I love the excitement and newness of welcoming a new baby and celebrating that anticipation with good friends and family. I’m sharing a few ideas today on creating a citrus themed baby shower in partnership with Target. Citrus is not only lovely to smell but pretty to decorate with as well, and perfect for a summer themed event welcoming baby.
Keep reading for lots of details on a making a stamping station, how to make fruit stamps, and rainbow sorbet fruit cups!
First up, a stamping station! I love the idea of incorporating a craft activity into the baby shower, there are only so many cheesy games one can handle.
For this activity we set out gauze from a fabric store for muslin blankets, burp cloths (cloth diapers) and onesies for guests to decorate. In stamping theme, we hand stamped the little note ‘stamp something for the baby’ and pinned it to the wire basket (this chalkboard basket would be great too).
We designated one whole table for stamping and lay a plastic sheet underneath. A couple guests at a time could visit the stamping station and make something sweet for the baby to snuggle in or wear. We made a few fruit stamps for them to decorate them with. Instructions for making the handmade fruit stamps below!
DIY Fruit Stamps
Step 1: Sketch out a fruit design on paper and then draw and cut it out of foam with your exact-o knife.
Step 2: For shapes like the lemon with small pieces inside, cut them out individually.
Step 3: Glue the shapes onto your wood pieces. Let dry. Glue the knobs onto the back. Apply paint and stamp!
PS My post about handmade holiday stamps
For the sorbet fruit cups:
Step 1: Cut in half and hollow out oranges, lemons, and limes (we used 8 lemons, 4 oranges and 4 limes).
Step 2: Fill each with a scoop of colorful sorbet. Whatever looks and tastes the best! We added raspberry sorbet to the grapefruits, orange sherbert to the oranges, lemon sorbet to the lemons, and lime sherbert to the limes.
Step 3: Freeze until serving.
And a couple other details: we skewered watermelon sour candies and tied baguette sandwiches with parchment and neon thread. Decorate some plain white napkins before with the lemon stamp for an added citrus element:
And a little behind the scenes shot:
Also, my last post with Target about what’s in my diaper bag.