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If you are looking for inspiration for an aztec baby shower, this is your spot for inspiration! Get all of the ideas you need for food, favors, games and stationery for an aztec baby shower. Keep reading for all of the aztec baby shower ideas! Plus get my tips for the best way to shop for diapers with Costco.
One of my favorite things to do is throw a good party.
I don’t remember playing with dolls as a kid, but I’m pretty certain if I did, I probably threw a mean tea party with them.
There’s just something I love about planning the little details of a party or event. I think I was an event planner in a former life. I’m certainly not looking for a career change into event planning, but instead I will stick to planning and dreaming up fun party ideas.
If I was pregnant right now (which I am NOT), I would totally want this to be my baby shower. I’m a bit obsessed with all of the details, the gender neutral colors, and of course, the TEEPEE!
I’ve been wanting to make a teepee for Greyson’s room since before he was even born. So when I started designing this aztec baby shower, I knew I had to make one! It’s actually easier than it looks (unless you make the silly mistake I made- more on that later) to make your own DIY Teepee!
Back to the baby shower for a bit. This baby shower is filled with pops of coral and teal, two colors I love putting together for a gender neutral party. Even if you do know the gender of the baby, it’s still a perfect color combination that is not too “baby” and can feel really upscale!
One of the best parts about an aztec themed baby shower is you can go a little crazy with patterns and colors. I tend to have a more soft and muted style (more like this baby shower) but I really let myself have fun with the fun colors and patterns for this party. My favorite part was making the ribbon garland and washi tape G! I also decided to be a little bold with the teepee patterns too. I wanted the teepee to be an obvious feature point of the party decorations but muted enough to fit my style and taste!
Baby showers are a great time to celebrate babies but also mamas to be! It’s a fun time to share advice and let the mama ask questions or share stories of her pregnancy.?When other first time moms ask me about diapers, I always tell them to go for the value?size packs!
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The next most important at a party, of course, is the food! For this party set up I put together this menu:
+Caprese Arrows, mozzarella ball, ham or prosciutto, cherry tomato and balsamic glaze
+Meatball Sticks (recipe coming soon!)
There were a handful of DIY’s I made for this party set up, too!
+DIY Washi Tape Letter
This DIY teepee is perfect for a photobooth area for a baby shower and can be repurposed in a nursery or toddler room!
Oh, so that little hiccup I mentioned earlier? We had some issues with the measurements working out correctly, but now have it resolved, so this tutorial should be followable. This was my first big sewing project and luckily I had help from my mom to make this teepee a reality. The hardest part is the measuring, so if you can get that part right, you’re golden!
DIY Teepee Photobooth
8 yards fabric (one pattern)
1.5 yards fabric (separate pattern)
4 5 ft poles (PVC pipe works great! I just spray painted the top and bottom 6 inches)
+Measure and cut FOUR panels. I recommend either cutting one out to be your template, or cutting your fabric into slightly bigger pieces to layer four and then cut through all four at once. Make sure if you have a pattern that has to be a certain direction you pay attention to that before cutting.
+Measure and cut FOUR pole panels. Again, I recommend laying four pieces of fabric on top of each other and cutting all at once.
+Hem all panels about 1/4″ (making sure the length matches on all)
+Pin together two panels and one pole panel.
To do this you want to lay one panel right side up, then line up the right side edge of that with the pole panel. The pole panel needs to be folded together so that the round side is facing into the main panel. Then lay the second regular panel on top of the pole panel. Pin along the edge, making sure the edges of all three pieces are even.
+Sew the three fabrics together. After they are sewn together, you want to cut along the raw fabric edge next to the sewing line. Only cut about 1/4in or less, to make the fabric lay flatter.
+Repeat with second set (two regular panels and one pole panel).
+Then sew first panel set together with second panel set. You’ll follow the same steps as you did with the first panels but you’ll be lining up the sewn together panel set another pole panel and the other sewn together panel set.
+Now you should have all four panels together with the ends un-sewn (a semi-circle basically).
+Now you want to put your poles into the three sides. With the remaining panel that in unattached you need to measure to see if it is the correct size once the poles are in. If it’s not, measure how much material needs to be cut off.
+After measuring, then sew the remaining panels and pole panel together the same way.
+Turn the teepee right side out, place on poles again. If any adjustments need to be made, it’s easy to cut the stitches of the last panel piece to redo. In my case, we had to make the fourth panel about 6 inches shorter to get everything to fit just right.
+If the material fits and is good to go, you want to use the rope/twine to secure the poles. To do this, just wrap the twine around the poles, weaving in and out of the poles. Pull the twine tight and tie a knot. You can also drill a hole into each pole and run the twine through there to be extra secure.
+Now cut a slit on whichever side you want to be the front about 3/4 the way up.
+Totally optional to sew an accent ribbon or pom poms along the edge of the slit and bottom of front panel
+Set up an Instax camera and you’re ready to go!
What do you think of this baby shower?! What diaper advice would you give a new mom to be?