Saturday, May 21, 2011

Paaaaartay ;)

I love a good party- this is no surprise to those of you who know me. Last weekend, my mother and I threw my cousin a baby shower. It is her first baby (a girl) and she is a wedding planner with great style so we knew we wanted it to be extra special. I decided against the usual themes and chose a "sugar and spice" theme of flowers, paisleys and swirls. We went for a color palette of mostly pinks and purple with just a bit of orange and lime green sprinkled in there. to keep "baby" in an otherwise adult party, I included diapers and vintage pink pacifiers wherever I could. I think my favorite part was the centerpieces made of single tier diaper cakes with a short vase in the center so that I could add flowers in the shower colors (I got very lucky at the florist that morning when their selection of cut flowers offered exactly what I wanted to put them together). We had a great time and she seemed to love it. Isn't she beautiful by the way?!
Welcome to the Shower for Baby S!!

Pom Chandelier

Candy favor bar- "too bad" we had so much left

Aren't these great?! I am so tooting my own horn here :)

Love the pacifiers on the bows- great Hobby Lobby find

Sugar and Spice diaper cake and the gifts


Me and the glowing mommy-to-be


Seriously amazing brownies (found on my sister blog http://dr-mommagourmet.blogspot.com/2011/05/gourmet-brownie-shortcut.html )

Partygoers and part of the spread


non-alcoholic of course ;) wouldn't want Angie to feel left out!

Me and my Momma

8 comments:

Brittany @GreyGreyDesigns said...

You could totally afford the detail on my party! the ENTIRE decor budget was under $500. I am thrifty and I did that entire dessert buffet for under $200!

Alicia said...

You just made me very hungry. Very cute, well done!

Jo said...

yeah i don't have $500 to spend on an entire party much less the decor....

Monika said...

What a fantastic shower!!!

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Darcy said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful job :)

WynnieBee said...

Beautiful decorations and yummy looking food - your cousin must have been thrilled ! Looks like everyone is having a great time. Thanks for posting : D

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