Last Thanksgiving my family let me be in charge of cooking Thanksgiving, and I'm pretty sure that by the end of the day my family was irritated with me because of how "in charge" I was (i.e.
bitchy bossy). But you know what? Even though I may have been Little Miss Bossypants, Thanksgiving dinner was delicious and we're all still friends, and ever since last November I've felt almost fully equipped to be in charge of more big events. So on Saturday I threw my sister a baby shower, I think I accidentally went into bitch mode. But you know what?
And get stuff done I did, and the shower was a success, and I'm completely exhausted and I need to sleep for the next three days but that's not going to happen. Real fast, here's some tips if you ever throw a shower:
-It might not be a bad idea to have a drink before hand. Just one though, don't get cray.
-If you're going to be outside, don't wear long sleeves. You'll sweat so much.
-Be organized. Don't throw everything in random bags because if you do, clean up will SUCK.
-Don't cry. It'll be over soon enough.
And now, picture overkill! YAY.
Painting picture frames.
Putting cupcake batter in a baggie and squeezing so hard it exploded. *insert joke here*
Making goodie bags.
Chocolate drizzled pretzel rods.
Marshmallows on a stick drizzled with white chocolate and dipped in pink sprinkles.
My brother-in-law made me breakfast Saturday morning.
Baby Shower Time.
Thanks to Pinterest I had really high expectations.
Thanks to my incredibly crafty mother we were able to execute most of my ideas!
We didn't really have a set theme (because I'm not THAT organized, come on), but everything was pink and girly and there were homemade pinwheels everywhere.
Pink lemonade and water. Everyone got a mason jar with pink and white ribbon wrapped around it and there were a ton of the swirly cardboard straws. My sister is a dancer so we also had mini Aquafina water bottles with pink and white striped or polka dotted paper wrapped around and then tulle so it looked like a tutu. If I were a DIY blogger I'd post a tutorial and pin it but I wouldn't even know how to start with that.
(Step one: buy a water bottle.
Step two: Get your crafty mom to finish making it.)
The shower was held at my sister's husband's grandma's house (there has to be an easier way to say that). She has a beautiful patio and backyard that was perfect for the event! I should have taken more pictures of the yard. Oops. Blogger fail. On the bar in the patio we set up all the food. Look at it.
Instead of playing traditional baby shower games
that everyone hates we opted to just have a onesie decorating table. We hung plain white onesies (newborn-12 months) with clothespins and had a table of puff paints. My sister now has about 20 onesies that have puff paint all over them. Most of them are pretty cute. I tried to make one that said "My aunt is single!" but it got dropped on the ground and ruined. Figures.
These cupcake toppers were my favorite part. I'm a little disappointed in the actual cupcakes because I planned on using pink polka dotted liners but it didn't work out. Then the frosting I made (just call me Betty f*&$%*$ Crocker) took forever and the cupcakes were sort of crumbling BUT the toppers were adorable!! Those are stickers that I put on cardstock and then cut out and hot glued onto different kinds of toothpicks. I was sad to have to throw them away but they're so easy to make, I'll probably do it again.
I had no idea that diaper cakes are so easy to make but apparently they are because two people made them and raved about them.
My sister's mother in law put pink and white ice cream in little mason jars and then put them in an old fashioned baby bathtub! It was adorable!!
Is my sister not the most adorable pregnant lady EVER??
September can't come soon enough!!
PS the baby's room has pink stripes on the wall and a CHANDELIER.
It's a princess room and I want to live there.
FINALLY at 6pm the shower was over and everything was cleaned up and I went to my sister's house and immediately poured myself a strawberry mimosa (my favorite FYI) and let loose. I hung out with a guy and we talked a lot and he was a giant flirt and I mostly laughed at him, but I can't put that whole experience in the same post as the baby shower so please make sure to tune in tomorrow to hear about the rest of Saturday night and how he peed on the lawn (twice!) and sort of proposed to me.