For my niece's baby shower I re-used quite a few elements from my daughters hot pink birthday party earlier this month. :) I did end up buying a can of flourescent hot pink for the mason jar lids, the same hot pink duct tape worked on the glass vases again...
but this time I printed a woodgrain texture I created on cardstock and wrapped the vases. I also printed the photos I took on a linen cardstock and attached them with some decorative tape. :)
The ice is water is missing ice in this photo.... but I promise it did end up with ice a few minutes later. :) The little terrariums were created with mason jars, and 2 different kinds of moss purchased at walmart.
oh- I also added some rocks to the bottom. The little stumps were cut the night before from a wood pile we have on our lot.
The little plastic mushrooms were purchased from etsy, and the wood silverware was bought online (through amazon) I went a little nuts and painted the handles with acrylic paint.
The cupcakes stole the show though. I have to thank pinterest for the idea... and for my cousin Shannon who came over at 9:00 in the morning to pipe the frosting and finish them for me! The most time consuming part on my end was taking apart the oreos, I did buy the double stuff oreos and that helped me keep quite a bit of the frosting in tact. Then I scraped some of the chocolate specks from the frosting to keep the eyes whiter. I was SO excited when the golden oreos came apart even eaiser... and didnt require me to scrape them. The creme was bright white, and that was a big time saver!
I used reeses pieces, and junior mints, and chocolate m&m's for the eyes. The beaks were made out of the same. :) We frosted them with a butter cream frosting, and it was yummy!
The bottom cupcake cracks me up... it looks like he has fangs!
The owl (and the other in the first picture) out of focus on the left was bought at Craft Warehouse last winter as a Christmas ornament. I planned to do a woodland baby shower for her, and thought he would be perfect.
Jaydon drug this bench from my garden ( and killed two wasp nests under it too!) and it worked great for the presents. I draped it with leftover chevron print fabric from the motorhome.
I used brown paper bags for the fruit, I cut them down and rolled the edge over. I printed labels on paper and cut them out, attaching them to some dowels I have on hand for my printable props.
The white woodgrain pillar looking thing was bought on clearance and bath and body works last fall. It is actually a scented oil warmer, with a spot for a tea light down below.
Lainey slept through most of the shower, but she did open up her eyes for a little bit while my grandma held her.
It was her first time meeting Lainey, so it was pretty special.
I enjoy planning these things, but the day of I turn into such a wreck. I always want to make sure I have more than enough time to take photos of all the details, so I try to be ready pretty early in advance. My husband was so super helpful picking up the tables and chairs for me, and then dropping them back off at our church when we were all finished. I really appreciate how supportive he is of my creative endevours... especially when I get stressed. :)
Okay... so I havent posted a quote yet today! I also just realized it is my 100th quote, so I have to do something special... any ideas!? :)