Monday, February 25, 2013

A Baby Shower

What could be more fun than a baby shower...
Recently, a friend and myself had the pleasure to hosting a baby shower for my sister-in-law's first baby.
The theme we chose was nesting and the invitation resembled this one:



Since baby Allison's due date is in the month of March we felt the color scheme should represent the colors of Springtime, lots of pinks and greens.


I was excited to be able to use this chalkboard to welcome our guest, especially since I have been working on it forever….lol!


We group several banquet tables together to hold all of our favorite recipes, thank you Pinterest!



We covered the tables with white tablecloths and green overlays, and used all white severing dishes.


All the while incorporating birds and nests…see the bird place card holders


and the birdbaths holding chocolate "It's a girl" coins.


The table decor included a pink taffeta party dress, a framed invitation and a pink and white wreath, to be used by the mom-to-be as the announcement of baby Allison's birth.


All the utensils were wrapped with a pink napkin and secured with the baby's monogram.
The basket holding the utensils was decorated with tulle and ribbon.


Water was served as well as punch.


The cake was created by Sandra's Cake Creations simple but very delicious as well as the mini Strawberry cupcakes.





The Chocolate Strawberry Hearts were a big hit as were the strawberry poundcake skewers 





The mom-to-be's grandmother was honored with a candle. 


The candy buffet was a huge hit, and all the candy was purchased from The Candy Warehouse. I must say that I was completely satisfied with their selection of candy and their shipping.


We also included a wishing tree into the decor. A sweet way for guest to write blessings for the new mom-to-be!


The tags for the wishing tree were hand stamped to include the nest theme and the eggs shaded pink.
And yes I see the table overlay is off center, now, but we only had 2 hours to setup, decorate and get ready for guests = mad house….





The day featured several baby shower games and the winners were treated with a bottle of OPI nail polish in, "It's a girl pink" as well as a jar of hand scrub.





The party favors were small boxes with a bird stamped on the top, a nest was created inside using pink Jordan Almonds for eggs, and finally a poem was included from baby Allison to the guest.







The mom-to-be was blessed with all the baby essentials including some really sweet stuffed animals.


Sorry for all the pictures, but there were so many details that went into the planning of this baby shower I felt the need to share them all.

Thanks for visiting,

Karen

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Planning A Baby Shower




As you may have noticed I have been missing in action for awhile, however myself and a dear friend Crystal have been actively planning every single detail of my sister-in-law's upcoming baby shower for her new baby girl


Allison Brooke!
This is a recent ultra sound photo of Miss Allison
all warm and cozy in her mother's tummy!

In the mean while Pinterest has been a great source of inspiration for the baby shower, and since I can't exactly share actual pictures with you yet…... I will share with you my inspiration for baby Allison's shower.

Cute nest
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A great thing about Pinterest are the secret boards. In case you and the mom-to-be are followers she will not be able to see what you are pinning especially if you would like for her to be surprised!

A cherry blossom & birdie baby shower. #baby #shower
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baby shower food food

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Pink Baby Shower Ideas

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Can you guess what the theme is? Yes, birds and nature and all shades of pink and green!


There's going to be a candy buffet and lots of food and some pretty great games along with a wishing tree for the new mom and baby.
I can't wait to share all the details with you, so check back soon, the shower is just 2 weeks away!

Karen

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