No, no, not my baby…well sort of. My brother and sister-in-law’s baby….so kind of like mine, but not really. My baby brother (10 years younger than me!) is going to have a baby….waaaaahhhh! How can this be when it was just yesterday he was a 10 year old twerp and I was a young and fresh 20 year old college student?! But alas, it is true. He and his wife are having their first baby this spring, and it’s a girl!! So naturally, I was thrilled when given the opportunity to host their baby shower.
I love hosting parties, I love being creative with the decorations, and I love “setting the scene” in the house. I do not love it enough to do it for a living. Holy moly I was exhausted by the time everyone left. I think I stress so much about everything being perfect that I mentally just crash when it’s all over. But I think it turned out perfect for a perfect couple to celebrate their perfect baby, if I do say so myself.
The color scheme was purple with an organic twist and I made most of the decorations. First the tissue paper pom-poms I tacked to the ceiling (shhhh, don’t tell the hubby!):
I covered recycled food cans in craft paper and burlap and tied purple raffia around it to make flower pots:
Yes, that would be a dessert assortment platter! In lieu of Hostess (boo!!) we had to go with Little Debbie!
And of course a homemade banner:
I made thank you notes for my sister-in-law and asked everyone to write their address on the envelopes:
And my favorite contribution, courtesy of an idea from Pinterest….a hot chocolate bar, complete with add-ons such as caramel, chocolate chips, crushed peppermint candies, cinnamon, coffee, marshmallows and whipped cream!
My new favorite additions to hot chocolate? Cinnamon and peppermint!
But some things I know better than to attempt myself, and that would be cookies. Sure, I could make a mean chocolate chip cookie, but nothing I could do would come close to the artistic talent of my friend of 2 Sweets.
The dots are a dangerously, perfect bite-sized cookie…next thing you know you’ve had 10 “bites”! Yikes!
And the cute contribution of my sister-in-law’s best friend, a diaper buggy (so cute!!):
And my own crafty gift (of which my favorite part was ironing the itty, bitty, cutie patootie 0-3 month onesies!!):
So all in all, I think the party was a success. Now we just need the baby! 9 more weeks to go!
The parents-to-be (look at that cute baby bump!):
And the hostesses with the mostesses:
I hope you enjoyed my weekend event as much as I did!