Baby its cold outside shower, I’m so excited to be welcoming my first grand-baby this Feb. I couldn’t wait to give my daughter-in-law a cute little baby shower for my side of the family and my close friends who are like family to me. Since it was winter I loved going with the theme of Baby its Cold Outside, (cute amazon decor) come in and get cozy. I wanted cozy foods and lots of Hot Chocolate. It was so easy to pull together a cute shower with a few printable’s and a trip to Costco. I love things that look hard but in the end are simple to pull together and still bring a festive air to the gathering.
I started with the printable’s for the baby shower. This is the by far the easiest way to create a theme and keep it running throughout the shower. I collected all my frames and small party plaques in one place and then printed signs that would fit inside. I found some darling Baby it’s cold outside saying’s from Caravan shoppe and the rest from a google internet search. I did make one of the printable’s myself I might have to add it to this post if you are interested.
Some of my larger frames from IKEA needed to be modified so that the printable looked cute inside. I added strips of ribbon to the paper that came with the frame and then taped the printable on top of that. Not only did I get the theme across for the baby shower but it gave me the opportunity to add color to the printables. Always add the the shower colors to everything!! I love mixing frames of color size and material, and as long as all the printable’s are cohesive it works to give a relaxed feel to the party.
The Next thing I like to do is add a banner to the buffet table. I have a giant island in the middle of my kitchen I like to server off of, but it doesn’t lend itself to a cute party backdrop so I spray painted some bottles gold and filled them up with rice and stick in long dowels. Also showed this hack on studio 5. Then when I want a cute banner I just tie the banner to the sticks and ta-da a cute banner in the middle of the table! After doing this I decided to scrap the table banner and just hang my Gold glittered “my minds eye banner“, on the mantel. LOL I decided I needed a bit of sparkle in that room.
When it comes to food for a baby it’s cold outside shower, I love to have lots of choices. I’m not a caterer and do not have a million hours to make things. I tend to use Costco as my backup plan. I went to the secret treat section over by the bread and found lots of goodies for my hot chocolate bar! I usually get four yummy sweet things like the min cinnamon rolls, mandolins, the elephant ears, and brownie bites or what ever they have, then if people ask to help I I let them bring cheese balls, veggie trays or fruit.
I also like to use my letter boards. I have a few of them and am always changing them out with each season party or shower. Its a great investment because it constantly in use. Letter boards are such a fun personal way to amp up the party.
To say thank you I made these cute little thank you boxes. I used the these cute little clear boxes from Clearbags.com, they have lots of sizes to chose from. I filled mine with a bit of festooning and Hershey kisses. By the way you can get lots of different colors of Hershey’s kisses on Amazon, I did not no that, so your welcome! For the tag I just printed out a snowflake and punched it out with a circle punch and tied it on. done and done
See you can make any occasion look extra special with just a few extra details! I can’t wait to see my little grand-baby just a few more weeks guys! then my feed will be all about the baby isn’t that what Mimi’s are suppose to do?
Other fun showers I’ve done Mama to bee and Baby-Q