The hosts also had the idea to have the shower invitees bring a new or used book, instead of a card, to build up Baby J's library.
I also planted three types of marigolds for party favors. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take a photo of theme in there little cups with star wrappers but I DID get a picture after I added the pink, yellow and aqua painted plant sticks!
Guests were greeted by a sparkling little sign showing them the way. This sign was the inspiration for the theme and colors... unfortunately this is the best I could get even with editing... my sis's house is a bit on the dark side, not the best for picture taking!
The table was covered in stars, vintage books, chalkboard signs, an ikea lantern full of paper stars...
Stepping back you can see the effect... as well as the table laden with delicious food made by the hosts... and of course, the tablecloth is festooned with my tissue paper tassel garland.
And a few even made their way into the vintage baby doll crib tucked in among the gifts.
And lots and lots of babies that Baby J will soon be introduced to.
My daughter and an old neighbor that she grew up with... just yesterday these two were toddlers and now both are or will be mamas! Wow how time flies.
Lots of generous gifts for the new parents.
And lots of little helpers too.
Some of the favorite gifts... a Harry Potter onesie and bib. My daughter has been a huge fan for years, even before the books became popular.
And baby Sperry boat shoes... good for a boy or a girl!
And a favorite book from her childhood, from her mama.
After games and gifts it was time for a bit of sweetness. All in pastel shades of pink, yellow and green.
So one shower down, another next Saturday at the "other" grandma to be's house...
After that, we'll all just be waiting for Baby J to arrive,