This past Sunday we hosted a baby shower for our friends Meghan & Justin; we decided to do a jack & jill shower so that they could both enjoy the celebration of their 1st child & I think that it turned out really nice. We did a sports/football theme since that is how Jones room will be decorated, because the guys would be there & also because the shower was on Sunday & we are all huge football fans!!
I asked a friend of ours who makes amazing cakes if she could do a cake to match Jones shower invite & boy did she........
Check out the beautiful cake that she created for the party...........it is a perfect match!!!
She also made the cupcakes; I ordered the toppers & candy bar covers from Karyn at Pixel Perfect since she designed the invite & I wanted then to match.
I made the chocolate covered strawberries myself & bought the delicious fudge covered oreos & added the "J" to them so they would be more personalized.........
These were the favors; I actually got them at the dollar store & added different scrapbook stickers to the fronts of them to make them cute.........not to bad for a $1 huh??
Everything on this table was "fat free" I promise..............
I tried to figure out things/games to do that weren't to "girlie" but would be fun & so I decided to do a DIY onsie & burp cloth area for everyone to enjoy.........
This is the one that I made........
I had white onsies in all sizes & burp clothes as well & any that didn't get decorated went home with the new mommy & daddy! Above the DIY table I huge Jones' ultrasound photos; I added so cute sayings to them, had them printed out & then glued them on to scrapbook paper & hung them with "It's a Boy" ribbon. We only played one game & it was the YEAH Baby Candy Bar game; it is a fun game that both men & women can laugh about & enjoy!!
Mommy to Be creating her little guy something adorable to wear!
For food & drinks we did sports type foods & snacks; I made chili, meatballs, weenies, buffalo chicken dip, veggies, & chicken salad sandwiches & then we had sweet tea, fruity water, spiked punch & beer!
Instead of a guest book we did a game ball; we had everyone sign it & then purchased a glass case so that Megs & Justin could display it in Jones nursery............
The boys needed their place to hang too so the garage was set up just for that; we have darts & checkers out there so add a heater & what guy wouldn't have fun??
Stan, Justin (daddy to be) & Lance
I stole this idea from Mrs. F & think that it turned out perfect. I wanted to do simple yet personalized decorations so I made monogrammed wreaths to hang on the back door by the DIY area. It was pretty simple to make just kind of timely but all in all they loved it & so did I.
I ordered the banner from Get the Party Started on Etsy & it was PERFECT!!!
I really think that Meghan & Justin loved the shower; at least I hope they did!!
It is so crazy that she & I are pregnant at the same time; but it is so nice to have someone to relate to this time around!
Both Meghan & Justin are naturals when it comes to baby Vincent here so I am sure that they will have everything taken care of & under control when Jones arrives into the world!!
Brayden spent Saturday night & Sunday morning with his JuJu & PaPa so I could get everything set up & ready so when he got home everyone was there to met & greet him; he was such a ham the whole afternoon & it was so sweet to see everyone play & interact with him!!
& I guess what grown man after a few beers couldn't resist getting into the ball pit right??
Brayden did not like this one bit!!
The shower was so much fun & we enjoyed spending the afternoon with friends & celebrating Jones future arrival. I was exhausted by the end of the evening but I got everything cleaned up & was in bed by 8:30 that night & I think I was asleep by 8:31. I wouldn't have thought it possible but having their shower made me get even more excited for Colton's arrival & I will be getting my butt in gear on his nursery after the holidays have come & gone............