So, I Try DIY’s It’s a Wrap series has crossed onto new territory. Yesterday, I Try DIY co-organized a gift-wrapping baby shower, for the arrival of Baby Brianna Elise! I’ve worked with Et Al Productions* on a party before, so I already knew we were in for something great!
Mommy didn’t want a typical baby shower with the usual games. She wanted the shower to be different, and that it was! When we decided on the gift-wrapping theme, I went ahead and designed the evite. Pink, peach with hints of yellow and orange. I used the paper doll images from Baby Elise’s to-be bed sheets as well.
Once the color scheme was settled, I went on gift-wrapping supplies shopping overdrive. The wheels in my head were turning. Taking into consideration that using a gift bag was not allowed, what else could you use to wrap a present?
We also got a hold of adorable party paper products via various suppliers. Striped paper straws, that we dressed up with washi tape flags right before the guests arrived.
The plan was to share some creative ideas, provide a quick list of must-have supplies and impart some tips and tricks to gift wrapping. But the moment each guest had a photo taken with their gift, off to the supply table they went! Everyone just hit the ground running!
Our youngest of wrappers, Dani, was the most eager. Wrapping not just one gift, but two! She even finished wrapping both gifts before the adults could finish one.
Once the dust–err, ribbons and paper settled. We surveyed the room for the best-wrapped gifts.
Mommy and I (with some judging assistance from the Titas) picked a winner, who got gift certificates for three hours worth of home service massage! After such hard work, you’ll definitely need to unwind somehow.
All in all, it was such an amazingly fun-filled, competitive, creative and crafty afternoon!
Now, onto the next!
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* A few of my cousins and I planned a grand runway model-themed 7th Birthday party earlier this year. We’ve named our team Et Al Productions. We’re open to planning more parties. Just contact me for more info!
** Thank you to Baby Elise’s Dad for the photos.
Washi Tape, Striped Paper Straws and Baker’s Twine, Hey Kessy