activity, they had set up a hair bow station. Guests put together adorable hair bows for the new little love bug.
They played a match the bootie game where the guests were timed trying to match up baby socks as quickly as they could.
They also played the don’t say “boy or girl” game. Everyone started with 2 clothespins. If someone caught them saying boy or girl, they would lose a clothespin and the person who caught them would get it. The person with the most clothespins at the end got a prize.
Another activity they did was to fill out their name and addresses on envelopes for a drawing. The envelopes were then given to the mom-to-be at the end of the party.
The favors were butterfly cookie cutters in organza bags.
A special gift that Janine made for her cousin was a baby bible class in a bin. It contained everything that she needed to teach her baby from home.
Thanks so much for sharing your party with us Janine! It looks like it was lots of fun!