For this shower I chose to use my cloches as centerpieces... with baby pictures of my son and daughter-in-law, to make it personal...The large cloches set on a milk glass pedestals and I used vintage baby planters to fill them. This one decorated the sign-in table. I also made use of my milk glass on all the centerpieces.
The planters were used to hold items, too... at one shower, they were used as centerpieces... I have quite a collection of them.
Smaller cloches were centerpieces at each table... These were made by "marrying" a vase turned upside down, plate, and cheese dome. I used a couple of dots from a glue gun to make it sturdy, but not permanent, but glue dots work well, too.
Yummy personal cheesecakes on a cupcake stand from the dollar store... what is neat about this is that I have two stands which can be combined to hold 47 cupcakes... I used this for my brother's 50th birthday. I love versatility!
This piece has been revamped so many times... food,favors at weddings, programs, centerpieces, just name it, spray it, decorate it. Also, bought at the dollar store years ago...All throughout my blog I say Dollar Store... Maybe I should do an ad for them! lol
Another view of the spread....That is just raspberry pink lemonade. Everyone loves it as much as the more complex punches we've made, and oh so easy, refreshing, and economical!
- Diaper cake for the gift table, it got some height from a vase turned upside down, the base it a Wilton cake base with green tissue paper. It made it really stand out... at another shower I used real diapers, pinned together with diaper pins as the table cloth, since it was a diaper shower.
Vintage shoe with more pictures. Each cloche decorated with rub-ons and scrap book supplies.
Since the shower was right after school in the library, I didn't have the time to go as all out as I like to, but that is probably a good thing! 'Cause you know how gals like us can be!
A couple of years ago I volunteered to give a baby shower... after that I was unofficially elected to do them all. That was fine with me, because decorating for events is one of my passions. Working with young teachers, we have plenty of showers, so I am always thinking of a different theme and using what I have on hand, so that we can spend more on the gifts and food! This shower was special to me, because it also happened to be for my daughter-in-law. She is having a girl in February. It is their first and my second grand baby! I hope to post other decorating events, soon!
I'm joining a cloche party here...