Monday, June 30, 2014

"Cute As A Button" Baby Shower

Over the weekend, my sisters and I, along with three of my momma's best friends, threw a baby shower for my youngest sister, who is expecting her first baby (Skylar Ann!) at the beginning of August. 

 The sistas (Just missing Mariah, who was on a fun weekend away with her hubby!)
Two of my Momma's three best friends, who also served as hostesses

Knowing that the nursery is going to be ahhh-dorrrr-able! with bright colors and mixes of patterns, we wanted to use the same color scheme for the shower, hoping that maybe our guest-of-honor  could re-use some of the decor in the nursery, should she choose to. 

Now, without further ado, the shower details:

The fun invitation was designed by an etsy seller and turned out so cute!:

The shower was held in a swim and racquet clubhouse, which was basically a huge room that allowed plenty of room for chatting, drinking, eating, gift-opening, and celebrating Baby B. Within the room, we had three stations set up. 

First, the food station:

Bright balloons anchored the table for an extra pop of color
I easily made this button bunting using bright scrapbook paper, a circle cutter, and ribbon. Easy peasy and festive!
Bright utensils and paper products were a must for the yummy food, all of which was so graciously made by my momma's best friends.
 And a staple at the baby showers we throw, a diaper cake, made with love by my Momma for her baby girl.

Next up, the drink station: 

We were able to re-use this bright, fabric bunting from the baby shower my sisters-in-law hosted for me when I was pregnant with Banks 5 years ago!
 Of course, we needed a Momma Mocktail for the preggo ladies in the room, which was DELISH!
And a Mimosa Bar for all of us non-preggers. Also delish!
 And what good is a yummy drink without a fun cup?! I recycled these after using them for Raleigh's first birthday, simply tying on some bright, polka dot ribbon and throwing in fun straws for sipping.

Finally, my favorite, the favor and dessert station: 

 I made this button pinwheel bunting using bright scrapbook paper, a little baker's twine, and buttons, of course!
 Knowing how much the Momma-to-be loves popcorn, we decided to include a popcorn bar, which included freshly made popcorn and four different seasons to choose from (including sprinkles--yummy!) for toppings.
 A washcloth bouquet served as a little extra decor and guests were invited to take home button lollipops, also easily made with swirl lollis, buttons, and some hot glue gun action.
 This was maybe my favorite decorative touch: The baby's initial made with buttons and one of those 3-D cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby. Easy, cute, and great decor for the nursery!

Finally, we just had to do a personalized onesie bunting to hang from the mantle. Not only did it look cute hanging over the area where guests left their gifts, but some of them brought a few chuckles, too: 

We played two fun shower games during the party and had plenty of time for talking all things baby and spoiling our Momma-to-be. 

 Gift time! 
 Four generations ;)
 Lifelong best friends
Could she be any more beautiful?!?

There are simply no words to describe how ecstatic I am that my littlest sister is going to be a momma in just over a month. I actually cried tears of joy on the way to the shower, thinking about the beautiful moment when she will see her baby girl for the first time. I just cannot wait to see her shine as a momma to sweet Skylar, who will no doubt be as cute as a button. :) 
One proud and excited aunt and one glowing momma-to-be!

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