My dear friend Candice recently moved back to my town. (So exciting!!) She had moved from her big house into a tiny house on wheels with her husband and two little daughters for a year while he went to school in Texas. When they moved into their tiny house, they sold almost everything they had. They are my heroes. I think that is so awesome. She got back to town being 1 month away from her due date with her third baby and not many things for said baby. I decided to throw her a Low Key Baby Shower. So awesome for me that she feels the same way about crowds as I do.
You see, I am not a party animal. I’m not sure when that happened. I used to love a good party. Now, I really like small get togethers, but not big parties. I don’t like the crowds at all. I really don’t like them when my husband isn’t with me. I’m not comfortable. Now, here’s the rub. I love throwing little dinner parties or get togethers. See, I’m kind of weird.
This little lady is Candice. Isn’t she the cutest?! I just love her. She is actually the same age as my oldest daughter, but for some reason, we hit is off the first time we met. I was so happy to do the shower for her. We had a pretty decent turn out too, so she got some great things for her little man child.
Some of the decorations I made out of stuff that she can use for the baby. I surfed the web and found a few ideas as my starting point, and made it my own from there. For this little door wreath, I used a styrofoam wreath and wrapped it in some fun tape from Scotch. Then I found some fun baby things and used stick pins to attach them to the wreath. The I used some ribbon for the hanger.
I found this fun table decoration at the local party store, Zuchers. Isn’t it fun?!
I made this clothes line with ribbon and the tiniest clothes pins. Then I attached some little baby things to the clothes line. It’s so strange to see such tiny clothes when your kids are all grown up and your grandkids are getting bigger. Aren’t they cute?
I made this banner from my supply from Stampin’ Up. It’s a neat banner that you can make it say anything you need to say. You can see what else I did with it on THIS POST. It’s really fun and comes with loads of colored paper, already cut out for you.
I got these fun Stickers for Kisses Candies (affiliate link) for the bottom of the Hershey’s Kisses. Thankfully my grandkids were around and helped stick them on. There were 300 of them!
Aren’t these the cutest? I thought they were. Everyone loved them!!
Now for the food. You can’t have a baby shower without lots of food! I made this amazing chicken salad that is my mom’s recipe. Holy cow it’s good stuff! I also made these strawberry cream cheese bites and they were gone so fast.
Other things are on the table were a cake and some cupcakes, a veggie tray and G.H. Cretors Chicago Mix popcorn. (That stuff is amazing.) Our drink was water with lemon and mint.
This little angel loved the strawberries so much.
Candice hadn’t seen most of the people we invited for a year, so we decided to forgo the regular baby shower games and have an open house of sorts so she could talk to everyone and catch up on what she missed the last year. By the way, Candice loved the strawberries so much that I made her some more a couple of days later.
A week after the shower, little Aziryah James was born, at home, in his mommy’s bed, by his daddy. They did amazing and he is a sweetheart. I’m so happy I could be apart of the celebration that day. Here he is with his big sisters.
Are you a low key or high action partier? What do you like to to for special celebrations?