Catholic Baby Shower Idea- Shower of Roses!

Are you looking for a Catholic baby shower idea? Well, here's a baby shower I just threw for my sister-in-law! It was "Shower of Roses" themed, honoring St. Therese. "After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses" - St. Therese of Lisieux.
 
So welcome to this "Baby Shower" of Roses! A baby shower thrown in celebration of new life, and also in theme of St. Therese! :-)

 I made umbrella invites from rose scrapbooking paper.
They open up into a circle with the info on the inside.
They were mailed with a St. Therese novena prayer card.

The Corsage
Here is the new Mommy getting her baby corsage! I made the corsage from a bib, and 2 no-scratch-mits. I rolled them into "roses" and secured them with green electrical tape, then hot glued them together. I completed the corsage by tying a purple pacifier on with a bow, and adding some fake greenery.

Creating the "Shower of Roses"
To create a rose showering effect, we dangled fake rose buds from helium balloons. This was very affordable (you can get fake rose bouquets at the Dollar Tree). We had trouble with some of the rose buds being too heavy to float, so we tied 2 balloons each to those. The whole living room seemed to be showering roses!

The Centerpieces
The centerpieces were made from baby onesies, washcloths, and bibs rolled into "roses", secured with rubber bands, and stuck onto the greenary left over from the rose buds dangling from balloons. I arranged them with floral foam into flower pots from the dollar tree. We used these on the food table, and the gift table! (Find some directions for making baby rose bouquets here.)

Baby Shower Food
I wish I could take credit for this adorable watermelon baby carriage, but it was made by my other pregnant sister-in-law. We also made smoked salmon pinwheels (the whimsical swirl shape going quite nicely with the rose theme) and pink lemonade (keeping things as "rose colored" as possible).

The rose cupcakes were one of my favorite parts! I did put some time into making them, but it was totally worth it! Find the directions on how I made these rose cupcakes here.

"Little Flower" Shower Game
Any way that you can work flowers into this shower totally goes with the St. Therese theme because her nickname is the "Little Flower". I found these free printable shower bingo cards, but I had to block out the "bridal shower" part before printing them. You write in what you think Mommy will receive as gifts, and mark them off as she opens until you have bingo. This was a lot of fun!

More Decor
We filled the room with flowers as much as possible (pulling from other rooms around the house). Everything was sprinkled with fake rose petals (again, 200 for $1 at the Dollar Tree) and even this awesome rose tissue paper came from the Dollar Tree! Pink and purple in the same bag, too :-)


The Prizes
St. Therese invented sacrifice beads, so I thought they would make awesome prizes in keeping with my theme! I made the rose beads myself (as taught by the Clay Rosary Girl). Some of the strings are sacrifice beads, others are one decade rosaries. I love these little baby feet charms I found to put at the end of the strings! Find directions for making sacrifice beads yourself here.
Don't forget to have your guests use their new sacrifice beads to pray a decade of the rosary for mother and baby before leaving!

The Gifts
I made these Catholic baby novelty shirts for both of my pregnant sister-in-laws, and they were a huge hit! I posted directions on how I made the Catholic baby onesies here.

The Guests
We had a great turn out for this shower, and I think everyone had a pretty good time! What's a party if you don't have great friends to celebrate with you? 

Everyone wore such great colors!
(Y'all might recognize the 2 girls on the far right- 
Clare and Virginia, your 'guides' from the holy heroes videos!)

The 3 new baby girl cousins all together!
(The one in the middle is my little sweetheart!)

Click the link above to see more pictures of this shower! I wish I could run them all right here on the blog, but I have so many I know you'd get tired of scrolling! :-) Hope you enjoyed the shower- I know we did!

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29 comments:

  1. What a delightful event you have created with tons of lovely ideas...Your Mama" guest of honor" is blessed to be showered with all of your gorgeous roses!!! And St. Therese is surely smiling down from heaven. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Dear Lacy, what a beautiful baby shower!!! I loved everything you made!! This is the best Catholic Baby Shower I have ever seen! Thank you!!

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  3. This is so amazing. Thank you for sharing all the great pics!! I'm so excited about all the super ideas you pass along!
    :)
    Peace!
    -Grace

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  4. What an adorable shower! Of course we recognize the Holy Heroes guides and they are adorable too.

    My daughter was born on Oct. 1 almost 6 years ago while we were members of St. Therese parish, after one of our friends said a novena to St. Therese for another daughter for us!! I will probably use some of these ideas for a Shower of Roses birthday party. I have the silicone rose molds for small cakes, which look spectacular with brownies dusted with powdered sugar. We might use the candy melts for rose suckers.

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  5. You got a knack for this stuff, as my family says I do. Awesome job on the shower! Really impressed! I'll keep it in mind for my sister's shower sometime in the future?

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  6. So many fabulous ideas here. YOu did an amazing job! I love the balloons-roses and the cupcakes.

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  7. Everything is so amazing! I love all the ideas in this shower especially the idea of creating rose shower effect. I'm truly impressed. Great work! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. What a beautiful shower! I love it!

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  9. What a lovely shower! The mom to be is very lucky!!!

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  10. What a wonderful idea to bring more traffic to these great sites! :) I love the Pro-Life Rosary!

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  11. Thank you for these great ideas! I'm inspired now as I'm planning a shower for a friend who's patron saint is St. Therese :) One question - where did you find the beautiful holy card pictured at the top of this post with Mary, St. Therese and baby Jesus?

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