Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monster Baby Shower

So, my brother's wife is expecting and is not finding out what she is having. We were throwing her a shower and didn't have a gender, a theme or any clue what we wanted to do. My sister Rebecca (at Crafting Misfit) and I decided to do a theme with a cartridge we both had since we'd be working on it while living a bit over 3 hours away from each other. Then we thought of Mini Monsters and came up with some really cute projects!

I made the invitations using a variety of multi-colored papers. I then just made color photocopies of the card to mail out. I love it, personally. Boy or Girl? LOL. Of course one guest did say they were "very cute owls". The title on the back was  "A Cute Little Monster is on the Way!"

Next came the fun part - decorating!!

For favor bags I made the monster bag from mini monsters (30 of them...I never want to make another one again!). We filled the adult ones with colorful Lindor Truffles and the kids got Skittles and Starbursts.

I also made my first banner (I made Rebecca string it, though - and it was totally her concept. It's just that her Gypsy broke so she was at a loss of how to actually use the buttons on her Cricut I think ;)

I was excited to get to use my Big Kick to emboss the letters :) I'm still getting the hang of it, but I love it.

Because I am a tad over-ambitious I also decorated the silverware (only did a single layer on these monster, though! lol)

Then, perhaps my favorite project was the poster where we made people guess what she was having!

Rebecca made some super-cute centerpieces as well. (It was actually amazing how long we hemmed and hawed over which faux-flowers to buy for them).
Then I made a cake. Ugh - what a disaster. I had such a cute vision, but who knew it would be so muggy in Maine on a September day! This was how it came out - I was totally disappointed but it was still a big hit. I've been waiting for the perfect occasion to make a rainbow layer cake so was super excited to do it this time!

Overall it was an awesome day and I had a lot of fun making the projects (even if it was exhausting!) I can't wait to meet my new niece or nephew, and knowing my brother it is sure to be a little monster!!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Scrappy Mom's Stamps (mini moster challenge)
Decorate to Celebrate (Baby party!)


  1. Melissa everything you did for the shower was amazing. Your hard work paid off. You are very talented.

  2. this is so darn cute thank you for linking up on our challenge at decorate to celebrate baby birthdays.

  3. WOW, this is so cute, everything turned out amazing. Thanks for playing with us at Decorate to Celebrate. nenerscreations.blogspot.com

  4. WOW!! love all the decorations and that cake is so Awesome:) Great job!!

  5. Very cute and the cake makes my mouth water!

  6. OMG - this is super cute! What a unique and adorable theme for a baby shower - you did a FABULOUS job! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

    - Mel

  7. Wow! I love this idea! What a fantastic theme for a baby shower! I love it! Thnks for joining us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

  8. This is so fantastic! I love it!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms!!! Congrats on the niece or nephew. ;)

  9. OMG...these are absolutely beautiful...and such a creative idea for a baby shower...I jus bought this cart and now you've given me new ideas and ways to use it! Thanks for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate....

    Jeanette, Guest Designer @ DTC

  10. OMG! This is super cute!!! Everything, even your cake that you were diappointed with...LOVE IT!!!!

  11. EEEEEKKK! I am totally in love with everything you made for this adorable baby shower! If I had to choose favorites, it's the invitation and cake. I just might need this cart after seeing all the great things you made with it. Wonderful, awesome job!

    Decorate to Celebrate Guest Designer

  12. hi melissa this is Rhonda at decorate to celebrate when you get this could you please email me please at semery@classicnet.net

  13. ohhhh I am in love with your party~!! just a great idea and you pulled it off just so cute! love hte favors and the cake! You did a great job!

  14. it just had to be a awesome shower. everything looked wonderful. we are always our own worst critic, i think the cake turned out great.

  15. This is awesome! I LOVE your cake! I am trying to come up with a cake for my sons birthday party and I saw the rainbow cake, love the way it turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment, congrats on winning!

  16. Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate. I like the whimsy monster creations. Yummy cake.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  17. Absolutely amazing shower!! (And I love that cake!)

  18. I love this theme so very cute I know what you mean about those bags Did some for my daughters shower from the TBB cart and was totally BAGGED out LOL
    Big Blog Hugs Janet

  19. Melissa, everything is FABULOUS!! I love that you could easily modify this theme to use it at an older child's party too -- That cake is just TOO delicious looking!! My rainbow-lovin' daughter would go NUTS for a cake like that!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  20. Wow, this project turned out just GREAT!! Looks like a FUN party! That cakes looks yummy!!! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  21. Wow, this looks like the most fun baby shower ever!! All of your decorations are just amazing and I love the theme!! The cake is so incredibly awesome!! What a great party idea - this is fabulous :)


  22. Monster Baby Shower looks way too cute. I really enjoyed this bash a lot. I wish I could have been to this bash. I will also attend a grand baby shower at the local event space Chicago. That’s a Lego themed bash and we are quite excited for this party.


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