This past weekend, we celebrated Christine’s beautiful little girl on the way! I hosted the shower at my home and there was a lot of preparation. I thought I might blog from the hostess point of view and then Christine can blog from the guest of honor’s point of view.
Since Christine was having a little girl, pink seemed to be an obvious choice for the theme. But Christine is a die hard fan of purple . . . could it be our alma mater? So, we went with a “Pretty in Pink and Purple” theme for the shower. I asked a good friend to make the invites and she did a wonderful job. Here is her link to Uniquely Cropped. She also made a beautiful diaper wreath to hang on the front door filled with lots of goodies for Christine and her baby. More on her lovely little business in another post!
I wanted to create an environment with lots of pink and purple accents, so I selected some pink/purple throw pillows, receiving blankets, crepe paper and balloons to decorate the main room. Afterwards, Christine would be able to take the pillows, receiving blankets, and even a beautiful pink dress home for her little girl’s nursery. I even asked the guests to dress in pink and purple to keep with the theme as well as wrapping their gifts in pink and purple.
I also put together a cute banner with the baby’s name. It was simply made out of scrapbook paper, ribbon, glitter, and some paint. Another keepsake that Christine can hang on the wall of the nursery.
To keep with the pink and purple theme, I tried to create a spread of snacks staying in that color range. I know . . . purple food! I had a blast figuring things out but ended up serving the following:
* Strawberry and Grape Kabobs with pink yogurt sauce
* Mini Pink Cheesecakes with Strawberry Topping
* Blueberry Muffins
* Salami Bites- Layers of salami and cream cheese . . . this was a huge favorite among the guests!
* Tortilla Rolls with Tomato Tortillas (pink)
* Puff Pastry with Cream Cheese and Raspberry Jam
* Pink Lemonade
And to top all of that off . . . a beautiful pink and purple cake! Pink in the inside of course!
We played a few trivia games, but probably enjoyed the conversation more than anything else. The prizes were all pink themed including a pink candle, pink ceramic bowl, pink glass lantern for outside, pink makeup bags, and a journal. I like to give prizes that are fun and different . . . home decor is always fun to give!
Planning was fun! Cleaning the house, not so much, but now the house looks perfect and we can enjoy it for a little while before we mess it all up again!
Christine looked like she had a great time and it was lovely to shower her with love and support.
Amanda High Fire Mommy