As Mary Lee Underberg, my fellow baby shower hostess said, “It’s so weird. We’re having baby showers for our babies.”
Where has the time gone? How did we get to giving baby showers for our friends’ children when it seems only yesterday we gathered for play dates with them in each others’ homes?
Sunday, December 14, 2013, Mary Lee, Betty Selness and I put on a baby shower for Erin (Lindvall) Carr, who’s expecting to deliver her first child mid-January. She’s expecting a boy. Here’s how our day looked. Many, many thanks to Mary Lee and Betty for their amazing culinary skills and thanks, Becky Berg, for your creative abilities to imagine and design a very special moment in time for us all. If you need a reasonably-priced creative idea or want someone to create or join with you in creating a special event, Becky is your gal. Contact her at 612-804-5450. You’ll soon see why you will be saving that phone number to beautify your next event.
By her having a Pinterest board, Erin helped a lot. She had pinned two adorable pictures that Becky and I used as our “base” idea. Here are some pictures of our event and what we did to shower a new mom-to-be!
We used the neutral colors, as they are Erin’s chosen colors for her baby’s room.
From there, we created our own motifs. It’s amazing to see what spurs Becky to new creative ideas she sees on Pinterest.
Here’s a collection:
The bottom middle image is of brown paper packaged with a grey-and-white striped ribbon. Stamped in white paint are the words, “love bug,” little sunshine,” and “sweet baby boy.”
Bottom right image is a Michael’s $1.00 frame and a sheet of scrapbook paper found at Jo-Ann fabrics for $.99. The insert is a grey scrapbook paper with polka-dot vellum on top. Becky used a grey circle and stamped a “C,” for that little added something to make the frame pop.
Middle bottom right picture is a three-tier cake platter with homemade lemon bars and brownies and a variety of “bundtinis” from Eden Prairie’s Nothing Bundt Cakes
Middle top right picture is a recycled Yankee Candle container with a wide striped grey with a thin strip of polka-dot grey. slipped through the wider ribbon. Mini canvas and stand were a dollar each at Michael’s. Becky found a saying and used Mod-Podge to add a vintage feel to the canvas. Candles are simply tea light holders. I purchased the tea light fuel cells on Amazon.
The project that was the most unique and fun, though, was creating a movable lamp using a Chinese Paper Lantern. We followed the Pottery Barn video for this. Ours turned out like this:
Last, but not least, we had a popcorn bar for guests to take home as party favors. I was inspired by U Create’s blog and downloaded her free images for the shakers, then converted the pink to blue trim.
Betty and Mary Lee provided excellent nibbles. Here’s Betty’s delicious recipe for Phyllo Cups:
and Mary Lee’s yummy pinwheels
We had a lovely time sharing in the celebration of this little baby boy growing inside of Erin and we can’t wait until he arrives. Congratulations to the mother-to-be!