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Vintage Baby Shower Ideas? Yes, Please!

Vintage Baby Shower Ideas? Yes, Please!

by Jocie Hagan (email Jocie) | | June 18, 2013 | 17 Comments »

Everyone needs vintage baby shower ideas, right? Well, as Kim and I (along with two other friends, Amber and Lori) planned this baby shower for Kim’s sister, Amy, we got a bit out of control. Seriously, this may have been the most epic shower. EVER.

VIntage Biplane Baby Shower

Amy, the mother-to-be, plans to decorate her baby boy nursery with a 1920′s travel/biplane theme. Super cute and original, right? When planning her shower, we were hoping to support her nursery idea and, in hopes that if she liked the shower decor she could also use it for the nursery (no pressure, of course).

I was in charge of most of the decorations, while Kim handled most the food, Amber the cake, Lori the fruit baby, and Amber and Lori tag-teamed the favors.

Vintage Baby Shower Decorations

To start, I made two canvases to decorate the space and accentuate the vintage biplane theme. I unevenly spray painted plain white canvases with blue paint and then added card stock words and planes using cut-outs from my Silhouette.

Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

I also made two little paper biplanes. Cute and only cost a couple of dollars to make, but took me 6 hours. Seriously. Not sure that was worth it!

Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better half

I also made sweet little paper bunting to coordinate.

Paper Bunting and Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better half

Amy calls the baby “blueberry” for now so Kim tried to work blueberries into the food and drinks as much as possible, making Blueberry Sangria and Blueberry Lavender Lemonade. Kim and I each bought 2 drink dispensers from Wal-Mart for $10 each. A steal, but they don’t come with the stands. That was kinda inconvenient, but my wood crate worked great for the Sangria. (Also, the blueberries kept clogging the spout, argh).

Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

The shower was also a great excuse for me to buy a ridiculous amount of heritage blue Ball jars! Love them!

Heritage Blue Ball Mason Jars - OPC The Better Half

And I ordered some amazing Sugar Diva vintage paper straws that won’t disintegrate in the beverage (WIN!). I put washi tape bunting on each straw so people could add their name and identify their glass.

Paper Straws with Washi Tape Bunting - Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better half

Here’s the drink table all together! I made the table skirt from two different color plastic table cloths.

Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better half

Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better half

For the main table scape, I had cream balloons and aqua tissue poms cascading from the ceiling, to capture the idea of clouds.

Aqua Tissue Poms and Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

Originally, Lori bought a biplane to hang in the clouds, but it ended up being too heavy to hang without damaging the ceiling. It did turn out to be a beautiful centerpiece though.

Biplane centerpiece - OPC The Better Half

1920′s Themed Food

To go along with the vintage biplane decor, we wanted the food to have the feel of a 1920′s country fair.

Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

I did very little to help with the food, but I did bring rock candy and milk & cookies. I used old Starbucks iced coffee containers at the suggestion of Shaken Together.

Rock Candy and Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

Milk and Cookies and Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

We also had chicken salad sandwiches, deviled eggs, and potato chips (all Kim’s hard work)!

Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

Potato Chips and Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better half

Not really 1920′s themed, but delicious, Kim made Crab-topped cucumber! OMG!

Crab topped Cucumber and other Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

And check out these cute packets of Roasted Peanuts Amber put together.

Roasted Peanuts and other Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

Lori made a watermelon Baby in a carriage, complete with lots of little blueberries! What a wow factor on the table!

Watermelon Baby Carriage and other Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

Finally…the CAKE! Amber bought the same type of cake that Amy had at her wedding from the same local (and amazing) bakery!

Biplane Cake  and other Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

Biplane Baby Shower Favors

Lori and Amber made these amazing little biplane favors using candy and scrapbook paper! LOVE THEM!

Biplane Party Favors and other Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

Shower Gifts!

The best part of a shower is giving gifts in celebration! Hopefully, we gave Amy a good start.

Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

Amber’s husband also built a biplane toy for little blueberry that was just too fabulous not to share!

Wooden Biplane and other Vintage Biplane Baby Shower Ideas - OPC The Better Half

What do you think? What was you favorite element?!?

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17 Responses to Vintage Baby Shower Ideas? Yes, Please!

  • JustME responds...
    June 18th, 2013 8:39 am

    Wowza! You most certainly went all out! I’m sure the Mommy Amy was thrilled with it all and the added decorations for her baby boy’s room.

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  • paintergal responds...
    June 18th, 2013 9:03 am

    Oh, what fun! I love all the details involved. Hard to choose a favorite. Probably the “wow” factor award goes to the watermelon baby. But I’m in love with the drink table (love all the drink dispensers).
    Thanks for sharing all these great ideas.

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    Jocie Reply:

    The watermelon baby certainly was amazing! :)

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  • Mary Sue Paulis responds...
    June 18th, 2013 9:54 am

    Everything is fabulous! I wouldn’t want to plan a shower without you!

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  • Kathryn responds...
    June 18th, 2013 10:06 am

    Oh my! What a great party! I love all the bi-planes. I had an airplane party for my daughter this year and made biplanes out of candy.
    I love everything about this party.
    That wooden biplane it awesome. Their baby is one lucky baby to have so many people that care for him/her already!

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    Jocie Reply:

    Sounds like a wonderful party Kathryn!!! :) would love to see pix!

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  • Tanya responds...
    June 18th, 2013 11:31 am

    What a darling shower! I love the colors and ideas, I have a shower coming up later this summer to plan, pinning for inspiration!

    xo, Tanya

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    Jocie Reply:

    Thanks so much Tanya!

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  • Kim responds...
    June 18th, 2013 2:37 pm

    Amazing! You all did such a wonderful job. The crab-topped cucumbers look really yummy.

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  • Ashley responds...
    June 18th, 2013 2:44 pm

    Oh my goodness! Cutest shower ever! I love it!

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  • naomipsalm77 responds...
    June 18th, 2013 9:26 pm

    This is REMARKABLE!!!! I don’t know how you come up with these ideas, but it’s REALLY FUN! Great job!

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  • OurPinterestingFamily responds...
    June 19th, 2013 8:33 am

    Jocie this is an incredible shower! WOW! All the details are amazing and that food looks delicious. I love your drink table too…what a great idea to use plastic table cloths that way!

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  • poiboybf responds...
    June 19th, 2013 12:34 pm

    Wow. That shower is fit for royalty. Pretty sure my wife’s baby shower (well, I guess it was mine too…) was just a bag of potato chips and some Gatorade hah jk. But this one would put any other to shame. Also, I see no reason why people in the 1920s couldn’t have had crab topped cucumber. Great job!

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  • Simone responds...
    July 15th, 2013 2:33 pm

    OMG, Jocie! This has got to be the most fabulous baby shower set up I’ve every read or seen. Loved it!

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  • Shannon responds...
    July 15th, 2013 7:01 pm

    ADORABLE baby shower. Seriously, even though those planes took you 6 hours – they are super cute!! Love the whole theme & look. Great job! Do you have a recipe for the crab topped cucumber? It seems simple, but I thought I’d ask :)

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  • jamie responds...
    July 16th, 2013 5:50 am

    absolutely amazing! and everything looks delicious :) it is obviously you put a ton of love into this shower

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  • Jessica @ Dear Emmeline responds...
    July 16th, 2013 9:38 am

    Adorable party Jocie! You guys have some great ideas!

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