Thursday, July 16, 2009

Red and Aqua Baby Shower

Pictures in order from top to bottom:
1. Vinyl red bird purchased from etsy in set of 3 for $6 {i think} and banner made from triangles of printed scrapbook paper simply stapled to jumbo ric rac.

2. Welcome table. It also has a bird cage on it{which I didn't happen to get a picture of} to write notes and words of encouragement for the mom-to-be and stick in the bird cage. The HI alphabet was simply created in Microsoft Word and at the bottom it says "please leave a word of advice or encouragement for the mommy-to-be"

3. Vinyl lettering around the room

4.Tables: brown shipping paper for the table top with a simple runner out of an inexpensive red/white stripe cotton and scalloped on the edges. Centerpieces were Dollar Store buckets with floral foam {soaked overnight} and covered in sheet moss that I found at a florist. I cut branches from a tree that morning, stuck them in and attached a small nest from the hobby store. I added tiny pipecleaner chicks I found on clearance after Easter.

5. Placemats were aqua tissue paper, folded over, topped with red paper plates and napkins, all attached with a white clothespin. The plasticware sat on top of the napkin.

6. Chocolate suckers. I found a chocolate egg mold on ebay, then cut and sewed the white bird for each sucker. The paper is freezer paper so the chocolate didn't get the paper oily. Tied a simple red ric rac on each lolly stick.

7 & 8. Food table. MMMmm. Again, Dollar Store aqua buckets. My famous stuffed strawberries, red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting {so easy to make - frosting only took 5 min from start to finish}, chicken salad and egg salad to build your own sandwich with a choice of a soft deli roll or croissant. Chocolate dipped rice crispy treats. Sparkling lemonades in a few different flavors, tied with a blue/red/white striped piece of paper I whipped up and printed out, then simply put a dot of glue where the strip met. Same with the apple juice. They're a bit more rotund so they required gluing right onto the bottle. Red and white striped tissue paper and aqua tissue paper is from Nashville Wraps.

After such a cute invitation, I had to deliver with an equally cute party.

Here are a few of the pictures. I wish I would have gotten a few more. I don't think I really captured the cuteness Erin and I set up.

Also, the church building isn't the greatest backdrop. Had it not been so humid outside I would have considered something outdoors. Oh well, enjoy!

We played a trivia game that was much more difficult than I expected. The most answered correctly was 9! I have a pdf available if anyone else would like to use it. Leave a comment if it's not working...


Evie B. said...

If you lived closer I'd say, "Let's go into party planning together and make some dough."

But you live far, far away.


Gingerlylizzy said...

You are so darn good at this... you really do need to go into business!

Micah and Melinda said...

another 10 for you in the party arena! Is there anything you can't do?

hillary said...

AMAZING! You rock!!!

Katie McFarlan said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the color combo!

Lana said...

lovely blog, and cute baby shower. I'd love to borrow your trivia game, but do you have the answers please?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting the trivia game! I'm going to use it for my sister's baby shower this weekend. The questions are great. I found your blog via

Thanks again! :)

April said...

Once again, AMAZING! Many praises to you and your skills.

Cupcake Carrie said...

i love this color scheme and the game idea! is there a way you can send me a list of the answers :) thanks!