Bibs & Bottles, Diapers & Bows…Baby Boy or Baby Girl, Nobody Knows

When you own a party rental company, it’s not very often that you get to plan your own party.  That’s why it was so much fun to host this baby shower for my sister-in-law, Andrea.  The location was House of Tricks in Tempe, AZ, and it was the perfect place to have an outdoor, intimate gathering.

At the time, we didn’t know whether she was going to have a boy or a girl, so we tried to keep it gender neutral. We used lots of bright colors, glass baby bottles, pacifiers, and ribbons!

The first thing guests saw when they walked in was this cocktail table that had a super cute stand (made from a bed post) where we hung a dress for a girl and overalls for a boy.  Everyone had to fill out a card guessing whether the mommy-to-be would have a boy or a girl and give name suggestions.

The focal point of the shower (and my favorite part) was this bookshelf that held baby trinkets, a giant teddy bear, and cake pops.  This was our take on the now traditional dessert table.  We bought the bookshelf/desk at Ikea for cheap and then spray painted it this green color.baby shower-party rentals

 

For the tables, we used ribbon overlays that we made in different shades of blue, pink and green.  This took a lot of practice getting them just right, but it was worth it! Centerpieces were simple fresh flowers in bright pink.  I loved the small pink roses and baby’s breath in the glass baby bottles.
We also had an area set up for opening gifts.  We took our outdoor patio couch and draped it with a blanket to match our colors and put another blanket on the ground for guests to put their presents.  Everyone pulled their chairs up to watch the mommy-to-be be the center of attention while opening all her fun stuff!

I love hanging decor, so the glass baby bottles were one of my favorite parts of the shower. We did every other ribbon with a hanging pacifier.

Thank you to my awesome friend, Jennifer Bluth, for taking pictures of this special day!  And to Stacey, Rosie, Maria and Mom for all their innate talent, hard work, and great ideas:)

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Bobbie’s Flowers
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Also, in case you’re wondering….It’s a girl!  Blayke Catharine Coxon.  We love her so much!