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The World is Your Oyster Baby Sprinkle Shower

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting a shower for friend Becky, who delivered her baby boy just this morning. Before designing the shower, I reflected on Becky and her kind personality and what I see in her as a mother to daughter Harper. It hit me. With Becky and Mike as this lil man’s parents, the world will be his oyster. And so, the them was set! I’m not into overly themed or over the top decor, just a few simple details that make the day special.

As guests arrived, I had them step into the photo booth area {otherwise known as our hearth room}, where I had strung some nautical flag garland for a backdrop. This way, Becky has great photos to remember the day versus the usual awkward photos you usually have while the guest of honor is opening gifts.

Then, guests were invited to enjoy a beverage, including lemonade, served in the apothecary jar dispenser…

in custom bottles I made for them using their baby photos {I had a lot left over from our Seagram’s summer!} I just created labels in Microsoft Word, inserted their baby photos and printed onto waterproof sticker sheets and cut. It was an easy way to personalize the day.

water, with a nautical rope tied around it {cost 30 cents and I just tied a standard square knot for added detail}

and this signature belly-ni cocktail.

I wanted to include a memorable keepsake for Becky and baby that all of the guests could participate in. I cut sheets of standard white paper into 4×5.5 sheets for guests to share their wishes and sentiments for the baby. They were scrolled up and slipped into the bottle for safe keeping until a momentous occasion, like a significant birthday, just before he marries, whenever they choose to break the bottle. Until then, it can rest on a shelf as nursery decor. You may recall this bottle from my DIY shower invitation post, where I lined the invitations with a map.

Sprinkles are generally a smaller version of a shower…a little less formal and generally fewer guests. I hosted in the afternoon, offering a great array of cheeses and crackers to nosh on. See the DIY cheese labels here {coming soon}.

For dessert, I made an ice cream cake and also offered scooped ice cream with a couple of toppings. Effortless, yet enjoyable!

Spoons were adhered to the cups with washi tape for a little added detail.

As always, I pulled items from around our home for decor like the nautical rope vase and globe.

The world is your oyster banner template is coming soon!

Becky loved it so much, she hung it in their breakfast area!

Colorblock spoons and mint straws courtesy of Sucre Shop.

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Coordinately Yours,
Julie

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