Sunday, June 12, 2011

Showering A Friend With Some Baby Love

This weekend I had the honor of hosting a baby shower for my friend Sandy in my home with a few other girls. Sandy and I met when I moved to town through the newcomers club. Sara (standing next to me) is also a friend from that club and my running buddy. The other two girls were church friends of Sandy's that joined Sara and me in hosting the shower. We had a great time getting to know each other and showering our sweet friend.

Our shower table turned out so pretty. I made the cake and did the decor. The other hostesses did the rest of the food and punch. The baby's room is green and pink so we tried to match it! The baby's last name is also Green, so using green was great fun.

I made the cake. A 4 layer strawberry cake with buttercream icing. It was so much fun to make. I have not had that much fun decorating a cake in a very long time. I prepared in advance to make it and had no other irons in the fire. It made all the difference in the world! I loved listening to my ipod, drinking Diet Coke and just letting the creative juices flow. I still have hot pink Wilton coloring in my thumb nail beds!

I made Sandy a diaper cake for her gift from me. I loved the floppy bunny. It is so soft. I have had it for a while and have been waiting to give it to someone special. I thought Baby Girl Green was the perfect match for that bunny! I used the diaper cake as decor on the fireplace with the lanterns.

Sandy has the sweetest heart and it shows through her smile. She is the mother of 2 little boys and is so excited about having hairbows at her house soon! Our artistic friend Rebecca made her this lovie in the photo. She appliqued all of it. It was amazing and I think all the ladies rubbed it over and over again in awe!

Henry got to have play time with his Daddy while we showered. He is just starting to take to the indoor playgrounds and it is so cute. He can't really do much, but he thinks he can!

The excitement for life in all his steps make my heart so happy. I am so thankful for my little baby boy and can't imagine how boring life must have been without him?!



Kelley said...

What a great shower! I love that cake. The colors for the shower were precious! I love Henry's shirt.