March 2011

I looked high and low for the perfect invitation for a baby shower I’m planning. The shower is for a baby girl and will be in early May. The colors are hot pink, tangerine and lemon (see previous post “Lovin’ that Summer Feeling”). I wanted the invitation to be fun, pretty and eye catching, but I didn’t want the same old thing I’ve seen a million times, and I definitely didn’t want pastels in pink, lavender and yellow. Not that I don’t like those colors, but this isn’t that kind of baby shower. It’s bright, and bold and needed an invitation that conveyed that. I ran across a how-to on pocket invitations, which I love, so I thought I would give it a try. The invitation consists of a main invitation card and 3 insert cards for RSVP information, directions and registry information. Keep in mind this is a rough cut, there’s still some perfecting to be done. I’m still playing with the color a little bit, mainly  on the main invite card, I’m thinking of going with pink on orange instead of white on orange. I also may change the insert cards to either pink/orange or pink/white. What do you think?


Here’s a goodie that arrived in the mail today. I ordered them for the hot pink, tangerine and lemon colored shower I’m planning for this May for a baby girl (See post: Loving that Summer Feeling). I ordered these from Land of Nod. They came in a variety of colors, I chose the orange ones with hot pink handles….so cute!

I plan to use the smaller two for stands/decorations on the candy buffet and I’m using the larger one for a price is right type game where guests will guess the cost of a case filled with baby products (diaper cream, orajel, a bottle, etc). The person who guesses the closest without going over wins a prize and the mom gets the case filled with the baby products! Win Win!

Next month is coming up fast and by the time I get back from vacation, my next baby shower will be only a few weeks away. We finally decided on a restaurant to hold the shower and I’ve been trying to think up ways to turn a basic restaurant table and surroundings into a festive baby shower. As any of you party me perfect followers will know, I’ve been a bit obsessed with diaper cakes lately. Well, the two thoughts combined and I’ve come up with the perfect centerpiece for the baby shower….

I took an 8″ diaper cake, placed a 4″ high vase in the center, filled the vase with green and white flowers……and voila….the perfect baby shower centerpiece! In my head I saw gerber daisies, but there were none at the store so I used this arrangement for now. As you can see, I wrapped the diaper cake with green monkey ribbon backed with aqua colored ribbon. I then added a medallion (which I used my new cricut to make!) with the monogram of  the soon to arrive baby.There are two medallions, one on each side, so it will look good no matter which side of the table you’re sitting on.

I mocked up the table setting below, which includes one of my cupcake cuties (diaper cupcakes) at each place setting.  The cupcake cuties double as favors (along with an edible goodie from All Jarred Up!) The actual shower will have about 15 people, but I used my kitchen table to get an idea of how the setting will look.

I absolutely love this centerpiece and setting. I can’t wait to see it at the shower!

I finally decided to order a cricut and I have no idea why I didn’t do it sooner! I remember seeing them in stores and on tv and all over the place and I thought about getting one, but for some reason forgot about it and never did. I even considered getting one for a friend for her birthday a couple years ago, but never thought of getting one for myself. Well I finally ordered one on Friday and thanks to Amazon’s two day shipping it arrived today and I’m already addicted! Can’t wait to decide on (and show everyone) my first project! Stay tuned……!

I’ve been meaning to share this link to the Guest Book Store. This site offers personalized guestbooks for almost any occasion you can think of….weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, anniversarys, birthdays and “other”. The books come personalized with the name of the person/couple and the date of the event. You can also choose from a variety of covers in different colors and patterns. These guestbooks are fun, functional and a great icebreaker! Check them out today! I’ve used them for two events so far and I plan to use them for 2 more upcoming events! I love them!

I know, I know….another diaper cake, but look at it! It’s beautiful! I love the blue and green and I love the patterns. Just wanted to share! My planning for the two baby showers continues….when those are over, I promise the blog won’t be so baby-centric. And I will be sure to share pics of both the parties once they are all put together.