Hello there! My best friend Bethany is expecting her second baby girl soon and I was so honored to have the privilege of hosting her shower! We got together with some of our favorite girls for a Sunday afternoon full of food, fun, and DIY goodness.
I chose a feminine blush and navy color scheme. I got all my paper goods at Hobby Lobby (they were 50% off!) and most of the items I used to decorate were re-purposed items I already had on hand. The ribbon and onesies did double-duty as they were used later on when we started decorating!
We had a blast playing Don’t Say “Baby”! It’s inexpensive, easy to set up, and your guests will LOVE it! I spent $1 for a pack of 50 clothespins and displayed them in an apothecary jar with framed instructions. The rules are simple, each person starts the game with 4 clothespins. Throughout the shower, if they catch someone saying the word “baby” they get to steal one of their pins. Whoever has collected the most pins by the end of the shower wins the game!
Once the game was underway and everyone had grabbed a snack, we got to work on our onesies! Here’s what you’ll need to set up:
- White onesies in a variety of sizes
- Plain headbands
- Assorted pre-made appliqués
- Fabric paint
- Stencils, stamps, and paint brushes
- Ribbon & trim
- Hot glue
- Needle & thread
Some of the girls hard at work! Here are a few things we learned in the process:
- If your guests need a little inspiration, have a Pinterest board ready with examples to help them get started!
- Slip a piece of cardboard into the onesie before you paint to prevent the color from bleeding through and leave it there until the paint is dry! (I should have seen that one coming!)
- Don’t use fabric markers, they’re hard to work with and tend to bleed! Stencils & paint work much better.
- Use darker paint colors, I had navy and blush on hand but the blush was too light and didn’t show up on the fabric!
- Have your guests tack down their embellishments using the glue gun, then go back and stitch them down with a needle and thread so they won’t come off when washed.
- Use a candle to singe the cut edges of ribbons to prevent them from unraveling.
And here are some of our finished onesies! Each guest made one and a headband to match. We can’t wait to see baby Saylor in her one-of-kind wardrobe!