Wednesday, April 20, 2011

'All Boy' Baby Shower

Last weekend, Monica and I hosted a fun baby shower for our new friend Beverly Harris. She and her husband are fairly new to our ward and expecting their second child, their first boy, in another few weeks. Since boys are our specialty and craftiness is our pleasure, this was a good combo!

Our fun table- Monica made these streamers and we loved how they ended up looking! So versatile and bright. You can find the link to the tutorial by visiting this post on her blog!

We've made these as favors before and liked them so well, we did it again! We bought bulk taffy, then strung it on long bbq skewers with a big ribbon tied on bottom- everyone from kids to adults that we've ever shared these with have been thrilled! The boys were pretty stoked that we had some left over to bring back home for them!
I've made banners in the past using embellished flash cards, but really wanted to do a pennant banner this time. It was fun and simple, but turned out cute and will be something she can decorate her baby room with now.
Monica made some yummy cheesecake cups and I made cupcakes for our shower treats! This orange frosting is my absolute fav! And between Walmart and Dollar Tree, we each ended up with a fun new cupcake tier! The Better Homes and Gardens plates at Walmart right now really are cute!

In the past, we've made diaper cakes for baby showers, but this time thought we'd something a little different. These cupcakes are rolled burp rags and onesies, then wrapped with fun ribbon. You can't see them too well, but the lollipops in the middle are a rolled bib with a spoon for the stick. These were cute and clever (and much faster than a diaper cake!).

For prizes, we mod podged drink carriers from Sonic and filled them with bath stuff! This will be a gift idea I will certainly be using again- the drink carriers made for a fun conversation piece and cute way to make something basic be cute!

Anyhow, another party down- I really love hosting events and this was a fun one that came together with less headache than this same process has in the past. Practice makes perfect I suppose! It was great to get together with Monica and combine our creativity! 


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