My sisters and I recently planned and threw a fiesta themed baby shower for the fourth sister we never had and her baby boy. I really love some of the details we added and wanted to share.
The first details are these cute and convenient napkin and utensil holders.
To make these, I printed two cute logos of a B with a baby bird perched on top per page. I printed these on plain ol’ white printer paper. Then I cut the printed pages at 5 1/2 inches. I folded the sides in to make a 5 1/2 inch tall by 3 inch wide pouch, securing with scotch tape. Then I folded the bottom up 1/2 inch and added another piece of tape. I folded our color coördinated napkins in half to fit the pouch. Add colorful utensils and pop into colorful metal buckets to make a cute accessory and a user-friendly buffet piece.
I also made cute, coordinating favor boxes filled with Jolly Rancher and Starburst candies. I printed simple 1 1/2 inch square stickers. Then we tied lime green, bright blue and dark blue ribbon to add more color.
We wanted to use decorations that were also useful, so we made a clothes line filled with adorable baby clothes. We bought miniature clothespins from Michael’s and they worked perfectly.
We also hung the handmade bird mobile as a party decoration.
My sister made a taco bar, including ground beef, spiced chicken, sautéed peppers, olives, lettuce, diced tomatoes, and cheese. We also had home-made guacamole, salsa and taco dip with chips. I saw an edible arrangements commercial and decided I would try to make a fruit bouquet. Two hours later, we had a beautiful arrangement:
We used cantaloupe, honey-dew, grapes, blueberries, pineapple, strawberries, and kiwi. We weighted down our bucket with rocks covered in aluminum foil (to keep things sanitary) then added a few bags of rice. We pushed our fruit onto wooden skewers and arranged them just like real flowers.
Do you have any tips to turn a good party into a great one? Or unique decoration ideas? Do tell, please!