Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A Country Baby Shower

The Saturday before my niece was born, we gave my sister-in-law a baby shower at our home. My SIL's sister was in charge of the food, I was in charge of the decor.

I collected mason jars of all sizes before the party and by the time the day came I had a pool table cluttered with jars.

I had a vision in mind of a country, shabby chic party and I wanted pale shabby chic roses but couldn't find them. So I went with a country pale pink mix and loaded up the mason jars.

For the centerpieces, I grouped three different sized mason jars and filled them with flowers. I then took pictures from the maternity session I did for my sister-in-law through Bumble Photography and tied them with ribbon the largest jar.

I added a little country doily accent on the edge of each picture to give it that country look.
We didn't want the traditional cake or cupcakes so my mom baked up a storm with her delectable creations. We had cookies, spiced breads, apple cakes and an assortment of pies.

I made these little stick with the pictures at the last minute that morning. Used some vintage scrap book elements and glued them on scrap paper and them dirtied the edges with my vintage ink. Added it to a dowel and they were now an added decoration for the arrangements on the food tables.
I didn't get very many pictures of the food, but it was yummy:
  • Sliders
  • BBQ Pork Sliders
  • baked beans (my grandmothers decades old recipe)
  • Salad
  • Potato Salad (my mom makes the absolute best!)
  • Homemade Mac n' Cheese
For the guestbook, I purchased this childhood favorite of my brothers. Growing up this book was past to each of us and I believe to this day it's all our favorite childhood story.
Guest signed the front and back and someday when baby girl's mom and dad read her this book it will have more of a meaning.


Becky said...

Serious Skillz. Everything looks amazing! Well done, Miss B!

Jenster said...

I would like to say everything that Becky said. It all looks fabulous!!