Thursday we threw a baby shower for my little sister. We had lots of fun planning it, it was just so great to see family and to watch my little sis get showered with love and gifts.
We kept the decor simple. Blue, white and brown were the colors. We (my sisters, mom & I) handmade all the decorations, and were pleased with the final result and the final cost of it all!
The main decor were tissue pom-poms. We made large ones to hang from the ceiling, medium ones to sit around in various places, and small ones with a wire stem that were stuck in cans as tissue pom flowers.
I’ve seem this tissue pom idea all over the web, made popular again by the great Martha Stewart. She sells kits to make them at Michael’s Craft Stores. You still have to do the work of separating the tissue when you buy her kits, so she is charging a bundle to do the easiest part for you. Thankfully she is gracious enough to put a “how-to” on her website, which is where I went for directions. Destri @ The Mother Huddle also featured a great tutorial on her site.
These poms are ideal for all types of situations. I have a friend whose sister is using them as decoration for her wedding. I have a sister-in-law who hung them in her daughters room & they are just darling! They are perfect for baby showers, wedding showers, birthday parties and tea parties. They are so inexpensive and easy to make! As you can tell, I am a big fan of the tissue pom.
*I have more baby shower related posts to come! One on the yummy Lemon Refresher recipe we served, and another on “how to feed 20 people a well rounded meal without using your stove or oven!” (and no, it was not catered) Stay tuned!:)