Friday, November 7, 2008

What is the NEXT best thing to having a baby??

I threw my first baby shower last night- and I think it went well. Amy is having her baby boy in 3 days- and we are all so excited to have a new baby in our family!

I was worried at first about how the shower would go- but as soon as I found some great ideas from the Internet- I went for them and PRESTO- baby shower heaven! I had SO much fun putting it together!

Here are lots and lots of pics from that night!
I made this ADORABLE diaper cake for Amy. Seriously- it wasn't bad at all- if you want me to tell you how to make one- then e-mail me for reals! Anyone can do this.. or just do a search for "how to make a diaper cake" and you can find instructions on line- I improvised a little.

I did the hanging clothesline with baby clothes all around... it really is a cute idea! Whoever ACTUALLY thought of it- thanks for letting me copy you:)
More decorations and baby clothes line!
This is an adorable onesie that I made with a rhinestone iron-on-- it was like 1 dollar at Michael's! Crazy cute!!
I have to brag a little bit about the "cake pops" I made. I got the recipe from Bakerella. It is a darling site with such cute ideas, all based around yummy cupcakes, cake bites, and other to die for desserts! You have to check her out! Her cake pops were pretty easy- just a little time consuming- but were AMAZING!! Just ask anyone who was there- they will TELL you they have NEVER had better;)
Here is all the food from that night. I actually could not have done this shower without ALL the people who helped to bring some food and punch. I might have gone crazy, if I had to bring ALL of this and cook it all within 1 day to be fresh. So, a big THANKYOU to all of you:)

ETA: I don't have a picture of the punch- but it was AMAZING! It was on a different table- but what is even more amazing is the person who brought it! Thanks girlFRIEND!!

How adorable is this little watermelon carriage. My friend Amber did such a cute job!

I decided to forgo the usual games- because how many times can you play the same baby shower games over and over- and I'm not cool enough to think of my own- SOOO , we decorated onesies!! It was a lot of fun and they all turned out SO cute!
I'm glad I can just sit and enjoy the shower.. it was very laid back and just perfect. Erin loved it too:) Some ladies decorating onesies.
Here are the finished products! Both up above and below! SO CUTE!! And the new mom gets to take ALL of them home:) Not everyone chose to do a onesie... but it was a big hit!
And lastly- here are all the sisters who could come- with their cute little onesies they made (except I made the frog one too- that Amy is holding.)

I really had a lot of fun throwing the shower for little Sammy to be and Amy. Who knows- maybe I will be throwing you a party next:)


Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Oh looks like so-ooo much fun! How awesome :) You are great! ♥ the pictures!

Jill Hunt said...

The onesie idea is so cute! I love it!You did a great job!

Alysha said...

Cute idea with the onesies! I usually hate baby showers because I hate the decorating onesies wouldn't be bad at all :)

Melynda said...

You did a great job last night! But, I want to give a shout-out to whoever made the punch...

Mom of 2 Cuties said...

How fun! Please post pics of Sam when he comes cuz Brett never updates their blog.

Lyz said...

I am throwing a shower for my SIL and I am totally using the onesie idea. Thank you!

spenceandcass said...

WOW! I think I want you to plan my next baby shower! It looks awesome!

Houses, Couches and Babies said...

What a cute shower activity idea. At my baby shower for my daughter, all of my girlfriends designed squares for a quilt that was put together after she was born. But how great are tons of onesies for the baby to wear!

Shanna said...

You have a hidden talent!! You are a great host. It was soo much fun!