Tuesday, June 28, 2011

lovely little layla

This past Sunday I co-hosted a baby shower for my good friend Jayme and her baby to be Layla. From the moment I heard the news I have been scouring the internet for themes and ideas. I quickly passed off the games to the other ladies hosting with me and focused all my attention on the theme and dessert table. I settled on "Sugar and Spice" for a theme and pink, brown, white, and creme for the colors.

I wanted to make the shower look more expensive than it cost (especially because we had a small budget to work with). I hand made the banner with poster-board, ribbon, and a hole puncher. I also got 2 sheets of scrapbook paper (striped with 5 different shades of our colors), a pack of toothpicks, and glue sick and made small flags for both the brownies and croissants. Those 2 projects totaled less than $10 and really made the shower feel special.

One of my co-hosts hunted down the carafes for the chocolate, strawberry, and white milk at World Market for only $5 a piece! We filled the rest of the desert table with giant chocolate covered marshmallow pops, chocolate covered Oreos, and both chocolate and spice cupcakes.

We served chicken salad croissants, pasta salad, deli spirals, fruit kabobs, and cheese for food and cucumber water, pink lemonade, and coffee to drink. I cut up the cucumbers and lemons for the drinks the night before and froze them so they would act as ice.

I made a playlist for the shower that included everything from Spice Girls to Tim McGraw to Rihanna and Stevie Wonder. If you would like to hear my playlist CLICK HERE.

Over all the day was a wonderful success! I loved every ones reaction to my prized desert table and mini food flags.


  1. Omg!!! This is amazing!!! Do my bridal shower!!!

  2. It's amazing and i really like it. thanks for sharing this awesome information and this interesting post.
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  3. Wait, I just saw all these pics... on Heather's Facebook! I guess it makes sense, as she's the one who first told me about your blog, but still, what a surprise!

  4. Awe this looks so cute! Great decorations!

  5. That looks so pretty!! Great job lady! I'm super impressed and am planning on stealing a few of those ideas for my friends bridal shower in August, for sure. :)

  6. SUCH A GrEAT BABY SHOWER! I'm planning my sister's bridal shower, I would like to ask you some tips. Where did you hold your baby shower? Can you email me at shasielove(at)gmail(dot)com?

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  7. WOW THANKS everyone! it was an amazing event for an amazing lady!!