Yesterday afternoon a couple of my super creative friends gave us the cutest baby shower ever to welcome our "Little Man!" It was actually a double shower for Amy and I, but Amy wasn't able to make it due to some of her family being sick. (We missed you Amy!!!)
I have known Ann-Marie and Kristi since I was a child. Their mom was actually the person that encouraged my own mom to start homeschooling us! Kristi was my Confirmation sponsor, I was a "junior bridesmaid" in her wedding, she is Rascal's Godmother, and we are Godparents to one of her sons. Ann-Marie was also one of the bridesmaids in my wedding! Apparently we look related, and I oftern get mistaken for one (or both) of them! :) I just love all the connections between our families!
The theme for the Baby Shower was "Little Man" and all I knew before hand was that I was to arrive at 1:30 and wear either Blue or Green. It was such a fun shower and I was able to snap some pictures to share with you all!
~ Decorations ~
I fell in love with the little applique-style neck tie onesies that Ann-Marie made and hung on clotheslines along with little wash clothes. She sent four of them home for our little man and the other four will be given to Amy! Aren't they adorable?!
~ Photo Booth ~
Kristi and Ann-Marie also set up a "Photo Booth" complete with a whole collection of their dads ties and Kristi's boys' hats. They made the cutest mustaches out of black foam and bamboo skewers and then had everyone pose for pictures. Here are a few of the ones that were taken on my camera:
Rose watched while everyone was "playing dress up" and decided to join the fun, getting herself all dressed up on her own.
It was so much fun!
~ Games ~
I always love the Guess the Baby game and was excited to see that it was one of the games for the shower. Quite a few of the women forgot to bring pictures, but the four pictures of me and my three girls really threw almost everyone off. My Aunt Bridget, who always watches our children when I am at the hospital, had a bit of an advantage and won the prize, correctly naming 9 of the 11 babies.
Another fun game was the timed races to see who could Pair Socks the quickest. Lisa and Samantha tied for the win, pairing 9 socks in about 20 seconds!
Due to a "Strict Dress Code - Ties Required" there was a cute baby basket of little fabric bow ties they made out of fabric and safety pins that everyone was given as they arrived! If you were caught saying baby or men during the shower you had to give up your bow. One of the teens was quite ruthless, and it cracked me up when she pointed to me and asked one of the other moms while acting all confused "Why is she holding the blanket like that?" and the other mom responded "Because she is feeding the baby." She lost her bow, quickly realizing that the teen really wasn't "that slow."
~ Cake and Refreshments ~
Isn't the cake great?! I loved that they ordered a Costco cake and added their own touches. It's something I would do! ;) In fact, Ann-Marie came over after the Baptism reception last week, and when I was showing her "this cute new mustache chocolate mold" I had just purchased she nearly choked on her coffee, thinking about her own "secret baby shower plans!" Heeheehee!
In addition to the cake they had the yummiest peppermint bark candy (Kristi, I need your recipe!), Cookies shaped and decorated like Mustaches, Bowties and Onesies, Cowboy Cookies, Pretzel CIGARS, LITTLE ME Snack Mix (Complete with decorated Gingerbread Marshmallows, LITTLE MEN Cookies, BOW TIE (Peanut Butter) Pretzels, and Fruit KABOBS!
The drink BAR was awesome! Little mustaches on all the cups and straws, root BEER and darling mason jars with BOW TIES!
~ Gifts ~
We were spoiled with even more cute outfits, toys, and a "car seat fund" to put towards a new car seat for our little man. Chiquita loved helping me open the gifts while Twinkle Toes snapped a few pictures.
~ Favors ~
We are definitely making some of these soon... I already have the mold! ;)
Did you get the sign?
Must Dash Mustache, Please Grab Sweet!
~ A Few More Pictures ~
Thank you Kristi and Ann-Marie for the wonderful welcome for our Little Man!!!