Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Baby 'Sail'ebration! - Sea Inspired Baby Shower

I had so much fun planning Tatum's baby shower and coordinating all of the details. I might have had a little too much fun because I ran out of time and had to throw out my idea of building a sailboat to put in my living room... It would have been amazing.

Thank goodness for my family who came the night before and helped me with last minute party preparations. We were cutting out banners, framing pictures, and rearranging the furniture. It is amazing the work that goes into getting ready for an event. I like to start planning a party 3 months in advance so I can take my time nurturing a theme and perfecting each and every detail. I slowly work on a craft every night when I get home from work until I get the finished product.

I think my favorite part of party planning is the decorating. This is the time you get to see everything come together and enjoy it all to yourself before the guests come. I love this moment. 

I tried to snap as many pictures as I could before the party people arrived. Take a gander and enjoy. 


Decoration highlights to look out for - silver seashells, kraft paper signs, hand painted rocks, lots of tissue paper tassels, baby picture age guessing game, message in a bottle game, origami sea shells & boats, candy bar, and lots of greens, blues, and silver.


Party food details to look out for - kraft paper labels, lifesaver utensils, lots of twine, pineapple cream cheese dip, sand dollar cookies, pretzel roll chicken salad sandwiches, coconut cupcakes, ocean water, fresh fruit, and milk bottles for glasses.

Ocean Water // {lemonade | hawaiian punch}

Milk Bottles // {ikea vases | paper straws | twine}

Pineapple Cream Cheese // {cream cheese | pecans | pineapple top}

Sand Dollar Cookies // {snickerdoodles | sliced almonds}

Pretzel Roll Sandwich // {costco's pretzel rolls | chicken salad}


My sister Alex is a genius and organized this fabulous DIY baby legging craft. No joke, she sewed about 20 baby leggings for the party guests to decorate. She not only made each legging, but she also cut out and sculpted each rubber stamp! She is so artistic and creative and is seriously always coming up with amazing craft ideas. I get a lot of my ideas from her and that is just one of the things that is so great about having her as my sister. Check out this amazing baby shower craft, by Alex Neff.


Check out the rest of the pictures on my Facebook album: j.mp/ShowerPictures


  1. Looks like you need to go in the party planning business! SO talented girl! Love it all!

  2. this is seriously the cutest shower theme i've ever seen. everything looks amazing!! wow!