The first time I hosted a baby shower! We decided to hold this baby shower at our workplace so more of the ladies who works with Jessica could attend. We all just took an extra l--o--n--g lunch break! With the fancy meeting rooms not being available, we had to use one of the lunch rooms. This one lunch room we used had white/grey walls and long tables with benches ... not very ideal for a cosy baby shower ... but this was the better room, conveniently located, well equipped with ice machines, huge refrigerator, several microwave ovens and it was air conditioned!
I used balloons and scrapbook cardstocks to decorate the room ~ invitations, flag banners, alphabet cutouts spelling out the new baby's name and baby clothes lines. Washcloth lollipops in painted terracotta flower pots were used as centerpieces/party favors. A simple yet sumptuous lunch spread of sandwiches, vegetable tray, fruits, dips and crackers was put together with the help of 2 other ladies.
And what did I get as my baby shower gift for Jessica? ~ this diaper bag named "Jessica"! Fancy that!