one of the things that's been keeping me busy was throwing a baby shower this past weekend for my sister-in-law with a few of her friends. i was in charge of invitations, location, and cake--my favorite party jobs! not knowing what the baby is, we chose yellow and green as our colors based on the baby's room and decided on a baby carriage for the invitation, which then led to the age-old phrase about love and marriage. this was a fun invite to put together and everyone got a kick out of it! here are a few other party pics...
the invitation also inspired me to create a standing baby buggy cake for the first time. it was a little ambitious and it almost fell apart at the last minute, but in the end i was able to fix it and brainstorm about what to do if i ever want to attempt it again. one of my favorite details is the wire handle. even though the cake wasn't perfect, it was still cute and luckily, it tasted just right!
one of my favorite little touches for the party was using cloth diapers for napkins. i saw this at a shower i attended way back when i was pregnant and had it filed away in my head ever since, so i was excited to be able to do it myself. i found a few different patterned ribbons in the party colors and tied them around the wrapped silverware--very cute and a fun surprise for the guests!
i found these cute color coordinated bottles and binkies at target and used them in a few places around the party, including the door and with some flower arrangements that i forgot to photograph. i also put a binky on a long piece of the pretty yellow ribbon for the honoree to wear--another fun and unique touch rather than the typical corsage or button.
this is a card i printed to record the gifts. i thought it would be nice to have it on a piece that coordinated with the invite, so she can put them in an album together if she wants to. i also created a set of thank you notes using the same colors. since there are sheep on the nursery bedding, i used them on the card--plus sheep just make me think baby, especially this one by the saltbox studio!
speaking of gifts, here's my quick wrapping job. since i had cut the phrase off of an extra invitation for the cake, i had a leftover buggy scrap--perfect for a gift card! i also used the last little bit of ribbon from my party ribbon. it wasn't long enough to tie, so i wrapped it, secured it with monoadhesive, and added a few jewels for added interest, kind of like a buckle. i know i say it a lot--but i love quick and cute!!
and last, but definitely not least, every party should end with a favor. one of the other hosts made these adorable onesie cookies. they're all yellow, but each one has a cute different pattern in white--buttons, scallops, stripes, etc. aren't they perfect?! it was fun to throw a grown up party again!
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