What is more fun than planning a baby shower for your sister/best friend….nothing! Our best friend, Lesley (since we were 2 & 4 years old) collaborated with me on the entire shower and helped with all the planning & details. We are so lucky to have her be apart of all our big days and life adventures. For baby showers our taste is more subtle, aka not overly baby themed. Les came up with the theme… Bundle of Joy, which was perfect for a January winter shower. We were going for a cozy, winter, intimate feel with baby blue, navy, maroon colors and plaid & wood accents. Obviously, we needed a hot coco bar, Katelyn loves her hot coco and what is more cozy then wrapping up in a blanket and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate!? Also fit the theme perfectly. Les, mastered the hot coco bar… with a ton of candy toppings, cute signs & to top it off handmade cookies that looked exactly like hot coco cups with tiny marshmallows! A doughnut wall was another must since who doesn’t want a fresh doughnut at a shower brunch! And to set them up a doughnut wall was a must. I thought about making the wall, but my husband convinced me by the time I would actually get it made correctly it would cost me more than just buying it (haha…thanks for the confidence babe), but he was right. At the end of the day I didn’t have any time for a DIY wall. Luckily, I found this really cute one, here. And I order the doughnuts from my personal favorite place, VooDoo!
We decided to have the shower at Lakewood Country Club, a great place to host an event and amazing food. We did a breakfast buffet with make your own breakfast tacos, fruit, bacon/sausage and french toast! It was all so good.
Ok, back to decor.. my mom was in charge of the flowers and hit it out of the park….she worked with the Florists at the Glendale King Soopers, They ordered the flowers that we requested and put the centerpieces together for us. I ordered the wooden boxes on amazon, here. We also gave them a few ball jars to fill that we used to decorate the mantel in the room. The most amazing part was all the flowers and the arranging fee only cost $53!!!! I mean what a deal! We will never do an event again without using the Florists at the Glendale King Soopers. On top of it they were so nice and so great to work with! We loved the way they turned out and they paired perfectly with the scarves I got to add our bundle of joy theme to the table. And about these scarves…they were the perfect addition to the white tables for decorations. Also, they are only $13 and they are cute and so soft!! Get ONE, I am currently cozied up in it as I type this. Oh and the diaper cake on the hot coco table, I made! It was actually very easy…I rolled the diapers with rubber bands and placed them around a paper towel roll. I bought ribbon from hobby lobby, and little things to set on it (bears, fishing pole & trains) and lastly I placed a WubbaNub Bear with plaid feet on top :).
We could not be more excited to add a baby boy into our family and we are so blessed that our friends and family showered baby boy Conlon with so much love!
A peek of the day below
Meg & Kay