I have been busy the last month or so planning a baby shower for my best friend and had lots of fun doing it! I really enjoy planning and making things for parties. I'm not sure why I enjoy it so much. It's fun for me.
I started planning for the shower in January when I knew for sure I was doing this for her. There is so much good inspiration on the web which is where I got a lot of my ideas. I have been loving grey mixed in with other colors so it was easy to pick the yellow, grey and white colors to go with the elephant theme.
I printed out some photos of the mom and dad to be and put them in some dollar store frames that I painted white. I wish I had taken some pics of them but you can see one behind the cupcakes in this photo.
I have seen a lot of these flag banners on cakes lately and really wanted an excuse to make one. This mini felt flag banner was the first thing I made back in January. Eager much?
Of course there had to be matching ones to hang around the room too. :)
Instead of making individually wrapped favors like I normally do, I set out some jars of candy and some little baggies and let people fill up their own favor bag. I loved being able to snack on candy through out the evening!
We played a couple fun games. In one game everyone had a sheet with a list of features/attributes and they had to guess which ones the mom would want the baby to get from herself or from the daddy. After everyone filled out their sheet I read the list to Morgan and she had to hold up a mustache on a stick for the dad or lips on a stick for her. I so wish I got a photo of her holding up the mustache to her face.
I made yellow chocolate roses for prizes and the Grandma to be also got a brag book which is wrapped up in this pic.
So that was a fun one to plan and now I am in the middle of planning a Tea Party for my soon to be 4 year old daughter. Pics from that coming next week!