Earlier this year I was so exited to find out that I was going to be an Auntie!!! My little sister Brittany was expecting her first baby. Hooray! And…It’s a GIRL!!! Bring on the epic cuteness!!
Here are all the fun details about the adorable shower I helped create!
Right from the start my mom and I knew that we wanted to make this day as special for my sister as possible. Isn’t she the most beautiful preggo girl ever!! (Those are still regular jearns she’s wearing! I’m pretty sure I grew out of mine 10 minutes after I found out I was preggers.)
Mommy-to-Be (MTB) decided to do the baby room in Pink, Grey and White Damask and found a beautiful Baby Shower Printable set from EThreeDesignStudio on Etsy which we then used as inspiration for the shower decor.
We got lots of ideas from Pinterest!
(See husbands! We told you those hours of pinning away while the laundry stacked up would be worth it in the end!)
While I was on Dessert Table duty, my mom and sister spent countless hours turning those pins into adorable reality! Here are just a few of those fabulous ideas!
Headband Making with Dear Baby Printable:
This was another fabulous print from EThreeDesignStudio. Each guest could make a cute headband with some adorable materials we provided and then they hung up their masterpeice along with the card. (There were prizes for our favorite designs!)
Weekly Pregnancy Photo Timeline
Isn’t it so fun to see the progression!
Mommy in Her Baby Clothes!
How precious is this!!! My mother had saved some of Brittany’s clothes from when she was a baby, so she set up a beautiful display of the dresses with a picture of my sister wearing each outfit. SO CUTE!!!
One of my gifts for my sister was a hand painted canvas with my neices name on it for the nursery. I have just started dabbling into the world of simple canvas art and this was my third attempt. I used a simple canvas and glued a decorative wood frame from Michaels to give it a little dimension. I used regular acryllic paints and pretended I was Picasso! hehe. I also added a sweet ruffle ribbon from Hobby Lobby to the outside edge to give it an little something extra.
And now… onto the part you’ve been waiting for… The Tasty Treats!!!
Here is the yummy buffet.
My grandma spent all morning making the most adorable (and delish) little tea sandwhiches. MTB requested my “famous” artichoke dip which is reserved for the most fabulous of occasions in our family. Want to try it?! Here’s the recipe!
Super Awesome Artichoke Dip
8oz block of Cream cheese (regular- none of the low-fat nonsense) softened
1 Can of Artichoke Hearts – not marinated
1/2 cup Sour Cream (again-don’t be silly here folks- get the real stuff)
1/2 cup Mayo
1 1/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese (one small bag will do the trick)
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Power (or more if your feeling adventurous)
Stop…Mix it…Mix it real good. (bonus awesome points if you sang that in a Salt n Pepa voice)
Plop it in a Baking dish (I am a Corningware girl myself- but whatever floats your boat) and bake at 350 for 20 minutes until it looks warm and bubby. Serve with the most fabulous bread you can find (I once got an olive loaf from Target that was crazy good!) and set yourself up for lots of ooh’s and ahhh’s.
Moving on to the Sweet Stuff!
I wanted to incorporate the Damask Print into as much of the desert designs as possible. We ordered some adorable grey cupcake liners (which you will see again on the thank you gifts) and I got to use one of my most favorite cake tools- my Marvelous Molds Damask Silicone Onlay. If you are a Caker you MUST invest in these. They are AWESOME SAUCE!!!
The Cupcakes were our Cinnamon Vanilla Cake with the OUT OF THIS WORLD-AMAZING-DELICIOUS Snickerdoodle filling with our signature cream cheese icing. I kept it simple with just a rose swirl icing for design.
The Cake Pops were of course Red Velvet, because YUM. These little cuties are dipped in Almond Bark (I prefer the taste over Candy Melts) and then just decorated with some whimsical piping and tiny fondant flowers. I found the plastic pop stand at Wal-Mart and added the cute ruffle ribbon to make it perty.
I wanted to make sure no guests were left out of the Popsomeness, so I did some of our more traditional “stick up” pops with a clean and simple drizzle.
If your wondering if I spent WAY too long trying to get all the sticks to line up just right… you would be correct. Darn you weird symmetry issues!
Now onto the Cake!
MTB had seen a few photos with the ruffles on the bottom tier, so we used that as a starting block. Add in a layer for the damask print (this is where I got to play with the Marvelous Molds onlay) and some baby bling and VOILA! I topped it off with our Whimsical Rose for that extra bit of fancy.
Leftovers… nom nom
Before the guests departed we sent them each home with one of these adorable Mason Jar Cookie Favors.
Each jar was filled with 12 mini vanilla sugar cookies which were dipped in a Glace icing and blinged out with some sanding sugar. We topped each jar with one of the damask cupcake liners and of course a pretty pink bow.
The Shower was such a special time and the MTB was blessed by so many friends and family. A special thank you to all those lovely ladies who came out to show their love.
Savannah Grace arrived on March 23rd and is the most precious little pumpkin you ever could see. Being an Aunti is the BEST!
Cakes, Cookies, Pops, Cupcakes and other yummies - Inspired Sugar
Photography – Libby
Invitation and other adorable Printables - EThreeDesignStudio
Damask Onlay Silicone Mold for Cake – Marvelous Molds
Fabulous Ideas – Pinterest