Sunday, June 13, 2010

~ The Baby Shower ~

Just a quick post with some pictures from my daughter’s baby shower yesterday.  She got tons of stuff for the baby!  I had these flowers on both of the tables I had set up ~ the dining room for the food items and the kitchen for the drink items.  My daughter is into the orange and green combo more so than the expected pink.

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Her fiancee helped me move my black and white chair into the great room for her to sit in while she opened her gifts.

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I made tea sandwiches with egg salad, chicken salad, tuna salad and a vegetable garden cream cheese {which my daughter just loved}.  Along with that we had cupcakes, petit fours, tarts, cookies and cream puffs.  The food was half gone by the time I got a chance to take these pictures of it!

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The favors were those styrofoam coffee cup baby booties filled with personalized M&M’s.

For the liquid refreshments we had hot tea {regular and decaf}, raspberry iced tea, a strawberry/kiwi and 7-up punch {with frozen strawberries added in}, and water {which was requested by several people}.

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Some random shots of the shower.  The flowers were hydrangeas at different bloom points, and hot pink and orange daisies that I found at the supermarket.

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Before I forget, I have to mention that I ordered this great diaper cake from Jamie at Crafty Couture.  She did a fabulous job on it and it arrived well packaged and intact.  The frame in the background {on the windowsill} was also something Jamie made and sent along ~ it has the baby’s name and is ready for a couple of pictures.  Jamie will work with you for your theme and how big you want your diaper cake, so definitely check her out if you have a baby shower in your future.

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Here’s the daddy modeling one of his soon-to-be daughter’s outfits ~ with sunglasses and sandals to match!

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Her BFF Pam is in the purple and wrote down what she received and from who.  She also made her a beautiful scrapbooked album because as my daughter said, “I love these, but I don’t have the patience to do them.”  And just like a BFF would do, Pam put the whole scrapbook album together for her so all she has to do is add the pictures!

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And, of course, a picture of me with my sister, One Cheap B*tch!  {I am not short; she is tall!}.  Another friend of my daughter’s is trying to get her photography business off the ground and took some pictures that I can’t wait to see.  She took this picture for us with my camera.

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All in all {even with the brief downpour as everyone was arriving} it was a lovely day!

 

29 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

Kathy, everything looked lovely. Your daughter is just beautiful and I love the picture of you and your sister!

Wishing you a lovely Sunday,
LuLu♥

One Cheap B*tch said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! Damn, I look fat. =(

It was a great day and she got such pretty things...don't forget to tell me where you got that Alice pillow. Love it and pray the thrift store still has the clock for me!

xo, J

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Well, first of all let me say I REALLY like the picture of you two gals! Now I have that song going through my head sisters . . . sisters . . . .

The green and orange are such bright colors, perfect for a shower!!! My niece had one of those diaper cakes too at her shower!!

Everything looks wonderful, Kathy!

Congratulations to the expecting mommy and daddy :)

Oh, I went to Target today and forgot about looking for the black and hot pink buckets until just now, LOL

xxoo

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

So happy that your party went well! Love the "Eat Me" and "Drink Me" trays....I may have to try that idea one day soon. :) Such cute ideas and colors for a baby shower. Thanks for posting!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, Everything looks lovely and sounds like it was a wonderful shower. Congrats to the soon to be mommy and daddy...and of course the grandma.
xo, Sherry

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Oh Kathy, everything looks beautiful! Your daughter looks beautiful and excited. I remember my shower...I was the best mom I will ever be then. {I read books about babies, uh hello, I thought I knew it all and had everything under control. Yeah, that boy came home and I was calling my mom every hour!!! haha} Pam is the best BFF ever! I would love a pre-made scrapbook! So exciting!

KATHY said...

Hi Kathy, everything looks so lovely!! Your daughter is just beautiful. So happy you had a great day....Kathy

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh, everything looks so lovely, Kathy! All the small details made the day super special I'm sure. Can't wait to see more pics. Love the snap of you and your Sis, too. She must be really tall :o)

Thanks for sharing your family's special day.

Sandra said...

Hi Kathy! How are you? Everything looks beautiful! I love the color combination your daughter chose. Have a wonderful Sunday.
Sandra

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Kathy, sounds like it was a great shower, I'm sure your getting anxious for that baby to get here. I keep my granddaughter 2 mornings a week and I love it. Hope you have a wonderful week!!!
Daphne

sissie said...

Hi Kathy!
What a lovely baby shower put together by you.
You are such a loving Mother and made everything so very special for your daughter.
Who, by the way, is beautiful just like her Mother!
Love the photos. The food looked wonderful and that cake is so precious.
You and your sister are cute as pie. Daddy to be looks a little shy!

hugs
Sissie

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Kathy, looks like the baby shower was beautiful. I know you're excited. Hope everything goes well. Linda

Lou Cinda said...

Everything looked beautiful AND yummy!! I know you are getting excited for the new baby! A girl! Yay!!

Lou Cinda :)

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

What a lovely shower! Many happy thoughts sending your way for a great birth!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Everything was beautiful...How I love a good baby shower....Thanks for sharing the pictures...

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Kathy,
How fun! Everything looked great. I am sure everyone had a wonderful time. It will be so neat to see the photos taken. I am not too good at taking photos and I always like seeing the ones my SIL take because that is what she does best!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

The Flowers look so pretty nice mix of color.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

It looks like such a special day. I love the black & white chair and all of the special touches you added to the snacks.

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

What a beautiful day!!
I love the colors and the smiles and your daughter is just glowing!
You DO NOT look old enough to be a grandma!!
How petite and cute you are!
Your sister, J, doesn't look fat, by the way!
The Eat me and Drink Me signs are definitely a must at my next gig--thanks for the idea! ;)
Hugs to you and your precious family!
~me

xinex said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. You set everything so nicely, love the orange and green combo. The food looks so good and your daughter is so cute..Christine

Room to Inspire said...

Looks like a great party! Everything looks fabulous and I love those adorable trays.

Chelsea

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Everything looks lovely! Love the black and white chair and the chalkboard trays are so cute!

Manuela

Paula said...

How sweet Kathy! Looks like it was a beautiful shower...love that diaper cake!

Anita said...

Looks like it was a wonderful day!! The food looks so yummy too. There is nothing more exciting than a new baby:-)

Jane said...

It looks like you hosted a lovely shower with so much attention to detail!!
Love the pic of you and your sister!
Jane

Sailing Simply said...

Looks like everything turned out beautifully! Love your flower color choices and the food looked delicious! I also love how you diplayed your food on the table too! So creative! Great looking family!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It is beautiful. I love the whimsy of the eat me, drink me signs :). Congrats to your daughter and soon-to-be son-in-law and congrats to you soon-to-be Granny!!!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

You did such a great job...everything is beautiful. Congratulations on the baby...aren't you just about to bust. I am so happy for you and you'll never be the same after your hold that little one for the first time. You'll be a goner.

baby gifts said...

You really did such a great job! Your daughter is so lucky to have you as her mother. Congratulations! I think everything turned out well. Thanks for sharing photos.

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