In the few days between my workshop in Austin and our trip to Vegas, I got to help throw the baby shower that I hijacked. The mommy-to-be, aside from now being a friend of mine, is the older sister of my son's high school girlfriend. I've mentioned this family before, here and here, because despite the fact they have not dated in 6 years, our families still are. I vacation with her mom and I also shot the guest of honor's engagement pics and her beautiful wedding in CA.
In place of cards, guests were encouraged to bring a book and use the book plate we enclosed in the invitation. (Thanks, Emily, for the inspiration!) I designed it using a short image of the fruit and repeated it a million times (maybe a little exaggerated). I then added the caterpillar image and words.
I used the same print on card stock and we made food boats. I also made bookmarks for thank-you gifts with the print.
This is the table set for the shower.
The banner in the front is made from pages from The Grouchy Ladybug. I made the runner on the the table using fabric that I thought looked like grass. The "curtains" are circles that were die-cut and sewn together.
iced donut holes with mini m&ms
baked mac and cheese bites
Strawberries with cheesecake filling and topped with graham cracker crumbs
fried chicken and waffles with maple syrup
It was a great turnout. Lots of people in my not so big house! Worth it though, we had a ball.
Here is a shot of the mom-to-be. Thanks, Alison, for letting me be a part of the fun!