Sunday, August 25, 2013

a nautical baby shower with help from oriental trading {and a giveaway!}


 Oriental Trading provided products for my review. All opinions are my own.

I helped my friends throw a baby shower for our sweet friend, Jenny and we wanted to do a nautical theme because Jenny decorated her little guy's room in that theme. With so many talented people around me planning this event, it turned out wonderfully and was such a special evening!

We knew we wanted the night to be very festive and fabulous, but we also didn't want to break the bank. We turned to Oriental Trading for some of our decor. I was so happy with what we were able to find on their site. They honestly have such a great selection of products and always at really affordable prices!

My friend bought these lanterns to hang in her home where the shower was hosted. They were very inexpensive but added such fun to the room.


We also bought some adorable patterned paper from Oriental Trading that fit our nautical theme perfectly! We used the patterned paper for a "message in a bottle" table where we had guests write a message to Jenny that we then put into baby bottles for her to take home.




We also used the patterned paper for these candy favors for the guests.

We also used the patterned paper for little pendants on our cupcake display. Yep, that pack of paper went a long way!


What's a baby shower without food?


It was such a fabulous night celebrating our dear friend and her sweet, soon to arrive baby.

I really love Oriental Trading. They are perfect for any occasion and the prices are always great! With the holiday and party season coming up ahead, Oriental Trading is offering one of our readers the chance to win a $25 gift card to their site! To enter, visit Oriental Trading and find an item that you would buy if you were the winner of the gift card! Leave a comment on this post with what it is. For a second entry share this post on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and leave us a comment with the link. The giveaway will end on Friday, August 30th at 11:59 pm PT.

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31 Responses to “a nautical baby shower with help from oriental trading {and a giveaway!}”

Dawn - Not Just A Mommy said...

I'm working on a rubber ducky baby shower and would LOVE some inflatable pink rubber duckies!

jengd said...

I was actually looking at their craft catalog earlier today. I'd love to get some of the glass bat beads.

Domanique said...

I'm working on my sons first birthday and some paper lanterns and plates would be a great addition to his bash!

shelly said...

They have some awesome affordable Halloween costumes! I'd get the High Seas Pirate Buccaneer Girl Costume.

Rebecca Migliore said...

I would love to get the personalized wedding bell napkins for my wedding!

Colleen said...

I would get me some Glue, Tape & Adhesives for all my card making projects
ColleenB.
Texas

Schaefer Clan said...

craft bins

Thanks!
Nancy

dannyscotland said...

I would get a bunch of the My Little Pony and Abby Cadabby birthday party supplies since both my girls have birthdays coming up

dannyscotland said...

I shared on Twitter
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Deanna said...

I'd love to get some buttons like these: http://www.orientaltrading.com/craft-buttons-a2-12_1522-12.fltr?prodCatId=QV

I have a few craft projects in mind and these would be perfect!

Tanya Riley said...

My Baby shower is going to be in October so I'd use the gift card to get one of the personalized banners. Thanks for the giveaway

Tanya Riley said...

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Andrea said...

Wow! I had no idea Oriental Trading had such a variety of things to buy. I would love to buy some of their blocks and manipulatives, like the spring pop beads, lacing cards, pegs and peg boards, or wood lacing beads.

Andrea said...

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Rachel Travis said...

I could use some craft bins!! :)

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javamama said...

I would select items from the beading section to add to my supplies. Oriental Trading has some great party items for all kinds of occasions.

Felicia said...

Love the Jack O Lantern yard stakes!

618mom said...

I would get Halloween candy for my sons class

~Tonya said...

What a beautiful baby shower to welcome the soon to be, sweet baby. Oriental Trading Co. is a great place to purchase so many different items from. If I am the lucky winner I would either add to my bead collection or my scrapbook collection.

Cheers, Tonya

GH said...

Cute party! I have super hero, pirate and first birthday parties all coming up within a few weeks for three of our kiddos. I'd definitely be getting items for party activities, decorations and favors with a gift card to Oriental Trading!

Noel said...

I love Halloween so I would get something for that. They have cute zombie gnome decorations for your yard.

Hailey said...

If I were lucky enough to win the gift card I would buy some bulletin board decorations for my classroom.

Anna said...

Hard choice....Both of my boys have birthdays coming up in a few months. I think my almost-2-year-old would love a horse party, and they've got lots of things for a horse party!

Sherry Lykins said...

I would get some personalized suckers and popm poms for my daughters sweet sixteen party!! Thanks for the giveaway! sharoo1975@yahoo.com

Sherry Lykins said...

I shared on facebook! sharoo1975@yahoo.com

cbronso1 said...

I would get all sorts of beading supplies!

Katie said...

I would love some supplies for my sons birthday party!! The giant cardboard cow is awesome!

nikolette ball said...

I would buy my son a Spiderman Halloween costume.

Ashley said...

I would love the emerald balloons for my daughter's birthday!

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Christa Krebs said...

Modge Podge assortment pack & the glitter lie sticks (how cool! I've never even heard of something like that, would love to try it!!)

Christa Krebs said...

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