In the planning process, we really wanted to find a theme that fit my sister. One night, after deciding on a baby bird theme, a thought came to me. My sister was a cheerleader from the time she was four years old until about 3 years ago when she finally retired her pom poms. But - it is a part of who she is, and has been coaching Allstar teams for years as well, and continues to do so. Ever since we found out she was expecting, we have joked that boy or girl - this baby is destined to cheer. So, with that in mind - I came up with the idea for An "Allstar Cheerleader In Training" themed shower. It all started with the invitations:
Once those were complete - I made 40 (whew!) - I starting designing the space. I wanted to have a cupcake table, and really wanted to pull though the bunting idea for the decor. My goal was to incorporate the cheer theme, but not go over the top and still make it relevant to a baby shower and not a cheerleading competition. What better way to say baby than with polka dots? I love them, and they became a staple in the decor.
For this table scape, I covered some foam board (two pieces glued together) with some pink fabric. Then, with my cricut cut out all of the bunting and letters in a varsity font to create the bunting. The buckets I found in the dollar spot at Target and painted white stars on the front. Then, I painted some dowel rods white and made and attached the stars in coordinating paper. Of course we needed a "B" in the center for baby Brooklyn!
The cupcake toppers that I made alternated between scallops the the "B", "Cheer!" flags and "Shine" flags.
The last thing I made for the table were custom water bottle labels that read, "Nicole's Allstar Baby Shower". I loved the final touch that these gave to the table.
We decided to place the food on the island in the kitchen. My mom made all of the food (I helped a little), and it was soooo good!! We made some extra pom poms to hang over top and also used the coordinating polka dot fabric as a runner.
Last were the favors. These were all my mom's idea - and came out super cute! When we were younger and went to cheerleading camp, the team with the most school spirit won the "Spirit Stick". So, we ordered some test tubes, filled them with pink and yellow M&Ms and tied a tag to them. I made a sign for the table to thank the guests and remind everyone to take a favor, but the night before I dropped it in the rain. It was a necessity though, so we dried it out and still used it :)
All in all - the shower was great! My sister faked surprised pretty well - LOL! I am so happy and excited for her, and love that little baby girl so much! I can't wait for her to meet all of the family and friends that are awaiting her arrival!
|Me and my sis - Isn't she adorable??|
|My Sister, Mom, Addie and I|
|My sis and her husband are HUGE Yankee Fans|
|Nicole with all of her Goodies!!|
I love you Niki and Brooklyn!!