Frogs, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails Themed Baby Shower August 07 2013, 2 Comments
The only thing better than having a baby is your sister having a baby. I had the honor to throw her a shower with her best friend Kaci. My sweet sister Tami and her wonderful husband Devin had been waiting for this pregnancy a long time! So Kaci and I knew we had to throw her an amazing shower. Kaci was generous enough to offer her backyard so we could have an outdoor brunch, is there a more perfect month for that than July? We had a very bright and sunny day! Since this is Tami's first baby and first boy we decided it would be a great opportunity to use Party Boutique's Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails baby shower kit!
Kaci's backyard was perfect for the shower! We were able to string twine from the fence to the house and hang lanterns and pom-poms for a more intimate and festive setting. We placed all the tables and chairs underneath the "lantern canopy" we created.
We placed the buffet and beverage tables outside on the patio so our guests could reach them easily. We decided to serve brunch and have "mini" foods, which included mini cinnamon rolls, mini croissants, and mini bundt cakes. We hung the custom "Baby Matthew" sign above the table and used the party labels to make cupcake toppers for our bundtinis.
We served juices and chocolate milk in plastic milk bottles with chevron striped straws. This was a great way to use the custom party favors and further incorporate our theme! Since it was a hot July morning, instead of coffee we had chilled frappuccinos complete with a festive straw!
We set the tables with everything our guests would need. We used adorable blue chevron plate settings, these allowed us to add color and pattern to the tables and make for an easy cleanup! Also on the table were color-coordinated mini hand-sanitizers with tags that read "You've touched Tami's life, now you can touch her baby". The sanitizers served as a party favor, decor and the guests could use them before they ate brunch! Also placed right on the table were the shower games, which made the transition from eating to games much easier and the guests were able to write on the tables. To finish off the table we filled mason jars with fresh blue and white hydrangeas. We had always planned to get chevron table runners but just simply ran out of time (shhh, don't tell), so we just used color-coordinating scrapbook paper to place under the flower. I think it turned out great!
As a parting favor for our guests we created a "cookie bar" which included our Momma-to-be's favorite cookie selections. Guests could select the cookies they wanted and place them in a chevron striped bag and seal them with a favor sticker to enjoy later.
We had a great time, the weather stayed cool for us and we had about 25 ladies join us for brunch. We were all just over joyed for Tami. Look at this beautiful momma, isn't she glowing?
The Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails theme is now available!
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Bundtinis: Nothing Bundt Cake