Like I said before, my little sister recently had a baby, which meant I got to plan and host a baby shower (hooray for parties!). Hosting parties and get togethers really is one of my favorite things to do, and then put that together with celebrating an adorable little baby! Really, how could life be better?
When I ran across BabyLit’s Moby Dick: An Ocean Primer, I knew it was the perfect theme for a baby shower. (And, I love the illustrations in the book! So, if you haven’t ever seen it… you need to.)
To start, I ran into a dilemma about what type of garland to make. I’m a huge party garland fan, and I knew it had to be something fabulous since it was going to be the main decoration. You can read all about that story right here.
I am a firm believer that parties don’t need a lot going on, just a few very well picked out details. And, for this party, my details included:
Welcome table with ship wheel, baby pictures (cause, who doesn’t like seeing pictures of the baby?), little nautical flags, and Moby Dick: An Ocean Primer books as party favors.
Next, I had the adorable nautical flags hung up from the ceiling in our main gathering room, but (saddly) no pictures.
For the food table, I had my nautical flags as well as a Little Captain banner cut up and hung on the wall. Then, we served a variety of small bites – salmon dill cucumbers, mini chocolate cupcakes, meatballs, cheese and prosciutto logs, vegetable sticks, etc.
And, to finish the party, I gave out Moby Dick: An Ocean Primer books with a little bag of swedish fish.
Overall, it was a fabulous party, and the perfect way to celebrate my new little nephew joining our family!