Monday, September 28, 2009

Baby Showe Decor: Scripture, Quotes or Jokes

I love assigned seating. It gives me control of the table and ensures that people sit next to others I know they like or can at least carry a good conversation with. I have always wanted place cards and bought these on clearance from Southern Living last year. They also serve as napkin rings. The duel purpose sold me.
For our baby shower this past weekend, I wanted a way to bring scripture to the party decor. The little monkey's Momma has endured numerous miscarriages and bed rest from the 4th week to meet her little man. We know God's hand in her pregnancy has led her to this day and very close to a full term pregnancy.
I thought about what I had in the house that could serve my purpose and remembered my place cards still boxed up and wrapped in plastic.On the same turquoise paper from the pennants, I printed out 5 of my favorite scriptures about trials, babies and God's power and mounted that onto the green paper also used in the pennants. This was completely done with scraps.

I then added left over ribbon from the baby shower baskets and voila you have a simple and FREE way to add a little more decor. If scripture didn't fit the event, quotes from the guest of honor or their family or jokes pertaining to babies or marriage would be fun conversation starters.
Southern Living no longer sells these, but I did find comparable options on ebay.