Today I want to share a couple of inexpensive ideas for decorating for a shower or tea. This first idea is not original to me… I first saw it on Pinterest, but here is my version for a baby girl shower!
I purchased 3 plastic tablecloths from the dollar store for $1 each in pink, white and teal, the honoree’s baby nursery colors. On my big dining room table I layered them on top of one another. With a long metal straight edge, and a big piece of cardboard underneath so I didn’t damage my tabletop, I cut 2 inch strips starting down about 6″ from where I wanted the top to be. Since I knew the table for the shower refreshments would be long, I ran the tablecloths long ways across and cut the strips along the shorter side like this:
When all the strips were cut, I knotted them at varying distances from the top. I anchored the backdrop to the partition wall in the room the shower was held. At the top, I draped pink tulle at intervals to give the backdrop a finished look.
So easy, but very effective!
Another little touch is the boxwood balls. I use these in many different ways to decorate around my home, as well as for events. I wanted to add a decorative touch to the balls for the shower, so I purchased pink tulle rounds and gathered them and spaced them randomly into the boxwood.
I had a couple of large candlesticks that I wrapped pink satin ribbon around the middle and placed the boxwood balls on top.
At the event, the photographer used the decor as a backdrop for a photo booth. There were ‘props’ for the guests to use, such as a bottle, pacifier, crown, rattle and bows! Here are photos of some of the fun: