Over the last few months I've been reading a new blog.
It has been fun to realize lots of connections we have and people we both know, etc.
Cassie has been doing a series for a few weeks now on Tuesdays called "Oh Baby!"
It has been wonderful for me to get ideas/advice on what to take to the hospital, which baby products to register for, etc.
Each week she has a Mcklinky set up so that other people can link to their posts about the topic. I decided to do a post for this week's topic, baby showers.
Also, I have a question I'd love for you to answer in the comments if you don't mind. I have three baby showers coming up (what a huge blessing to us and a sweet, sweet gesture by many friends!) and I want to have great hostess gifts for my shower hostesses. Any ideas? And if you are one of those hostesses, maybe just don't read the comments today, 'kay? :)
There are quite a few couples at our church who have just recently had or are having babies very soon!
Recently I helped to hostess a baby shower for a sweet baby boy on the way. :)
I am not super happy with the way the pictures turned out from that day but they will give you an idea at least.
We knew they were going with a sports theme for the nursery so we did an "all-star baby" theme for the shower.
We decided to have a "cookie bar" for the Sunday afternoon refreshments. Each hostess made cookies to contribute. There were lots of yummy kinds including magic cookie bars, different variations on chocolate chip, pumpkin chocolate chip and praline cookies.
I got the idea for using ribbon spools as pedestals here. If you don't already know this blog I think you'll thank me for introducing you! It's a great one!
We wrapped water bottles in color coordinated papers that had been stamped with a "B".
(for baby, boy and the baby's first initial)
close up of the praline cookies on a polka dotted plate (from Target several years ago)
The rest of the photos aren't from actual baby showers but are photos I had in my library that made me think "baby shower".
First, fresh flowers . . .
These photos were taken in Alaska last summer at my friend Betty's house. Speaking of Betty, you have *got* to check out her amazing baby shower cake! She gives a GREAT tutorial.
These next photos are from a wedding shower at my friend Lindsey's house. She always does an amazing job with events. I think this chocolate fondue with the mini krispy kremes and all the other yummy things to dip would be great at a baby shower as well.
And finally, the rest of these photos are from my grandma, Sweetie's, 80th birthday party last year! When I think baby showers though I just automatically associate them with spring although they of course, can and do happen anytime of year so I just thought these photos might also provide good baby shower inspiration.
Cassie, thanks for hosting this fun series!
Be sure to check out her blog for other participants today and each Tuesday and also feel free to link up yourself if you like.
p.s. don't forget to give me your ideas for great hostess gifts! :)