Monday, March 14, 2011

So much Sweetness!!

My daughters baby shower went off as planned.  It was a great time of family and friends.  We have a large family, and we all have children and grandchildren and for my Mom, new great grand babies all the time!  Anyhow, all our husbands and even the kiddos are invited.  What can I say, it's all about family!!
We rented the community center in town as we had over 40 in attendance.  My daughter-in-law, nieces, and sisters and Mom all had a hand in helping to either make decorations, set up, clean up, etc.  Thanks to all!  And thanks to all the men in our families who watched the kiddies so the women could have on the shower!!!  heehee
Here's a pic of what it looked like two nights prior.  Pretty boring and empty.
But then, we added the pink and brown!  We even wrapped a clothesline around the entire center, utilizing those ugly poles!  The clothesline was filled with baby clothes.  For each item you put on the line, you got a ticket.  There was a table of prizes with a container in front of each prize.  You could place your tickets in whichever container you chose.  Throughout the shower, my daughter pulled a ticket from the container and the winner would get that particular prize.  Just some more fun!
We set all the tables with pink tablecloths and plates, etc.  We cut brown polka dots from felt and randomly placed them down the tables.  There were pink candles, pink fresh flowers and cut branches with pink paper flowers attached to them, placed in canning jars with spanish moss.  We made all of the tissue pompoms hanging from the ceiling.  I wish the pictures could truly capture it.

The guests of honor arrive!
Checking out the clothesline!
After dinner it was time to open all the presents with Grandpa overseeing!

A little bit of help!

I made sure to get a frilly pink dress!

What's a shower without some ham???!!!

And even a little more ham.....

Oh, look, isn't that the cutest blonde gift???!!

At each table, we had goodie boxes with nametags on them in pink and brown.  These served as placecards and after the gifts were open, everyone got to fill their boxes from the pink and brown dessert buffet!
We had several kinds of cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, cheescake squares, cream puffs, chocolate dipped pretzels (pink of course!), cannolis, mini cupcakes in chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet, assorted chocolate candies,  and chocolate lollipops!

Everyone, I mean EVERYONE enjoyed the dessert buffet!

My daughter got everything she needed and then some!
I want to thank everyone that helped and everyone that came to celebrate the impending arrival of our newest blessing from God!!
We all can't wait to meet you baby Gabriella!


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wow! What a celebration! Everthing looks wonderful and so festive. The desert table looks so scruptous. Now I'm hungry.
Thanks for sharing.
Prim Blessings! Robin

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

What a fabulous set up. Everything looks great in pink and brown. Love the clothesline idea! That dessert table is spectacular!

Linda said...

Everything looks great. The dessert table looks so yummy its making me hungry. Glad to hear everything went well.

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

That looks like a fun party! I love pink and brown together. The food looks wonderful and the clothesline was a fabulous idea!

Sharon Wink Ormando said...

WOW!!!!! Just love the color theme........and those deserts, YUMMM
Glad everything worked out, at this time a year you just never no what mother nature has in store.
Congrates Grammie!

Hanni said...

My goodness what a display and all these yummy treats, the clothesline idea was just wonderful. What a party!

Prim2Pink said...

What a nice party!! You had some great ideas & the decor was lovely.
Baby Gabrielle will be a lucky little girl to be born into your family.

Beckyjean said...

What a beautiful shower!! I love the clothesline idea!!

Larisiya said...

Какой чудесный праздник! Поздравляю!

Nanna said...

wow wee now this is my kind of decorating lol love it!fantastic job on everything!