Foxes and Flowers Baby Shower

There are some things that I love to do more than others. One of them is throw baby showers for my friends. I don’t care if a person has 1 kid or 10 kids, I really think every single baby should be celebrated…and the mom too, afterall, she is the one stretching her body all out  sacrificing  so much to bring that baby into the world! :)

I have a sister right now who is expecting her third baby and first girl! We are so excited to welcome her into the world this fall, so when I started designing this pack, it was with her in mind.

There are SO many fun things you can do with this shower.

You can make it more woodland themed with wood and foxes and use some natural elements like burlap  and twigs to decorate with.

You could make it more colorful and use some of these fun colors: mustard, coral, light pink, brown, olive and teal in balloons and fabric and use lots of patterns and have fun with it!

When I staged my shower, I decided to go with more of a playful and whimsical look, using white streamers that I ruffled (yes, I ruffled a LOT of white streamers by sewing them!)

BUT before we begin with the decor and such, let’s take a look at the invites!

The Invites

I wanted these to be playful and feminine. I love the scallop and I adore the little sleeve you place over the top of them. What a fun little invite that would be to receive, huh?! It gives the person a little glimse of what is to come.

Now lets look at the decor.

Decor:

 

Here you can see some of the fun things that come with this printable pack. There’s a banner (don’t you love how girly it is..and this can be hung on the recipients front door or in her house when she has her baby), it also comes with a small one if you want to whip one up for the hospital!

There are cupcake wrappers and toppers. If you don’t know my style you have to know that I LOVE mixing pattern and color like CRAZY!

There are bottle wraps that you can use with your drinks or around jars holding things such as forks, napkins or straws.

There are food tents.

and that cake I made. Oh, what a story. I took my kids on a store run before I had to shoot this shower and we searched for a white cake at the store (I did not have enough time to make a cake too!) ;) The store didn’t have one and I don’t know if you have taken 5 kids into a store, but 1-they don’t love it 2-having to go to more than 1 store would be crazy! ;) So I was pushing the cart around trying to think of ideas and this is what I came up with. I got two premade angel food cakes and stacked them and added cool whip as the frosting. It is exactly the look I was going for and just love how light and fluffy it looked. PLUS..super inexpensive and I grabbed a big carton of strawberries and Costco and we had dessert for the night! Love those happy accidents.

Tomorrow I will show you how I made that cute chocolate fox on the cake. Super easy and a great idea for any kind of cake! The flowers are part of the pack as well!

The Activities:

I am not one to LOVE to play games, but these activities have always been fun and thoughtful and memorable.

Baby Shower Bingo

This is played by giving each attendee a blank card as they walk in. Have them write out 14 gifts they think the mother-to-be will open. They get 2 free spaces anywhere on the card except in the same row. The first person to get a bingo, wins!

Wishes/Advice:

I LOVE these at baby showers. This gives you a chance to give a little boost to the mommy to be. Write her a wish for the baby and a piece of advice for her. This can be put in a baby book or bound together to make a sweet little book.

Lastly, a little crafting station. I love the idea of having  little onesies at a station that anyone can come and decorate. Have the printables printed on Dark T-shirt transfer paper and cut them out. With just an iron, anyone can make a plain onesie turn into a piece of art! (and a piece of art that the baby can wear.)

In the printable pack there are also favors which can double as thank you cards, a gifts table card and much, much more!

It really was SO much fun to design and can’t wait to see how YOU use them at your own showers!

Here are some fun images you can pin to see the ideas together:

Remember, this shower is one of 14 showers in a big Baby Shower Printable Pack you can buy. It also includes one pregnancy announcement pack and one gender reveal party! You can find it by clicking below:

 

Box o’ Blooms

One of my favorite things to do when giving a baby gift is to make something. I don’t usually make my whole gift, but I love to put little things within the gift that are handmade because I feel like I am giving something of myself to my friend and their baby.  Here is a fun idea. Have you ever thought about using egg cartons as a gift wrap? I think I first saw this on eighteen25 awhile ago..they used theirs to wrap up mini cupcakes. So fun. Well, I picked up a few (you can always use empty ones you have)..and for this gift for a baby girl I made this:

 

and inside I put these:

I know as I had my little girl, having a ton of hair bows was SO fun! Imagine how fun to open this box to find 12 different cute flowers of all kinds.

What would you put in your carton?

Summer Sponge Bombs with Whipperberry {Fun in the Sun}

Thanks for stopping by for Day 1 of Fun in the Sun. Today we have the ever talented Heather, from Whipperberry. Not only is she a great friend, but has been a great mentor and cheerleader in my blog journey..and with 4 kids of her own, she knows how to keep those kids busy and having fun during the summer! Here’s Heather:

Hey guys it’s Heather here from WhipperBerry and I’m thrilled to be here at one of my all time favortie blogs, Kiki & Company!! I love that fact that I can call Kiki one of my sweet friends and I admire her and her talents so much! Here is my Fun in the Sun offering to you today…

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A few years ago I was planning an activity for our youth at church and I came up with our version of water dodge ball.  We used large carwash sponges and several huge buckets of water in a large field, broke the kiddos up into teams and let them go to town.  They LOVED it!!!  It has become a tradition every summer here in these parts. 

I thought that it would be fun to kick it up our water dodge ball tradition a notch and create some fun water bombs for the event.  I bought sponges, a mop and some drawer liners.  All very durable materials!

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The girls and I then cut up the mop, sponges and drawer liners to make our components for the sponge bombs.

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You then decide how big you want your bombs to be… I cut each sponge into thirds {tall thirds} and used two sponges per bomb. and then randomly added the color strips.

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We then gathered them and wrapped them with a cable tie.

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Cinch the cable tie down really tight…

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… and then trim the tail.

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You may be worried about he cable tie… but don’t.  By the time you cinch it down real tight the hard knob gets lost inside the sponges and it doesn’t cause any problems at all.  My kiddos have played with these for HOURS without any complaints.

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Trim the long strips to make it a little more uniform.  Fluff and grab a bucket!!!

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Aren’t they cute?!?

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Even my little guy LOVED them.

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Let the kiddos go WILD!  They LOVE these!!  Who needs Sponge Bob when you have SPONGE BOMBS!!! Thanks Kiki for inviting me to come over and play with you and your friends today!!

Isn’t she amazing? Thank you, Heather!  I’m off to find sponge bomb materials today. Go and check out Whipperberry where you will find tons of fun projects and inspiration…like these:

Portable Growth Charts ……Crayon Hearts…….Black Cherry White Chocolate Cupcakes in a Jar

See you back tomorrow for another Fun in the Sun idea.

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