Saturday, February 21, 2009

Baby Shower Idea: Divas & Diapers

Looking for a fresh idea for a Baby Shower? Last fall, I hosted an evening soiree baby shower for my best friend, Kristi. A friend of mine, Kelly had told me about a baby shower she planned a few years ago themed "Divas & Diapers" and I had always wanted to use that theme. It fit perfectly, considering our little group of girlfriends are dubbed the "Domestic Divas." We were also celebrating the upcoming wedding of another Diva with drinks out after the shower, so I coordinated the invitations and mailed together if the guest was invited to both.

In the invitations, the guests were encouraged to all wear black. The guests of honor were given boas to wear (pink for momma, white for bride). Since it was an evening event, I tried to create a warm, romantic feel with lots of candles and soft lighting. It was fun to create something different than the usual baby shower brunch (although I do love those too!) We snacked on yummy appetizers (courtesy of the other Divas), and delicious desserts including my favorite, cupcakes. A classic champagne sherbet punch was served to drink.

{photos by live.love.photography}

I created a game, "Famous Divas" that was really easy to make. I downloaded photos (from google images) of real divas (singers, actresses, etc). I converted them all to black and white, and printed them out at about 4x6 size. At the party, I went around and taped a "Diva" to each guests' back. The goal was to figure out WHO your diva was. Each guest could only ask ONE yes or no question about their diva from EACH of the other guests. The first and last guests to figure out who their diva was, won a prize. For the prizes, I gave girly gifts like makeup cases & crystal pill boxes.

For favors, I found fabulous votive candle holders at Ikea. They were in packs of 5, and about $4/pack. They varied in design with clear/pink/white/black, so they were perfect for this party. Ikea also had a perfect variety pack of pink votives to fill them. I put them in cellophane bags and tied with black ribbon and a Thank You tag.


Need invitations or more ideas for a DIVA baby shower or bachelorette? Email me!

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2 comments:

Princess Pookie said...

So I promise I'm not a freaky blog stalker! My friend just passed on your blog to me. Just wanted to let you know that I LOVE the diva party ideas. Invites~absolutely adorable! Just might have to e-mail you for more of those ideas brewing in your head. I recently did a "wear red she said" party at my house. Love a great GNO! Cute! Cute! Cute!:)

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Nice to meet you, Miss Pookie! Keep stalking! I just started reading your blog and I'm laughing out loud! :)