My SIL Angie, who is wonderful, had her baby girl Samantha on September 19th, 5 1/2 weeks early. I had been planning a gender-neutral shower but happily added pink accents to properly welcome Samantha Jean. The party was Sunday, and it was so much fun to prepare for and throw!
|our front door (I can't figure out how to remove the 'no soliciting' sign.)|
|pink & green balloons lining the walkway|
chicken salad sliders
smoked salmon dip & mini toasts
lemon cheesecake bars
oreo truffle pops
raspberry lemon curd cupcakes
|raspberry lemonade, mason jars & green striped paper straws|
|oreo truffle cake pops (these were a big hit)|
|chicken salad sliders|
My mother in law and Matt's Aunt Lorie did all of the food except for the oreo pops (all me, baby) so I had time to go a little nuts with decor. I'm especially proud of the banner I made! Apparently these are the crafts I'm capable of while my husband watches football in the evenings. :)
|Angie & I|
I put together a scrapbook for Samantha with pages for everyone to write on for her. Each page had a title like "I hope you learn...", "I hope you ignore...", "I hope you experience..."
This was a really fun keepsake for the guests to work on!
|Samantha's scrapbook & pages with prizes for games|
|thank you cards|
|some of the games|
|adorable diaper cake Aunt Lorie made|
|the boys showing us their Halloween costumes (& guarding their sister)|
|My sweet niece Samantha|
|there are mostly clothes in here. everyone loves a little girl!|
Samantha got a TON of cute clothes!
She couldn't stay for the shower per her pediatrician's orders (premies need extra TLC, and keeping them out of crowds during cold & flu season is apparently key).
Wow, whoever is lucky enough to be born in a few months sure will get some great hand-me-downs (Hey, that's MY little girl!) :)
|I had a great time! :)|
All in all, I think it was a great success, especially being the first shower I've ever thrown!