Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Baby Shower fun!

The baby shower this past Saturday was tons o' fun! We started the afternoon welcoming the guests with conversation and cocktails.
I had napkins printed up and the Club served wine, mimosas and...
a baby blue Mojito for those wishing to imbibe.
The tables were set with diaper cake centerpieces and diaper wrapped napkins.
We served a Tapas Buffet of Pork Lettuce Wraps, Halibut Soft Tacos, Grilled Beefsticks with Lemongrass Salsa, Vegetable Sushi and a salad of Winter Mixed Greens, Pears, Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Dried Cranberries, yum!
Chef did not disappoint, the food was delicious! No photos though, we were all too busy enjoying the meal!
For sweets we served homemade cupcakes in baby blue wrappers and a tray of mini delights.
We decorated the dessert table with a larger version of our diaper cake. There is a baby bottle filled with water in the center that allows you to put fresh flowers on the top of the cake!
One "typical shower thing" we did differently was we asked the guests to bring their gift unwrapped. Opening the gifts can be very time consuming and we wanted the entire party to be enjoyable for all! We displayed the gifts on a table so everyone could see the useful, adorable and much appreciated baby items. During lunch, the Momma-to-be thanked all the guests for coming and for all their generous gifts.
hand painted nursery canvas's by Auntie Kris, my handmade dust ruffle, and just a few of the sweet baby boy gifts

We played one game, "Name that Tune". Every song had the word "baby" in the title of course! The guests had fun and even sang along to their faves! We gave burned CD's of the mix to the top winners of the game.
Our thank you favors were very practical... cans of tennis balls and bags of golf balls, sports we all have in common and enjoy, and if not, the family pup always loves a new tennis ball!
It was so much fun to plan... and sooo much fun to share the excitement of welcoming our first grandbaby with all the guests, our dear friends and family.

grandma Hattie, alias


7 comments:

  1. The baby shower turned out just divine and *over the top*. Loved the centerpiece and the favors were ingenious!! I know you must all be getting so excited about the arrival.

    By the way, I love your new header and all around digs! Very, very smart look.

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  2. Wow! What a beautiful baby shower! The place cards are adorable!

    I love the idea of having people bring presents unwrapped. I'm going to remember that.

    Thanks for sharing your pictures! =)

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  3. Oh. My. Gosh. You did an incredible job! I have to come back when I have color again to get the full effect. I'm so glad you said things were blue. :) Everything looks incredible, S. You are a multi-talented G'ma to be. This angel has no idea how lucky he is going to be!

    Thanks for your nice comments today. You are a gift to so many. You know that, don't you? :) xoxo

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  4. How beautiful and what fun!

    I also love the look of your new site. You are so talented.

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  5. Yea! - I finally got to another computer so I had to come back and check out all the beautiful baby blues. Everything is as beautiful and cute as I thought it would be. OMGosh that diaper cake! The blue cocktails! The blue golf balls! Incredible. And knew it would be! :) xoxo

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