Sunday, February 19, 2012

Earth-toned Baby Shower

I love baby showers more than Christmas! I know that's weird but there's always something magical about baby showers. Baby showers are a celebration of life and motherhood. After 5 instances of me being the recipient of so many meaningful and fun baby showers, it's paying forward time. We held a baby shower to Wendy last February 15th and oh, it turned out great! In addition to the eye-candies that we all enjoyed, it fostered camaraderie and great bonding time for a department that just got a new mix of people, including me :)

The baby is fondly nicknamed Peanut so the decors revolved around peanuts.

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Here's the table runner with gold and brown-spray painted peanuts.

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Part of the decors are these made-to-order cupcakes whose wrappers are congruent with the colors of the party.

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This "Dumbo" the elephant explicitly stated that this is a party meant for Wendy's Little Peanut.

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Putting the words "Congratulations, Wendy and Eli!" completed this cute cupcake arrangement.

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The cupcakes are cute enough by themselves but this cake diaper has become the cutest centerpiece of all.

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With Dumbo the elephant on top of it, and mind you, there are 67 diapers required to make this cake, we just had the perfect symbol of the party.

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A closer examination will make you realize how easy it is to make this cake. Just roll 67 diapers, make 3 stacks, bundle them up together, tie a ribbon around them and now you have a cake!

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I was trying to avoid having the chairs in the background as I took pictures of this cake and lo and behold, this aerial view turned out great :)

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Let me show you the seat of honor.

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This designated seat for Wendy has been decked out with fabulous ribbons.

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We also decided that the presents should stay within Wendy's reach in time for the gifts opening.

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Through the collaboration of great people, this curtain was installed quickly

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and be-ribboned, too (if there's such a word).

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To draw eyes up on the ceiling, these cuties were also hung up.

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We all loved the banner with earth tones, the picture of Dumbo, and Little Peanut's name.

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A party is not a party without food so here's a quick snapshop of some of the foods that we potlucked.

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Now that you've seen the details, here's how the whole room looked like.

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At the end of the lunch, gifts had to be opened.

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Here I am, with the proud parents of Little Peanut, capturing and sharing this special moment in their lives.

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Congratulations, Wendy and Eli! Here's to a lot of sleepless nights and fun days with your little one ;) Cheers!


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23 comments:

  1. That's fantastic! I never would have imagined an earth toned shower...soooo pretty!

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  2. What a fantastic colour selection, i love the "cake" and the cupcakes look adorable

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  3. I really like the color tones and the theme! the elephants on top of the diaper cakes with painted peanuts... cute!

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  4. What a pretty shower! The diaper cake is lovely and simple and beautiful.:)
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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  5. Adorable, great ideas, very easy and do-able. Great job!

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  6. This is so cute. I love the peanut theme! Congrats to the mommy to be!

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  7. the earth tones give it a classy look. love the nappy cake idea too!

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  8. What a beautiful baby shower!!

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  9. This is such a prretty baby shower. I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  10. Cute baby shower. I love the diaper cake.

    Tranae
    www.becomingfab.com

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  11. Great shower - so many lovely details - I love the coloured peanuts!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  12. What a cute theme for a baby shower. Showers ARE very special events, aren't they? I made a diaper wreath to hang on the front door for my daughter's baby shower. It turned out really cute and was quite a hit at the party.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week, SJ.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  13. Wow I love it all! Love the look and style.. specially the painted peanuts! :)

    Thanks for linking up at Create & Inspire, SJ! :)

    Angie

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  14. Beautiful and so creative!
    (Stopping by from Katherine's Corner blog hop)

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  15. Great job! The whole theme works beautifully. But I especially like the diaper cake - will be using that one in the near future.

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  16. Beautiful! Love spray-painted peanuts idea!

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  17. wow, gorgeous, well done!Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party xo

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  18. Beautiful! I have been telling my sister she needs to have another baby so I can plan her a shower {just do it! what is the big deal?}. I have gone to 4 baby showers the last couple months and I posted the last awesome gift I created today annnd there is a baby hat crochet pattern giveaway. Thought you might be interested!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! I found you through the Sunday blog hop. I'm following GFC and LF. Stop by www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com to join in on a bloglovin blog hop tomorrow. The instructions on how to add bloglovin to your site are posted today. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Pretty, pretty colors for a baby shower (or any party). Love those painted peanuts - great idea!

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  21. Great job! Featuring YOU today over on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday,

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/03/take-look-at-you-my-favorites.html

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  22. What a fun shower. I love all the decor. Those cupcakes look sooooo good.

    Thanks so much for stopping by Blissful and Domestics Blog Hop. I am of course following your cute blog and am now catching up on your bloggy cuteness here. I hope you will come back this week and link up again:>

    www.blissfulanddomesti8c.blogspot.com

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