Sunday, May 18, 2008

Operation: I Love Mama - Complete

This Saturday was the baby shower event of the year. It has been many months of preparation leading up to a 2 hour event that was over in a flash. Nicole, the proud Mama-to-be, was delighted with the decorations, the food and all the work that the party planners put in for her party. We had perfect weather. It was sunny and warm, so all the guests were dolled up in beautiful Spring dresses. We played Baby Shower Mad Libs, a Baby Memory Game and Baby Shower Bingo, while Nicole opened her huge stack of gifts.

It was so nice to finally reveal my centerpiece. This project proved to be much more work than I had originally planned, but it turned out better than I expected. I will post more on the construction of my centerpiece later this week. (All the Moms have been dieing to see it, so I promised pictures this weekend.) The idea for the centerpiece came from the need to display my Cake Lolipops, inspired by Bakerella. All the guests got to take home a few as a shower favor.

I was really happy with how everything turned out. All the work was worth it to see how happy Nicole was to know how much her friends care about her and how excited we all are for her new baby.

7 comments:

Alessandra said...

the centerpiece is gorgeous!!! what did you use to keep the flowers looking so fresh? is there water inside?

Kanani said...

wow! sounds like you had a really great time. the lollipop cakes are really cute! I assume it's a boy?

Shannon said...

Alessandra, thanks for your comment. The flowers in the middle of the centerpiece are in a vase full of water. The flowers on the sides were freshly cut from the stems an hour before the party. I don't imagine they lasted more than a day or so.

Kanani, you are correct that my friend is having a boy. They are naming him Austin Joseph, AJ for short. I can't wait to be an honorable aunty.

Anonymous said...

you should be a professional party planner (more than a caterer). Everything you put together is just so beautiful and unique!

Tommy & Nicole Smith said...

It was the greatest baby shower ever! I'm amazed by how much work you girls put into it and how fantastic it turned out!! I'm jealous of your creative talents! I'm so glad I got to know you!

Tommy & Nicole Smith said...

By the way, I reused this decoration at Theresa's shower in Iowa and it was a hit! Not only is she going to reuse it for mine there next weekend, but one of our other friends is pregnant and they're going to reuse it for her's as well!! I'm going to take pictures of all 4 lives this centerpiece will have so we can see how different it looks each time!

Kanani said...

Where are you these days?