Friday, April 11, 2014

All American Baby Shower

Today is baby’s estimated date or arrival, so I thought it would be a good day to show the best baby shower EVER …

My mother in law and sister in law are rock star party planners – they came up with all of the ideas and everything went just perfectly.

The Décor …
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Super cute sign welcoming the guests.
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The patriotic gift area. 
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That wagon with the flag bunting was the perfect place to put the gifts.
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Another chalkboard sign before the food inviting guests to enjoy their picnic out on the blankets or sit at a table if they could not. 
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They used moving blankets as picnic blankets which went perfectly with the color scheme.  A square piece of fabric on most of the blankets brought the colors (red, white, and blue) out to the eating area without distracting from the beautiful backdrop. 
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Like I said – a beautiful backdrop!
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The floral centerpieces were borrowed from another event.
Adding a flag to the floral piece was the perfect patriotic touch.
The guests enjoying their picnic lunch. 

The Food …
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The food table was decorated with red, white, and blue fabric.  The napkins are from Pottery Barn and I fell in love with them!  They belong to a family friend, but you can get your own set here.  
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This shower was during lunch, so the menu consisted of a sandwich, carrots and celery, chips, and a cutie all packaged into an adorable brown box tied with a bow. 
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Each box was labeled with the sandwich meat so guest could grab and go. 
Kids lunches were also labeled and consisted of a PB&J sandwich, a cutie, fruit snacks, carrots and celery, and a cheese stick.
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Guests could also grab a fruit skewer – they were adorable and tasty!
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The dessert table was also decorated and even more delicious!
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Pie in mason jars – apple and cherry.
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Red, white, and blue sixlets. Also, not pictures rice krispy treats dipped in red, white, and blue candy coating, dipped oreos, and red & white mints.

Photo Booth …
Stacey (my Sister in Law) set up her camera on timer in front of this patriot backdrop.
She also made cute props to go with the photo booth. 
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Here she is!
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My Sister in law, mother in law, me, my momma, and my sister. 
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Michael and me. 

I am not a center of attention kind of person but this shower was perfect!  I wasn’t the center of attention this little baby growing in my uterus was.  The baby was showered with so much love and support.  I truly believe it takes a community to raise a child and Michael and I are so lucky to have such an amazing community of supportive family and friends. 

1 comment:

Deenie said...

Such a wonderful shower to welcome your little one!