So, the point of my blog will be to share my love of any celebration, big or small. My goal is obviously to post the end product but I also want to share the steps and instructions along the way. Wish me luck!!
The first party I want to share with you is a shower I planned for my best friend's niece Lauren. My best friend of (dare I say) 22 years, Susan Hart, asked me to plan a shower that was pink and whimsical...
In order to make this vision a reality, the party literally started at the front door.
To greet guests…yards of tulle, a feather boa wrapped 'I' and a tray of sparkling pink champagne with paper butterflies perched upon each glass.
My inspiration for this shower came from recently learning how to make tu-tus. I was looking for a cute homemade gift I could give to some of my friends kids and discovered a great tu-tu tutorial on Mommy blessings blog. From there, I wanted to make tu-tus for everything… hence the giant tu-tu on the sweets table.
The idea of the onesie garland makes for great shower décor as well as a perfect shower gift. All I did was design a graphic that matches the décor of the shower. Printed it out onto iron-on transfer paper (don't forget to flip the design before you print). Cut out the design and iron onto each onsie.
One of my favorite activities of the shower was the photo booth. Each guest was instructed to get gussied up in tiaras, necklaces, cocktail rings and boas and have their picture taken with Lauren, the mommy-to-be. I think the photo booth really helped the guests to let loose, as did the mom-to-be.
Along with the photo booth, a wish tree was made from simply spray painting a branch that I cut from one of Susan's trees. Each guest was instructed to write a 'pearl of wisdom' for the mommy to be.
One of the games I planned was 'don't say baby'. I'm sure many of you have played a variation of this game with a clothes pin or a diaper pin. This one was played with a handmade corsage that I made to keep in the pink and girly theme.
Guests left with favors of homemade brown sugar scrub (which smells divine).
I want to thank Melanie of Scout for capturing the moment with her incredible photography and of course to my best friend Susan Hart for giving me this opportunity.
Stay tuned for a tutorial on the onsie garland!