Now that blogging is so integral in my daily routine, sometimes its hard to remember that I had a life before I had a blog. I just happened to be going through some 'older' photos and found this baby shower I threw nearly 4 years ago for my closest friend. (If you want to see another baby shower, check out this entertaining flashback post).
The party was a simple brunch held in May of 2007. The colors were black and white and blue with a loose concept of using baby birds as a tie in.
I created a simple invitation with a tiny detail (that turned my house into a giant feather mess) of some furry feathers trim peeking out at the top. That lead to my discovery that feather wreathes are incredibly easy to make.
Followed by some mixed centerpieces of white branches with little birds perched randomly.
It was held in a church hall - something very common in most parts of the country but very unusual here - we usually host showers at restaurants.
The mother-to-be didn't want to do the usual gift opening bits (hooray!) so I had to come up with some other forms of entertainment. So I created a grown up paint by number activity - it seemed to go over well. At least I enjoyed painting them :)
Oh and let's not forget the station for giving advice to the new mom and dad. I wonder how that worked out?
I whipped up a pretty blue punch to serve in place of cocktails.
A light lunch was on offer with a sweet finish of a cookie + milk bar, complete with custom printed bags that had various quotes about family on each.
Before the soiree was over, everyone got to take home a little black and white photo album as a keepsake.
There were a few other details I must have never had a chance to photograph that I wish I could share but I was much more lax in my photo documentation pre blog days.
Hope you've enjoyed the stroll down memory lane.
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