Wednesday, August 7, 2013

My Sister's Baby Shower.

A week and a half ago, I hosted a baby shower for my sister. It went really well, so I wanted to share some of the decor.

I made the same cake as I did on the 4th of July. I only did two layers in this cake. I had enough circles left over to make a little topper. I used cake pop sticks to hold it up. The cake stand is from our wedding, I think I found it on (it came with a cover). The "N" is from Michael's, it came in a funky green colors, so I spray painted to match my colors. The frame is also from Michael's. I found a bunch and used them to label the food. I did not paint those and just got lucky with the colors. There are two more smaller ones that I didn't get any photos of.

I had enough of the paper garland I sewed together to stretch across the living room quite a few times. I even had extra to put up in the kitchen.

I made "thank you's" for everyone out of little pots from Menard's and flowers from the local flower mart down the street. I used washi tape to just add little thank you notes to each one.

I bought white gift bags from Target and added fun ribbons to them. I just found a multi-pack from Michael's (was by the little frames) that matched my colors. For prizes I used cheap nail polish and some fun things from the "dollar" section of Target. 

Above I was still setting up, but it's the only zoomed out shot I have. I love my green wall, but it really doesn't work well for photos...

The menu consisted of wraps from Whole Foods, cake, some sort of dill pasta salad my mom made, fruit, caesar salad, and lemonade.

I found the fun straws on etsy. The drink dispenser and cake stand it sits on are from World Market. I added some lace to the cake stand to make it pretty with hot glue. I figured hot glue would be easy to pick off. I also put four large glops of glue on the top of the cake stand to help stabilize the drink dispenser and keep it from sliding. The little bird house has been rocking my kitchen table since around mother's day.

I just used lemonade (pre-made to save time) and just added a few drops of blue food coloring.

And finally a shot of the cut cake. I did better this time. Sort of. But I definitely improved from the last cake to this one. Bonus, I even got asked for the recipe!

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