Wine Themed Bridal Shower

My SIL got married last year, and her fabulous bridesmaids, Mother and I threw her a wine themed Bridal Shower. Her wedding colors were Damask black & white with a purple accent, so that is what we went with for a theme, along with the wine theme since we knew she liked wine.

The Guest book table

The Guest book table

The table set up

The table set up

Congratulations Banner

Congratulations Banner

The Bride's decorated seat

The Bride’s decorated seat

View of the full deck decorated

View of the full deck decorated

The food table

The food table

This was one of my favorite parties, I had the honor of planning. I loved the way it turned out and was very happy with everything that day!

I also had everyone send me recipes and I created a recipe book (photobook from Shutterfly), with everyone’s recipes in it. It came out really well and I highly suggest that any way you can, create a recipe book for your Bride-to-Be! It is something fun and something she can cherish forever, and heck she will have ton’s of recipes to try!!!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this day special! It was a lot of fun and I think the Bride was happy πŸ™‚

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Cow Themed Baby Shower

You know that Minnie banner I posted a couple days ago? Well I had the honor of throwing that little girl (well her mom) a baby shower too!

Now this was one of my first “events” that I planned so it isn’t the greatest but it turned out well thanks to the help of my Best Friend!

Here are the pictures from the party…thankfully my Best Friend remembered to take pictures! Love her!!!

Our table setting

Our table setting

For the Table we had a white table cloth with black & white plates and white silverware wrapped in cow print napkins. For the centerpiece we had little cow planters that we stuck a balloon weight in, that was tied to one pink, white and cow print balloons.

Favors

Favors

For the favors, they were little cow statues that we found at the Christmas tree Shops (for the record I thought these were HIDEOUS, but knew my sister would love them!), that we wrapped in netting and tied curling ribbon to. We also had candy boxes with the cowtails candy in them, which went with the theme and is one of my sisters favorite candies.

The Diaper Cake

The Diaper Cake

This is a diaper cake my Best Friend & I made for my sister. Just made with diapers and cute little things she would need for Chloe. I love the pink cow on top, it is funky but oh so soft!

The cake

The cake

The lovely cake with a cute cow candle I found!

The paint a onsie table :-)

The paint a onsie table πŸ™‚

We also had a Paint-A-Onsie table, everyone was able to paint a onsie for Chloe, this was used as a guestbook and the best/cutest painted onsie won a small prize.

One of the onsies all decorated

One of the onsies all decorated

Here is just one of the cute onsies, I’m pretty sure my Aunt made this πŸ™‚ So crafty!

Well that is about it, we had some games that I really can’t remember anymore, but we did some things that I think are great for any baby shower, here are some tips!

1. Have everyone write their address on an envelope that belongs to the thank you cards (yes this means you have to buy them in advance lol), but it helps the mommy to be, all she would have to do is fill out the card and put it in the mail, not only that but it saves her the hassle of getting addresses that she may not already have.

2. When you send out the invites, put a little note in there saying if you bring a pack of diapers (any size) you will be entered into a raffle. This is Great! They will have a chance to win a prize but also the mommy to be will have a bunch of diapers (this would really help them out, these babies are expensive!)

It was a fun day, my sister got a lot of great gifts and now beautiful Chloe is growing up fast and is as precious as ever!

Huge thanks!Β Just want to thank some key people in the success of the party! Obviously my Best Friend who is always my right hand! My sister in law who helped out a lot and made sure things went smoothly! My mother in law who helped prepare the food. Also my mother for providing the beautiful cake!

 

M&M Themed 50th Bithday Party

So my mom turned 50 last year and guess who was the party planner…you guessed it, it was me!

The first step in planning any party or event is coming up with a theme, once you have that decided, then you can start on the fun stuff πŸ™‚ The best way to pick a theme is to get to know the person, find out what they like or what their expectations are.

With my mom it was easy! Well, she was turning 50 and I knew she liked M&M’s (mainly peanut M&M’s but it was a lot easier to come up with a theme for just regular M&M’s). So that is what I went with, with a purple accent (her favorite color).

I knew I would need a banner, decorations, a table set up and a guestbook, so I went to town planning! Let me show you my fun end result with this party:

Centerpiece

Centerpieces, A rounded vase with a small vase in the center. Flowers in the small vase with a purple ribbon tied around it, and M&M’s in the rounded vase.

Favors, M&M cookie mix in a mason jar

Favors, M&M cookie mix in a mason jar

Adult tables with favors per couple and some M&M packets to enjoy

Adult tables with favors per couple and some M&M packets to enjoy

M&M colored balloon banner

M&M colored balloon banner

Birthday Banner

Birthday Banner

Kids table with activities the kids could pay with

Kids table with activities the kids could pay with

Guestbook table with a collage of pictures shaped like the number 50, with 50 pictures on it

Guestbook table with a collage of pictures shaped like the number 50, with 50 pictures on it

Guestbook, Everyone signed their name on their Birthday

Guestbook, Everyone signed their name on their Birthday

Scrapbook for the guestbook (calendar with Birthdays)

Scrapbook for the guestbook (calendar with Birthdays)

Everything came together perfectly and we had a great time. Hope you enjoyed seeing my creativity and feel inspired!