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1.18.2011

A Winter Wonderland Baby Shower

A few months ago, when my cousin Lindsay announced that she was having another baby girl, I went into hyper-speed-baby-shower-planning-mode.  I know that they only make it home a few times a year and I couldn't let her NOT have a baby shower...so, we (me, my mom, and my cousin Kristen) hurried up and planned her a Winter Wonderland themed baby shower for the day after Christmas. 

Now, I do not recommend this.  It was tiring, exhausting, and stressful, but we had no choice.  They were home for Christmas and not expected to visit again until AFTER the baby is here...so, the day after Christmas it was!

Here's what it looked like...
The Food.

The Cake.



I bought a bunch of onesies in different sizes and paint pens and I had everyone make the baby a onesie.

Everyone was so creative and we had a great time doing them.  They turned out so cute!  She'll have her very own unique onesies for at least her whole first year.
Here's the one I made.

A few more scenes from the shower...


 Shower favors.

I didn't get to do everything on my HWTM (hostess with the mostess) list, but it turned out great and Lindsay got lots of great gifts.

What do you think?


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24 comments...I love comments:

Brandy@YDK said...

it's gorgeous. you should be a party planner for paid!

Carrie said...

it turned out beautiful!

Carrie

In the Heart of Happy said...

What a wonderful idea....a Winter Wonderland Theme. I am sure she loved and appreciated the work you put into it!!

Kelli said...

So cute. I love the jar for the diaper fund. How sweet of you all to pull something together for her.

Shawn said...

I love the diaper fund jar, what a splendid idea!

Team Edward...you're killing me!

Stacie said...

Love your onesie, and that was such a clever idea!

Dawn said...

I agree with Brandy. You really should go into the party biz.

What a great shower!

MiMi said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: You need to get paid for this.
Now. If I move to OK, or at least visit, and say I'm knocked up, will you throw me one of these? Or even if I'm not I'm sure my stomach is large enough I can tell everyone I am. Right?

Ms. Givens said...

The Onesies was a great idea!

Impulsive Addict said...

OMG! You are so creative it's making me ill. How cute was her shower? Can you please design my next one? Great. Kthanks.

That diaper fund jar was a super idea and look how cute!! The food looked delish and the onesies were adorable.

I wonder who made the Team Edward one?

Natalie said...

You left the SWEETEST comments on my blog and I thank you for it! :) As for the baby shower..most CREATIVE one I've ever seen. EVER. Can't wait till my sister gets preggo so I can throw her the 'greatest' one ever ! :D To answer your question I have a Sony A230 with 3 lenses (50mm 1.8, 18-55mm and 28-85mm) and I also have a vivitar speedlite for the inside shots! I love the abundance of bokeh in this post! And lastly (I promise!) Grandparents are SO special...and they seem angelic anyways but when you have situations like these (ours) it makes it that plus a zillion! Have a nice day!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I think it turned out wonderful! You have such a neat family, you are so blessed~♥

aubrey said...

Well done!

Love the onesie and the diaper fund idea too...

I need to throw another shower...

Mamarazzi said...

looks like a great shower. cute idea those onsies...i would say you are most def the HWTM!!

Xazmin said...

You already KNOW what I think! I want you to throw me a freakin' birthday party this year!

You ARE the hostess with the mostest! Everything is beautiful and so fun!!

♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥ said...

Wow! Everything looks beautiful! I guess I shouldn't be surprised. =)

Connie said...

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This is the comment I just created when I spilled coffee all over my keyboard. :(

What I meant to say was....I love baby showers!!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Oh my goodness.. what a beautiful shower!! I love the theme!!

shortmama said...

Beautiful! You should be a party planner! Then come to AZ and I will be your first client for my oldests bday party in March!

Mom Mayhem says: said...

I think it beautiful -You are the hostess with the mostess! Love all the pics especially the ones with the sparkly lights in the background! My cousin (well his wife) had a baby shower awhile back and she just had her baby -I talked about that on my blog today :)

Becca said...

Precious! Love the bokah pics!!

~Becca

the little dragonfly said...

you should have called me for some "extra special" monogrammed items for that new sweet baby!

there is still the birth! :o)

Hope you are doing great!
KC

Vivienne said...

Beautiful! And I can't even imagine the stress of trying to coordinate that the day after Christmas! Crazy! I hope you stayed in sweats and rested the 27th through the 31st.
Whew!

Liz said...

Sounds like it was a great success! You are quite the party planner! Why am I not surprised about your onsie design....LOL!