Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sugar & Spice: A baby shower

My friend Amy is due to have her own baby girl on May 7th (just one day before my due date!) so we (Me, Freya, Kendal, and Tanya) threw a little baby shower for her yesterday. Pink is Amy's signature color, so we went with a Sugar & Spice theme.

It was so fun to let that girly girl flag fly uninhibited. Everything was pink and lacy, and all the food was tiny and sweet. Thanks for letting us throw you a party Amy! I can't wait to meet that sweet baby girl in May.

Check out more pictures of this shower in Freya's recap post here.



 Menu: Yogurt Parfaits (Fruit, yogurt, and granola), mini-quiche, mini-cheese balls/crackers, cream puffs, mini-cinnamon rolls, eclairs, powered donuts, mini strawberry cupcakes.

We served lemonade and water in dainty china teacups. I've never felt so fancy (or scared that I was going to drop my cup...).

We had a few activities for guests to complete at their leisure; they could leave a note of advice/encouragement, write their address on an envelope (to help Amy out with all those thank you notes!) and attempt to guess which age the parents-to-be were in a few adorable baby/childhood photos.




Sources

Invites:
Designed with these free fonts: Castellar, Ecuyer DAX, & Callie's Hand

Menu:
Parfait Bar (Yogurt, Granola, & Fruit)
Mini Cheese Balls & Crackers
Mini Quiche (Sam's Club)
Mini Eclairs (Publix, Freezer Aisle)
Mini Powdered donuts (Publix)
Mini Cupcakes (Homemade by Kendal)
Mini Snickerdoodle Cookies (Homemade by Tanya)
Mini Cinnamon Rolls (Homemade by Freya using crescent roll dough)
Pink Lemonade & Ice Water served in vintage teacups

Decor:
Tissue Paper Fans (Devra Party Supply)
Kraft Paper Windmills (Tutorial here)
Accordion style pinwheels (Tutorial here)
Paper Doily Banners (No tutorial...just fold doilies in half and put on a string...)
Fresh pink and white mini roses (Flower section at Publix)

Favors:
DIY Sugar Scrub (in recycled baby food jars)

1 1/2 cup sugar (white or brown)
1/4 cup olive oil (or almond oil)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (for scent)
1/4 tsp pink coloring



The activity instructions and other printables we used are below--just right click, open each image in a new window and save as.  They're all yours!











7 comments:

Meagan@Meagan Tells All said...

I FORGOT THE SCRUB! Curse!!!!

Such a gorgeous shower. You girls have such talent!! Excited for your shower in a couple of weeks!

Amy & Miikael said...

You ladies did such an amazing job! I had such a wonderful time and loved all the pink!I'm pretty sure someone will pin this post to pinterest because the decorations and set up were picture perfect.

The Hargretts said...

My kitchen wall never looked so empty and sad. Those pin wheels, fans, etc. were by far the best decoration. So beautiful!

freya said...

that was pretty much perfection. and you make it so easy! best co-hostess award goes to you!

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

Seriously, can you come live with me and plan all my parties/decorate my house/and just generally make my life more beautiful? :) You guys did a great job! I'm sure the mom-to-be was ecstatic! Wish I could be partyin' with y'all!

winslo02 said...

Do you guys have a template for the invite? Thank you!

Lindy Allen said...

Hi winslo02! You didn't leave an e-mail address, but I did go ahead and add a template for an invite that anyone is welcome to use. Just let me know if you need anything else!

Lindy