17.5.09

{Baby Shower}





So, I finally got to host a baby shower & use some ideas that I've had stored over time and it was so worth it! Plus I got to make my own inspiration board tonite!!! My sister had a beautiful baby boy & he's my special little nephew!!!

I made the pom poms from Martha Stewart from scratch. The first one was a little tricky and then the others got easier & easier. I was a bit pressed for time so I made one a day and that seemed to work for my time management more. I also made the Baby Boy Banner ( already posted earlier) in one evening. I knew in my head what I wanted it to look like , so it was easy to put together. I was already in love with the paper...that always makes creativity flow. If the paper doesn't turn my crank, it is frustrating. I now only buy paper that speaks to me...why make it harder!!!

The food was inspired by several dessert bars & candy bar ( buffet style) I took some inspiration from my fave designer: Rebecca Thuss & from Oh How Charming. It worked out great. The attendees seemed to really enjoy the treats. There were parfaits, 4 types of cookies ( PB, Oatmeal raisin, Choco Chip, Double Chocolate), Caramel Apples, Cinnamon Candy Apples, Fruit kabobs, Mini Cupcakes (chocolate & vanilla mint), Caramel Popcorn, Yogurt Dipped & Chocolate dipped pretzels & Water Bottles!!!

The take home gift was homemade caramels wrapped in wax paper & put in tin wrapped bags. Loved the bags & ribbon!!! I printed a little tag with Baby G's pic & and a little "thanks for coming" note.

All in all, it worked out great. One tip I had to take note of from this shower is to give myself an extra hour for vendors who can at times make you late. I could have used just 1 hour more and i would have not been so pressed for time!!! but hey, what can you do?

I really enjoyed myself and think my sister loved it, so I was happy to have the shower for her & Baby G....btw, he was an angel!!!

7 comments:

The Palmers said...

Paula,
Maybe it's time to quit your day job and party plan full-time! You are amazing.

Alysha said...

wow, what a baby shower!! the food looks sooooo delicious!

paula said...

...thanks so much!!!

Jamie said...

Oh I wanted to do those pom poms for one of my showers and ran out of time! Yours turned out great. I LOVE your yummy food - looks great. Makes me wish I was there! :)

Adele Webster said...

You are one very talented lady!! Looks awesome.

spearmint baby said...

wowowow! beautiful!! i would love to feature your sis's baby shower on my blog, www.spearmintbaby.com with a link back to you.
if any interest email me at spearmintbaby@gmail.com
thx, shari

www.spearmintbaby.com

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Very cute party. What a beautiful dessert buffet!