Planning a baby shower can be one of the most fun parties you’ve ever put together. Sometimes the pressure of being perfect can take away from what’s really important. That is–creating an event that is personal, fun, warm and exciting for the mom to be and her guests. If you keep in mind the unique interests of your group of friends, you are sure to have great big smiles and happy guests at your event.
Have you run out of ideas on how to make your shower special? This week, Baby’s Own Room would like to share a unique shower theme that surrounds the closeness once shared at old-fashioned quilting bees. Read more for tips on How To Plan a Baby Shower Quilting Bee.
Back in the 1800’s quilting was more than just a hobby, much more. Actually, the quilting bee concept was born due to a known fact. What happens when a group gets together to complete a huge and time consuming task? Right, it gets accomplished in record time! They were also a wonderful way for women to gather, bond, and share knowledge with each other. Whether or not your baby shower guests are master quilters, incorporating it into the shower can be great fun and a learning experience too. Best of all, the mom to be will have a beautiful keepsake that was hand-crafted by each of her loved ones. We found a great deal of interesting stuff about the history of quilting and the social aspect of quilting bees at Quilting in America. You may enjoy checking it out for trivia to share with your guests.
Here are some of our best tips for planning your special baby shower.
Quilting Theme Decor Ideas
Especially if your guest of honor has selected baby nursery decor that features quilts, this type of baby shower theme decor can be easily coordinated. There are wonderful invitations and baby shower favors out there to match the quilting theme. Or, if you are crafty, you can always make your own.
Think patch work, possibly even fabric invites! Decorate your party room with adorable color coordinated bees for an added touch.
Quilting Shower Activity Ideas
Have your guests bring squares of favorite fabrics to the shower, or the host can provide the squares. For best results, they should be uniform in size — 6 square inches works really well for this project.
Provide fabric pens or paint so each guest can decorate her square with a picture or a message for the baby. Then the group can sew the quilt together at the shower, or one person can take the squares home and put it together later.
Play a trivia game about quilting and other fun things your mom to be enjoys. Let us know if you need more information on the history of quilting for your trivia questions.
Think that you’d enjoy a Quilting Bee Baby Shower? It’s a nice way to remember the day and get everyone involved in a group project. Getting Social at your Quilting Bee Shower–How fun is that?!