Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Semi-Homemade Baby Shower: Modern Pink & Orange

I had so much fun today hosting this modern pink & orange baby "sprinkle" for second time mommy-to-be and our dear friend Mrs. Everything!

The goal: to have as much hot pink and bright orange as we could find - and to put sprinkles on anything not moving. ;)

It all started with scrapbook paper and scissors! I printed off these food placecards a few nights ago..... things like tickled pink lemonade, baby "sprinkle" cupcakes, and sweet cravings for the candy bar!

I had planned to buy some super cute cupcake toppers with the baby's monogram on them, but she was nameless until 5pm last night! So.... Etsy to the rescue (as usual, right?) I was lucky enough to find paper & cake and their printable partyware. (Love their slogan: Print - Cut - PARTY! I'm thinking about ordering their pirate set for G-man's birthday party!) I picked their floral cupcake wrappers (only $4!! and with orange & pink flowers!), and within minutes they had emailed me the pdf. I printed them out (I photoshopped some for a more custom look!), trimmed them with some fun scalloped scissors, and voila! All that was left was to tape them around each cupcake this morning. PERFECT for the last minute party planner!

Sam's did a great job getting the hot pink super hot and the bright orange screaming loud! (You'll never guess... those are Hannah Montana colored cupcakes, lol!)

This morning we set it all up... pink and orange dishes, napkins, cutlery....and pink & orange wrapped boxes for different heights! Doesn't look like I got any pics of the final set up, but this is one from when I had things going in the oven....

The menu: mini quiches, fruit salad, strudel bites, and (requested by both the guest of honor and my co-host), my Semi-Homemade Baked Brie. Y'all. If you're trying to impress, but want to stick strictly to the semi-homemade, you've GOT to try this! The recipe:

Baked Brie
1 brie
1 granny smith apple, chopped up
1/4 cup craisins
1/4 cup almond slivers
1 Tbl brown sugar
1 Tbl melted butter

Combine all ingredients and stir. Slice brie in half. Place half of mixture in between brie, then the rest on top. Bake at 350 for approx 20 minutes. Serve warm with crackers (wheat thins!)
The drinks! By now y'all know my love of tulle.... so, of course, I tied pink & orange tulle to each glass... and the pitcher.... and the cutlery basket.... and anything else that stood still.....

When I was brainstorming, what I wanted more than ANYTHING else was to do a candy bar! My co-host Kristin said she'd be all over it - and look how cute it turned out! The cupcakes are in the center and are surrounded by:
pink & orange mnms
gummy strawberries
orange slices
blow pops
& cellophane bags for all the guests to take home their own "sweet craving."

The candles and cute diaper bundes were for the momma-to-be to take home!

Our last bit of decor was the clothesline! Those are plain, white onesies with some of THE cutest iron-on transfers & a few new toys for baby Everything. Isn't Mrs. Everything just glowing?

Present time! I couldn't help myself and wrapped my gifts in pink, orange, and tulle...

Mr. Fix-It had done my grocery shopping (and SO MUCH MORE! I truly have the best husband... he's been taking amazing care of the kids while I work insane hours, kept them all last weekend while I had girl time, and helped me prep for this shower. Muuah! Love you, Mr. Fix-It!!) Anyway.... he accidently forgot the baby shower card... and since this baby was given a name, just last night.... I took the opportunity to make a card (that coordinated with the food placecards!)

Honestly, I've never made a card before, but I had all this cardstock lying around, so.....

t...... is for teagan! Yep, baby Everything is now Teagan Everything! Super cute, huh?

She got lots of essentials (diapers to last at least.... well, several wks, but you know how many diapers that is with a newborn!) And she also got lots of super cute clothes:
And this darling swimsuit - it's Baby Phat!

And here's the pic we somehow didn't get when we threw her last shower. This is me, Mrs. Everything, and my co-host Kristin. Awwww, look at that cute baby bump!

Hope you enjoyed it, Mrs. Everything! Now, it's time to just relax until we meet that precious baby girl! :)


Sasha said...

You are amazing! I am helping with a baby sprinkle soon and am stealing some of your ideas!

Becky said...

Wow!! Looks like a fabulous party - I am impressed, as usual!

c o u r t n e y said...

You did a wonderful job! I love the "baby sprinkle" name for it too, it's so true! Those are adorable colors, is she decorating the nursery pink and orange too?

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Nope, not bright pink & orange, but it's gonna be a super cute nursery! She's been picking fabrics for the bedding and I'm talking CUTE stuff! :)

Kira Franz-Knight said...

thanks so much for sharing our cupcake wrappers...and we're so glad they came in handy!

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Shayna Mills said...

What an adorable shower, I love pink and orange, found you from Kelly's

Katie Bug said...

Those colors are great! I may borrow some of your ideas for a friend's shower this winter!

Rebecca said...

I love everything you adorable!

Summer said...

The colors are so cute... I love the baby phat swim suit... How precious... said...

I love the cutie food place cards what a great idea.

Alex and Jill said...

Love it! I'll be throwing a baby shower for my S-I-L next month and pink, orange, and brown are the colors I'm going with! I'm going to do a milk and cookie bar. LOL We'll see how that goes. :)

Thanks for sharing pics of your fab shower!

Mrs. Petrie said...

I love how you picked two colors and just went with them. Everything looks so coordinated and really expensive. Nice job!

Viagra said...

Those cupcakes are adorable!

Yolanda Moses said...

I love it!!!!

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