I hosted a Country Boy Baby Shower for my sister-n-law that I wanted to share with you. The location was a restaurant on the hills of the Missouri countryside over looking the Mississippi River. It could have not been a more gorgeous view. If it hadn't been for a little wind knocking everything over I would say it was a perfect day...
I designed, printed, and assembled these invitations. My cousin Karmen is a writer so I gave her all of the shower information and she composed a sweet poem which I used as the text for the invitation!
I adjusted this invitation for sale in my shop so this is not the exact invitation that is for sale, just FYI.
Guests were greeted by a welcome table filled with my grandma's vintage tablecloths, trucks, and carriage filled with blue hydrangeas.
I took my cork-board and filled it with an eclectic mix of baby boy papers. Recycled brown paper that I hand stamped with a cowboy boot hung on long lines of twine.
Guests were asked to take a card and leave our mom to be some advice and/or words of encouragement!
I made this guest book to hold all of the advice cards, pictures, regular cards, and there also was a copy of the invitation.
I ordered blue hydrangeas from samsclub.com in bulk and they came right on time and worked out great. They were HALF the price than purchasing from a florist, double great!! Tucked inside some soup cans they blended in nicely with my Country Chic theme.
I had in visioned burlap tablecloths but I went with burlap squares instead. These are more versatile and can be used on any shaped table! I actually used them for my sons Dinosaur Party the next weekend.
Mason jars served as our cups topped with blue straws and country boy party circles.
Place-mats where "Question & Answers with the parents to be!".
My favorite game was "MY WATER BROKE". Each guest was given a clear glass with a mini baby frozen in an ice cube. The first one whose baby melted out of the ice won!
My grandma made the mom's to be favorite dessert, "Iced Chocolate Chip Cookies". Does that tin look familiar??? NO I didn't pay tons of $$ from Pottery Barn. My cousin made that for practically free from items she found around her house!!!!!!
I made blue chocolate covered popcorn and filled little brown paper bags I had hand stamped with a cowboy boot. My cousin Julie also made the wood platters that the bags are sitting upon.
The show stopper was my Aunt's cake. Made to resemble a basket full of baby toys! How adorable. She even broke off a handle of an old basket and stuck it in the top of the cake. In person it actually looked like a real basket.
My cousin Julie set up a photo area by hanging a rustic frame from 2 trees. The rustic frame was made from recycled wood she found. She had country props that we had a little too much fun with!
Mom to be and her sister who is due weeks after her!
My cousin took all of the photos and edited them with this background...not sure which I like better!
I sent guests off with nap sack favors I made from scraps of fabric and sticks. My cousin Katy put her blood, sweat, and tears into making this cute mini apples pies!
You can see more about each item and to purchase the full printable collection through my Party Like Paula shop HERE.