At Paper Source, we love baby showers, and none was more special than one we recently hosted for our favorite Paper Source couple: Karen, creative director, and Sean, inventory control specialist. With help from the talented Design team, we pulled together a wonderfully sweet celestial celebration.
Our first step is always to come up with a great theme. Karen and Sean pointed us in the right direction by revealing that their nursery would have a constellation theme with colors of Night, Poppy and Gravel. And, like many a mom-to-be before her, Karen was constantly craving ice cream. Perfect!…a space-themed baby shower featuring tasty ice cream treats.
I scream, You scream… we took our ice cream sundae bar to the next level by featuring creative topping combinations. Our sign didn’t lie – these sundaes were out of this world! Some of our favorite recipes were the Salty Space Dog (caramel, peanuts, potato chips), Red Planet (toasted coconut, chocolate sauce, cinnamon & cayenne dust), and Spunky Dunker, inspired by Karen’s high school job at a local doughnut shop (vanilla glaze, doughnut holes, chocolate espresso beans). Galvanized tubs held root beer and orange soda for making floats, and rich vanilla and chocolate ice cream to create sundaes.
We used our gift display as the feature wall in the room. Claudia created a wonderful “We Love You to the Moon and Back” poster that is now framed as art in the baby’s nursery. The Design team illustrated a fantastic collection of space themed onesies numbered 1-12 so baby can wear one each month during his first year. The planets (including honorary Pluto), plus the sun, moon, and stars got us to the 12 we needed. The onesies hung along a clothesline for all to see, and Maria created a stunning hand-painted box to hold these special onesies in the years to come.
Our baby shower game was unconventional, but perfect for the event. Have you ever heard of a little girl name Andromeda or Luna? In Stellar Baby Names, we asked guests to decide whether each celestial-themed baby name was for a boy or girl.
And because no event is complete without a parting favor, guests left with a moon pie as a thank you for celebrating Karen, Sean and their little bundle.
We’re over the moon about meeting Baby Davis later this month!