This past weekend, I helped throw a baby shower for a friend from church. She has an airplane theme in her nursery, so we decided to run with it and do an airplane themed shower with a bit of a vintage feel. Of course that meant creating a pinterest board to brainstorm! I loved the invitations I found so I redrew them in illustrator and used it in the online invitation. So cute!
BabyEarth was one of the places the mom-to-be was registered and they were kind enough to let us use a room off to the side of their store. We decided to play off of the bright green wall. Here’s the overall shot:
These pom poms seem to be all the rage right now – I keep seeing them in different party scenarios. Instead of spending exorbitant money for the premade versions, we bought some tissue paper in corresponding colors and made them ourselves! Martha had an easy to follow tutorial. We also used a cricut to cut out tons of those little dots and I sewed them together. Looks a bit like rain clouds and rain drops – a literal shower! We also folded some paper airplanes out of vintage atlas paper and strung those through the pom poms and dots.
Here’s an overall view of the food tables. Don’t you love those vintage suitcases? One of the hostesses just happened to have them.
Also made on the cricut – this sweet ‘up up & away’ banner! I believe it is going in the nursery now. So cute!
Since the shower started right after lunch, we just had some light snacks. Parmesan popcorn and kettle corn in these cute little paper tubes. . .
Happy skewers of fruit. . .
Cake pops (do you see the awesome airplane cake pop? amazing) . . . honey roasted and regular peanuts (remember back in the day when they used to served honey roasted peanuts on planes?) . . .
Some cucumber water and cherry limeade (made with real cherries – more on those later). . . And let me tell you, I am officially obsessed with mason jars and these straws. They have been showing up all over the blog world and I just adore them!
And of course, we had to have some cake! We bought a simple cake from costco and just added the paper airplane garland right before the shower.
And if you know me – you know I’m not much for games at showers – especially ones that involve candy bars and disposable diapers. So we played a simple game of guess the celebrity baby photo. It was quick and I think everyone had fun with it!
We are so excited for the mom-to-be and really loved throwing her this sweet airplane shower!