Monday, September 27, 2010

The one with the baby shower

How in the world has it been 2 weeks since I blogged? I think I spend too much time fixing websites at work that when I'm faced with mine I just pretend it's going to post on its own. Oh well, I should probably blog about the other thing that's keeping me busy-- baby showers! Not for me, mind you, but hosted by me. Seems something is in the water in multiple locations and I have 3 friends/family members expecting.

The one baby I'm most excited about should be arriving any day, my nephew, Jackson Reid. I couldn't pass up the chance to throw a shin dig for my baby brother and his soon to be bundle of joy. As he and his wife are huge baseball fans (and the idea was to have a co-ed shower), we embraced the day at the ballpark theme.

Invites were inspired by Red Sox tickets

In lieu of a guest book, guests were invited to sign baseballs that will be used in the nursery decor.

We stuck with a red white and blue color palate and all the food you would find at a stadium. Pigs in a blanket, mini cupcakes, fruit and white chocolate dipped ritz crackers.
We also set up a nacho bar with all the toppings and an ice cream sundae station

Playing off the baseball theme, I made a name sign for Jackson's nursery. It worked perfectly above the nacho bar!

Popcorn and sunflower seeds served as decorations and appetizers :) Toss down a few baseball cards and a plastic base and it's a cheap cute centerpiece.

The bank loaned us a a popcorn machine that was a huge hit with the younger shower attendees, and the big boys as well.
Instead of playing shower games (my SIL isn't a fan) we turned on the games to keep the boys entertained.
The hostess crew and the mom-to-be.
The swag table... they have some seriously creative friends!

Diaper cake for the Red Sox fans. Super cute!It was such a fun shower and so easy to throw together! Most everything used in decorating was either edible or re-purposed into nursery decorations. I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of this little slugger!


Keisha said...

It all turned out SUPER cute!!

John Deere Mom said...

I can't even tell you awesome you are! That has to be the world's cutest shower idea ever. You rock!

Michelle said...

I love the jackson name sign- how or where did you make it?

Michelle said...

I love the jackson name sign? How did you make it or where did you get it done?

Michelle said...

I love the jackson sign. how did you make it or where did you get it

jason Bruck said...

how did you make the name sign ?

jason Bruck said...

how did you make the name sign