Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bedtime Story Baby Shower

I'm late posting about this because it's been over a week ago that we threw this shower. It was for a friend of mine who is also my sister's cousin by marriage. She is expecting a baby girl... tomorrow actually!

We used this napkin for our color scheme:

Pink, lavender, yellow, green, and some brown... polka dots and rubber duckies.

Our actual theme was a Bedtime Story shower. Each guest was asked to sign a book for the baby instead of a card. Everyone loved the idea of building the baby's library; she left with a big stack of books along with her gifts!

We set up four tables with one end against the wall and made each one look like a bed. We used tablecloths as the “sheets” and then added two or three pillows, a stuffed animal or doll, and a book to each one. Each “bed” was different but coordinated with the theme and colors. Finally, above each “bed” we hung a mobile that I made using rubber duck cutouts and polka dots, all done with my Cricut of course. Finally, we set a plate, napkin, and glass at each seat.

This is a closeup of each "headboard":

These are some cutouts we hung above the food bar:

They were bedtime words snuggle, rest, goodnight along with polka dot cutouts in different coordinating paper.
On the gift table, we had a "Wishing Tree" where each guest wrote a wish or word of advice for the mom to be. It was a big hit!

And the actual gift table:

See the pink bear on the left end? That was one of the cutest things I've seen at a baby shower! It was like a diaper cake, but it was tricycle!
I had a picture of the gift table after all the gifts had been opened, as well as that stack of books, but I accidentally deleted it off of my camera before I transferred all the pictures to my computer. :(

This was a bag I found and then added the baby's name to it. I used it as my gift bag and put an outfit, socks, hairbows, and a bib inside.

Thanks for reading!

These are a few parties I'll be linking to:



Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thing 1 Thing 2 Baby Shower

Saturday morning, I helped host a baby shower for a friend who attends my church but is also my hair stylist. She's expecting twin boys next month! Browsing the internet for ideas, I came across the Thing 1 Thing 2 theme and loved it right away! Thing 1 and Thing 2 are characters in the Dr Seuss book, "The Cat in the Hat" and they were perfect for this shower that I'm sharing with all of you today.

The tables were set up to make one big rectangle. We covered them in blue and made these FuNKy centerpieces then added circle cutouts and a few other Dr Seuss books on the ends. At each seat, we had a plate and red and white checked/plaid napkin.

Close-up of the centerpiece and a view from the top. You can also see the napkins better.

This picture is a little blurry, here is the banner I made that said Things 1&2.

We made punch with sherbet ice cream and ginger ale (which I could drink every day I think!) and then floated this cute polka dot rubber ducky on top! It looked like it was in a bubble bath!

Here is the gift table with a "clothesline" on the front holding the Thing 1 and Thing 2 onesies that were decorations and gifts to the mom-to-be! Aren't they adorable!!

Finally, the Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes. They turned out so cuuute but the cotton candy, as I'd read, didn't stay fluffy for very long. Glad I got the picture when I did. :) Also on the cake table, I had a pail of peppermints and a framed sign that said, "A little something to thank you for coming."

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be linking up to some parties:

Thanks for hosting!!

So Far Behind!

Since I started this blog, there've been times that I had to look for and find something to write about. Right now though, I have so much that I can share but can't seem to find the time! I love blogging--writing my own and reading others--but in my "free" time when I can blog, there always seems to be a higher priority with something else or something with a deadline. Especially lately, with my kitchen, showers and birthday parties, church functions, and of course the day to day things.

I haven't blogged in several weeks, yet much of what's kept me away from are things to blog about! I'm pretty much done with my kitchen, and I love it! I still have the countertops to do, and I think I'll wait for those before I post pictures of the finished product. :) So many "little" projects were done IN the kitchen though that I'm going to try to blog about some of those in the meantime. And I also have a few other projects plus showers, parties, etc.

So here I go... again....