A Celestial Baby Shower

This past weekend I had the pleasure of having another amazing baby shower hosted by close friends. These are some extremely crafty and creative ladies who put on an AWESOME celestial themed baby shower for Baby Bruckner! It was an intimate gathering of people that have at one point worked with me and it was really special. We have great women that come through our doors and I was honored to spend my Sunday with them. Now on to the shower! (Photos by Sara Faris – Hostess)

Carrie, Me, Sara (the hostesses!)

Carrie, Me, Sara (the hostesses!)

{DRINKS} – To loosen up the crowd they served delicious (I heard) Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, & Lime Punch

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Bloody Mary Bar!

Bloody Mary Bar!

{SNACKS} – Brunch-time is my favorite time and these tasty snacks did not disappoint. Carrie even made some adorable labels for the food!

Awesome cupcakes by Sweets to the Sweet

Awesome cupcakes by Sweets to the Sweet

Stars!

Stars!

The Spread

The Spread

Labels!

Labels!

Moon Pies

Moon Pies

{ACTIVITY} – I guess word got out that I didn’t have many burp cloths and thus, they provided the guests (who are all creative types) with some sharpies and got them to work on some “Alien” burp cloths for BBB. (Baby Boy Bruckner)

Game / Craft

Game / Craft

A work in progress

A work in progress

Finished Creations

Finished Creations

Finished Creations

Finished Creations

I had an amazing time and BBB got some wonderful gifts. Thank you all for this experience!

Katie’s Baby Shower!

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This past Saturday was the big day…Katie’s Baby Shower!  It was so fun!  At 2 o’clock we all convened at my house to celebrate Katie and her baby boy.  Our friend Allison threw the shower with me and we are both so excited to meet Baby B!

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First up, let’s talk about the cake.  This ‘beaut was tasty too!  How adorable is it?  When Allison and I were planning the shower I did a quick sketch of a possible cake idea and the cake lady actually used it!  She matched the colors and prints of the invites so perfectly.  Everyone knows a gray cake can go wrong (um, Steel Magnolias) but this one is just lovely.  I’m pretty sure Katie loved it too!  If you’re in the Atlanta area, the cake was made by Heather of Sweets to the Sweet Bakery.  Allison has had her do numerous cakes (including my baby shower cake!) and she always does gorgeous and delicious cakes for a reasonable price.
Find her on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/Sweets2thesweet 

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For decor I made another crepe paper ‘b’ for Katie in a fun stripe that’s not too boyish and fun paper decorations.  I just cut out fun paper designs and then ran them through my sewing machine to make various garlands.  I used coordinating (ish) colors to the invites and in the end it all came together!

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Time for presents!
Baby B is super loved already!  Just look at all those fun and useful gifts!

We also asked that everyone bring a book for Nugget instead of a card so that Katie will have a nice start on his book collection!  To round out the afternoon, we had typical southern snacks…sweet tea, lemonade, pimento cheese, chicken salad, meatballs (cause why not?!) and of course a cheese ball.  It’s not a party without a cheese ball.  YUM.

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We had so much fun celebrating our good friend Katie!  We are approaching the final countdown on Baby B’s arrival in early January….we can’t wait to meet him!

Maybe we can get Katie to write a follow up post on some of her favorite shower gifts?!