It is baby season around here, it seems! So many people I know are having babies, and one of them happens to be my super awesome friend, Karali. She’s a first time mom, and I offered to throw her a baby shower the second she told me she was pregnant ;). I am just so excited for her.
I wanted it to be everything SHE wanted, so I asked her what type of theme she wanted, and I was pinning baby showers like crazy! She finally settled on Sock Monkeys, since she has a little collection already and they are so darn cute!
I got started collecting ideas, but the inspiration for most everything came from this Sock Monkey baby shower. I am no graphic designer, so I got the sock monkey graphics from JWIllustrations on Etsy, which are the most adorable illustrations I have ever seen. Great quality work, I pretty much want everything in her shop now.
Since I have an itty bitty condo, there was no way I could throw a baby shower at my place, so we did it at another friend of Karali’s. Thanks Emily! I had never met her before, and I was already bossing her around as to what I wanted to do. I’m terrible. Anyway, Emily was sneaky and got a photo of the baby’s sonogram, as well as a little maternity shot of Karali to have at the table by the door. We also had some baggies and bowls of treats for guests to take on their way out.
The food table, one of the most important parts of a shower! :) This was before everything was done, but we had brunch food like Maple Bacon quiche, Monkey bread, Crepes with yummy topping, and donuts. There was a delicious red punch too (with red and white striped paper straws!) but I never got a photo… oops!
You can’t go wrong with crepes, seriously…
I made the big red fan medallions out of poster board. They were a little heavy! I topped the gift table with red minky fabric, the food table with red Funky monkey fabric, and the entry table with cream Funky Monkey fabric. I know fabric. ;)
The best part of a shower really is all the gabbing that goes on! There are always hilarious parenting stories to be shared.
We also had a demonstration on how this little sock monkey was made to shoot across the room like a slingshot, while yelling like Tarzan. So funny.
Here’s how you know the mom-to-be is seriously about the Sock Monkey theme:
After a while of gabbing, we played a Nursery Rhyme game, where I’ve written out descriptions of nursery rhymes and people had to guess which ones they are. No one knew Ding Dong Bell- do you know that one?
It was really fun, with lots of sweet women there to celebrate with Karali. Her mom and sisters don’t live in the state and were so sad to miss out on the shower, but there are plenty of gals who love Karali and are willing to step up in a second to help out in their place.
Overall the party was a great success! Hooray for babies!!!