When my husband and I first started thinking about a baby shower, we knew we wanted it to be a big family party instead of just for the ladies. We wanted everyone we loved to be able to attend and celebrate our upcoming little lady. We settled on a vintage backyard BBQ as the theme and let our imagination run wild with ideas. First up was designing and printing our invitations. Everything else seemed to fall into place after that…
Designing Shower Invites
We decided to design our own invitations to set the stage for the baby shower. We loved picking the theme of a vintage backyard bbq for the shower.
We used lots of glass vases from the thrift store to hold wild flowers. We also made lots of little handmade signs for an extra special touch.
On picnic tables scattered around the lawn, we decorated with old wooden boxes and shelled peanuts. We bought tons of glassware at thrift stores so we didn’t have to use any paper products.
Inside we had penny candy in jars and some cute “guess how many” games set up for people to win prizes.
Wildflowers and pinwheels were used as decoration around the shower. Simple yet cute!
Pretty wrapped presents and a handmade cupcake stand (just glue dowels between plates).
Cupcakes with flower details and chalkboard menus lined the food table.
Family and Friends
Instead of just being for the ladies, we invited all of our most cherished friends and family.
Instead of regular shower games we played lawn games like tug-of-war, croquet and sack races.
To add a special touch to the decorations we used dresses from when I was little and pictures of the two of us as babies.
Mom and Dad to be
We made mustache cut outs out of wood to use as props for guests to take pictures with.
We asked each guest to take a picture with the mustaches. We were super lucky to have friends who even came dressed in vintage attire. So cute!
We used a lot of items that we found at thrift stores, and tried to keep it on the cheap side by handmaking a lot of our decorations. It was a very special day for us, one that we will cherish forever!