A couple weeks ago we celebrated my sister Heather’s baby on the way with an outdoor brunch on a beautiful fall day. I got to play party planner with the help of some amazing invitations and decor from Minted.
Here is the pretty mommy-to-be (due in January with a boy!). These sweet nesting bird invites set the tone for her fall gender-neutral shower.
The Minted decor that coordinated with the invites made the party feel special from the moment the guests arrive at the door! I hung this party sign over a wreath hanging from the mail box.
A little bubbly is always a nice touch at a baby shower. We had a tray set out when guests arrived with some glasses pre-filled with champagne and a little pitcher of orange juice for them to make mimosas. The coordinating “sips” sign was a fun way to dress up the tray.
Simple canvas drop cloths are a super easy way to cover mismatched tables and make them look cohesive and fancy. Typically used by painters to prevent drips, they are my new go-to table covering for parties! I bought several of these 5×5 drop cloths for $7 a piece. The best part is, they can be washed and reused.
Each guest had a little packet of activities waiting for them at their seat.
FYI – click here to check out all the details on how I created the shower activities and the other DIY decor such as these little buntings on the back of the chairs:
The centerpieces cost next to nothing and added a nice fall touch to the tables thanks to some pretty grasses and clematis leaves cut from the yard. The vases were mason jars covered with lace. I’d like to say I made them, but I scored them at a flea market the day before the shower for only $1 a piece!
The nice woman who sold them told me how to make them – I wanted to share with you so you can make your own. Put a candle in the jar instead of flowers and it would be a beautiful votive.
Materials for Lace Covered Vases
- Mason jars
- Lace (wide enough to cover jar)
- Burlap ribbon
- Spray adhesive