One of the girls made these sweet pinwheels out of scrapbook paper (tutorial here), which we taped to the wall but you could also hang. She also made a paper garland out of scrapbook paper, which we hung across our main window. She said the pinwheels required a bit of effort but the paper garland was quite easy--I love how all of it turned out!
|The pinwheels turned out so pro.|
|You can see the garland in the background, but we all know who the |
real star of the picture is! And yes, the drinks were non-alcoholic. :)
|See the owl and the sailboat? That's what you can do with the sandpaper|
and the crayons. And that giraffe is just ADORABLE.
|Some more iron-ons: bow-ties are always winners!|
|Click the photo to enlarge it, those cake pops are seriously professional! |
And the cupcakes look like owls but you might not be able to tell from
this distance; I forgot to get a close-up.
What I would do differently:
1. Organize the schedule better. Normally I'm pretty good at planning events down to the minute but what with the last-minute prep work and cleaning, I somehow completely spaced that part. Scheduling was necessary here since we had mingling time in the beginning, a game, a time for opening presents, and the decorating of the onesies.
2. Flowers! In my defense, I looked for an arrangement at Safeway the day of the party but they just didn't have anything I liked that was remotely reasonable. But never underestimate the effect of a fresh bouquet! Next time: a quick run to Pike Place.
3. Move the onesies station from the guest room into the living room. We did actually end up doing this near the last hour of the party because no one would separate themselves from the rest of the group to go to the guest room. I did have a reason for keeping the ironing separate in the first place, though: a child was originally going to be present at the shower and I wasn't sure if I wanted the hot iron in the main area where she might be running around. But she and her mom weren't able to make it so that risk was averted. I still don't know if I would've moved it if she were present, though. Anyone have advice on that?