27 April 2009

baby shower details




am happy to say, last week's party was smashing. we had a ball showering emily with itty bitty clothes, sharing new mama wisdom and eating yummy shower type food, including hilary's fabulous homemade cupcakes. they were almost too pretty to eat.

i had a lot of fun planning and prepping for this shindig. it's nice to have a good excuse for spring cleaning the apartment. and it's extra nice when the whole guest list shows up (and doesn't mind squeezing in). it's good to host parties, even if you're worried no one will show or that everyone will be on a diet. mingling is good. break out of your shell and break out the limeade. my sister-in-law taught me a fabulous party trick: add cucumber slices to your 7-up or limeadey drink. it's so refreshing. it's dreamy goodness. i'm pouring myself a glass right now.

we played a fun candy bar mommyhood matching game. i finally designed it and printed it up for future generations. i printed a few extra sets along with the simple rules. it's a great game to break the ice and is perfect for a big group too. (there are 30 memory cards, each card features a word having to do with motherhood or pregnancy. every match-up gets a coordinating prize.) i'd like to think it's a clever and original game to play at a baby shower.

my favorite part was at end of the night when guests loaded up plates of food to tote home to their hungry husbands. awesome. i guess dan is not the only husband who requests girlie food leftovers.




16 comments:

summer said...

everything looks sensational, marta!

thanks for changing my attitude about shower-giving and party-throwing. you make it look like a dream. now i can't wait until it's my turn to play hostess.

Hil said...

Marta, everything was so perfect at the shower! You did such an amazing job. That limeade drink was TO-DIE-FOR, the game we played was oh-too-cute, the handouts were so adorable, and the salad was absolutely yummy. Thanks for sending so much home with me.. Jer ate the ENTIRE tupperware full that night. Not fair. Thanks for hosting such a fun and relaxing shower!

Lisa said...

How funny! I've been to two showers the last two Saturdays and we've played that matching game both times. It must be the new guess-the-baby-food or melt-the-candy bar-to-look-like-poop game!

100 Percent Cottam said...

i'd love to hear more details on the candy bar game! i'm always in the market for a new baby shower game...

Wiggs (The Beholder) said...

Wow, this makes me want to have babies...I guess I'll have to wait till after the wedding. Sigh.

sarah said...

I love everything about this shower. So far I've only had one thrown for me... so I can't wait to reciprocate!

That Tall Girl said...

What fun ideas for a baby shower. I love the springy color themes and coordinating fonts. I am sure your friend Emily was so impressed!

{lovely little things} said...

Wow, soo coordinated, I love all of your attention to detail, that game sounds perfect for a shower too. Plus love the "Oh Boy" theme. Great party ideas!

Alisa Marie said...

so adorable!!! Could you tell me what font is the handwritten one used in Emily's name its so gorgeous!

Travelin'Oma said...

You are an awesome party planner! All the details are so thoughtful and personal. But I know the best part of your party was the hostess.

modern eve said...

i love everything! what do the seed packets say? "april showers bring small.." and i also would love more info on the matching game...
so fun!

Emmyshell said...

Thanks for these great ideas, it looks like it was a beautiful shower.

gab said...

Can't wait to see what you have planned for all Benji's birthday parties! You are the Hostess wit' da Mostess.

Sweet Greens said...

I love the ideas. Thank you.

Riss said...

I absolutely love all of your ideas! Baby showers can become so cliched and boring... I can't wait to try out some of your ideas sometime on a part of my own. So fresh and fun!

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

I love all your gorgeous party details! Came by way of the Givers Log~ she has so many nice things to say about you that I HAD to stop by!

~Tanya

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