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DIY – Baby Shower with Lolly Buffet

Welcome

I thought I would share with you all my sister’s Baby Shower that my daughter threw for her last October 2013.

My daughter asked if I would like to help her with the decorations.
I was more than happy to give her a hand.
She wanted to create something special as my sister was having a girl (her first).
She had waited a long time for her.
Crystal wanted to have a lolly buffet as a feature of the shower. So we went in search of some prices & companies to see if it could be achieved. Unfortunately the budget wasn’t going to stretch that far, so we decided, it can’t be that hard…lets do our own!!
So off we went to find the items needed to accomplish this.
I searched thrift stores, discount stores & our home to find the items needed.
We went to a warehouse called FAL to buy all the sweets to fill the jars.
Buying in bulk cuts the cost down.
This jar was a vase that we used to hold our Baby Teeth.
These were Cadbury Chocolate Bars that I covered in foil and decorative scrapbooking paper.
Wrapped with ribbon, Die cut scallop circle and sentiment.
 This gorgeous mirror I found in Thingz. It was part of collection they had on display. It really suited our theme.
Crystal found these little milk bottles at a discount store.
She talked to the owner and ordered them in and as she wanted quite a few, they were able to give her a discount.
This was the final setup on the day. Lots of pink…my sister doesn’t do pink!!
We found as many pink/red/white lollies to go with the theme.
These sweet jars were found at discount stores.
The ‘It’s a Girl’ plaque was from Thingz.
This was the end result.
BEAUTIFUL.
I also wanted to have something my sister could take away from the day as a memento of her baby shower. This is a memory tree. I repurposed an item that I borrowed from Made with Memories and decorated it accordingly. I used Kaiser flowers and some ribbon to decorate the stems of the tree. I found some cute little pink pegs to attach the photo’s with. I used my little instamax camera and then had the guests leave a message on their photo for Mum.
My daughter repurposed this large Baby bottle (it came with tiny baby bottle treats) and decided to used it for Baby’s First Shoe Fund….a girl needs her shoes right??
The end result was well worth
the time and money to DIY and the satisfaction that you did it.
The compliments from guests made it all worth while.
The look on my sister’s face when she seen the end result was priceless.
A job well done Crystal!!