I recently threw a shower to help prepare for the arrival of my newest niece, Penelope, due in March. Penny's mom's favorite color is Tiffany blue, and she loves bows - so since this is her first little girl, we combined those two ideas for the theme.
We planned a simple menu of various apps and a main course of baked ziti, meatballs, and a big tossed salad. For decor, we did simple centerpieces with a charger, glass bowl, alstromeria and baby's breath with ferns for a little greenery. With the help of my assistant (my seven-year-old daughter), I painted a fun scrolled board and letter "P" from Michael's for a cute monogram. We thought this would be pretty in the baby's room after the shower.
We also had a pretty dessert table, with a banner I designed to coordinate with the theme, a simple cake, and other coordinating sweets from the party store.
We added adorable party favors - scratch-off lottery tickets in a simple folded envelope made of aqua card stock, topped off with a "lucky penny":
All in all, the shower was a success. It was pretty and casual and we were able to do it all on a reasonable budget - mission accomplished!