My baby sister & her husband are ready to have their 1st BABY!! I am so excited to have a nephew on the way! Last week I threw them a BaBy Q!! This took a few months of planning & scouring the net for some ideas I could borrow & change up!
Right off the bat I knew I would have to make my own invitations...nothing store bought would do in this instance so I made my very own with a moving mini pinwheel & all! I didn't manage to get a picture of it on my camera BUT I did take a picture of the shadow box I gave my sister to commemorate the baby shower itself & one of the invites is in there!
Aside from planning my wedding, this was the next biggest party I have planned! (I know right!)
I wanted every detail to be as close to perfect as possible & I wanted my sister to have a baby shower that would be very memorable for them. Here are some things I created just for her & her Hubs (& baby Bradley of course)
Here is the Birthday wishes box I created for him. If you have never seen this before...it is very cool! Every guest writes a wish on a numbered piece of "pretty" paper & it gets wrapped & taped around a birthday candle. Every year on his birthday he will read that years birthday wish! Just ingenious! I 1st discovered this on A Turtles Life For me blog http://aturtleslifeforme.blogspot.com/I have never seen or heard of it before so I just had to do it! In that Blog she used a candle wallet......very CUTE!
I used a store bought heavy duty card board box & used Mod Podge to seal the paper on after I stamped all over the top :)I wanted to be sure the box would last for many years & in my opinion Mod Podge is good for that~I also made sure the inside of the box was done too
Wish one Complete!!
I found that a silver sharpie worked best for the apron project. I also had a bib for guests to write on but that was just REALLY hard to write on! lesson learned on that one!
everyone loved the mini boxes & The rub was good too
(we used that same rub on the chicken & brisket served that day)
OH & the cake plate!!! I made that too!!!! I will go more in detail on that in a later post
I deemed these chairs the Thrones...this is where Mom & Dad got to open all the gifts!
Isn't that the CUTEST onesie EVER!
Full on dessert HEAVEN!! I also made all those pinwheels & let me just say, it was a lot of fun, I haven't made paper pinwheels since I was a little girl!!
I had a really good time with the aqua & red color scheme too! Very fun colors!
Can you believe we had about 30 people in there at one point!! amazing!
Here was the food table
(& somehow I never managed to get a picture of all the wonderful BBQ items the Mr. made)
I made those pom poms ~not from a kit either! :) took a couple of tries to get it right but in the end I was very pleased with them!
This is the banner I made for Mr. Bradley's room. The only thing pre-made on this were the shiny chipboard letters. I had SO much fun making this that I see a lot of banners for all in the future (Like try one banner for every holiday) yes indeed, complete fun!
I was so excited about this banner, that I couldn't wait for my sister to see it, it was like Christmas for me watching her get a look at it for the 1st time.
This shower was a lot of fun to put together & I really have to hand it to the Mr. because he put up with me going a little crazy over it & he helped me tremendously that day so that I could enjoy myself (thank you Mr.~xoxo)
Ahhhh The King of his Grill