You all know by now that I'm pregnant (or if you didn't, you do now), but you probably didn't know that Chiquitita, my neighbor is too! In fact, she's due in 3 weeks! I threw here a baby shower today and it was awesome (if I do say so myself-which I totally do). Her last name is Byrd (I asked if I could put that online and she said sure), so I decided to go with the theme Birds and Bees. Get it? Byrd/Bird? Yep, I'm clever like that. These are the invited I made. I used 2 different scrap book papers, a Martha Stewart 3D bee sticker and a clip art bird (I put a sticky foam under the bird to give it a 3D look too).
This is the food table. I made tissue paper pom poms (OMG, so easy! I can't believe I haven't done this before) and cute out some birds from the same scrap book paper I used for the invites. Oh, BTW, the first tissue paper pom pom I made was a hot mess. I folded the paper on the long side instead of the short side and it so did not work. D'oh!
For food we had Bruschetta, pasta salad, fruit skewers, hot spinach artichoke dip, cookies, punch and cake. The super awesome Hoosier Mom (who will one day update her blog!) made the cake. There are close ups below.
Tissue paper pom poms (there are a million tutorials online, just put "tissue paper pom poms" in your search box and they'll pop up) and cut out birds. Since I don't have a Silhouette (sadness), those birds were all cut out by hand. I printed off a bird from MS Word, traced it onto the scrap book paper and cut them out. I think the effect is cute.
Cutlery and napkin caddy. I used some left over tissue paper to make the little flower on top. I also made a corsage for Chiquitita the same way.
Fruit Skewers! Yummy!
The gift/favor table (before all the gifts arrived). The favors were personalized candy bars and egg shaped candles. BTW, James Bond made all the bird's nests for me. He's my new crafting hero!
Look at this cake!!! Is it not adorable???? AND it was delicious. Hoosier Mom rocks! We took some left over bee stickers and put them on wire to make it look like they were flying around the hive.
Me and Chiquitita.
Since I too am pregnant, I didn't want to do any physical shower games (and I'm not a fan of the games where you have to taste things-especially that dirty diaper/candy bar game), we did a simple game where the names of animals were listed and everyone had to write down what the baby is called. This is harder than it sounds. Do you know what a baby platypus is called? A puggle! Who knew? Well, actually I did, but only because it was mentioned once on Phineas and Ferb. The prize was the two potted plants on the gift table. Things got really serious when they found out the plants were up for grabs.
We mostly sat around and chatted and ate (way too much). It was loads of fun. I hope you enjoyed your peek at the birds and bees baby shower!