My sister and her friends threw a baby shower for Aleisha and her baby Penelope. This is Aleisha's first girl and she is a beauty! They invited over 50 people so the party and favors had to be pretty simple and manageable. A friend made the darling Welcome banner. I twisted crate paper (tutorial via Oh Happy Day) and I cut and glued lots and lots of paper bows. The bows were used on small boxes for favors. Each box was filled with 4 mini cookies. The paper and bow templete was designed by Brooke from Inchmark. The stripes were my favorite!
For the menu the party planners asked a few friends to bring a salad and a few other friends to make homemade bread. Simple and so good! Another hit was the homemade strawberry lemonade that would blow your mind. For the dessert table they had an assortment of bars made. Lemon bars, smore bars, oatmeal fudgies, etc. I like that they had all the food put in white dishes. It made everything look so uniform even though many were contributing to the shower. I was reminded that the decorations don't need to be all over the place. A couple groupings and that is usually enough.