Instead of the traditional "decorate the mommy to be's chair," I decided to decorate a whole table for the Mommy and Daddy to be. First, we made a balloon archway above the table. I covered the table with a pretty tablecloth with Baby written all over it.
I added one framed 5x7 inch photo of each of the parents to be when they were babies. Each of them had a rubber ducky picture on them as well, since that was the theme. I added two 8x10 inch printed and framed scrapbook pages each with a picture of the mommy and daddy as babies individually with cute sayings like "Natalie's Mommy and Daddy when they were babies" and "Natalie Marie's Mommy and Daddy."
I added a yellow ducky bucket filled with pink flowers to the center to add color. Yellow and white streamers twisted around the top of the table. Then added homemade vases with pink flowers in them on the corners of the table for more color. On the front part of the tablecloth where it hangs down there was a 8 1/2 x 11 inch sonogram picture of the baby with the saying "All of God's grace in one precious face" Also a Daddy and Mommy to be sign in front of their respective seats.
Two more scrap book pages were added one on each side of the Daddy and Mommy to be signs. On one pillar I printed out the funniest pictures of the parents to be together, (as adults) that I could find. One after they had a mudfight and both were covered in mud. Another I took this past Thanksgiving where they both had "grills" in their mouths, trying to act "gangsta" but in a very goofy way. On that one, I wrote "Are you serious? This is my Mommy and Daddy?" This one was too cute!
The other pillar had a scrapbook page of both parents when they were babies. We also arranged the guest tables in a large U shape facing the parents to be table. It turned out quite nice and was something different. Everyone seemed to like it.
By Tammy from Herrin, Illinois