At the beginning of August, my mom threw me a baby shower in Meridian and here we are 3 weeks later and I'm still thinking about it! It was a total blast! She let me take part in the planning since creativity is completely my thing and also, it gave me something to focus my time on when I had so much of it just a few short weeks ago over the summer. ;) We decided to blend confetti and bow ties into the theme of the shower after being inspired by the spotty line by Toot Sweet at Zurchers for the paper products and table cloths. As far as the bow tie aspect of the theme, well there is just something about a baby boy in a bow tie (or a big boy in a bow tie if Nic would ever wear one for that matter ;)) that is just adorable to me. I made the invitations for the shower in Photoshop. The edges were sprinkled with different colored confetti dots and had a big B with a bow tie in the middle of it that said, B is for baby boy, bow ties, and brunch.
For brunch foods we had lemon raspberry and carrot bran muffins that were so yummy from Great Harvest, two different kinds of egg casseroles, fruit cups with whipped cream and sprinkles on top, and orange juice with blue stripey straws!
The tables were decorated with mason jars that had baby's breath and bow ties on a stick! There was also a bow tie making station where guests could make a bow tie for baby Williamson and pin it to a onesie that was strung around the patio on a clothes line. They turned out so cute, I can't wait for him to wear them!
The fun really began when we played the two games my mom and her friend had planned for us. All of us were seated around one giant table which made it even more fun to be able to see everyone and interact during the games. I liked that the games were just relaxing and low key. First we played a baby scategories name game where we had to come up with a boy name for every letter of the alphabet. If someone came up with the same name as you for a certain letter, you had to cross off the name and couldn't count it just like in the real Scategories game. If Nic and I didn't already have a name in mind, it would have been perfect for coming up with a bunch of ideas because people shared such great names! My mom's best friend Janel won and made sure everyone knew it. ;) I'm pretty sure there was some cheating involved because she used names no one ever heard of and then claimed they were Hebrew or something. HA
The second game was the diaper game. Ya know, different chocolate bars melted in diapers. People got crazy and naturally Janel claimed she won again. lol
I opened our gifts the last part of the shower and we got so many wonderful things!! Our car was packed for the drive home and the second we got there we were setting up strollers and car seats because let's face it, we just couldn't wait a second longer!
^ animal finger puppets ^
^ dinosaurs, corn cobs, and bear jammies OH MY! ^
^ handmade baby blankets by sweet neighbors ^
^ the most adorable diaper tricycle and blanket cake ^
^ new books and Sophie the giraffe! ^
The best part of all... getting to see so many friends and family members! It meant so much to me to have them all there. This baby is truly loved! A big thank you to everyone who came and to my sweet mom for such a wonderful day!