{Real Showers} A Sweet Peach!

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When I found out my friend was pregnant, I knew that I wanted to take care of the invitations and decorations for her shower, but I had zero interest in organizing the food–I am not confident in my food skills at all, and that whole food preparation just really stresses me out and overwhelms me.  Luckily my friend’s sister is an amazing chef/baker and LOVES food preparation.  A match made …continue…

Baby Showers: Gift Bingo

(Printable gift bingo cards from Etsy) Baby shower games are always a little up in the air.  Should you do them?  Leave them out?  It’s really based on who is attending.  If it is a close knit group then games could get in the way of conversations.  If it’s a diverse group sometimes a game helps to keep the party going. The photo above is one of my favorite games, …continue…

{Real Showers} Book Themed Baby Shower, Part I

This past weekend, I helped throw a baby shower for my book-loving friend Joanne.  She and her husband love reading so much, at their wedding instead of table names they chose book titles. Because of this, I thought it would only be appropriate to throw a book-themed baby shower, encouraging guests to bring a favorite children’s book along with their gift. After scouring pinterest and a few google searches, I …continue…

{Party} Ahoy it’s a Boy!

So, I’m aware that this is a little late as Stacy’s son, Connor is now almost 7 months old, and has turned into quite the adorable boy as you saw a few days ago. But summer is approaching and this theme is perfect for a summer baby shower. So for all the expectant mother’s out there a Sailor theme or an ‘Ahoy it’s a Boy’ is an easy theme to …continue…

Hooray for garlands!

This as far as I have gotten on my garlanding push for the baby shower this weekend.  Five pieces done, many more to go. I enjoy doing this so it’s fun for me, my family however does not love the ‘punch’ sound that comes from the circle punch at 10 o’clock at night. So if you don’t have the time to make garlands or you don’t want to wake up …continue…

Garlands for a baby shower

I’ve been working on decorations for a Jessi’s baby shower on Saturday.  Sometimes I latch on to an idea and then I must make it, and lots of it.  At Tanisha’s shower it was fringe and cupcake poms.  This time it’s garlands.  I love garlands and when I came across this image from a beautiful mess I was on garland overload! (from a beautiful mess) I have made the fabric ties three …continue…

Brieanne’s Tea & Tales Shower

Ok, so I know Brieanne and Brandon’s daughter, Eleanor, was born a month ago today. But I am finally posting on Brieanne’s baby shower.  We decided on a Tea & Tales shower theme.  We held the event at Crown & Crumpet in San Francisco.  It was the perfect location, suggested by Edyta (who did Brieanne’s maternity photos — put mine to shame, right?).  Absolutely adorable.  No decorations needed.  Plus they …continue…

A Second Little Hero in Yellow and Grey

Jessi and Garrett are expecting their second boy very soon! Here’s their first, Weston, at one day old, he was precious, and still is — when he stays still. I designed the invite for the shower which is below. Garrett is a firefighter, and inspiration for this nursery mood board, so we went with a firefighter theme with a more modern twist.  Jessi likes modern and yellow & grey (or …continue…

New Year + Rose Bowl + 2 Birthdays = Party!

Now that the holiday is mostly over I get to plan for my husband and Jackson’s joint birthday party on the 2nd. Jax is on Christmas Eve and Mike is on New Year’s Eve. Since Mike’s last birthday (his 30th!!) was kind of a bust, I thought I’d try and put together a party. Mike (and Jackson) wanted a football inspired party so since it is bowl season we thought …continue…