Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bow Tie Baby Shower

Stacie and I hosted a baby shower for our friend Rachel yesterday. It was fun celebrating her and her baby boy #2.

This post I came across on Pinterest was my main inspiration. I kind of feel like the "little man" theme and mustaches are a little overdone so we stuck to more of a classy bow tie theme instead.

I designed the invitations, cupcake toppers, water bottle labels, and guest card game sheets myself to save money. I'm a nerd and love details that I'm sure not a single other person would even notice, so I was excited when I found postage stamps that matched our theme :)




 We also had the Frank Sinatra radio station on Pandora playing in the background. The little details like that make me so happy.


Rachel & Stacie




So thankful for our friendship!




Stacie and I stayed up until 4:30am one night working on these little dudes. We got the idea here and thought they looked easy-peasy...which they were...but they just took way longer than we anticipated.  I should have taken a close-up picture because they really did turn out cute. The hand-stitching really made them.



And now on to food and drinks. We served "Little Man Munchies," "Dashing Dips," and "Bow Tie Pasta Salad." Trina made the scrumptious spice cupcakes. They were seriously SO good.








Bow Tie napkins and utensils

I cut out vinyl bow ties for the cups. And here is the yummy orange lemonade punch recipe I used.




We didn't really do any games but we had the guests write funny comments on newborn size diapers so that when Rachel & Tobias are up in the middle of the night changing the baby they will hopefully get a little chuckle or a note of encouragement. I also made some cards for the guests to fill out with wishes for the baby, predictions, and any other message they wanted to write Rachel.


And here is the mama of honor opening her gifts.





She revealed his name to us but I don't think they are sharing with the whole world yet, so I'll just say that I am looking forward to meeting "Baby S" soon!

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And on a complete side note, I had to share a good find I came across recently. I had to run to Target to get a couple of things and got distracted like I always do at Target. They had a lot of cute dresses on clearance and I scored 3 of them for $12 each! So if you are looking for a little black dress on the cheap, you might check it out.



And. AND! I actually followed through with a hair tutorial I pinned forever ago. If you know me then you know this is huge. I am SO not a hair/makeup/fashion kind of girl. But I wanted to wear my hair up and the only hairstyle I know how to do up is my trademark ponytail. Ha. I have really thick, course hair and it's hard to manage so I usually don't ever try anything new. But I was feeling adventurous and followed a YouTube tutorial and actually got my hair to somewhat cooperate. It was this double bun tutorial. It totally didn't look as cute as hers but I'm just happy for baby steps. She is a hair stylist and has lots of cute hair ideas and tutorials so I thought I'd share in case you are looking for any new ideas. :)



2 comments:

Tienna said...

Even though I know you stress way to much about this stuff, and I know that you stayed up until 4 in the morning one day working on it, I have to say....it totally PAID OFF!! What an adorable shower!!!!! I love the little bowties and the details.

Oh, and you look fab in that dress, girlie!! I love that little babydoll kind of vintage style.

Jocelyn said...

Super cute... love your dress and hair!

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