Last weekend I had the privilege of decorating a brunch celebrating the upcoming birth of my newest nephew. I was very inspired by a “My Little Sunshine” baby shower on Hostess with the Mostess.
Our celebration was not a typical baby shower – it was a family brunch with only a few gifts. In addition, it is my brother and sister-in-law’s fourth child and I didn’t want my other three nieces and nephews to feel any less wanted. For that reason, I tweaked the theme to “Our Lil’ Sunshines.” (Read: plural sunshines.)
Before I delve into the details, let me give you an overview of my second ever dessert table. (The first was at my niece’s Alvin and the Chipmunks party.)
Isn’t all that sunshine happy and uplifting?
We ate at three dining tables with coordinating yellow flower arrangements. (The flowers are fakes I bought for half off at Hobby Lobby. Love that Hobby Lobby!)
The placemats are individual pieces of paper (already scalloped) that I bought at the scrapbook store. It was perfect!
On the food table, I displayed photos of each of the four kids (with a cartoon baby in the fourth frame) in matching dollar store frames with yellow scrapbook paper for matting.
Pardon the flash.
I mimicked an orange tier I saw somewhere online. I would have loved to have another cake plate to display it on, but since I didn’t I used a white ceramic pie plate.
To hang the banner over the dessert table, I painted two regular old wood poles to flank either side of the table. I made a banner out of scrapbook paper that coordinated with the other accents.
I stacked two different cake stands on top of a box wrapped in yellow wrapping paper for the centerpiece. I purchased sunflower cupcakes and displayed them on the cake stands. (I also put a little bee on the corner just for kicks.)
Do you remember my love for spider mums? I was really happy to find some yellow spider mums to display on the left side of the table. The name of the flowers on the right will remain nameless because, well, I have forgotten their name.
As you might expect, I used lots of yellow candy. Thankfully I found many options at the dollar store. In the candy jars I used lemon heads and butterscotch candies.
I also displayed Martinelli’s sparkling cider for toasting.
In the front, I wrapped yellow taffy in individual cellophane bags. I created tags from the template I found here. With two hole punches and a short piece of orange ribbon, the bags were perfect to bring some color to the table.
On the right side, I displayed rock candy and yellow star-shaped suckers in votive candle vases I found from the dollar store. (I used dollar-store lemonade candies to fill the vases and hold the stuff up.)
The three kids received Toy Story sun catchers from the dollar store that they painted immediately.
My sister-in-law sat in the chair of honor.
I was really, really happy with the way this party turned out! I can’t hardly wait for the new lil’ guy to be born any day now. I wonder how my oldest nephews are holding out on the wait – after all, they’re very eager to train their new “apprentice.”
Here’s to a smooth birth and a healthy baby boy!