this week was a lot of hard work, but it made for a wonderful baby shower this afternoon and another fun day with the family!
thanks to my friend, cassy, and my sweet mother, the three of us were able to put together a baby shower for my sister-in-law, marie, and my brother, tommy, who are expecting their fourth child in october.
marie recently self-published her own fantasy novel, so we thought it would be nice to add touches of love for books and stories throughout the room.
first, i put together centerpieces for each table with children's books and teacups i thrifted from goodwill.
then my favorite part of preparing for the shower was figuring out useful ways to use some of the arts and crafts supplies I have saved from other events, like tissue paper (for the poms poms), vintage books and ribbon (for the pennant) and tags (for the teacups).
cassy was a huge help! she had tons of cute ideas for the games and favors, and she did most of the leg work making sure the church rental was good to go before we arrived this morning. i don't know what i would have done without her!
finally, with some help from hobby lobby, i actually got the hang of those finicky cake pops! they were a big hit and my little sister, kati, even requested some of them for her 16th birthday coming up. anyone want to come help me?
thank you, thank you, thank you to my mommy for making all the fantastic food! i love you.