To give an extra special touch to
your baby shower, consider having your guests wear baby shower corsages.
It is a fun and unique way to mark the special occasion and
celebrate the upcoming birth. While you can easily purchase them
at a florist’s, making them yourself is not difficult, and
is definitely easier on your budget.
Besides being less expensive, making them yourself means that you
can be sure to have one for every guest, if you have the materials
on hand, you can make them even for last-minute confirmations. Another
fun aspect of making them yourself is that it will be easier to
incorporate the colors of your theme you can even personalize
them, which is a special touch your guests will certainly appreciate.
And, of course, you’ll have fun doing it.
One elegant baby shower corsage idea is to make a lily corsage.
- Large white lilies (one for each guest plus a few extras)
- At least 2 cuttings of baby ivy vines, small
- 1 package of florist’s wire (more if you have a large number
- 1 or 2 rolls of ribbon (consider a color in keeping with your
- Medium-sized pins (one for each guest plus a few extras)
To start, cut down the stem on each lily to about 2 or 3 inches.
Take a bit of baby ivy and arrange it around the lily try
placing some on each side. Use the florist’s wire to hold
the flower and the ivy together. Then, wrap the corsage with ribbon
and add a bow. You can also use scissors to curl the ends of the
ribbon. Finally, keep the pins handy so each corsage can be pinned
on as each guest enters the party. Be sure to keep the finished
corsages refrigerated until just before the party begins.
If you are afraid you’ll have too much to do for the flowers
to stay fresh, or you’d simply like your guests to be able
to preserve their corsage as a memento of the celebration, you can
also choose artificial or silk flowers for your corsage arrangement.
A fun idea for a baby corsage is to make it silly, like this “baby
wipes” corsage, which is for Mom only. You’ll need:
- a mini packet of baby wipes (the kind with a slit opening)
- 1 clothespin
- a medium- to large-sized pin
This corsage is meant to be hilarious and useful at the same time.
Carefully pull out some of the baby wipes through the slit opening,
arranging the exposed sheets to look like the petals of a flower.
Fasten the clothespin on the edge of the packet, and add little
bows made of ribbon. The idea is that the corsage is a handy changing-table
helper Mom has both the wipes (for baby), and the clothespin
(for her nose!) at easy reach.
Making your own baby shower corsages, whether serious and elegant,
or fun and silly, is a great way to make your party extra special.
Be creative and have fun!