Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Tea & Trucks Baby Shower

March 1, 2011 Sarah Coggins

I am very blessed to have made wonderful friends during a prenatal water aerobics class I took two years ago.  Six of us have maintained a close friendship and playgroup with as many of us as possible getting together at least once a week.  Altogether we began this adventure with 5 boys and 1 girl.   2011 is bringing at least 2 more little boys to the group with one little one making his arrival almost two weeks ago and another expected this month.  Of course, this kind of excitement needs a party so the other four of us decided to host a baby shower for the two friends expecting.

We ended up with a tea and trucks shower.  That is, a lovely afternoon tea for the ladies with a touch of boy inspired fun of trucks tossed in.  It worked out so well and everyone had a great time. Here’s a peek at the details …

Tea & Trucks Shower: Invitations

On the island in the center of the kitchen, we set out a variety of tea cups and teas for the guests to select from along with sugar, honey, lemons and cream.

Tea & Trucks Shower: Tea Cups

Tea & Trucks Shower: Teas

The food was arranged on the kitchen table.  We had a lovely assortment – quiches, sandwiches (cut into train shapes – so cute!), deviled eggs, fresh fruit, cheese, cupcakes and a dirt pie served appropriately in a dump truck with a shovel. 😉

Tea & Trucks Shower: Food

Tea & Trucks Shower: Desserts

Off to the side of the kitchen island from the teas, were small guestbooks for each of the moms with cards left out for the guests to write a note and adhere to the appropriate book.

Tea & Trucks Shower: Guestbook Instructions

Tea & Trucks Shower: Guestbook

Next to the guestbooks was a toy dump truck containing tea bag favors for the guests.

Tea & Trucks Shower: Tea Bag Favors Display

Credit goes to Allison for coming up with the great idea for the personalized packaging for the bags.  She sent me a sketch and I ran with it in Photoshop.  The result were simply adorable little packets that we added Tazo tea bags to.  One side had an image of a dump truck with the words “It’s a Boy!” above it.  The opposite side had the name plus “Rolling into town / [month] 2011.”

Tea & Trucks Shower: Tea Bag Favors

Tea & Trucks Shower: Tea Bag Favors

The gifts were displayed next to the fireplace in the adjoining living room.  A diaper cake denoting each mom’s side with a slightly different twist based on their personalities.  Alicia did a fabulous job creating those!

Tea & Trucks Shower: Gifts

Supplies: throughout – Bazzill Basics Paper cards, Reflections white cardstock, Amienne font; Invitations – miscellaneous blue & green cardstock, QuicKutz onesie die, Momenta stickers, adhesive backed foam, ribbon; Instructions for favors & guesbooks – Momenta stickers; Guestbooks – chipboard, binder rings, QuicKutz onesie die, Momenta stickers, Making Memories edge scrapper, Ellie Lash’s Detour kit, Mod Podge; Tea Bag Favors – Ellie Lash’s Detour kit; staples, Tazo teas.

Linking up to Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie.

Tip Junkie handmade projects


  • Linda March 1, 2011 at 8:56 am
    What great theme for a shower! You and your friends did an excellent job of putting the event together.
  • Bonnie March 1, 2011 at 9:35 am
    It looks like the shower was a great success! Everything looks so nice!
  • Laura March 1, 2011 at 11:56 am
    You guys did an awesome job! Too cute! :)
  • Jessica March 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    What an adorable idea! I love it. Wonderful pics of everything, thanks so much for sharing.
  • emily March 6, 2011 at 9:17 am
    I love it! The teacups is a great idea...I always thought that would be such an elegant idea for a bridal shower or baby shower. Looks like a beautiful time:)
  • allison c March 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    We are soooo crafty, I love us! :) Seriously, though, you did a great job on those books and tea wraps.
  • Leave a Reply

    I accept the Privacy Policy

    About Me


    Hi! I'm a DIY and craft obsessed mom to 2. I have my hands covered in sawdust or paint any given day. My husband and kids join me in many of our projects. When we aren't creating at home, we're creating memories in our many adventures. Join along! Read More


    Subscribe & Follow

    Subscribe to our Mailing List

    Get the news right in your inbox!

    DIY Project Money (aka Affiliates)

    At Home


    I highly recommend the book What Was Lost: A Christian Journey through Miscarriage for any woman of faith who has suffered a miscarriage or anyone wanting to gain insight to help comfort a spouse, friend, sister, daughter, etc.


    Fine Print

    2paws Designs is a for-profit site. I make a small compensation from select links when purchases made via one of the affiliate companies. Select posts are sponsored and noted as such. All opinions within this website are my own. Find the Privacy Policy here.

    Amazon Associates Disclosure

    Sarah Coggins is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

    Hosting with SiteGround

    Twitter Feed