So my SIL found out she was having a baby girl and we settled on a polka-dot theme. Its not ALL throughout the party but you may notice that we went with a lot of circular elements...polka dot confetti, spaghetti and meatballs for lunch, round candy for the candy bar etc....
so lets get started!
the main course table with diaper-cakeness (not made by me, but a gift for the mommy to be). my aunt brought the salad and really went with the circular food theme..sliced olives, round sliced radishes, carrots etc etc it was great!
candy bar! lots of round/polka dot elements here! and the babies name is here too, Jaycie. My SIL and I made the name out of block letters from michaels and decoupaged scrapbooking paper on top..we found inspiration here on craftster but I don't know where from.. lol
aren't our favors CUTE? we put them on a cup cake stand. They are little baby booties made out of styrofoam cups
we also gave away two flower arrangements as prizes to the winners of the two games we played. Here is one happy recipient! we did the citrus fruit to coordinate with the theme
Now for my favorite part and the part that got RAVE reviews! Onesie decorating!
Jamie (SIL) and I were up late into the night cutting out freezer paper stencils and fabric pieces for appliques. We pre-ironed some stitch witchery type stuff (iron on adhesive) to the back of the fabric before we cut out the appliques so it was super easy to have people just peel, stick and iron (had an ironing station set up). We will go over the appliques with our machines later. We also had fabric markers for people to use. I have to say people went CRAZY over freezer paper stencilling. they were so amazed!
Here are our results, this is about half of the onesies:
the one on the left says "ask mom" on the back
and then mommy-to-be made a shirt for her 3 yr old son to where to the hospital
she put the tee on her tummy like that cuz we were talking about her son, Jordan (if you havent caught on by now they're all J's! Jaycie, Jamie, Jordan, and dad Jason) and how when we were ooh-ing and ah-ing over cute baby clothes he kept holding it up to her belly and saying "yep this fits baby Jaycie" lol
All in all it was a blast! if I had to change anything I think... I would have skipped games altogether and just did onesies. It took a long time and ppl really liked it.