Monday, January 13, 2014

Baby Shower Weekend Recap

Hi there, blog friends!
This past weekend Carrie and I traveled to California where my sister and I hosted a baby shower for our sister-in-law, Ryann. We had such a great time celebrating with family, and my weekend recap for today is all about the baby.

My brother Ron and his wife, Ryann are expecting a baby girl at the end of February, and we are so excited to welcome sweet baby Olivia!

We chose a pink and ivory theme, and decorated with little birds and birdcages.

I had seen this fringe banner a while back and just loved it - had to make it myself! I used a Cricut die cutting machine, with Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the letters, and Songbird cartridge for the birds and birdhouse shapes.


There were no flowers in my house this weekend, but there were certainly some at my sister's house! {I'm linking up with Flower Jane over at Small But Charming for "Flowers in the House!"}






My sister found these cute game cards and pencils online, and it was so much fun to play a few games and award prizes to our guests. We had five games altogether, and our prizes were some cute coffee mugs my sister picked up with a Starbucks gift card tucked inside. We also used the two bouquets of pink and white carnations as prizes too.

I made favor boxes using this tutorial and different shapes cut with the Songbird cartridge. Inside were Hershey's kisses, some heart confetti, and a little note thanking our guests for coming to help us celebrate our sweet Olivia.



We showered Ryann with gifts and well wishes, and I just couldn't resist snapping a photo of her adorable baby bump. Gosh, there's just something so magical about the whole baby-making-experience. Well...not the initial baby-making...I mean the pregnancy itself...well...you know what I mean! I couldn't keep my hands off Ryann's tummy and she was such a good sport about it. Love!!!



I loved that my mom's brother {our Uncle Ken} was able to bring our grandma to my sister's house to celebrate with us. She really enjoyed celebrating with us, playing games, and having cake. It's crazy to think about how much has changed since she was birthing her babies all those years ago.

My sister, Valerie, is such an awesome hostess and party-thrower. She is witty and fun and has a gift for entertaining. Combine her hostess-ing with my decorating and you have a pretty cool party, if I do say so myself!

All in all it was an awesome weekend! We got to spend time with my siblings, our cousins and friends - all for the purpose of celebrating the new addition to our family.
"You know what the great thing about babies is?
They are like little bundles of hope.
Like the future in a basket."
~ Lish McBride

26 comments:

Becky said...

Loving all the decorations! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend :)

Ruth said...

What a wonderful and magical weekend for you and Carrie!

Karen said...

Every celebration you post seems more festive than the last one. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you could go to work for Martha Stewart!

S said...

It looks like such a pretty party - and sounds like fun too. And so great that Grandma could be there too. Blessings to the expectant mom and dad!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It looks great! Only you would travel with all the shower decorations Deb! You're too cute!!

Susi said...

You two make a great party planning team. Everything looks so beautiful! And what a lovely quote!

Rhona said...

I bet it was a fantastic party and baby Olivia is so lucky to be coming in to your family. Glad you got to spend time with your family and celebrate the impending arrival :)

Jo said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time, those decorations are gorgeous x

scrappyjacky said...

It all looks wonderful.

Audrey said...

A BIRD theme? Deb, I'm so proud. Everything looks SO NICE and fun. You did an awesome job. And that cake is GORGEOUS.....love the fruit on top. Yum yum.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous photography. I attempted a weekend recap today. It was harder than I thought. Made me appreciate how you are able to do that.
Rinda

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

So sweet. Your sister-in-law is a lucky woman.

Amy said...

Just reading through comments I have to say that Rinda has hit the nail on the head, those recap posts you do are absolutely fabulous - Robyn's too - I think they are very hard to write!

But - post at hand ... my goodness, you go to so much effort for your gatherings Deb! We are lazy bones down here, very few people have baby showers and if they do they are no where near as beautifully decorated!

Vintage Tea Time said...

Sounds like a great weekend - you worked really hard on the lovely decorations. X

Amelia said...

Looks like a lovely baby shower. Olivia (beautiful name) will have wonderful memories of her pre-birth. Congratulations to your family.

flwrjane said...

So BCBG. Did I know your were so craftee?

All is beautiful. I bet your sister in law was thrilled.

Thanks for bringing your party to our party!.

xo J

Katie P said...

Oh that cake! I want a taste! :)
Katie

alexa said...

Everything looks so beautifully done! It's hard to believe little Olivia has still to make an appearance :). I am sure she felt your family togetherness and the happiness you shared. A very lucky little one!

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Deb...what a party! I thought we Southerners could throw a shindig, you have put me to shame! Every detail is just lovely! Know the mom-to-be was just over the moon! Thanks for sharing! Susan

Leslie said...

Wonderful quote! What a beautiful baby shower:) The cake looks delicious and your decorations are beautiful!

leslie

paisleysummer said...

So pretty. Loving carnations again, they have the most beautiful perfume

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

I have to rent you next time i have a party. The decoration looks amazing, very professional. you are so talented.

Gail said...

Oh wow - what a baby shower. It all looks so beautiful. I think you guys should go in the party planning business.

LPC said...

And aw to the pink-striped baby bump:).

Sian said...

Every last little detail thought of! How very pretty it is - and I think one of the best presents will be the photos you have taken. They're lovely

Patty Chatt said...

You did a beautiful job Deb! Thank you so much for doing that for Ryann!! I've been dying to see some pics of the mommy : ) do you have any to share?

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