Feels good to be home! Nothing like going away to make you realize how great your home really is…almost every where I went, everybody wanted to know what Nashville was like, and so on and on I would go about the good things, the bad things, the ODD things…:) But, the good much outweighed the rest.
I was driving home from the airport when I realized, "wow, I really like it here. It’s good to be home again."
Loved seeing my friend’s cute little prego tummy! It finally hit me seeing it for myself in person. She is SO little for a prego-gal, I only hope I can have as good of genes when my time comes (not any time soon though!) ;)
They all agreed that I need to write them more instead of them reading about everything on my blog! Haha. I say, y’all get yourselves a blog!
The baby shower was a big hit. I LOVE planning these things. We did a pink and green theme…lots of flowers, polka dots and ribbons…
I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on this shower and the mom-to-be’s bridal shower that I also hosted with her mom, that many people said I should go into event planning. I agree, would make for such a fun job! Who wants to hire me? ;)
Planning a shower soon? Here are some ideas you can replicate:
Used the same flower design for the favor bags… Found some bags of light pink and hot pink M&M’s that were for Breast Cancer Awareness…but you can also buy custom color combos at www.m&m.com. On the favor basket I tied ribbons, and had a little stick with a girly Kaliedescope diecut on it "Make way for the princess."
Used the same flower motif again for some wish cards. Guests wrote a special note or advice for the mom-to-be on printed cards, and we inserted them in a altered 4×6 album that was decorated with ribbon (great score I found on ebay!). The mom can use the remaining spaces in the album for pictures of the shower. Received so many compliments on this album – people had thought I made it. See the link to the seller’s ebay listing.
Created a guess book. Guests wrote down when they thought the baby would be born and how big she would be. I altered a little 3"x4" Provocraft book with some green KI paper, a label that had the flower design again on it, and tied a bunch of ribbons on it.
The food was FABULOUS! We had a chocolate fountain with all sorts of yummy fruit, angel food cake and pretzels to swirl in the chocolate. As you can imagine, more people gathered there than anywhere! :) The strawberry shortcake was delicious (and beautiful to look at!), as was the raspberry punch that you could spike with a bit of sparkling wine if you wanted to (guests of course!).
As the shower was approaching, I had stockpiled pink and green ribbon that I found on ebay, walmart, michaels, etc…. we used it to decorate the main table with (came out with a really cute effect!), as well as tie on to the flower pails I found at walmart (available now in the easter aisle for $.97 each!). Also picked up a couple of "A"s in pink and green that were $.88 each in the craft section – score!
Finally, the guest sign-in and gift clip boards were a altered with ki paper & paint. I printed out some more of the flower design previously mentioned on white paper and added some titles. I found the idea from a shower that Heidi Swapp hosted and posted photos of on her blog awhile back.
I think that’s it! Here are a few of my favorite photos of the decorations. Enjoy!