Sunday, March 24, 2013

"MUM" Baby Shower

This was the most scenic baby shower ever! I was privileged to be able to help with it! This was for one of my party throwin' partners, Laurel. Her sis-in-law Aime took the reigns and came up with the idea of a "Laurel's going to be a MUM" theme. 

Our friend Amanda's family owns this beautiful property on Pebble Beach and allowed us to host it there. Score!

All down the driveway were balloons and tissue mums to guide guests around back. 

My candy buffet, that I had WAY too much fun creating, greeted guests on the deck.

Cupcake table. 

Aime found this idea for mum cupcakes and so I volunteered to give 'em a whirl. You simple cut mini marshmallows on the diagonal and then swirl them in the desired colored sugar that you want. A little time consuming but easy and beautiful.

Sarah spray painted her crib again to match the shower colors and it was the perfect place for gifts.

Me with bestie's Laurel and Sarah. 

A lot of the mom-to-be's family took care of the menu. There was a crepe bar with sweet and savory fixins, along with many other scrumptious delights.

Drink table.

I LOVE the Farmers Markets on the Monterey Peninsula!!! Fresh flowers can be found year round and at reasonable prices. So, why not adorn the tables with as many as possible? 

Gift time. 
We were blessed with such a gorgeous day! We all couldn't believe the "heat" we were getting. Another fun and well worth the work (thank goodness for teamwork) baby shower! 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bling and Lace Cookie Buffet

I was asked to do a dessert party favor for a friend's baby shower. I had been wanting to try a cookie buffet and thought this was the perfect opportunity. 

I combined elements of lace and bling...what else for a baby girl!  Here I made a garland out of doilies and stenciled "sweet baby" on them. Tiny clothes line clips with tiny flower blossoms held them together.  

I replaced the existing knobs with these blingin' butterfly knobs that I found at Michaels. Little doilies underneath, as well as a label for the cookie, softened the metal lid.  

Thank goodness for friends that helped bake a few dozen for the event!

We had sugar, peanut butter temptations, classic chocolate chip, smore's bars, pumpkin choc.chip w/maple frosting, white chocolate chip oatmeal, and snickerdoodles. 

The guests loved filling their bags on the way out! 

I found tin tied bags with windows on Amazon and embellished with this adorable graphic I found online(I am kickin myself I can't remember where, sorry), along with a doilie and some lace. 

Sweet and Simple.

I was only in charge of the cookie buffet but here are a few pics of the rest of the shower. Nan and Kristine you are amazing. So fun!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

What'zzz All the Buzz About Baby Shower

I wanted to share another baby shower with you mostly via photos, here ya go...

Upon entering, guests guessed "How many Honeycombs".

Upon exiting they grabbed some yummy honey sticks I found at our Farmers Market.

Little touches here and there. 

My friend Laurel always seems to be my partner in crime for these events. Love her! The house where we hosted even had honeycomb tile in the kitchen, how perfect was that? 

We had a blast creating this shower! Bee is for baby BOY! Congrats Jenna!