I finished up editing some photos from the baby shower yesterday so I could share them with you in this post. Saturday was such a fun day. I was so excited to see my niece Neely. With her and Alan living in LA we don't see as much of them as we'd like. The girls and I have been planning this shower for her for some time now... and it was finally here! yay!
I had made this card for her using Fancy Pants "Childish Things" Collection. It's one of the older collections but one of my faves.
The the shower, we rented the same clubhouse we usually rent for our family showers. It a great central spot for those coming from the surrounding towns and it's a nicely kept place. My sis and I had great help with this shower. Three of Neely's long time friends, Janelle, Kendra and Amy, were our pardners in crime this time. We were an awesome team :) Well... and fun loving one for sure!
Between my sis and I we had plenty of decor things . I made these different banners by sewing together different cut colors of cardstock. A lot of inspiration was found here Karas Party Ideas
I made some fun little do dads to decorate the cakes with just wooden dowels I painted and paper also.
Neely is going to be such a good momma and Alan a good dad. I'm so excited for them. Neely's friend Kiana made her that headband of real flowers for the shower.
I had made a little guest book for Neely using a Fancy Pants Foiled Gold Heart Mini Brag Book
I had cut little tags that would fit inside that people wrote advice on. I had added her ultrasound photo, photos of her and Alan, the shower invite, a photo of the shower planning team, and then left places for her to add photos from the shower and journaling.
I covered the bbq meatballs, cheeses, veggies and fruits dept.
deviled egg boats
and Amy these Little boats of basil, mozzarella, tomato and balsamic drizzle with basil from her garden, that was out of this world.
Janelle made these pretty cucumber bits and Amy these pinwheels. Which I need to get the recipe for. They had sun dried tomatoes on them and were so yummy!
I was so glad Julie was able to make it. I love these two smiling faces so much!
This photo cracks me up. SO perfectly sums them all up! Neely and her besties.
Oh... I love this bunch of crazy girls so much!
With all the negative things going on in the world lately, I'll tell you what ... seeing all this joy, is good for the soul. I'm so happy for Neely and Alan. And I cant even explain how my heart feels when I see my sister and Keiths face light up when they talk about being grandparents!! It's times like these when I know my parents are just smiling up in heaven.
Thankful for these days