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Thursday, August 28, 2014

children's book themed baby shower

I feel like it's been a while since I planned a baby shower!
My sweet friend Kari is due with her first baby in a few weeks and Jennie and I had the honor & joy of throwing her a baby shower.We asked our friend Linda if we could have the party at her house because...well the pictures speak for themselves....
These are all iPhone photos and are all random sizes, ha!
One of these days I'll splurge for a "real" camera. 
We wanted to have each food to match a children's book. 
The dinglehoppers made me laugh out loud when I thought of it.
Pizza Port anyone?! 
Mad Hatters tea party sandwiches. 
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. 
Table settings are always my FAVORITE. 
I made a simple table runner from old books that I purchased at the thrift store
and were falling apart (so I didn't feel too bad cutting them apart). ok... I felt I little bad. 
I texted Jennie and told her I was a book murderer, but it's so cute!!!!
For the centerpieces Linda made flower arrangements from her garden and 
her wonderful daughter Debbie's garden. Then I just placed more books on the tables.
At each setting there was a handmade bookmark from Jennie, 
a chocolate chip cookie (thank you Martha Stewart for the recipe) with a straw and a 
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie tag attached. 
Also, there was a card with a letter on it (found via Design Sponge) that each lady wrote 
a piece of wisdom or encouragement to Kari on. 
We will turn it into a book soon. 
Pretty presents. 
Desserts. 
My friend Chelsea made a yummy apple crustada and 
Jessy of Arrowleaf Baking made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting. 

Sheesh, I love this girl. 
Kari has been working with me for almost 3 years and I am so incredibly thankful for her! 
Now that she's going to be a stay at home mommy, she's leaving me (insert crying face). 
She's going to be a wonderful mom, I just know it. 

I love you Kari and can't wait to meet your precious daughter!!! 


1 comment:

  1. I had to smile when I saw the books on the table :) Miss Suzy was one of my favorites as a child! I've never seen this book on line or heard it mentioned. I'm glad someone else knows of this sweet book! Thanks for the memory! What a wonderful party this must have been!

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