Monday, January 10, 2011

Sara's Baby Shower

My brother's Baby Mama is due on January 30th!

I am so excited to meet my new niece, Emily.

My sister and I threw Sara a Baby Shower this weekend and it went a little something like this...

The few nights before, I had lots to do:

1. Go grocery shopping with my sister for all the food.

2. Bake & Frost 2 dozen Strawberry Cupcakes

3. Bake & Decorate 50 sugar cookies then package in favor bags

4. Roll, Dip and Bouquet 3 Cake Pop Prizes

5. Cut up all the fruit and veggies

6. Wash, Dip and Decorate Strawberries

Thankfully, I had already organized the games and decorations...

Here's what actually happened:

1. Went grocery shopping with my sister for all the food

2. Baked & Frosted (the morning of) 2 dozen Strawberry Cupcakes

3. Bake & Decorate 50 sugar cookies a totally different (easier) way than originally planned and forget to take any pictures

4. Roll & Dip first batch of cake pops, only for them to crack and fall on the floor causing me to have a melt down and throw them all away

5. Cut up all the fruit and veggies

6. Washed, dipped and decorated strawberries the morning of

Note to self: When hormonal and tired...don't take on more than you can handle.

It's totally my fault, I should have handed some of this off to my sister who was already a huge help...but I have issues with asking for help sometimes.
Shame on me.

Even though I didn't have the time or strength to pipe on cute buttons and Emily's name on the favors and the cake pop bouquets were a total worked out.

I drizzled pink and purple white chocolate on the cookies and packaged them two to a bag.

Unfortunately, in my tired and delusional state - I didn't get any pictures of the finished product. Boo :(

I decided to do something special for my niece Hailey who is going to be a BIG SISTER soon...I wanted her to also feel special and included so I made her her own cookie favor that spelled her name =)

In the morning I went to Lucky and picked up some fresh chocolate chip cookies, brownie bites and Hershey kisses then Amiable assembled bags in the buckets for the prizes.

I had purchased this glass drink dispenser set months ago at Bed Bath & Beyond for $20...I had no use for it at the time but couldn't pass up a deal like that and I'm glad I didn't because they are super awesome and were a perfect fit for Sara's shower.

The colors for the shower were pink and purple...if you can't tell already.

We served pink lemonade, grape juice, bottled water, mini ham and turkey sandwiches, potato salad, macaroni salad, white chocolate covered strawberries, grapes, watermelon, pineapple, carrots, celery, broccoli, veggie dip and of course, cupcakes.

We played only a few simple one likes long drawn out Baby Showers with a million games, right? I don't.

There was the diaper raffle...everyone was asked to bring a pack of diapers for a chance to win a prize and Sara drew the winning raffle number.

There was the "Guess how many safety pins" game...which Hailey was happy to help with so she could give the guests hints as to how far or close they were to the correct answer.

Then there was my favorite....the "Name that Poop" game!

We melted 8 different candy bars into 8 diapers, passed them around and had the guests guess the candy any means necessary!

After the games, Sara opened all her gifts and favors were passed out.

It was a very nice day...and it makes me very excited for my own Baby Shower in May!

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