Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Tea Party Theme Baby Shower -Decorating on a Dollar Store Budget

Jeremiah 1:5               

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." (NIV)


From Thrift Stores to Dollar Stores

The Making of a Princess

 Tea Party Baby Shower

From the time my Daughter first told me she was expecting, I started Pinning, I think we both knew from the beginning it would be a little girl, another little Princess. Sami decided she wanted to have a Tea Party Theme, where all the guests wore pretty Tea Party Hats, so a Pinning I went... I have a Tea Party Board, a Cupcake Board, A Baby Board, a Hat Board, so if you need more ideas than you find in this post, check out my Pinterest boards.
My Daughter-in-Law took charge of all the details, and kept track of who was doing what, when things needed done, the hall and the food, etc.  Sami's Best Friend and her cousins all pitched in to make her shower as special as she is. With all this help I was free to concentrate on a "few" projects.

 One of Sami's all time favorite things to do is play dress-up, and take Pictures, so I knew I wanted to include a "Photo Booth" with lots of play things.
In the attic I found the old Train Case she used to keep her "things" in, all fixed up it was the perfect place for all the Photo Booth Props. I made a few Hat Stands from Thrift store Candlestick Holders, glued together and painted. The Feather Boas are from the Dollar Store and Ebay. 

I picked up a package of new Onsies from the thrift Store, the little Tutu's are From the Dollar Tree, and the Letters are Dollar Store Stickers, even the little clothes pins are from there.

Another Attic find, Sami's own little Tea Set...
Amy, my Daughter-in-law found the cutest little Tea Party Book, that all the guests signed

My Sister-in-Law collects Tea Pots, and was kind enough to lend us a few for Decor, filled with Tissue Paper Flowers, Cake Pops, Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows, Ribbon Curls...

The Ruffled Umbrella is from the Thrift Store as well as some of the Hats on Display, Pearls and Beads from GoodWill, Ebay, and some we had...

I made the Cupcake tags from Card stock with a few different size Stampin Up Punches, and printed the "cupcake name" Amy, the Girls and I all made several varieties of Cupcakes.

The Tea Cup Candelabra was made with my Mom's China Tea Cups, I have a lot of extra cups, and they never get used, this way they are. I just glued them on. We stuck a cupcake in each (I should have put something underneath them so they showed, but...)

I made a bunch of cake plates, I do a post on them latter


The next Pictures are from the Photo Booth, and speak for themselves... I'll catch up with you at the bottom.

Thank you for visiting with me today, hopefully you have been inspired in some small way...

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  1. Hi,
    I'm your newest follower. Love your blog and the baby shower idea. So cute.

  2. This is all so sweet! What a really fun post. I really enopyed all of the pictures. It looked like so much fun! What great ideas.

  3. "Lovely Ideas", I will use some of these here in the UK!

  4. Very lovely party. Wow. Extensive. Thanks for sharing these. Linda

  5. Very nicely done and the decoration which you have done is just great.You got lot from pinterest.

  6. Cute baby shower theme! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

  7. What a cute baby shower!!! It looks like everyone had fun! I am in love with all the decor you did. So CUTE!! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. I will be featuring this tonight at this weeks link party!

  8. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week. Have a great week.