Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Buttons and Bowties Baby Shower for Our Little Boy

When I was pregnant with Gabby in 2009, my cousins threw us the cutest pink and brown birdie baby shower. It was the first "crafty" party in our family and the start of many more themed events. It was no easy fete considering we had a guest count of over 100 people!

This time around, my cousins truly outdid themselves with a buttons and bowties theme for our baby boy. Everything from the invitations, food signs, water bottles to the place settings, party favors were all handmade. 

It was such a wonderful afternoon surrounded by amazing friends and family. Our little growing family is definitely blessed. 

Invitations: The invitation had a blue felt bowtie attached to the top and placed inside a hand-sewn fabric shirt pocket sleeve. It was designed to resemble a man's button down shirt.   
DIY PVC Sign Holder
Games & Prize Gift Bags
Signs for Gifts & Reserved Chair for the Mom-to-Be
 Prize Gift Bags
 Candy Quiz Game Pieces and Prizes
Place Setting: Wrapped Utensils, Personalized Water Bottle, Game Card & Thank You Gift
 Thank You Gift: DIY Fabric Bowtie on an Alligator Clip
 Table Setting: Chair Covers Convert to Large Drawstring Bags (Another Gift for the Guests)
 Button & Bowties Personalized Water Bottles
 Game: Guess the Number of Buttons in This Jar
 DIY Bowtie Onesie Clothesline
Button & Bowties Dessert Table
 Lifesaver Mints in Matchbooks
 Mini Hershey Chocolates Wrapped in Colored Paper

Reese's Peanut Butter "Cuffs" 
Chocolate Button Lollipops

Buttons & Bowties Cake

Button & Bowties Cake & Mini Cupcakes

Dum Dum Lollipops in Orange, Blue & Green
Carrot & Cucumber Buttons with Ranch Dip AppetizerMen's Ties in a Jar as Centerpieces: Ties were used as a game - who can do a tie fastest while blindfolded 

Photo Booth PropsPhoto Booth Circle Dot Background


  1. It was an amazing shower! I cannot believe all the little details...and I love my drawstring bag ;)

    Did you make the pvc sign holder? Or your cousin? I want to make something similar for a photobooth backdrop and I'm wondering how hard it is to put together.

  2. Thanks, J! I'm glad you could use the bag. :)

    My husband helped me make the PVC sign holder and it was super easy. It's actually the same one from Gabby's birthday - what we used to hold the Pin the Bow on Hello Kitty. My husband just moved some of the pieces around to make the sign holder go horizontal instead of vertical. You are more than welcome to borrow my PVC pipe cutter. We actually helped my cousin make a PVC dressing room too!

  3. Happy to know about this baby shower party and this reminded me of my niece’s baby shower party which I arranged last year at one of exemplary venues in Houston. Invited all our family and close friends and had an awesome time there.

  4. That's so cute! The year after Derek was born we decided to to make a party for our family and friends, I cooked a turkey and baked a pie, we booked a band from https://bstars.eu/, had a lot of fun!

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