Our friends were able to adopt a baby!!!!! It was (and is) so exciting! Even though a while ago I said I was taking a break from throwing baby showers I knew I would if Meaghan were to have a baby! So, I was more than thrilled to help a few friends throw her a shower!!
A friend called and asked for some theme ideas, I gave some ideas and then from those Meaghan chose her favorite; She went with a crepe bar and the theme: A Joyful Journey. So very fitting.
One friend made the invites, one friend hosted, another coordinated everything and took care of the game, and I made the crepes and decorations, and everyone pitched in with bringing toppings. The best way to do a shower - share the load!
(for the record: I realized that my camera had been on a weird setting after the baby shower was over! ahh! so the pictures are a wee bit fuzzy!
So, I had so many ideas for decorations and set aside the week of the shower to accomplish everything. Then my kids got so sick... So, almost all the decorations I did the night before and into the morning... story of my life! So, I wasn't able to finish the table centerpiece I had in mind, and that was a big bummer, but everything else turned out so fun! (In my opinion!)
|I copied the invitation and made this little embroidered hanging hoop for the front door.|
The balloon garland:
I cut up a burlap sack and sewed little pieces together to make the balloon baskets.
|Pictures of him from an earlier photo shoot! So sweet!|
We did a crepe bar, I basically just recreated what I did for this birthday party. Crepes with Nutella, Chocolate Mousse, strawberries, bananas, toasted almonds and coconut, vanilla cream sauce, fudge sauce, and whipping cream. (Recipes linked)
|This table is so sad without the centerpiece... :( But the food was yummy, so it's all okay. :)|
|I got these digital graphics to use for the food labels at this Etsy Store.|
|I made some mock mimosas (orange juice and 7-Up)|
I had seen this on Pinterest, to write a message for the parents on diapers. I thought it would be fun to display them in a vintage suitcase (to go with the theme?!), and our friend totally found one! So cute!
We also did a game where guests picked a slip of paper that had prompts for them to share with the group: share a time you thought you were the worst parent ever. share one of your most embarrassing parenting moments... share one of your most sleep deprived moments as a parent... share something you've told your child that you reminded yourself of your own mother or parents... share something you swore you would never do as a parent and then found yourself doing... etc.
The very best part of the shower was seeing Meaghan being so happy to be a mom! Ahh!! I love it!!!!
|I mean!!!!! Her face!!! Joyful indeed!!!!!!!!|