Last fall I was given a beautiful Shower of Roses for Our Baby as we were preparing for the arrival of our little "Rose." Recently a good friend of mine delivered another precious baby girl, and since one of her patron saints is St. Therese I thought a little rose themed baby shower would be be just the thing to celebrate her arrival!
It was rather a last minute thing, since I had been without a kitchen and on crutches, and so I only had a couple
~ Invitations ~
I didn't have time to mail out invitations, so email it was...
Thank goodness for the stationery feature on my iMac!
~ Guests of Honor ~
Amy with her little Sweet Pea
I had wanted to make a Baby Sock Corsage for Amy, but having run out of time, ended up just pinning a single "rose" made from a pretty pink ruffly sock.
~ Decorations ~
Fresh cut roses, of course!
Isn't that a cute little rose tea-pot? I found it at Pier 1.
Speaking of Pier 1, I also have a total love of rose shaped candles right now (ever since I received a box of beautiful rose candles from PJ. THANK YOU PJ!!) and just cleaned our Pier 1 store out of these Pink Rose Tealights! LOVE them!
I loved Lacy's idea of tying roses to the bottom of balloons for a "Shower of Roses" and knew that I just had to get some balloons! Thank you to my Hubby for running to the store while I finished getting ready! :)
Marci brought candles and little ceramic roses to decorate the table.
I also set out one of my little St. Therese statues with the pretty little rose tea-pot that Amy gave me last year.
~ Games ~
I wasn't planning on doing any games, but at 1 am the night before I decided that we *had* to at least have a couple games...
I am sure everyone else agreed when they realized that they all got to have some baby food as an appetizer! ;)
Uuummmmm, YUM! ;)
We also played "Name the Baby!"
Next time I will be sure to not wait until the
night before early morning of the shower to print the games... Apparently my computer switched around the numbering and I was too tired to notice! Oops!
Rose Candle Holders with Tea Lights were the prizes.
~ Refreshments ~
Hubby ordered the cake for me from Costco. (I "erased" the writing on it for this blog post.) I had him ask them to use their special autumn frosting colors of burgundy and sage green, along with baby pink. Didn't it turn out so pretty!
"Perfectly Pink Party Punch"
1 liter Ginger Ale
1 liter Raspberry Soda
4-6 scoops of Berry Sherbet
and 1/2-1 cup Frozen Raspberries
Coffee, Cocoa and Tea...
... served with cream and sugar...
... and chocolate roses!
~ Gifts ~
Amy received all sorts of gifts for her and the baby - darling new outfits, a nursing cover, a beautiful baby book, and a big group gift of a new pack-n-play!
~ Favors ~
~ A Few More Pictures ~
Rose and her little cousin, who isn't quite SO little anymore!
Welcome Sweet Pea!