Monday, March 26, 2012

mama shower!

i had the pleasure of throwing my dearest friend a mama shower (this is her i made it a mama shower rather than a baby shower...she deserves it.) this past saturday! it was so much fun to throw a party. i loved putting in all the little details and trying to create a shower that just basically showered her! enjoy the pics!

here were the invites i sent out with a little note of blessing to get her some housekeeping money and/or prego massage and any other "big" items to bless her with. also i sent out a note card for everyone to bring with a special note or verse on it for her.

ok so i had envisioned a tissue pom pom ceiling on my back patio out to the grass and it totally came out. it was so much fun to see all those pom poms!
here's the table. it turned out so pretty. so i really envisioned some white roses, rannucluas, and peonies for the table center pieces, but unfortunately there were none to be found on friday. but luckily a friend of mine had just had a party and made tissue paper flowers just like my tissue paper pom poms out of white tissue so i was able to use them for the center pieces and they looked fabulous!

so for the favors i made these flower pins to try and replicate the pom pom theme i was going for. they turned out pretty good and i was so stoked to be able to use them as napkin rings for the table! and the little dress off to the left is a paper origami dress a friend made for everyone too of verses from proverbs 31. the place mats we made out of plain gray scrapbook paper and martha stewart's fancy paper punches. they turned out so great! although probably our most time consuming project.

so this is an old window frame that i stapled twine on the back of and hung the notes and verses to the mama from everyone.

the menu::sundried tomato pesto bowtie pasta with pine nuts and kalamata olives, spinach salad with pomegrante seeds, dried cranberries, sliced raw almonds and goat cheese with a homemade balsamic vinegarette, veggie and hummus plate, fruit plate and honey goat cheese plate with crackers and basil lemonade. yum!

the dessert table. ok so a friend made this was absolutely gorgeous and seriously the best cake you possibly have ever eaten. it was to die for. i made a pom pom banner for it to match the invites that i had made for the shower. turned out quite cute i thought. and i also made some coconut cupcakes which were quite yummy too.

there's all the lovely ladies. the mama is in black right in the middle. although she is ready for baby to come she doesn't even look prego in this picture! love you precious friend!

and on a sidenote, just in case you are a regular on my you can see, i haven't posted in quite awhile...well i am on a blogging break. once baby no three turned four months i had to give up all computer time. then i hired some help so i could get some work done (my part time job:pinkpenny album design) and those hours are precious working time and not extra for me to even post. so just so you know this is probably the last post for another long while.


Candace Kai said...

Shell you out did yourself! Everything looks amazing!

Mom said...

Wow!! So lovely to see all your ideas come to are an amazing girl and such a precious friend. I'm sure "Mama" was blessed beyond measure!! Again: Wow!!

Tiffany said...

Are you kidding me? This is straight out of a magazine! Absolutely gorgeous, Shelly! As a mom of 3, I have no idea where you found the time to put this all together. You are an incredible friend. I love the idea of a "mama shower." Love and miss you!

~j~ said...

AAHMAZING!! as usual Shells, your talent of design and beauty fused into another feast for the eyes. Eye candy indeed, thanks for sharing!!xo

Anonymous said...

amazing SHELLY! its so very beautiful. very good job my friend.

Cristine said...

So beautifully put together, so soft and feminine, such a gracious gift for your friend!
Proud of you Shelly for knowing what to say 'yes' to and what to say 'no' to as you fill your busy day. Makes me miss my early years of parenting when Julia and I would lean on each other for support, fun and love.