I had the privilege of co-hosting a baby shower for my dear friend, Marie, last weekend. She and her husband John are keeping the baby’s name a secret (much to my annoyance) and have instead been calling him “Thing.” I don’t know about you, but when I hear “Thing” I think of Dr. Seuss, thus the shower theme was born. I went searching for some online inspiration and found some amazing Dr. Seuss themed showers.
I have never co-hosted a shower before, but it worked out really well. I was able to focus on what I do best (design) and they took care of the rest (food, games, guest list). Would you like to see the invitation? I am so pleased with how it turned out.
This invitation is now available for purchase (without the Dr. Seuss characters) in my shop, Simply Styled Home on Etsy.
The color scheme for the shower was red and teal so I got to work on collecting all sorts of goodies to decorate. I found a rainbow of paper lanterns, feather boas, flowers, ribbon, you name it. I even found “Thing 1″ onesies and a “Cat in the Hat” hat!
Marie and I both love taking pictures and one of my gifts to her was pictures of her shower. Lots and lots of pictures. I set up a little “photo booth” area at the shower that I stocked with boas, flowers, a hat and a teal frame.
Fun, right?! After I took each guests photo, I had them write down some advice and/or tips for the Mommy-To-Be on 4×6 cards that I designed and printed ahead of time.
I paired the photo of each guest with their advice and creating a baby shower album for Marie. Click HERE to see the album in detail and read about how I put it all together.
In addition to the invitation and advice cards, I also created all sorts of Dr. Seuss-y goodness for the shower. I bought “The Cat in the Hat” for each guest to write a message to the baby in (and made a sign). I also counted and made a sign for the “Guess How Many Jelly Bean” game. (There were 593 in case you were wondering.) The jelly bean printable is available for purchase here.
Now for desserts! Lizz and Shannon really outdid themselves. Lizz made the most darling (and yummy) “Thing 1″ cupcakes, complete with cotton candy hair, and Shannon made the Seuss-y parfaits and designed a gorgeous dessert table. It really was the perfect touch to the shower. Everyone was raving about it. Good job ladies!