Saturday, July 25, 2015

By the Sea Baby Shower on a Budget with Help from Oriental Trading Co.


Thank you to Oriental Trading Co. for providing me with product, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Summertime is a great time to get into the spirit of party planning! My sister-in-law is expecting her first baby in August, and I was so excited to be asked to help throw her baby shower. One of the most exciting things about this particular shower, is that the parents-to-be aren't finding out the sex of the baby ahead of time. This makes choosing a shower theme and colors a bit more interesting than usual. Thankfully, my sis-in- law wanted to use the theme for the baby's nursery as the theme for the baby shower (that's what I did for B's baby shower, too!).

As soon as we knew that Rachel wanted to use a By the Sea baby shower theme, my mind started thinking about baby shower decorations. We settled on red, white and blue, and I knew just where to look for the perfect party supplies.

Oriental Trading Co. is my go-to shop for all things party and event related. They have the cutest party supplies for just about any occasion you might need them for! I quickly found some great party decor for Rachel's By the Sea themed baby shower, and couldn't wait to get them hanging up at the party.

Adorable Sea Creature Themed Cupcakes!

My mother-in-law and cousin-in-law made these adorable Pink Lemonade Cupcakes, and decorated them with all sorts of candies to make little seas creatures! They were just as cute (and yummy) as could be!

We made sure there was a designated area for the gifts to live during the shower.

We used adorable Red Tissue Pom Poms and a Paper Anchor Garland to decorate the kitchen window.

Both the red tissue poms and the anchor garland came from Oriental Trading Co. The garland was easy to unfold. It was accordion style. The red tissue poms were so pretty! We hung those from the ceiling, and then we used some others around the house, but just sort of set them on the mantles for added red flair! They were semi-time consuming to fluff, and there were probably four ladies working on getting them ready to use, but once they were all set, they looked so beautiful!

We added little touches like red and white paper straws, simple flowers, etc- to the beverage area.

We used red party napkins and blue paper plates over on the dessert table.

We tried to keep all of the food sea themed.

We found tons of cute sea themed baby shower food ideas on Pinterest, I loved the big blow fish fruit platter, the crab sandwiches, and the dips with the crab and squid made a peppers, swimming in the middle!

The parents-to-be!

We used a cute Red and White Chevron Banner from Oriental Trading Co. to decorate the fireplace. It was definitely a festive addition to the party space!

Mom-to-be, Rachel, loved the decorations and food!

We had a few fun party games to play, which were baby and sea themed.

We all enjoyed watching Rachel open up her gifts- baby showers are so much fun!

All of the guests at the baby shower loved the food and the decor. We kept it fairly simple, and I have to say, being able to use cute baby shower decor from Oriental Trading Co.  made it so much easier on the party planners!

Oriental Trading Co. has baby shower supplies and decor to match just about any theme! I hope that someone else- be it a family member or friend, has a baby sometime in the near future, so I can throw another baby shower! This one was so much fun, and it was the perfect way to welcome Baby Pope to the family!

Looking for great party supplies or decor?

Head on over to Oriental Trading Co. to browse their entire selection of Party Supplies. You can shop by event theme or occasion, by color, etc. Oriental Trading Co. has the perfect supplies for your next event- weddings, parties, VBS, etc! Connect with Oriental Trading Co. on Facebook, and Twitter! Stay tuned for even more great party tips! 

Special thanks to Oriental Traing Co. for allowing me to share about their adorable party supplies!


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