This is a wonderfully sweet idea. Simply Modern Mom made these by hand for her daughter’s first birthday, but they would be just as lovely as a substitute wedding guestbook to be opened and read at an anniversary date. Or maybe as wishes for a baby on the way? Something to cherish and open when he or she is old enough to read?
Stop by and check out the step-by-step directions, you’ll love Tiffany’s blog. Speaking of blogs to recommend, I have a new Friday Guest Interview set for tomorrow – another one of my favorites.
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I was so thrilled when Juliet Douglas, a wedding planner and party coordinator from Las Vegas, sent me over this beautiful Alice in Wonderland themed co-ed baby shower that was recently thrown in honor of her & her husband.
The shower was hosted by Sara Cholhagian and party planner Angelica McDonnell (colleague of Juliet’s who runs sister company Little Posh Parties) with all inspiration stemming from the idea of “fun and colorful” – I’d say they exceeded every expectation in that department, here’s a closer look at the creative & unique details. Eye-candy photography by Chelsea Nicole.
From a dessert bar chock full of delicious Wonderland-inspired treats (notice that adorable ace of spades cupcake above) to Mad Hatter details that crowned colorful carnation and kermit mum centerpieces by Enchanted Florist (I love these!) this shower is full of beautiful inspiration.
The theme works fantastically for a co-ed shower, but it would be equally as perfect for a kids party or fun adult shin-dig (costumes required?). Here’s a closer look at the creative treats and centerpieces:
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Here are two more quick projects from the Vintage Nesting shower I threw a couple of weeks ago. The first is a quick tutorial on handmade tablecloths and napkins – it’s so easy to take a basic fabric remnant and turn it into themed linens for your entire party.
I found these teal damask prints at Joanns and used a spray adhesive to quickly hem them. *In retrospect I would use iron-on hem tape as my no-sew solution because my lovely linens did not hold up so well after multiple washings.*
For the entire step-by-step directions, check out the ‘read more’ button at the bottom of this post.
The second DIY project involved star shaped book bunting (unfortunately I didn’t get the best picture of the bunting – which was connected via tiny vintage brads – but here are a couple of shots where I used the book art on the various shower tables and pin board). It’s a vintage decoration that can be added anywhere.
Battle Cry of Freedom sacrificed itself for this project… I used the pages to make a multi-point star template that became table top decoration added amidst pictures of the mom-to-be and even connected at the points for a bunting that could be strung between doors, windows, on tables and behind a dessert buffet.
More step-by-steps for the handmade linens after the jump! Read more »
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