Throwing a shower is truly a way to express creativity for someone while showing how much you care for them. Who has read the book about the 5 Love Languages? I believe that I show love through acts of service and to me that also includes putting creative effort into something that hopefully makes someone smile. I am always honored to be blessed with friends where I can express that creativity for them! For one of my closest friend and coworker, I decided on a ‘Farmhouse Baby Shower’ theme for her second baby boy she was expecting.
Using a theme with lots of versatility is important to me. Since I help host showers regularly, budget is a big factor. Finding a theme that somewhat coordinates with what I already have will save me lots of time and energy instead of trying to create a house full of decor for a one time event that will later go to waste. When it comes to decor ready to go at my house, farmhouse stuff is never in short supply! It’s gender neutral and could even be used for a bridal shower.
Specifically for this shower, I focused more on black and white buffalo check and greenery. Unfortunately for my husband, that meant crawling through the attic to dig up my buffalo check items from last year’s Christmas theme.
For the cupcake labels and signs, it was very simple to create my own in a computer application like Microsoft Word. Simply just layer shapes, text and clip art, print then cut! The deer cupcake toppers were cut from my Cricut machine on green cardstock and then hot glued to toothpicks.
Other items displayed on my table were either recycled from my spring tablescape (runner), spring and summer seasonal decor (greenery and bottles), or decor recycled from my wedding (picture frame, tiered stand, cake stands, crates, and small white easels for the dessert labels).
One of the easiest secret statements was this swiss cross backdrop used from wrapping paper! How great that this can be used as a background as well as, wrapping the gifts with the same paper to tie the patterns all together.
Another statement piece as well as backdrop for the gift table is this adorable milestone blanket from Empowering Decor. I love when gifts can be customized to display at the shower and coordinate perfectly for a nursery. Plus, it’s one less gift to wrap and looks great in every photo!
Lastly, because this was a shower for a little boy, we added some boy elements like this lantern, antlers and green ammo.
The farmhouse idea for a shower was such a simple, inexpensive and successful theme that I see myself using it again in the future!