Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A pink and green baby shower

A dear friend of mine, Amy, announced that she was having a THIRD baby... and at that moment my wheels began turning. SHOWER. I wanted to host a baby shower for her! She had 2 boys and we just KNEW she just HAD to have a girl.
18 weeks came and I got the call from Amy (with my joy!) that she was expecting a girl!

Her nursery was done in pink and green and we decided to go with that color scheme for the shower.

It all starts with the invites (pink and green of course!)





The tables were simple. I used nice heavyweight wrapping paper (YES wrapping paper) for a table runner. Mums were in season so I grabbed a few big pots and cut them apart for these little vases running down the center of the tables.





Each guest had a place setting that looked like so. I meant to take a picture of the food! I was too wrapped up in entertaining and running games.

We served chicken crescent rolls (chicken salad inside crescent roll puffed pastry that you bake - it looks like its all wrapped up - so pretty!) Spinach salad with almonds and mandarin oranges and a poppyseed dressing. Homemade organic cranberry sauce. (This was a fall shower). We also had artichoke and cheddar cheese quiche for appetizers.

Edit to say - I found a pic of a group where the food was showing (a little!) Here is the cropped picture. It had been dug into already. You can see the chicken crescent puff and the salad, and the mini quiche. (All homemade!) Pink punch was served w/ limes (pink and green!)


We played several games. Guess the baby animal name game.. the winner won a (cutely wrapped) glass polkadot embossed serving dish. We had 6 winners total!
Guess the number of jelly beans in the bottle (pink and green beans, of course!) The 3rd game was the baby price is right. (guess the cost of the baby items)
I made cookies (my mom had the perfect cookie cutters, of course!) Baby bibs and baby carriages. Pink and green ;-)


Sweet station! I made red velvet cupcakes and I made them more "pink" than red. Adorned the homemade cream cheese frosting with pink and green m&ms.... totally fit the theme!
Makes me want to eat one now!

And of course, being the partyzilla I am, I always HAVE to have a special desert for the guest of honor. Amy got a huge red velvet cake for herself! Note - she did NOT eat the whole thing! HAHA!
Favors - my all time favorite part of the party. Since we did a good number of winner gifts, I decided to do cookies with luggage tags! Each guest had a luggage tag wrapped around their cookies in a cute cellophane bag.

www.andersruff.etsy.com - we sell luggage tag designs. For $15 we will design a cute tag and even customize the front and back of the design (front with name, back with phone number or whatever you want). Kinkos has laminating stations where you can do about 6 per sheet of heavy laminate. ($1.99 per sheet!) Its a GREAT way to personalize a favor and a great keepsake!


Since her shower... she welcomed her perfect little baby girl! Zoe!
We designed her birth announcements. Here they are!

She used our printer for the announcements, so of course we got to create a matching backside (since all printing INCLUDES full color front and back!)

FRONT:

BACK:

Zoe is just the sweetest little girl ever!!!

If you are interested in the announcement style (we can change it for a boy, too) - we have it on our etsy shop. www.andersruff.etsy.com

We also have luggage tag designing for sale (ANY theme or party we can come up with a design):
http://www.etsy.com/shop/andersruff?section_id=6757262

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