The mother-to-be is expecting her 2nd daughter and I gave her a few options on the theme and was thrilled with her choice of a "Tutu Thrilled" theme!
|Make a Quilt Square for Baby Stella|
|Don't Say "Baby" mini tutu pin game (Prize = Bottle of Wine)|
|Diaper Raffle (Prize = Nice Picture Frame)|
|Late Night Diapers|
|Guess How Many Diapers (Prize = Bath Lotion/Sprays)|
|How Well Do You Know Melissa? (Prize = The Cookie Bible Cookbook)|
|Decor: Draped Table Cloth, Balloons, Babies Breath, Tulle "S"|
|Tulle "S" as a nursery decor gift|
|Tutu Water Bottles|
|Spiked Pink Lemonade|
|Chips & Homemade Salsa|
|Build Your Own Taco Bar: Shredded Salsa Chicken|
|Italian Pasta Salad (for any non-Mexican food or vegetarian guests)|
|Chocolate Dipped Pink Wafers|
|Ombre Rossette Tutu Cake|
|Late Night Diapers|
|Labor Starter Salsa for Mom-to-be!|
|Tutu sweet of you to come!|
Invitations: made by me
Tutu Clip Art: Etsy Seller DreamlikeMagic
Diaper Wreath: made by me & given as gift (14" ring wrapped with 14 size 2 diapers)
Mini Tutu Pins: made by me
Quilt Squares: provided by mom-to-be
The Cake: LydiasCakes ($40)
Cake Stand Tutu: made by me & given to mom-to-be as gift after
Labels (food & favors): made by me
Tulle "S": made by me & given as gift after (cardboard letter from Hobby Lobby wrapped in tulle)
Tutu Water Bottles: made by me
Prizes: all were new items I had around the house
Everything was relatively cheap and easy to prepare. I bought the tulle in 40 yard spools in the wedding department at Hobby Lobby when 50% off. The main costs were the cake & diapers. I could have made the cake to look like this but the requested flavor was Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing, which I am not experienced in making. Plus it took stress of me by just ordering it.
Overall, I think it turned out very cute! The mom-to-be received a book from each guest along with their gift.
*TULLE LETTER UPDATE: As this post is becoming more popular I can't keep up with all the requests on how to make the tulle wrapped letter. So here it is: I just made it up! I bought a 8" paper mâché letter at Hobby Lobby. Painted it the same color as the tulle. Take a spool of tulle and hot glued the 1st end down. Then start wrapping the letter. I went over it several times then hot glued the last end down where it wouldn't show. The flower is on the wedding isle of Hobby Lobby. The tulle makes the bottom of the letter fluffy so it can't stand on its own. I lean it on a bookshelf. If you need it freestanding, you need to create a flat weight at the bottom before tulle wrapping it. These instructions are for personal use only and not to be sold for profit.