Yesterday I shared the shower invitations I made for my best friend’s baby shower…now here are the shower photos! We did the party in her basement so lighting was dim and tough to photograph (especially for a non-expert such as myself). I was just glad they weren’t all blurry and grainy! Baby steps!!
This was the food table, and immediately to the left was the gift table. I ordered ivory linen tablecloths from Amazon (it was about time I invested in some good tablecloths). The pennant banner was from Hobby Lobby and just needed scrapbook paper to decorate it! I cut the letters out with my Pazzles.
We went simple with the menu for this Sunday afternoon shower which turned out to be perfect. We had cake, fruit cups and snack mix for something salty. For drinks I made a raspberry lemonade and Moscato mixture with a splash of Sprite. There was also water, and for the kiddos, juice pouches. I went ahead and filled clear plastic cups with the lemonade/wine mixture, and then as it was about time to eat, I added a coral or turquoise chevron paper straw to each glass (too soon and they get soggy). I really wanted to do mason jars but didn’t have 30-40, and figured it probably wasn’t worth the investment and time (READ: Dishes to wash). The clear cups were still attractive and clean-up was a lot faster. 😉
The cake was made by one of the hostesses and she did a fabulous job. It tasted as good as it looked! And those napkins to the left of the cake were a happy-dance sort of find at Home Goods! Finding coral paper products is TOUGH! The napkins were perfect, and I settled for white plates from Dollar Tree.
Back to the cake…even the layers were ombré!
I bought that table runner at Home Goods two weeks ago for myself but thinking I could use it for the shower, too (justification, that’s what that is). How well does that match the cake?!!!
For a simple decoration and some height, I brought one of my gold-painted branches from home, a cylinder glass vase, and wrapped the vase in coral and turquoise burlap strips leftover from our MOPS Tea & Testimony last year. To decorate the branches and add a personal touch, I clipped the invitation and index cards bordered with washi tape to the branches with small binder clips. The index cards had Mya’s name, her birthday, and her height/weight. (I realized while uploading the photos that the cards all wound up facing the same direction. Oops. That may have happened in the car ride on the way over.)
This is Kim opening her gifts. She didn’t want games but I made her open gifts in front of everyone, despite her protests. Everyone loves to see cute little baby gifts!!
I commissioned fellow hostess, Jennifer, to make sugar scrub party favors. She and I are kindred spirits when it comes to creative things and decor, so I knew she was the right gal for the job, and I chose well because she just happened to have saved a bunch of baby food jars! She wrapped the jars with coral washi tape, added a label with aqua lettering that said “Homemade Sugar Scrub”, and tied these adorable wood spoons on with yellow twine. A-dor-able. (The recipe came from here.)
The hostesses and Kim (that’s me on the left)…
|Me, Jen, Kim, Beth, Courtney & Sarah|
We failed to get a photo of Mom and Baby (or baby at ALL). I learned that if you’re hosting, don’t try to be setting up, helping with the gifts, taking photos AND expect to not miss something. I should have delegated a few more jobs. But the shower was a success and we had fun, and I’m really happy with how it turned out!