Remember way back when I shared Kevin and I’s DIYed wedding photos on Fridays (here, here, and here)? I decided to share the baby shower I threw for my sister, Stephanie, the same way. Starting today and continuing for a couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing the hows and how-tos of her vintage carnival themed baby shower.
We had the shower November 20th at our family’s restaurant/greenhouse in Indiana. There were about fifty friends and family in attendance to help celebrate my my new little niece-to-be, Emma Sue. Emma’s nursery is a minty green, pale orange, and buttery yellow– the colors are gorgeous together! So much so, in fact, that I decided to use those as the colors for the shower, too.
One of my favorite parts of the baby shower was the bunting I sewed (all 36 yards of it). It was my first official sewing project (even before these bathroom curtains) and was very, very easy. First, I cut a triangular template (I just eyeballed it) and cut out triangles from green, orange, and yellow fabric.
Next, I pinned the triangles to double sided bias tape and then finally sewed them together.
We hung it on the refreshment tables (because the greenhouse ceilings were too high to hang it from there). Everyone loved the way it looked! Steph even saved some of it and plans to hang it above Emma’s crib. 🙂
I’m finding out that party planning is one of my new favorite things. I loved planning my wedding and planning this shower was a blast (and a lot less stressful than the wedding). Sometimes I wonder why we pick our careers so early in life… I could have totally been an interior designer/chef/party planner instead of mechanical engineer extraordinaire… Maybe I can combine them all someday? Here’s to hoping.
Have you ever made homemade bunting before? What is your favorite baby shower theme? Are you game for more baby shower posts?
PS. Updated the header! It’s finally Christmas time!