My baby sister Amelia and her husband Ryan are expecting a sweet baby boy this October. To celebrate his upcoming arrival, we threw her a small shower in my parents back yard with family and some close friends. Here are are few snapshots of her day.
We chose not to have a theme and kept things simple and classic. We did however choose the colors we wanted to use that day: baby blue and white with some accents of gray and red. Since the shower was held at two o' clock on a Sunday afternoon, we chose to serve desserts and flavored waters.
My Mom was in charge of the menu and the majority of the food. My sister Liesl took care of the invitations and Gretel ordered the gift we gave to Amelia and Ryan. That left me to handle the decorations and the chocolate cake. The garland was inspired by this fabric garland by Creature Comforts. It was cute, quick, and easy!
The chalkboard drawing was inspired by this sweet baby shower invitation by Yellow Button Studio. I added the wreath because Amelia frequently draws them.
The sweet pacifiers were made by my Mom out of Lifesavers, jelly beans, icing, and ribbon. For favors, we handed out cookie cutters, cupcake liners, and kitchen tongs in keeping with the dessert theme. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a picture of the favor basket.
We love you, Ryan, Amelia, and baby boy! God's blessings to you all!
Now, hurry up, October!