October 23, 2014

Monster Baby Shower

Earlier this year I hosted a baby shower for a girl in my church congregation. She was about to have her first little baby. Her nursery was going to be Monster themed for her new little boy so I decided to use that theme for the shower. This would be a perfect theme for a shower around Halloween.

Monster Invitations:

Monster Baby Shower Invitation

I made the invitations and printed them at Costco in 5x7" size. I like the bigger size for invitations. (Of course I changed the information.)

Decorations:

Monster Baby Shower Decorations

I kept the decorations simple with blue, orange and green as my colors. Some lanterns, poufs, and flowers were the main decorations. Then I tossed in a few little monsters here and there in the food. You really don't need too many decorations when your cake takes the show!

Food:

Monster Baby Shower Food

Monster Baby Shower Food

Monster Baby Shower Punch

Monster Baby Shower Food

I had help with the food. One girl in the congregation brought a fruit tray and another brought the veggies for me. That saved me a lot of work! (Look how good Mom-To-Be looks! You wouldn't believe she was just a few weeks shy of having her son. Although the cake did hide some belly!)

Turkey Wrap Sandwiches, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Fruit, Veggies, Cream Puffs, and a delicious Orange-Pineapple Sorbet Punch.

Cake & Cake Eye Balls:


Monster Baby Shower Cake

Monster Baby Shower Cake Detail

Much Thanks to Emerald City Cake Ball for this gorgeous Monster Cake! This was my suggestion for the cake but I told her I wanted it to have more blue and green not orange. Here is my inspiration board on Pinterest. When I picked this up I nearly squealed in delight. It was simply stunning. I also ordered a dozen cake balls of the eye balls to coordinate. My boys thought they were so cool! I will definitely be going back to them for birthday cakes.

Baby Shower Activities:

I had a back-up activity planned but I really hoped that everyone would be willing to help make onesies for the new baby. (I like to be prepared for all sorts of crowds.) I provided the fabrics, already prepped with Wonder Under and gave them a few different templates to cut out. Then we had at it. After the shower I did the sewing. It was so fun and they turned out so cute.

Monster Onesies

Monster Onesies

Monster Onesies

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