When planning a baby shower for my sister, Sarah, we took inspiration from baby boy’s name. Morgan means “bright sea.” That coupled with Dad-to-be’s love of fishing, and we were all set on the theme.
We chose bright colors set against clean white to keep it modern and fresh. The invitation from Etsy seller, Olive & Star, inspired the color palette of navy, green, orange, gray, aqua, and white.
Our family and friends joined us for a comfortable, relaxing celebration at our home. We set up the crib and nursery art in the entry. This not only served as party decor, but also as a unique way to present Mom-to-be with her gifts. As guests entered the house, they placed presents inside the crib.
A menu board displayed, “The best catch of the day is on his way.” Party fare included chicken salad sandwiches that were made to look like crabs using red card stock and googly eyes glued to toothpicks and inserted into the croissants. For dessert, Sweet Treats by Jess created a yummy cake to coordinate with the invitations. I created a personalized 36×24 print using fishing poles from Etsy seller, LittleRedFoxeShoppe. I used photoshop to add the letters of Morgan’s name to the hooks for a one-of-a-kind backdrop above the cake table. The table also displayed the party favors with a sign that read, “It’s been reel fun, thank you!” Guests took home soaps individually packaged with a tag that read, “from Sarah’s shower to yours!”
During the party, guests were invited to personalize a bandana bib with paint and a tie-dye kit as a sweet and useful keepsake for baby boy. The hands-on activity was enjoyed by all ages! Balloons with colorful fish tied to the ends hung from the ceiling for a festive, under the sea look. Finally, our other sister, Kinsley, gifted the nursery glider so we set it up in the corner of the living room as a comfortable spot for Sarah to open her gifts during the party.
We loved coming together for a beautiful afternoon with family and friends to celebrate the upcoming arrival of baby Morgan! We are so excited for Sarah as she begins the journey into motherhood, and we can’t wait to meet our newest family member!