I was so excited when my brother and sister in-law announced they were having a baby. Not only would that mean a cousin for my kids to grow up with, but another baby for me to snuggle and love. And of course, when my sister in-law said she really wanted a sloth theme, I knew it would be fun to join in the planning.
The shower was being hosted by my sister in-laws best friend and I offered to help by adding to the decor and organizing the dessert table. While I was off the hook for organizing games and activities this time, if you are looking for some different ideas, I have an earlier post titled Three Unique Baby Shower Activities.
While I had all intentions to bake both sugar cookies and other sweets, time got away from me thanks to our scheduling towards the end of September. But lucky for my readers, this means I get to share my $36 dessert table with you all. And that is $36 Canadian, so less than $30 American with the exchange rate. Talk about a great spread on a budget thanks to the bakery sections at a couple at my local Loblaw grocery retailers.
Dessert table offerings included a variety of small sized cakes, mini chocolate croissants and mini donuts. The key to the donuts were adding pink and white sprinkles. Mini store-bought cupcakes were also adorned with mini candy pink hearts to tie in with girl theme. Florals and some paper fans were added and viola, the look was complete!
In finding items for the party decor they then could be enjoyed and used to decorate the nursery. Since sloths are having their time right now, it was a not hard to find a couple special times including a sloth snow globe (from my local Indigo) and a piece artwork (from Hobby Lobby). And of course, the sloth stuffed animal that was the centre of the party’s theme was found at Target. If you are looking for other reliable presents to gift new parent’s, my latest post Practical Baby Shower Gifts Mom Need will be helpful.
We had a wonderful afternoon celebrating mom-to-be and baby. It was my daughter’s first baby shower. She couldn’t quite understand why there wasn’t any water or actual showers involved, but I assured her that was normal. And since the party, we welcomed a beautiful and healthy little girl named Violet into our extended family. She is so precious and I hope she is ready for a lifetime of hugs from Auntie and her cousins.