Planning a baby shower can sometimes
but at the same time it is so much fun. Especially when you're planning it
for someone you love as much
as I love my niece.
This shower was in my backyard last June.
I could not find an invitation
but they were handmade to go along
with our birdie theme.
The front of the card said,
"come help Jennifer feather her nest".
I find that having a theme
really helps to bring all your plans together.
Our refreshments also went along
with our garden party little birdie theme.
We had blue bird sugar cookies.
I dripped pretzels into white chocolate
to form the nests and then
decorated with tiny speckled jelly beans.
Sandwiches were egg salad,
ham salad and cucumber
with little paper bird tooth picks.
The paper birdie tooth picks, the birdie
tags on the gifts for game winners,
and the birds and banner flags were
all made from recycled wall paper books. There are so many pretty soft printed pages
in these books and usually if you hit the right day at the wallpaper store, they are absolutely free.
Although our mommy was having a boy,
it still seemed like a great time
to have her little niece and cousins put on a
fashion show (I had planned the fashion show before I knew it was going to be a boy).
The ladies attending the shower loved it.
The little girls had so much fun
dressing up like "Fancy Nancy",
so all in all it was a little extra party fun!
I found them all at thrift shops
and yard sales.
I made little net circles
and filled them with black sunflower seeds.
The front of the tags read,
"Black Sunflower Seeds",
and the back read,
"feed the birds or plant 1/2" deep ~ keep soil wet until they sprout, then enjoy cut flowers all summer".
This was my garden scarecrow.
She wore a knit top with enough give
to stick a larger rubber ball under it.
I have a photo of our mommy
standing next to her comparing tummies.
The shower was so much fun
I'm sure a good memory
for our guest of honor,
and that's what it's all about.
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Have a wonderful day, Connie