Monday, October 17, 2011

Oh, the Places He'll Go!

This past Saturday, my friend Lindsay and I had the privilege of throwing a baby shower for our dear friend Mandy! We had so much fun planning a Dr. Seuss themed shower for our principal seemed like the perfect idea for a fellow literacy lover!! The colors were adorable and the cute ideas endless!

We had a great turn out of family and friends and we sure hope Mandy and baby boy felt incredibly loved and supported! We hosted it at Mandy's house because she has the perfect space for a larger party and it ended up being a great idea because then she didn't have to load up and haul all of her amazing gifts home...they were already there!

the invite

Mandy with her hostesses

Of course we had to take a belly shot! From largest to smallest- I'm due December 16th, Mandy is due Deember 19th, and Lindsay is due March 4th! She finds out what she's having this Thursday!

When we were planning the shower I searched online for ideas and LOVED looking at blogs that had tons of photos of all the little details from the parties they've hosted. It really helped us come up with some creative touches for our own shower! Here are a bunch of pics from the day...
I found this online, printed it, and framed it for Mandy and the baby's nursery! LOVE what it says!

Didn't these banners turn out adorable?

Oh Joy! It's a boy!

Swedish Fish

We put Dr. Seuss books all around to add to the decor!

I saw this great idea on another blog too...hanging air filled balloons upside down from the lighting fixture over the food table! Thought it turned out super cute!

The plates matched our theme perfectly!

The yummy food! We did brunch foods which were super simple and easy to prepare! Thanks to everyone who helped out by making a dish to share!

And we had cupcakes for dessert!

red velvet with cream cheese frosting

After eating, it was time for gifts and games...

Mandy got SO many cute outfits and necessities for their little one.

We played "The Price is Right" and even found Dr. Seuss pencils and markers, for game playing, in the Dollar Section at Target!

Guests totaling up their prices! The winner was the closest to the total price without going over! And only 1 person did not go over...automatic winner! Ha!

the prizes

Then we played this Match Game...a baby shower favorite! The categories were: Things in a Diaper Bag, Baby Boy Names that start with B, Baby Foods, and Things you need for Baby Bath Time!

These 2 ladies are both incredible Grandmas and did great at this game! They made a lot of matches! You can tell they spend a lot of time with babies!

And finally, on the way out guests got to take home these little fishy treats as a thank you for blessing us with their presence!

yummy iced sugar cookies

And there you have was so much fun to spoil Mandy for the day! And we can not wait to meet her little boy in just 2 short months!


Cara S. said...

Very cute Abby! You are definitely talented at planning and hosting super cute birthday parties, showers, etc. Hope everything goes well with all you preggos and your little babes these last few months!

Anonymous said...

I can't even begin to thank you enough for such a memorable baby shower. You truly thought of every detail, which made it such a special celebration. Thank you for being such a good friend, celebrating our baby, and your continued support of our family. I am blessed to have such a good friend as you!!!

thesloothaaks said...

Seriously adorable, Abbs! I loved everything about it! My favorite part was the balloons hanging from the light fixture -- I was planning to do that for Rowan's next birthday party too! Love the polka dot balloons - everything was SO cute!

Jess said...

looks like a great shower...what a cute idea. Miss you girls. Can't wait to hear about all the new arrivals.