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Monday, August 29, 2011

"B is for Baby" baby shower!

B is also for blog slacker.  I try my hardest to post every day of the "work week", but sometimes life gets in the way.  I was busy getting the details together for this shower, so please forgive my lack of posts last week.  I missed y'all dearly and my fingers are crossed that I get back on track this week.

Saturday me and two girl friends (Kathryn & Hillary) hosted a baby shower for our friend Megan at Magnolia Cafe & Bakery.   If any of you Dallas girls are looking for a place to host a shower, consider this place.  The General Manager Donna was fabulous, and everything went off without a hitch.

This picture of me is DIS-GUST, but it's the only one I have of all of us.  I don't even have words for that toupee looking hair situation on my head.  Not acceptable. 
Kathryn, some chick with really bad hair, Megan and Hillary
I met Megan Freshman year in the dorms at Texas Tech.  Our dorm floor was out of control by the way ... the stories I could tell you about the "10th floor girls" would take up a week of posts, so I'll save them for now.  My "dorm friends" are my closests friends to this day, and we still reminisce about the dorm days even though we're pushing 30.  I can't even believe I'm closer to 30 than 20, but that too is a post for another day.

Megan and her hubby are not finding the sex out of the baby, so we decided on the gender neutral "B is for Baby" theme with green and silver as the color scheme.  Here are pictures:

I got the idea for the centerpieces from my bestie Beth.  They were made with wooden Bs spray painted white, ribbon, 1/2 gallon mason jars, Spanish moss and green hydrangeas.  


"B is for Brunch" menus.  Designed by moi in InDesign, printed on white card stock.

"B is for Buest Guess" shower game. Guests were asked to make their best guess as to how many M&M's were in the bottle.

"B" petit fors for dessert. Stand from Wal-Mart for about $5.

"B is for Blessings" guest book. While waiting for our food, we had guests fill out these "Dear Baby ..." cards for the guest book.  Megan loved reading them when she got home!

"B is for baby gifts"

While Megan opened her gifts, we played "B is for Bingo".  If she opened an item that was on your bingo sheet, you marked it off.  I think it was a good way to engage everyone while she opened her gifts.

And lastly, here is a basket Kathryn and I put together of "B" baby items as a joint gift.

Megan loved the shower and we loved throwing it for her.  We can't wait to meet Baby Benjamin or Ella! 


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34 comments:

  1. thanks for giving credit where credit is due. hahaha...j/k. this looks like the best baby shower of all time. i def might be stealing some of your ideas for my upcoming baby showers i'll be hosting.

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  2. ohmygoodness. this is THE cutest and most creative baby shower ever! love it :)

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  3. Such an adorably shower! I love the centerpieces!!

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  4. Wow! So cute :) Love the "B is for" theme!

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  5. What a freakin' darlin' shower! So creative!
    :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, you're the best friend ever! What an ADORABLE shower--I am sure she loved it!

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  7. I love everything about this shower. Everything is adorbs! I love that stand. I hope my Wal-Mart has it.

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  8. Wow looks like a gorgeous shower!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  9. Very Creative. Glad she had a great time.

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  10. i am seriously impressed by this masterpiece of a shower! seriously - you got skillz girl!

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  11. What a cute baby shower idea! I actually "pinned" a few things on my pinterest board for future reference. ;)

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  12. wow girl! you did an awesome job!!!!! love all of these ideas..so creative! xo

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  13. way to go trumping any shower I EVER threw.

    Bish.

    xo

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  14. so sweet! i love how you did the theme throughout everything. it all looks fabulous!

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  15. So cute! I love all the details. Its hard doing a neutral shower and still making it cute, but you pulled it off!!

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  16. What a cute shower. My favorites are the bingo and wishes for the baby.

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  17. Seriously, everything is absolutely adorable!! Loving the theme as well :) Super cute! If I ever get knocked up, I am calling you to plan my shower ;)

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  18. Oh my... everything turned out so stinkin cute!! Way to go!! Every detail is perfect!!

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  19. Love the theme!!! Looked like a wonderful shower!

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  20. Cute theme idea. You girls looked fabulous toupee and all :)

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  21. Cute theme, I love all the details! Your friend looks amazing, I had to do a double take to see if there was even a pregger chica in that first pic!

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  22. this was ADORABLE!!! ahh i love every thing about it!!

    although i think id have to know what my baby is because itd either be EXTREME pink or EXTREME blue hahah! but this neutral color theme is amazing :-)

    and the bingo? adorable!


    xoxoox

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  23. The idea is perfect! I love how cute everything is, and how thought out it was. Makes me want to have a baby and have you throw me a shower ;-)

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  24. i think every other baby shower in this world should take note from this one... if i smell one more diaper with melted candy in it i will rub the candy in the expecting mom's face. :) im kidding, but really :) this baby shower looks like fun :)

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  25. Ok..so does this mean when I get pregnant you are going to come throw me a baby shower..pretty please!!! :) this is the cutest idea ever! So creative and very chique!

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  26. Such a cute theme! And the pics are great too!
    Good job*
    x

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  27. Love your baby shower ideas! Looks like you did a great job!

    And my bff's are from my college dorm freshman year too... we were the 3rd floor girls!! Haha

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  28. Seriously, these ideas are all AMAZING and adorable! I wish I was a tenth as creative as you!! :)

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