Real Party: nesting dolls baby shower

18 Nov

My dear friend Rachel is celebrating the upcoming birth of her first child, so what better way to celebrate than with matryoshka dolls (a.k.a. nesting dolls or babushkas)? Her 2 sisters-in-law and I threw a perfectly pink matryoshka shower – one of her favorites after studying in Russia and volunteering at an orphanage in Czech-Republic.

We started with matryoshka invitations (her SIL had a cartridge for her Cricut, so it was a snap to make them). The invitations were then shared with the fabulous I am Baker to put together some fabulous cookies and 2 beautiful cakes.

matryoshka baby shower sweets

The guests took cookies home in these sweet favor bags (find the tutorial here).

matryoshka cookies and favor bags

We created a bunting banner to fit the theme (it said “baby doll”) from these wonderful Ruffled Blog free downloads.

Bunting banner

The poms drew pops of pink into the room (tutorial here).

pink tissue paper poms

pink tissue paper poms and decor

We made some simple napkin rings with gift wrap (purchased at Paper Source), bands of cardstock and a little tape (plus napkins and plastic cutlery).

matryoshka baby shower goodies

Our guests dined on coffee, tea, lemonade, muffeleta and fresh fruit.

baby shower yummies

teacups and tea label

Good times were had by all!


3 Responses to “Real Party: nesting dolls baby shower”

  1. Ruthie November 22, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    I found this site from the post of your daughter’s adorable birthday party from Ohdeedoh. I was wondering how you made the water bottle and juice box labels for her party. Did you use a Cricut?

    Also, I love the banners you made for your friend’s baby shower. I’m curious what kind of paper did you use (i.e., cardstock?)

    • McKenzie November 23, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

      Hi Ruthie – I designed the water bottle and juice box labels in Illustrator. Maybe I should make them available for download!

      For the banners, I used actually used a heavy weight laserjet paper – rather than cardstock, I didn’t want them to be super stiff – but most any 8.5 x 11 cardstock would be great.

  2. Amanda March 15, 2011 at 7:08 am #

    I dont think I ever saw this post.. so sorry! Looks great. Your layout is wonderful! 🙂

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