One thing you need to know about me: I love party supplies. I love shopping for party supplies, I love looking at party supplies, and as you can probably guess, I love making my own party supplies. So when I was pregnant with my daughter and my mom and mother-in-law were planning a baby shower, I begged to be allowed to make the invitations, favors, and decor.
They didn’t like the idea at first, but realized if I didn’t do it then they would have to do it, and I was WAY more enthusiastic about it than they were, so they agreed. Can you guess what theme I chose?
I had decided to use bunnies in my daughter’s nursery, so a bunny shower was a great way to get ready for her arrival. I based the invitations off this similar design I had seen on Pinterest, but obviously changed the unicorn into a bunny. The white paper was irridescent and shimmered so nicely with the gold glitter border! The eyelashes were cut out of a flocked paper, so they were velvety and fuzzy, which was such a cute touch.
Guests received a pink envelope in the mail with their names and addresses printed on the front, and inside was this sweet little bunny with the invitation and diaper raffle tickets. If you are not familiar with a diaper raffle, it is when guests bring a pack of diapers separate from their shower gift which enters them into a raffle for a prize.
Once the invitations were sent, I had to focus on the next big task: favors! I always struggle with what to give as favors, but I had a brainstorm and thought of a very cute and practical gift for the guests.
Simple pearl earrings are an incredibly versatile accessory, so I figured they would be fine for all the guests at the shower regardless of age or general tastes. And by presenting them on these adorable little cards as bunny tails, who could resist? As you can see, I mimicked the look of the invitation on all of the other paper cards and accessories for a uniform appearance throughout the party.
I am generally a fan of cupcakes instead of cake at parties because each guest gets their own and serving multiple flavors is easier. No time is dedicated to slicing a cake or remembering which side or tier had which flavors – it’s usually fairly obvious and they can be handed out quickly and easily. Plus, it’s a perfect chance to make cupcake toppers, which are a very easy way to add personality to storebought or homemade cupcakes. I designed these bunny ear cupcake toppers after seeing something similar on Pinterest, but I copied the ears from the invitation and reused them for the shape of the toppers so that it better fit with the exact look I had established.
For the favors, I decorated a crate I had at home with a bunny garland and a hilarious pun banner made from the same pink, gold, and irridescent white papers that had been used throughout the party. Guests were free to pick them up whenever they had a moment during the party.
For the tables, I bought a pack of tiny bunny figurines and painted them gold, then covered them in glitter. Then I covered them in clear coat so they didn’t just shed glitter everywhere. One of my friends took a few and still uses them in her Easter decor to this day, and they are as glittery as ever!
I saw some white waffle-fold balls at the party store and couldn’t resist giving them bunny ears using the template from the invitation and cupcake toppers. I added them to the tables for a little height variation and visual interest.
The tables were finished with some milk bottles that I had made for a party years before. I got blank milk bottles and used the same process as I’d used for the bunny figures to add gold glitter. Half of the bottles had large gold glitter polka dots all over them, and half just had glitter gold for the bottom half. They were mixed up and set in groups on the tables with sprigs of baby’s breath in them. You can see a little peek of them in the picture above.
Together, the gold bunnies, pom pom bunnies, and bottles with flowers added interest to the tables without taking up too much space, so the guests didn’t have to struggle to fit their plates and drinks around it all.
It was a very cute party, if I do say so myself, and I loved how everything came together! If you see anything you like and would like me to make you something similar for your own party or event, hit me up here or on any of my social sites and I would be happy to get you a quote!