3.01.2010

Tenielle's Baby Shower

One of my best friends Tenielle just had her first baby! They named her Emmaline and she was born on February 16th. I was so excited to be able to throw a baby girl shower, I got a little into it. (As you can probably see) Here are pictures from the shower that was on January 16th.
shower overall

These cute pom poms I borrowed from my girlfriend who had already made and used them for her baby blessing (Thanks Tiff!). They are Martha Stewart Pom Pom kits and you can make them yourself, purchase them and then put them together yourself or I even found a girl that sells them on Etsy.
I made Emmy a rag quilt for her gift and I mixed it up a bit and did it in strips instead of squares. It was really easy, just make sure if you do it, you still have to sew down the middle to make sure it stays together. I did mine in a zig-zag pattern. For the small ones, I just did one set of zig-zags, so there were 'V's. On the larger ones I did two sets, so they formed 'X's.

candy buffet
I did another Candy Buffet, because I just thought it'd be a cute and simple addition. As long as you have jars, and don't spend too much time looking for colored candy, it really is so easy! Here are a few tips:
1- Make sure the jars are on different heights (put boxes underneath the tablecloth). This gives it more dimension.
2- Decorate the jars with bows, ribbon, vinyl, etc.
3- Decorate the rest of the table as well. Simply the candy alone can tend to look bare and boring.
4- Places to get candy: any bulk place (Winco bins, Costco, some grocery stores have the candy bins as well, then you can pick out specific colors in like taffy.) You also can go to specific party places like Partyland, and Zerchers that has a candy section where they sell candy by color. Online sites is where you can get special colors and large quantities. (I used candywarehouse.com and candyfavorites.com)

food table
The food table wasn't anything too special. But, doing something with height, like the cupcake tree gave it some interest and dimension. To make your frosting look good and flawless, just use a piping bag and the largest tip you can get. I also added a 'E' in vinyl to the plates for Baby Emmy to make it not so boring, and it also made it much more personal.

Thanks Tenielle for letting me throw your shower for you! I had a blast doing it!

7 comments:

Lacey said...

so cute! you are amazing! thanks again for dinner it was delicious!

Julie said...

You are an amazing party planner. Will you come throw a party for me? Actually, why don't you come on out to TN and help me do Jessica's 16th b-day party. I need some ideas! Glad to see you post something again. I've missed you!

lori d said...

Beautiful decorations! You've got a lot of your mom's talent in decorating.

Jeff and Kate Dixon said...

Darling! I just might steal your idea for McKay's blessing luncheon! I had no idea you were so talented!

CORY AND ABBY said...

Wow Kristy, that looks so awesome! I know who I'm coming to for ideas if I have to plan a shower of any sort. I hope you don't mind but I added you to my blog list :)

Mark & Michelle said...

Okay, Kristy, I'm totally hiring you next time I have to throw a party. You have such darling ideas and it turned out so cute!!

thebenders said...

You did such a good job!! I loved everything - you left nothing unthought of, it was perfect. Thank you yet again. P.S. I need those pictures. I think I only took a few on my camera and don't have they one of us.