Cute Ideas for a Crochet Baby Shower
Our friend Hanna loves to crochet and as her belly expanded more and more with her expected first child, she became virtually obsessed with crocheting. She's busy making blankets and Amigurumi dolls to decorate the baby's nursery.
That's why we thought that planning a crochet theme baby shower for her was the perfect idea.
If you know a crochet-crazy momma-to-be, read on to find some cute ideas.
Since we know that the invitations will set the tone fr the party, the first thing we went looking for were crochet-themed baby shower invitations.
We found a couple of adorable ones at Zazzle that feature a close up image of a soft and sweet baby blanket. Since we know that Hanna is having a girl, we chose the peach colored ones but the baby pastel is just as cute and could easily have been used for either a girl or a boy.
Cute Crochet Baby Shower Invitations
The invites measure 5 x 7" and are shown here on elegant linen paper but you can save a ton by ordering them on the signature paper like we did and they turned out to be just as cute.
These were custom created by the talented designer who keeps shop at Jill's Paperie. You can see everything available by visiting HERE.
Decorating a Crochet Theme Baby Shower
We were having a small shower with Hanna's closest friends and family so we didn't need to decorate a huge hall. Instead we opted to use the dining room table as the focus of our decorations.
We used crocheted bunting strung across the china cabinet as our backdrop. A quick visit to Pinterest provided tons of ideas for homemade bunting. If you aren't as handy you can find some at Etsy.com.
We also hung a baby clothesline (complete with clothespins) below the bunting and asked our guests to each bring along an unwrapped baby shirt which we hung as they arrived.
Crochet Baby Shower Favors
We made some cute little peach and white-colored teddy bears as favors for the shower using the pattern found at the following video. Making your own favors can save lots of money and we think home-crafted items are a memorable and much appreciated choice. They're also perfect when the theme is crochet.
We found lots of other DIY crocheted baby shower favor options by searching online, at YouTube and in books at Amazon too.
We kept the food simple and as a fun change of pace, we kept the peach theme going (from our invites) by serving a delicious Peach Cobbler for dessert.
Hanna had a blast at her shower and was super thrilled with our theme choice.
Thanks for stopping by. This has been the first of our new, Planning Parties for Our Fictional Friends series of posts at Seasonal Showers. We've got more shower ideas than we can actually use in the real world so we're building an imaginary world where all of the characters are make believe and any similarities to anyone living or dead is purely coincidental.
Welcome to Seasonal Showers!
Find the Best Invitations For Your Shower
Choose your season and party type, or baby's gender, to see our top picks for invites based on seasonal shower theme ideas
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All of Zazzle's invitations are available on your choice of quality card stock including choices from the following:
You can learn all about their different paper lines, colors and all of the specifics about each type of card stock that is offered by visiting: Zazzle's Passion for Paper
The History of Baby Showers
Although the term baby shower is a fairly modern concept, the tradition of welcoming baby and the rite of a woman's transition into motherhood is
something that has been celebrated throughout history.
Learn more here:
The History of Bridal Showers
Did you know that the custom of throwing a bridal shower dates back to the time when dowries were popular? Friends of the woman to be wed began giving what is now known as a bridal shower to compensate women who came from poor families who couldn't afford a proper dowry, or for a woman whose father didn't approve of the marriage and refused to pay.
You can read more about the fascinating history of bridal showers here:
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