Wednesday, April 21, 2010

An April Shower

Last Friday I threw a baby shower for my dear friend, Jennifer. We are so excited for she and Isac to become parents very soon! They decided to not find out what they are having so I tried to do a shower that was semi gender neutral. The theme was "A Baby is Blooming"...basically gardens and flowers. I had a great time planning and preparing, had several people help with the food, and we played a few quick games. Overall I think everyone had a good time and Jen's little baby was nurtured that night! Thanks to all who helped and came!

The food table and my onesies clothes-line.
The party favors and the motherly advice cards.

My watermelon baby carriage. I was pretty proud of this little creation.
Orange and cucumber water.
'Stake your Claim"...guess how many chocolates were in the jar. In the vase are garden stakes tied together with little packets of seeds. These were the game prizes.
A close-up of the favors. Each pot had a baggie of wildflower seeds with a note explaining how the wildflower seeds could be compared to Jennifer's baby...a surprise when they finally decide to bloom but until then you never know what you might get! :) They were clipped together with a clothespin.
A close-up of the 'Motherly Advice' cards.
My sunflower cake! (And yes, those are peeps.)

12 comments:

Jonathan and Andrea Forsyth...and Dallin too said...

oh jess, you are exhaustingly cute. how do you stand being yourself? i get tired thinking about being so darling all the time. good work. and i'm way impressed with the watermelon - you have every right to be proud of that baby!

Kristie said...

wow jess!!!!!!! good job! i'm so impressed. i miss throwing showers together and taking credit for all your cute work. love you.

Isac and Jen Simpson said...

Jess!!!! So cute...thanks again for doing that. People keep telling me how much fun it was and how great it all looked, you get all the credit :) ps- i may still some of the pics you posted if ya dont mind!

Dan and Linsey said...

If I have another baby, I nominate you to throw my shower! So beautiful!

Marianne Thelin said...

Jess,
Love the cake! You definately inherited your moms skills in making all the party stuff look so wonderful! I love your post picture, beautiful Sawyer, can't wait to meet him. Mutti always asks...who's Sawyer? then "Jessica has a baby?" It's pretty funny!

Rachel said...

That sunflower cake and the watermellon carriage are amazing! How did you figure those out! I'll have to copy you sometime...

The Thelins said...

You should be a party planner. Seriously.

Sabine Schindler said...

Everything you did and made is soooooo cute and awesomely detailed!
I am very impressed, Jess!!
I'm glad you posted all those pictures and I'm sure Jen was very grateful for the wonderful shower!
And thanks for the compliments to me, Marianne, but I feel like I'm now learning from my daughters.

Mark and Jana said...

So cute. I especially love the sunflower cake. How did you come up with that?

BTW I love your new family picture and Sawyer is seriously the cutest thing ever.

Shields Family said...

What a cute baby shower!! :) Great job on the food and decorations! Loved the theme and the watermelon carriage.

Meghan and Tyler said...

Jess, I am a slacker!!! I meant to add a comment to your last post, and never had a free hand (you know, Kaitlin likes to sit on my lap when I browse blogs, but typing comments is practically impossible!!) You are so creative. Seriously, your whole family is. You guys throw the best parties (I am looking forward to a 1st birthday party post soon:)) It was so fun seeing you the other week. Sawyer is too cute. I LOVE your family. Tell Nate and Sawyer hi, and give the birthday boy a hug from all of us. Love you!

Erin said...

Seriously Jess you are so talented and creative!! I don't think I could think that stuff up even in my wildest dreams!!! I miss ya'll!!