Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jen's Baby Shower - It's a Jungle Out There

Last summer (two broken feet aside), I threw my friend Jen a baby shower. After we looked over a bunch of fun options, a Jungle theme was decided upon as that was the theme for the nursery as well. I used my Cricut to make a fun 12x12 sign that I used as inspiration for all of the decorations. Starting with the invitations....
I just used some fun striped card stock and coordinating solid card stock to make them. I printed the wording on cream stock and cut to fit. Then I simply used my circle punch and a bunch of cute Elephant cut-outs from the Cricut to add a cute jungle touch.

I wanted a fun Jungle Banner as well. I couldn't find anything at any party stores or on the internet that I liked, so I made my own. I traced a leaf pattern onto poster board and then cut out a ton of grean leaves. Then I cut out the letters I needed (as well as a few more elephants) using my Cricut. I placed Eyelets and used brads to hook each leaf together. The finished product was just what I was going for.

I then scoured the internet for a fun idea for favors. I found a few neat ideas, and made them my own. I found the little pails at the dollar store (as well as the ribbon). With a dot of glue from the glue gun and a perfectly placed baby foot (again cut with my cricut), they made adorable little favors.

The cake was made by Queen of Hearts Bakery in Depot Town. I'd say they followed the design I gave them pretty well, wouldn't you?!

The last thing left was my gift. I decided that I wanted the gift to be as much a decoration as a gift. So a diaper cake was the logical choice. They look really cute, and are practical as well. This one made a great focal point to the gift table. I had an absolute blast planning for and decorating for her shower. I can't wait for my next party to plan!


  1. What a beautiful cakes! Which one was more delicious???

  2. I like your wedding stuff, but you can be so much more creative with these type of events. This stuff is probably my favorite of what you've posted.

  3. The shower was amazing! I knew you would do an amazing job, but everything was better than I could have imagined. Your attention to detail and creativity is simply incredible. Most importantly, you listened to my wants and needs and turned them into something wonderful that brought much enjoyment to the party.