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‘Bella BOO! Party Productions’ caters to parents who want to give their child the party of their dreams but simply don’t have the time to do so. As a mother myself, I know how hard it is to make time for everything; between dressing, feeding and classes there is hardly any time left to fit in planning the upcoming birthday… or birthdays for that matter! Between searching for suppliers, getting quotes, setting a theme and so much more there is hardly any time to take a breath! That is where ‘Bella BOO! Party Productions’ come in! I will do everything from helping choose the theme, collecting quotes and setting up! How much help you want is totally up to you! If it is quote sourcing you need I can do it! If you want help with the decorations I can do that too! And if you want help with the whole day, I am with you the whole way!

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Year of the Dragon (2012) Baby Shower ideas

For all those 'Mothers-to-be' who are giving birth this year, the year of the Dragon, this could be the perfect Baby Shower theme for you!

My Amazing cousin, Rachael Walker, did an amazing commissioned painting for our new baby boy Arthur - based on him being a 'Year of the Dragon' Baby! Her artworks are a treasured addition to any family and I am more than happy to email her details to anyone who would like her to do a commissioned piece for your special angel too. These paintings also make for the perfect Baby Shower Gift! Here is the one she did for our baby boy Arthur - a source of Pure Inspiration for my son's 1st Birthday in 10months time!!! (thinking way ahead here, lol)

The AMAZING commissioned artwork my AMAZING Cousin, Racheal Walker, did for my new bub; Arthur John Lukowski! A piece that will become a family heirloom for generations to come and the perfect gift for a little baby boy 'Dragon' xoxo I am using this painting to theme his first birthday... in ten months time!!! 

If you don't have an amazing painting to theme your party around the next best thing is the cake!
I think cake is always a great start to set the theme at any party - they are literally the edible artwork centrepiece! For a 'Year of the Dragon Baby Shower' the only way to go would be with an amazing 'Dragon Cake'! Here are a couple I found on the web - some really cute cake artistry involved in these!

A perfect centrepiece for a little boy dragon baby shower!
created by http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatisdreamcakes/4273264029/

A perfect centrepiece for a little girl dragon baby shower!
created by http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracys_cakes/5145606688/

Once you have your cake design the next trick is the invitation - cute dragon invitations are very hard to find... so I would recommend, if you have time, making them yourself or have someone do them for you. You can jump on Getty Images for some cute Dragon Pictures that you can purchase for as cheap as $10! I did a google image search providing lots of images for inspiration! I knocked up a couple of quick invites. The blue dragon would look really cute printed on light metallic pearl card-stock, with three little crystal stickers in the lower right hand corner and a baby blue or baby pink ribbon in the upper left hand corner. And the red dragon would look fantastic printed on a subtle cold metallic card-stock with a thick shiny red ribbon looped in the upper left hand corner; basically turning the invitation into a beautiful large swing tag - simple and effective!

Because the 'Year of the Dragon' is based on Chinese Zodiac it would be really fun to do a setting with an Asian Flair to it. Some blue noodle boxes to serve food in would look great! 

Super cute! Set of 4 for $4.95 @ www.letscelebrateparties.com.au
You could compliment these noodle boxes with personalised stickers on the side of the box. Lot's of party companies are doing this now; Pink Frosting being one of them! Check it out at www.pinkfrosting.com.au

Cute, fun chopstick's to accompany your Baby Dragon Affair!
$4.95 a pair at urbanbaby.com.au 

Something we all enjoy when we go to a fabulous chinese restaurant are the Fortune Cookies! What could be a more perfect than the edible accompaniment to a dragon themed baby shower! 

You can order beautiful, personalised fortune cookies or...

Make your own paper fortune cookies yourself - FOR FREE
at http://idoityourself.com.au/shop/freebies/78-paper-fortune-cookies-free-download.html
This allows you to make your own personalised messages - sweet, funny or totally outrageous! 
The perfect decoration for a 'Year of the Dragon Baby Shower' - Lanterns of course!!!
These 8 paper lanterns are from thebabyshowershop.com.au for $13.95.
To finish off the look - some shabby chic blue vases or glass bottles with red Orchids or Red Cherry Blossoms in them! You can buy beautiful artificial red orchids from many places, including www.koch.com.au for $13.93 a stem or buy 3 for $11.94 a stem!

I hope this has given you some great ideas for your next baby shower - for 2012 of course! As it is exclusively for the Little Baby Dragon's out there! xoxo  

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