Saturday, April 10, 2010

Because I'm a little bit crazy...


One thing you should know about me is that I LOVE throwing showers. Love it! Baby showers, bridal showers...whatever kind of shower. I just love hosting parties. I'm one of those weird people who loves coming up with a menu, trying out new and creative ways to decorate and dress up a table, organize games, get neat prizes for the games, and make homemade thank you presents for guests to take home.My good friend, Maddy's Mom is expecting baby #2 in four weeks. I jumped at the opportunity to throw her a shower.
The very first THREE LAYER cake I have ever made! It's actually a diaper cake. So much fun to make!
I quickly learned that there's a reason I'm not a cake decorator by profession. I'm just not good at decorating cakes! The above photo is the baby shower cake I made for the event. Below are the cupcakes I made.

One of MM's friends helped me with the party. It was so much fun! She made a stunning money tree (where guests could pin money to the tree to contribute to getting a stroller for MM). She also helped me with putting together the guest giveaways and made a fruit tray and veggie platter.

The baby shower spread also included pumpernickel bread with spinach dip, fruit punch, bite sized cream cheese rolls (three flavours: smoked salmon, roasted red pepper, and garlic-herb), cake (lemon with vanilla icing), cupcakes (chocolate and vanilla with cream cheese frosting), and Chinese wontons (wontons courtesy of my Mom and Dad). One of our friends brought a layered dip and tortilla chips too. We were certainly not lacking in the food department.
We played some fun baby shower games. This morning, I made homemade baby food (strawberry and blueberry) for my "Feed the baby" game. All the guests were paired into Mommies and babies. The Mommies had to feed the babies, and the first team to finish the baby food won a prize.

Another game we played was the "Change the baby" game. Each Mom was given a Cabbage Patch Kid to strip, diaper, and change. The person who finished the fastest was the winner.

Throughout the afternoon, we played the clothes peg game. Each guest had a clothes peg to wear and if anyone said the word "Baby", their clothes peg was taken from them. The person with the most clothes pegs at the end won a prize.

I also had a station where guests could decorate onesies for the baby and sign the pages I made for the baby's scrapbook.
I got Maddy and the baby matching big sister and little sister summer dresses. I thought it would be nice to get Maddy a big sister present.
We had some good laughs, good talks, good food, and good fun. What a great afternoon it was!

8 comments:

Christine said...

Amanda and I had a great time!!!
You are a great hostess...Thanks!

C said...

Christine:
SO happy you and Amanda were able to make it! It was so much fun! Lots of good laughs! Times like these make are a reminder that life is good. Good company, good food, good laughs. Can't get much better than that.

So excited for the arrival of Maddy's Mom's baby! Pretty soon!!!

Palm Springs Savant said...

I can see why! You sure are creative and have so much to offer. Love the pics

t said...

When I get pregnant you're throwing my shower!

C said...

Rick:
Awwww! Thank you! You are too sweet! :)

C said...

T:
Of course! I'd love to! Are you trying to tell me something?!?!?!

Deb said...

Love it! I bet you are one super awesome hostess. I wish we lived near one another so you could throw me a shower of some sort some day! lol. I'm sure we'd incorporate rice into it. tee hee.
p.s. Again I'm hungry now that I've visited your blog.

C said...

Deb:
LOL! Yeah, I'm one of those crazy hostesses. I even had Thank You cards for the guest of honour to give to her guests. LOL!

Awwww! I wish we lived closer too! I would LOVE to throw you a shower of some sort! ;) I think rice would definitely be incorporated somehow. I was actually looking at decorative Bento meals where the rice is shaped into different designs (like Hello Kitty or Mickey Mouse). I know...I'm such a FREAK! LOL!

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