When I found out last year that my dear friend, Corrie, was expecting a baby, I knew I wanted to throw a fabulous baby shower for her. Corrie is a Denver native, but has been living in Seattle for a few years now. And since baby’s gender was going to be a surprise, I thought it would be fun to host a gender neutral celebration themed around the baby’s Northwestern birth place. So with a teal and yellow color scheme, and lots of clouds, raindrops and umbrellas, I put together a rain shower themed baby shower that brought a little Seattle-charm to the Mile High City of Denver.
I wanted to immediately establish the theme of the baby shower when guests arrived, so I used wrapping paper to create a welcome sign of sorts to hang in front of the large painting in our entryway. I taped together several pieces of white wrapping paper, cut the chevron stripes from silver wrapping paper, and used black wrapping paper for the silhouettes. Then I used teal and yellow scrapbook paper for the raindrops and the top of the umbrella, and used my Cricut to cut out the “baby shower” lettering.
And how fun are the pencils-turned-umbrellas? To make these, I used my large Fiskars circle paper punch to cut out circles. I then folded each circle in half and cut a scallop along the folded edge. This created the shape of the bottom of the umbrella, while providing me with two identical halves for each side of the pencil. The scrapbook paper I used was double-sided – dots on one side, swirls on the other – making it quick and easy to create two different patterns of umbrellas. I used a fine-tipped black marker to add some detail to the umbrellas and used small scrapbook glue-dots to affix the umbrellas to the pencils, and to hold the tips of the umbrellas together.
White Umbrellas – CKB Products
Seattle ABC Flash Cards – Studio DIY
Cloud and Large Circle Paper Punches – Fiskars
Grey Striped Straws – Sweet Shop Lulu
Umbrella Cupcake Picks – The Tiny Toppery on Etsy
Sablee Cookies (cloud shaped) – Katherine’s French Bakery
Bath Bombs – Bath Fushion Company on Etsy
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