Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Baby Shower preparations

In less than 3 weeks I'm going to have my own baby shower, yes I'm organising it myself! I thought it would be easier to be in control of all things, such as food preparations, decorations and entertainment if I rely only on myself (I had few let downs in the fast from family members).

As a baby shower is not a traditional English even I decided to keep it that way- I'm not planning to have a party just for girls, we invited couples, as I would like it to be as a “get together” day with some possible activities throughout the day.

Our baby shower invitations were kindly provided by Zazzle, a website where you can find almost anything and not just buy items you see on their website but personalise them as well. 

Zazzle is the world's leading platform for quality custom products. Zazzle’s rapidly expanding product base covers every topic imaginable and includes t-shirts, business cards, invitations, in addition to a variety of custom gifts. Upon creation, products are instantly and accurately visualized on the site and offered in the Zazzle marketplace. When ordered, each product is made on-demand, typically within 24 hours. Launched in 2005 and based in Redwood City, California, Zazzle’s vision is to redefine commerce, powered by the world’s imagination”.

I have spent few hours just browsing the website as I couldn't pick 1 design, I had tabs opened with few variations of the card we picked, a card with a very cute things hanging on a laundry line and Vintage Alice in Wonderland card, in the end we picked this (I just love it, this little girl is so cute):


Cards were delivered within a week and a half (according to website it could be 5-12 business days). I am very happy with the quality of cards as well as picture, font and colours look exactly as on a website. 

I am also making my own bunting (wall decorations) with a small help of Google, thankfully I had some bits and pieces left from our wedding, such as favour bags and ribbons and I'm planning to use it all for wall and table decorations.

Entertainment part I would like to keep as a secret for now, but hope it will fit well.

I'm so nervous for some reason, just want it all to look well and be organised, still have to think about our menu and table decorations.

Any suggestion as to what else I can do and plan for the day?

DISCLAIMER: I was sent  Zazzle voucher for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinion are my own. 

40 comments:

  1. Those little buntings look so cute. Good luck with all the organising and try not to let it stress you out!

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  2. Love those invites, so cute! Have a great time, I loved my baby shower :) x #mmwbh

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  3. Sounds like it will be a great baby shower! Love those cards, so cute.

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  4. The invites are just gorgeous!!
    Hope you have a lovely time.
    #MMWBH

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  5. Hope you have a lovely baby shower, makes me feel broody all over again :-) x

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  6. The invitations are gorgeous, they have lovely retro look to them.

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  7. Hope you have a great time. Love the bunting.

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  8. Lovely invites. Have a wonderful baby shower

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  9. Look forward to reading all about it soon! Have a great time

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  10. Awww love those invites! They are adorable!! I didn't have a baby shower for either of my kids but I think it is a lovely idea xx

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  11. I love the way you're so in control of your baby shower! #ShareWithMe

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  12. I would LOVE a baby shower! Just to play the games and have fun. I've only got 8 weeks late so I'm doubting it, but I can try ;) Have a great time!

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  13. i went to two baby shower. they ask all of us to bring our own baby photos. then we ask who is who. also measure the waist of the preg lady. and taste baby food!

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  14. Awww how cute are those invites, i had no idea that Zazzle did invitations! Good luck with the planning and organising, don't get too stressed by it all! xxx

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  15. I've never heard of Zazzle before but these are so sweet.

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  16. Have a fantastic time, what great invites!x

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  17. What a very cute idea for bunting. Sounds like you are planning a really fab party :-)

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  18. I want those cute buntings! Have fun with your party =) #MadMidWeekBlogHop

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  19. I love those invites. So cute. Sounds like you are all organized and ready. Have soooo much fun. I love a good baby shower! Thank you for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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  20. Awww thopse Cards an Bunting are Beautiful!, have you browsed Pinterest for more Ideas? Theres some really goo ideas on there :) #BrilliantBlogPosts

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  21. Looks great - don't be nervous, just try and enjoy it, I'm sure it will be loads of fun :) #brilliantblogposts

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  22. Hope it is a special day and you get spoilt and enjoy it x

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  23. Love those invites - basically the cutest ever. Hope you have a wonderful time!

    #BrilliantBlogPosts

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  24. I love that bunting, it's so cute! Hope you have a lovely time :)

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  25. I didn't get to have a Baby Shower with Hayden... Is it weird to have one for number 2?
    When the time comes I think I will have one next time round.

    Thanks for sharing hun.
    Lotte xo
    Berice Baby - London Lifestyle and Kids Fashion Blogger

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  26. Oh I soooo disagree with hosting your own babyshower! But, if it's any consolation, I do love the bunting :-)
    #brillblogposts carsonsmummy.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I had a baby shower and it as so much fun, love the vintage invites x

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  28. Never had a baby shower :0( - invites are gorgeous though

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  29. Awwwww that bunting s so cute - I had a baby shower with my first but nothing for my second

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  30. I know you don't want to rely on others, but you could ask everyone to bring something food/ drink wise so that there is plenty to go round. Most won't want to turn up empty handed so you should get enough not to have to worry too much. Have fun!
    x x
    #ShareWithMe

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  31. Good luck with all the preparation! x

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  32. Gorgeous invites and hope you have a fab party! I organised my own for my first two as there were so many varied friends that it was getting impossible for friends who said they'd help to arrange it. Being a freelancer meant there about 40 guests-it was so much fun though! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

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  33. it looks like you are on the right track and have everything under control

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  34. Those invites and bodyvest bunting is so frikken adorable! I cannot wait to read about the shower after its been had! Good luck hun, I'm sure it'll rock! Thanks so much for linking up with #MMWBH x

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