Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oh Baby! (A Dear Friend's, That Is!)

This past Saturday, I threw a baby shower for a dear friend of mine, Jami, to celebrate her little boy who is scheduled to arrive at the end of April.  It was so much fun to shower her (and her husband) with the blessing of celebrating with friends & family and lots of sweet gifts to prepare for Kaiden Judah's arrival.

With the beautiful Mom-to-Be

The hostesses (Jami & her sister in law, Diana)

I found these precious plates that I just adored at Hobby Lobby and thought the blue, white & chocolate brown with polka dots and nursery rhyme toile would be the perfect theme for the shower.

I used 4 fabrics to sew a festive fabric pennant banner that hung over the cake table, and we added baby pictures of Jami and her husband, Naseem, beside the cake.  I baked a white cake decorated with an almond cream cheese frosting and fondant polka dots.

Kaiden is already a very loved little boy!  About 35 ladies came to celebrate, and we had a huge spread of yummy dips, appetizers and desserts to enjoy.


The strawberry topiary was so easy to make!  I wrapped a new, medium sized styrofoam ball in cling wrap, then used toothpicks to stick the strawberries into the ball.  I sat the ball on the tin bucket, then started placing the strawberries around the bottom and worked my way to the top.  I quickly discovered that they stay on much easier if you leave the leaves on to anchor the strawberry to the toothpick!  

The tin markers that labeled each dish are actually garden markers that I found in the dollar bins at Michaels last week.  I wrote on each one with a dry erase marker and they easily wipe off, which makes them perfect for labeling dishes on a buffet!  You could also tape off the center and spray paint them with chalkboard paint, which would be another cute option. 

Dad picked out this adorable bib for his little guy. 
Done!  Opening all those gifts can wear a girl out!
We asked each guest to write a note to the parents and I will add them to a scrapbook with photos of the shower so Jami & Naseem have a keepsake from the day.

Congratulations Jami & Naseem!  I am so excited for you and can't wait to meet your little man!  You are going to be amazing parents.


Leah said...

That peanut butter chocolate thing looks DELICIOUS! You are so creative! I need lessons. :)

Tracy said...

What a creative and well-thought out shower! I'm printing this for my "keepers" file. = ) The food looks fabulous and that cake is especially charming. Nicely done!

Dawn said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful shower! You certainly due have the gift of hospitality. I'll bet your friend was speechless at all the detail you put into her special day.

Wish you were still here in Austin - I think we could have so much fun together at Hobby Lobby and Michaels!!!

Kat said...

So cute! You put a lot of time into that shower. I think I will steal your sewing idea!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

What a great party! YOU look adorable!

Anonymous said...

I'm heading to Michael's right away! I've been looking for garden markers for a year & haven't been able to find what I'm looking for. Perfect!