I've been giving baby shower advice for some time, but I've never been able to use my own advice until now. I have so many ideas for my girlfriend's Noah's Ark Baby Shower, but unfortunately she wants to keep things low-key. Of course, she is the guest of honor so I'll abide by her wishes and keep things relatively simple.
We are hosting her shower at a local church - they have a spacious "community room" where many bridal showers, baby showers and birthday parties are held. We are expecting more than 30 guests (she has a large family) and this room will fit them all comfortably. For decorating, we'll be hanging crepe paper in green, purple and either blue or pink (depending on whether she has a boy or girl, the shower is being held after the baby is born), and attaching a helium balloon bouquet to the guest book table.
For the meal, we will be serving buffet-style and are setting up two dishes of each item - in keeping with a "two by two" decorating scheme. We're also adding bowls of animal crackers to each table as a whimsical and fun snack - these crackers will also be incorporated into a baby shower game. I am also going to order one of the adorable cookie bouquets pictured here, and the bakery will be creating my bouquet with two of each animal so the bouquet will echo the "two by two" sentiment.
Other fun decorating ideas for a Noah's Ark baby shower include: stuffed animal table centerpieces, an ark-shaped watermelon boat filled with fruit and accented with plastic animal figures, or inverted umbrella centerpieces filled with boats and/or animals.