Today was Baby Emma’s shower. It’s one I’ve been planning for a while. The theme for this shower was based in color….hot pink, tangerine and lemon, and over time, I found flowers appearing often as well! Here’s the pictures!

I set up a candy buffet to add some color and to use as favors

Here’s a close-up of the cake….and yes, even it was pink and yellow!

This was the entry table. It held the diaper cake, guest packets, “Price is Right” game basket, the onsie for guests to sign for the baby, name tags (decorated with pink, orange and yellow sharpies!), a “guess the number” game (in this case, guess how many chocolates) and a beach themed gift box for the guest whose birthday was the closest to the mom’s due date.

Here’s a closer picture of the Price is Right basket and the gift box. The gift baskets contained a beach towel, insulated cup, sunscreen and after sun lotion.

Diaper cake!

A pink and orange polka dot onsie for Baby Emma, signed by each guest….perfect for framing!

As guests arrived they each took a guess at the day Baby Emma will arrive.

Each person wrote their name on a tag, and pinned it to the day of their choosing.

The entry table also held these guests packets. Each packet contained the 2 paper based games we played, an 8×8 scrap-booking page we used to make the guestbook and a blank card where each guest wrote advice for the mom to be.

Here are a few of the pages made for the guestbook, and the book itself. Pictures will be added to each page.

The gift table held an “Emma” sign, painted to match the color scheme.

This is a pin I made for the mommy to be to wear, but unfortunately I left it at home!

The shower was held outside on a patio in the community center of my friend’s neighborhood. The colors looked beautiful together, especially out in the bright sunshine!

Here’s a peek at the due date calendar I just made for a baby shower this weekend. As the guests arrive they will take a tag, write their name on it and then pin the tag to the day they think Baby Emma will arrive. The mom’s due date is June 8, so the calendar goes from a week before til a week after. I cut everything, except for the tags, with my cricut. I planned on making the tags as well, but I ran across these in target and they matched perfectly so why not save myself some time and effort. Take a look!

Here’s an update to a previous post, Pocket Invitations… A Success. After making the mock up of the invitation, we worked out some details, changed the main card color and went on to make the full set. These invitations are for a baby shower planned in may, but can be customized for any event. The invites consist of a main invitation card and 4 inserts: “special requests”, “RSVP”, “location” and “registry”. Take a look!

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!

Check out my latest creation….cupcake cuties! Theses diaper cupcakes are great for a baby shower as a gift for mom or individually as a favor for guests! They also make a great hospital gift for a new mom to celebrate the birth of her little sweetie!