When Bloggers Surprise You With A Virtual Baby Shower

August 15, 2013

I have amazing friends that I’ve met through blogland. And yesterday? They surprised me with a virtual baby shower.

A Virtual Baby Shower For The Proper Pinwheel

All of the sweet ladies I’m about to gush over are friends that I’ve made through blogging over the years. They’ve each become great, great friends and I have fun/crazy/inappropriate/outrageous memories with each of them. Yesterday, these ladies surprised me with a virtual baby shower. Baby Girl will be here very soon, but these gals live all over the US and the airlines hate bloggers. Just kidding. The airlines don’t hate bloggers. But it is hard to get everyone to Denver for a baby shower. So what do they do? They throw an online party that would make the folks at Martha Stewart jealous!

Each blogger created a baby shower-appropriate DIY that you will want to recreate. You will. I promise. Read on to see all of the projects!

DIY Donut Pinata by Studio DIY | A Virtual Baby Shower For The Proper Pinwheel

Okay. This amazing Donut Piñata was created by Kelly of Studio DIY. This girl is the piñata queen. It’s so fitting that she made a donut-shaped party staple. We all know I love donuts. To see more pics and the full how-to, visit Studio DIY!

DIY Paper Flower Sacks by Papernstitch | A Virtual Baby Shower For The Proper Pinwheel

And then Brittni from Papernstitch goes and makes this adorable paper flower sack. These are the perfect centerpiece/favor/gift. My family is throwing me a baby shower next week and I’m almost positive these will make an appearance! To see more pics and the full how-to, visit Papernstitch!

DIY Mini Cards by Lovely Indeed | A Virtual Baby Shower for The Proper Pinwheel

Chelsea of Lovely Indeed is a real treat in person. I mean it. I have significant dance memories of her popping her shoulders and it was the best pop I’ve seen in decades. She made these adorable mini cards that would be perfect thank you notes! For more pics and the full how-to, visit Lovely Indeed!

The Anatomy of a Baby Gift by You Are My Fave | A Virtual Baby Shower for The Proper Pinwheel

Melanie of You Are My Fave is a bloggy friend who actually lives out here in Denver. And I love her. And her sweet baby boy. She shares how to blow every other guest out of the water with the anatomy of a baby gift. Just look at the packaging! Bam! For more pics and the full how-to, visit You Are My Fave!

DIY Geometric Mobile by Sugar and Cloth | A Virtual Baby Shower for The Proper Pinwheel

My girl, Ashley of Sugar & Cloth, created this adorable geometric wooden mobile for BG-dub. Yes. Pick your jaw up off the flo’. She is always killin’ it with the DIYs. And the jokes. For more pics and the full how-to, visit Sugar & Cloth!

Baked Donut Bites by The Faux Martha | A Virtual Baby Shower for The Proper Pinwheel

Melissa, the baking goddess behind The Faux Martha, and I are due with babies about one week apart! AND they’re both girls. AND she’ll (hopefully) be moving to Denver next year. AND she made me donut skewers with little pinwheels. Shut the front door. For more pics and the full how-to, visit The Faux Martha!

DIY Swaddled Bottles by ArtSocial | A Virtual Baby Shower for The Proper Pinwheel

Erin of ArtSocial has great fashion sense. And she’s the sweetest little whippersnapper. Speaking of whipping, she whipped out these adorable swaddled bottles. I died when I saw them. Now I need to go swaddle my cans of Diet Coke. Everything’s better swaddled, don’t ya think? For more pics and the full how-to, visit ArtSocial!

DIY Hanging Quote Sign By A Fabulous Fete | A Virtual Baby Shower for The Proper Pinwheel

And then we’ve got amazing Lauren of A Fabulous Fete whose calligraphy would stop Martha in her tracks. This girl is perfect in every way. I mean it. What does she do? She goes and makes this crazy classy wooden sign that melted my cold, dead heart. For more pics and the full how-to, visit A Fabulous Fete!

DIY Paper Fan Backdrop by Hank and Hunt | A Virtual Baby Shower for The Proper Pinwheel

Jenny of Hank & Hunt. I’ve loved her for a long time. Even before she and I became friends, I stalked her. She created this sweet backdrop made from paper fans. An absolutely perfect environment to take crazy photos in front of! For more pics and the full how-to, visit Hank & Hunt!

To all my gals involved, thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can’t say how overcome I was when I saw the first tweet. It led to an emotional meltdown in my bedroom. That’s how amazing this was.

As you can see, the baby shower inspiration is abundant these days. I hope you’ll check out each blog and recreate some or all of these projects for your next baby shower! There’s something in the water and people are going to get pregnant forever. :)

32 thoughts on “When Bloggers Surprise You With A Virtual Baby Shower

    1. Lexy Post author

      Daria! Isn’t it amazing how giving everyone is? I absolutely love every friend I’ve made through blogging. :)

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    1. Lexy Post author

      I was teary-eyed as well! Crying on my bathroom floor as I read through everything! These ladies are absolutely wonderful people. :)

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  1. lauren

    you deserve it friend ;) i really wish we could’ve brought all of this together in one place for you! did you notice how everything goes together really well?! how does that happen? it was meant to be. xo

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    1. Lexy Post author

      I saw how coordinated everything was when I put the collage together! It really was meant to be! Love you, girl. :)

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Ah, Kel! I just love you guys! It was the world’s great surprise and I feel so lucky to have you guys for friends!

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  2. Joelle

    It was so much fun to see what everyone came up with for you yesterday! I loved reading all of their sweet ideas, and they obviously love you very much. Congratulations Lexy! xoxo

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Joelle! Thank you! I was completely overwhelmed yesterday! These gals put a lot of time and effort and it totally shows! I hope my daughter is as talented as all of them! If she’s not… ;)

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  3. lyndsay // coco cake land

    awww! just love seeing them all together like this… really feels like a real life baby shower!! this is really so sweet and amazing. blogland really is a wonderful place to be!! ^__^

    also i totally just got what BG-Dub was. Baby Girl Ward!! or is it Baby Girl Whut-whutttt! ;) we have a name for our little man, which is chinese gloworm… which is also his hashtag!! when he was all squirmy and wrinkly and new baby little, he’d lift his head and go huuuuuuH? and he looked like the old gloworm toy!

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  4. jenn

    this is AMAZING. can this be real life please? shower of the century for sure! i’m 34 weeks saturday, so probably close to you.. AHHH can’t believe it :)

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Jenn! Right?!?! I would like for this to happen on the weekly. We are right on schedule with each other! When are you due?!?

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  6. Sarah

    This is such a cute idea! I adore all the projects they made for you. So AMAZING! You have the best (virtual) friends in the world – but you probably know that (by now).

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  7. Nicole @ EverlyEmil

    Oh my CUTE-ness!!! Of course, leave it to you crafty and talented ladies to figure out how to throw a legit baby blogger/virtual shower! I just love LOVE it! You are so loved, and so is that precious little one!! xo

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Nicole!!! I definitely feel spoiled! And I know baby girl does as well! How are you feeling?!?! How is baby Sloane?! She’s a beauty!

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