My oh my. It's been quite some time since I've blogged. I really hate when I neglect my blog.
I hope you had a fantastic holiday and a wonderful New Year. I was very busy - but my busy madness was well worth it my friends, because I got a whole lot accomplished.
Since Dec. 18th my husband and I completely remodeled our Powder Room [that story and pictures is for tomorrow], I threw my lil' sis, Danielle, a surprise baby shower, we spent four days in Florida for Christmas and I enjoyed some good company and a fun night out on my birthday.
Check out the pictures below from the baby shower. I made a bunch of tissue paper balls, popcorn cones and homemade favors for the party goers.
I wanted to keep things simple. Too many balloons and decorations could have easily made my home look like a decorating disaster.
|The "oh baby!" sign was something I whipped up from left over scrapbook paper. The letters and animal images (on the reverse side) were printed off the internet.|
|And of course I had to do something cute on my new chalkboard wall. I sketched these little guys from the wrapping paper I bought. Too cute. |
Can you see the animal images on the reverse side of my "oh baby!" sign?
|Do you remember the elephant cookie jar that I mentioned awhile back, here? Anyhow, I snagged this cutie for $6 on one of my frequent thrift store visits. I wasn't crazy about the orange hat so I spray painted it green!|
|Popcorn cones! These were sooooo easy to make. Guests enjoyed them and because Danielle loves popcorn, they were a def winner! |
Small colored paper bags filled with assorted chocolate covered nuts made for an easy party favor.
|My DIY credenza came in good use as a drink station. Did you notice I finished the doors?|
|And the gorgeous guest of honor, Danielle. The cutest lil' prego person ever. I hope I have her pregnant gene. Ya know, the one when you're prego and the only thing on your body that gets bigger is your belly gene? Yup. That one.|
|Danielle sat on my Aubergine Chaise Lounge (which I scored on QVC's website for almost $100 cheaper than Urban Outfitters' price) while she opened gifts under the umbrella and tissue paper balls that were hung, with care :)|
|We played a cute game which WAS NOT a snore - I'd never do that to you.|
|We sat around and had lots of great conversation - and lots of great bubbly, too!|
|And after lots of great bubbly, we insisted on rubbing the belly for good luck. Holy crap - we felt the baby kick. Oh. How. Adorable.|
The baby shower was perfect and the best part about it was that Danielle loved it!! I hope you're inspired to take an idea or two from this shower and incorporate it into one of your own parties! Good Luck.