So this is the full, detail-filled post about the Seuss baby shower for my sister-in-law. If you are tired of hearing about it, come back tomorrow. I may have a post about the house that you’ll like.
But, we had such a wonderful time planning it and are so super excited for little Ron Santo to get here already. I’m picking out loud and obnoxious toys to give him or her as we speak.
The shower was hosted at a local Anheuser-Busch distributor, which is a unique place to host a baby shower. But, it is a great space and it was free. And with a little red and aqua, it became a Seuss-haven.
The hosts of the party were myself, the momma’s sister (a graphic designer) and best friend (an interior designer). We had a lot of fun planning all the details and seeing them brought to life.
The decor turned out really well. We really stuck to the Seuss theme with red and aqua. It started with the great signs that Beccy made.
I found a few poster-size puzzles from Seuss books on clearance at Border’s. I simply assembled and framed them, which made great art for the shower and will live second lives in the nursery.
I also cut about 16 million red and aqua circles for walls, tables and windows. The books were borrowed and the ABCs were also found on clearance at Border’s.
The diaper cake was taken to the next level with this 6 foot creation by Nici. It held 300 diapers.
For the tables, we went simple with red carnations (horrible idea to buy these right before Valentine’s Day) in little vases lined with blue boa.
I’ve seen the appliqued onesies around as decor, so we created our own and hung them from a clothesline.
We went relatively simple on the food. Keri needs to avoid sugar, so we tried to keep that in mind as well. We served cheese and crackers (Horton Hears a “Moo” Cheese and Crackers), Fruit (Sneech Treats) and Sugar Free 7-layer Jello (Cat in the Hat Jello).
We also had red sugar-free punch and water.
And we had the neatest cake of all time (see links to inspiration at the bottom). A friend of the family made the cake herself. She even made a sugar-free baby cake for the mom-to-be.
Because it was such a large group of 40ish people, we wanted a simple game that would go quickly. For this game, each person received a white paper plate, put it on their head and drew a baby in 30 seconds.
Then Keri chose her favorite drawings.
We also played gift Bingo, but we made the winners yell “Oh, baby.”
And check out these great mustache mugs that Nici made for the winners.
After games, we moved onto the gifts. The mom-to-be received lots of great gifts for the baby.
One of the funniest was this iPod shirt that pulled out to become iPood. It was from my father-in-law.
I’ll share the gift I made later. I’m really pleased with how it turned out. But I also found this onesie that I had to pick up.
Overall, it was a lovely shower with lots of fun. Now it’s time for Ron Santo to get here.
Here are a few of the site we used for inspiration for Seuss showers. So many great parties out there! I hope they will help you with your planning: