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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Its a Circus...

As promised I wanted to share with you all my first baby shower for our baby boy.  It was a wonderful occasion and I seriously feel like my mama outdid herself. 

My nursery is somewhat themed "vintage circus" so my shower was a mixture of carnival/circus, but all parts fun. 

The building that we had the shower in is the building that held my wedding reception. The floor for the shower was on the floor I held my cocktail hour, candy room, and presents. I love this building and the character it provides to every event.

Here we are a little for 4 years before...
Now onto the shower.... 
Isn't it adorable.  There were 3 separate stations - Food, Desserts, and Drinks
Here is the dessert table loaded with cupcakes, caramel apples, caramel corn, peanuts, suckers, you name it. 
For the food we had mini bbq sliders, mini corn dogs, cute veggies cups with hummus or ranch, etc.

Here is my cousin making the mini corndogs.  They were delicious.

Here is a view from behind the dessert table.  After everyone ate, they also made mini funnel cakes. 
Let me not forget the drinks.  I am a girl that loves loves loves lemon shake ups.  They were served in adorable tied mason jars with striped straws.  For those wanting a lil kick, they offered spiked lemon shakeups as well.  Those of you that don't know.  Its lemon, water and sugar....shaken up.  They are delicious. 


Everyone got a cute lil take home container that had animal crackers and salt water taffy.  They were encouraged to take home whatever food and desserts they wanted. 

Table decor was simple and sweet.  The fabric used was actually from my great grandmother's fabric stash my mom has. 

We had a photo booth stocked with plenty of fun props.  I have Polaroids of everyone that was there and we're putting together a baby book with them. 

Here I am with 2 of my girlfriends from college... oh how different 32 looks from 22.  We were college roomies and sorority sisters.  They both have 2 girls a piece.  Their daughters had a wonderful time as well. 
My mom had a 'family tree' designed via Etsy.  Everyone put their thumb print on the tree and signed it.  Its going to be displayed in baby boy's room.  Its an adorable print. 

Here I am in all my pregnant lady glory.  This picture made me realize that I was fooling myself into thinking I hadn't started gaining weight in my face :) I loved my dress.  Its actually non-maternity that I found at Nordstrom Rack.  I thought it tied in well with the circus theme. 

I'm not a big game player at showers.  My mother isn't either.  They had everyone sign the bottom of a duck and float it in the pond.  We picked a couple of names throughout the shower and gave them door prizes. 

Here is everyone starting to chow down.  Don't those corn dogs look delicious.  I want one right now. 
Overall I think everyone had a wonderful time, including baby boy whom I'm pretty sure had a sugar attack afterwards. 

Thankfully my mother informed the guests to feel free to either provide us gift cards or order gifts online and have them mailed to our house.  Hauling big gifts back to Idaho was not something that I wanted to do at all. 

Well hope you enjoyed taking a look at my shower.  I sure enjoyed it, now I want a corn dog :)


Preppy Empty Nester said...

How cute!!!

Brittney said...

I love the theme! So jealous, corndogs and funnel cakes?! That seems like the best baby shower food ever!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

what a cute shower! they did so good with everything. and you look great lady. perfect dress!

Jessie Jones said...

This was such a precious shower and you look stunning!

Muffy said...

SOOOOOOOOOO fabulous!!!! What a great party. Amazing. Congrats to you!

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