Before you go saying “baby shower already, she hasn’t even had her 20 week scan yet” don’t panic, it wasn’t my baby shower, on Sunday I hosted a surprise baby shower for my friend who is due to give birth in November. She hasn’t found out the sex so we had to keep the shower neutral, I know yellow and grey are the ‘in’ gender neutral colours at the moment but I personally don’t think that you can beat a nice mix of baby pink and blue.
My friends and I have a baby shower box that we keep decorations and games in and pass along for the next baby shower, we have had a lot of use from the box and it saves us a fortune in buying decorations each time. I decided to add this gorgeous set of mini milk bottles and the rambling rose paper straws from dotcomgiftshop to my decorations. I simply added milk and a splash of pink/blue food colouring to the bottles (I added the food colouring to the milk in a jug before splitting it between the bottles so that the colour was the same in each).
There was a lot more food than this, instead of people chipping in for the shower I asked everyone to bring some buffet food along to take the pressure off me, we had loads!
As is tradition at a baby shower I bought a little gift. I opted for a scrap book and possibly the cutest bib that I have ever seen, this was a last minute addition that I spotted in the local newsagents and couldn’t resist.
I bought this scrapbook from eBay for £15.95 along with this baby themed washi tape from eBay for £3.45.
The scrapbook did come with the option to be personalised, as the baby hasn’t been born so we don’t have a name or sex I decided to keep it as it was. I decided to get a scrapbook as I think that it will be the perfect way of recording memories. You can stick photos, hospital bands, everything and anything into it using the pretty washi tape. There is also the option to write directly into the book and also stamp the babies hand/foot prints directly into the book.
I really hope that Claire & Phil enjoy recording their baby memories in the scrap book!