Monday, October 18, 2010

It's a baby shower!!


I thought I would give you all a little glimpse of the baby shower that I have been talking about recently. The weather *barely* cooperated and we even got some sun peeking through the clouds here and there. My friend is having her 5th baby; yes...you heard me right...#5! She had *just* given all of her baby stuff away when she found out she was pregnant, so I offered to throw her a baby shower. She was a little hesitant since it was her 5th and ettiquette doesn't really smile on baby showers even for #2, but I told her that ladies love to get together and especially to celebrate a baby coming into the world. Not to mention that most of those people would probably have given her a gift anyway.
So...that was settled. She told me that she really isn't into pink and that purple is more her taste. No problem. As I mentioned before, I didn't photograph the invitations, but you can get the idea of what stamps, colors, etc. that I used here. I wanted to continue with the daisy/button theme that I had started throught the details of the shower.
I wanted a fun way to display the daisy sucker favors that I made, so I created the flower pot centerpieces to house the suckers. It worked out perfectly. I have had the daisy sucker molds since Emma was brand-new and I was excited to use them again. I wrapped them up and added the computer generated tag and some ribbon. At least the weather was on the cool side so that they didn't melt. I was worried about that.










I did end up by using plastic table cloths and paper doilies. I would have loved to have used fabric table cloths, but time and budget didn't allow it. I also love the clean up; just throw it all in the trash. I have always dreamed of the lavish parties I would throw if money was no object. LOL!

Of course it wouldn't be complete without a banner from me, now would it? I made it on the smaller side. The panels are not nearly as big as what I normally make for my seasonal banners. The chipboard letters are "Thickers" from American Crafts, if that gives you a better idea of the size of the banner. The paper is from Nana's Nursery, but it is from the boy collection. Go figure! The flowers at the top are die-cut from flet with a little button in the center and then attached with hot glue. I just stuck the entire thing to my house using packing tape. I gave it to the Mommy-to-be to hang in the baby's room if she wants. My Mom made me a diaper cake for my baby shower when I was pregnant with Rockwell and I have always wanted to make one, so this was my excuse.
I bought a couple of packages of generic diapers, since they aren't printed with anything, although I did discover that Pampers Swaddlers are white on the bottom, too. I was opening up a package for Rowan after I had bought the generic diapers, only to sigh with disappointment. I had already begun the cake or I would have just returned them. I do, however, recommend the Pampers swaddlers because they are super soft and smell sweet. Oh well...you live and learn.
Originally, I had added quite a bit more embellishments and ribbon to the cake, but eventually pulled everything off but what you see here. For some reason on this cake, less was more. I did buy some little shoes and set them on top and of couse, the whole thing went home with the Mom.


That is pretty much all that I created for the shower. Everything else was store bought. It was fun and I enjoyed putting it together, but I am glad it is done. Now I am the crazy Mom who is putting together a Halloween party for my son. I will be working on the invites this week, so stay tuned! Thanks for fluttering by!

16 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all! Love the fresh colors and pretty designs...I'm certain that your friend was thrilled!

Cecelia said...

This is beautiful! You did an amazing job and I am sure your friend was very pleased with the outcome.

Hugs
Cecelia B

Eveline said...

I like the look of everything. Your banner is sweet and I hope to do a diaper cake one day. A friend of mine is pregnant so no excuses really.
Eveline.

Heidi Karpen said...

Gorgeous, as always Kelly! Looked like a beautiful party and I'm sure your friend was very happy. Did you pleat all those pinwheels by hand or do you have a die?

Luz Maria Bruna said...

I looove to see your posts,your work is amazing and always so elegant!!

baby gifts said...

What an awesome baby shower! Everything is so adorable!! Well done Kelly! Thanks for sharing!

katrynka said...

Great job! The banner is so nice!! Did you make the candy flowers on top of the cupcakes too? I could see them in the lower right corner by the diaper cake!

Marisa said...

wowzers! You did a GREAT job! LOVE the celery and purple together and your diaper cake is fabulous. I'm sure she loved the shower - better her than me with 5 kids though LOL!

baby gifts said...

I love baby shower party! Actually, I recently gave my friend a book that includes how to raise a baby, and any information that tells about a baby as a gift...and she loved it, she said that it help a lot. Anyway, I love all the details of that baby shower especially the diaper cake. :)

Baby Games said...

Wow it so big cake. Looks yummy. What flavor is it? is it a shoe design in the top of the cake?
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Mickey Buarao

Cindy Lyles said...

So beautiful!! Your friend is going to treasure memories from this forever - so love the colors you used as well - fabulous!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Adorable, I bet she was thrilled!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a beautiful post this is and what a lovely baby shower that must have been. It would truly be a pleasure to sit at one of your fabulously decorated tables!

Melisa Waldorf said...

OH wow!! This is fabulous! What a very special baby shower you made this.

paula said...

so glad you shared your pics of the baby shower! i am hosting a bridal shower this coming sunday and a baby shower the sunday after.. lots going on in my family right now. i am making one layer diaper cakes for the centerpieces for the baby shower - yours was an inspiration! i wonder if i have time to make a banner...

Makeesha Byl said...

What a special day you created for your friend. I love all the purple accents! Keesh x