Noah's Ark Baby Shower

One of my best friends is having a baby next month.  It is her first child, and she has decided not to find out the sex of the baby until it's born.  Because of this, we have decided to host a baby shower after the holidays so we can spoil the baby with frilly pink dresses or handsome blue suits.

My girlfriend has been busy decorating the baby's room with a neutral theme - she has chosen a beautiful print called "Two By Two" from a local fabric shop.  The fabric depicts pairs of baby animals in various states of play - on a swing, jumping rope and so on.  My friend's sister is busy sewing curtains, pillows and blankets and creating wall hangings by stretching the fabric over wooden frames.  The "Two By Two" theme matches perfectly with our Noah's Ark baby shower decorations, so I can't wait to help plan the perfect Noah's Ark Shower for my friend!

Since we have some time before the shower date, we are going to create our own invitations in the shape of an ark.  We've found some stickers of baby animals that are almost a perfect match to the animals on the fabric, and we'll adhere those to the front of the ark.  When opening the invitation, each guest will be invited to take a "voyage" with us and meet the guest of honor - Kathy's new baby!

I already know what I would like to purchase for shower favors, the adorable Noah's Ark Candle Favors pictured above.  Each candle is finely detailed with rolling waves at the base, portholes on the ark and "cute as a button" animals on board.  The 2-1/2" by 2" candles are packaged in a clear gift box so they will not only make a great gift, but they can decorate the tables until the party is over.

In the next few days I'll share some additional ideas for a Noah's Ark baby shower - some that I'll be using myself in a couple months!