So, I shared some tips and a behind-the-scenes look at the vintage airplane baby shower I recently planned for our very own Nicole Schussel here. Now, for the finished details!Once guests walked in, we had a Polaroid camera for guests to snap a photo under the DIY #hashtag banner and then tape it in a photo album with a sweet message for the mother-to-be!
Nicole absolutely loved this idea. It made for a great keepsake for the guest of honor and was super easy and fun!
But first, coffee 😉
And of course, no shower is a shower without a Mimosa bar — right?? We had plenty of non-alc beverages – water, iced tea, lemonade and the mother-to-be’s favorite, La Croix.The food was all inside, but we ate brunch outside. The food was delicious!
Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos of the table settings (ugh) — a huge gust of wind came right as guests started showing so we had to scramble (#gofigure) — so you can just imagine them 🙂
I used navy blue fabric from Joann’s as the table cloth with grey/white striped squares for runners. Each table had a few pieces as decor: globes, frames, planes. We didn’t use any flowers for the shower. After guests ate, we moved inside for presents, games and dessert 🙂PS, how cute is Nicole (and the gifts:)??And of course, we can’t forget dessert! First, we had dark chocolate-covered grahams (to go along with the Graham theme – baby boy’s name!:)
Next, we had mini bundt cakes from Nothing Bundt Cake in Thousand Oaks.And finally, our favorite touch, the “flotation devices” aka mini donuts 🙂Oh, and Nicole’s mother-in-law also made little chocolate airplanes which were friggin’ adorable! I mean…We broke the present opening time up a bit by playing a video of Brett, the dad-to-be, answering questions about parenthood. Nicole had to guess what his answer was — mom or dad. It was really fun and Nicole guessed most of them right, of course 🙂 We also had “Well Wishes” for guests to fill out during the presents.And for favors, we went with a DIY “in-flight snacks” bar, which was really fun. The guests seem to love it too, so that’s always a good thing! 🙂 The idea started off with pretzels and peanuts (typical airplane food), but of course we had to add more goodies:) Dark chocolate and yogurt covered pretzels were necessities, and the mother-to-be absolutely loves licorice so I had to include that as well — plus it went with the color scheme (all from Trader Joe’s:).
The baby’s name is Graham, so we incorporated a lot of graham cracker snacks and sweets throughout the shower for that personal touch:)
All guests got a Thank You goody bag at “baggage claim” and filled them up with “in-flight snacks” for their drive home. Turned out pretty cute, huh?!
That’s a wrap on our DIY Vintage Airplane baby shower for Nicole! Let us know if you have any questions or thoughts in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you!
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