My sister and I planned a baby shower for 1 of our nieces. We decided to have it in the fellowship area of the local church due to the fact that it wa...
My sister and I planned a baby shower for 1 of our nieces. We decided to have it in the fellowship area of the local church due to the fact that it was a large guest list. We had the shower on a Saturday afternoon. We did not want to get too elaborate with the baby shower decorations because we needed to have the complete area cleaned out instantaneously after the party. We did want to have a few baby shower decorations to give the room a festive feel. There is a bassinet that is passed to every new mother for the baby to sleep in for the first 4 to six weeks. This bassinet was my mother’s. We decided that we would use the bassinet as the center of our baby shower decorations.
The fellowship area has large round tables that seat ten people. We moved one table off by itself to be the gift table. We covered this table with a soft pink table cloth; our niece knows she is having a girl. We set the bassinet in the middle of the table. We decided to use our presents for the baby shower decorations. I had purchased a pink and white baby blanket, which we draped over the side of the bassinet. We pinned several rattles and other baby toys to the blanket using diaper pins. We then displayed the little outfits that my sister had bought. We finished the baby shower decorations for the gift table by placing a large stuffed bear into the bassinet.
For the buffet table we had an arrangement of fresh flowers from the local florist. She used soft pink carnations, baby’s breathe and daisies for the arrangement. We decided that no other baby shower decorations needed to be placed on this table. We did have pink napkins that we set on this table, together with a cake that was decorated with a stork holding a small doll in a pink frosting blanket.
We had also ordered a corsage for our niece and one for every of the new grandmothers to be. We felt that the room looked very nice and we would not have to spend a whole lot of timing cleaning up baby shower decorations because of the fact that they would all be sent home as gifts to our niece.
We had a great turn out for the shower. My niece received several very nice gifts. She was glad that we had the shower in a space that was not cramped. As she progresses with the maternity she is feeling more claustrophobic. Within 30 minutes after the shower was over the fellowship area was cleaned and we were on our way home.