Sunday, April 20, 2014

a little baby shower LOVE

 The first of two showers for my daughter was yesterday.  My sister and niece were the hosts and I was in charge of sugar cookies and decorations.  I've shared a few of the projects over the last few weeks... and of course, there was a theme (as well as paper straws), Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

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...

 The backdrop was sheer curtains from Ikea, paper stars hanging on aqua, pink and yellow baker's twine and tissue paper medallions.

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.

 Extra paper lanterns, medallions and tissue puffs hung above the mama to be's seat.

And a few even made their way into the vintage baby doll crib tucked in among the gifts.

 Guests were family and friends...

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.

 The book buntings hung on the walls...

 And a vintage chenille baby blanket served as a back drop to dispensers full of tea, lemonade and water.

At my the baby shower for my daughter 26 plus years ago we had a picture of my grandmother's, my mom, my mother in law and of course me and Krysta as a six week old baby... we recreated it here with my daughter's mother in law, me and then my daughter and her two grandmothers (my mother and mother in law).   Perhaps we'll get the change to take one again after the baby is born to truly have 4 generations in the picture!

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,

8 comments:

  1. It all looks so wonderful! Hope you're holding that new baby soon !

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  2. Hi Chris! How wonderful you're expecting a grandchild soon! You are going to be in 7th heaven. I just love my 6 grandkids. Wonderful shower full of family love. Can't wait to see the new baby! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. Oh what a lovely shower! I love all the vintage details and I know a whole lot of love went into this day. And the moment that little one arrives, you will fall so madly in love!

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  4. What a fun day, I know you are so excited. Have you decide on you Grandma name?

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  5. So sweet!! Love all the vintage touches!! xo Heather

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  6. Hi Chris - What a fun theme for a baby shower! Love all of the stars. I am new to your blog and am your newest follower.

    Judy

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  7. Love, love, love!!!! So excited for you! What a lovely shower...the decor was divine, and I loved seeing that little crib being used :) My daughter is also a HP fan and will want a onesie like that some day!
    Thanks for sharing!

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