I don’t know how this happened but somehow the holidays got here faster than intended. Was that true for you too? Today I am apologizing for my late post on the baby shower for my daughter. I think this Christmas in particular has been the busiest of all seasons for me on so many levels but that is another story or perhaps, many stories, for another post. 🙂 From Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, a birthday celebration on the 26th and now a baby shower, I did not still for even a brief moment. Truth be known, I really never sit and this event was no exception. There has been tons of creating and baking, not to mentioning cleaning, and so much fun mingled in. Let’s start with the invite for the shower. My oldest daughter, Kristen is a graphic designer and designed this invite for the party. The theme was “Twinkle, Twinkle” with a New Year’s Eve flair.
Of course, it wasn’t hard to go from that to this…
I created a party topper using a birch branch, velvet glittered leaves, hanging glittered branches, fairy lights, hanging stars and tissue medallions. It was very easy to make. Everything was wrapped onto the branch with white wire. I hung white sheer drapes behind the branch. And of course, I purchased a lot of pink champagne glasses from Goodwill. Many were vintage glasses. All were inexpensive.
We had soft peach and rose gold glittered tablecloths and a lot of homemade treats. Lucky me, I got to hand cut every one of those hexagon shaped cookies ;). My daughter, Lauren swirled the royal frosting for the cookies to create a marble effect and added touches of gold dust to the edges.
Star cookies were definitely in order…
Tiny pink cupcakes sprinkled with edible “stardust” added to the decor. The gold and silver star picks were from Target in the dollar bin! Can’t beat Target.
The other grandma-to-be, Betty, made these yummy pink-layered cream cheese dessert parfaits. Not naming names, but several people had two….:). Just sayin’, they were delicious.
And I had to try a new recipe for meringues. Jello meringues are quick, easy, delicious and no fat. Think cotton candy!
We managed to remove the Christmas decor and replace it with baby girl pretties. Though hard to see, the sign here said “sparkle”.
Napkin rings, flowers and “bubbly” pink lemonade added just the right touches.
Party favors were given out to the guests. The “sweet as sugar” ingredients were a mixture of sugar, edible glitter, mini-jimmies and mini-pearl sprinkles. We also had a headband station set up where many tried their hand at creating hair pieces for baby girl.
But the best part was having all of my girlies and my beautiful grandson home with me to share the load and celebrate the evening. Cannot wait to meet our future “star”.
Leave a comment here on my blog to be entered to win a sprinkling of all the little parts and pieces from this party minus the food. Winner will be chosen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.