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.
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.