A new "little man" will be joining our crazy clan in Feb. 2013 and what better theme for our baby shower than A "Little Gentleman" theme… Mustaches, Bow ties, with a touch of vintage items!
This was our first DIY project and we had so much fun planning this shower, creating the decorations/ centerpieces, and seeing it all come together before the rain decided to fall! Thank goodness we had rented tents from J’s Party Rentals they also provided the tables and the linens.
Never leave a prego woman in charge of gathering the yummy goodies for the dessert table, you’ll end up with way too much junkfood!
The dessert bar consisted of different flavors of popcorn (caramel, white cheddar, and butter), powdered doughnuts, brownies, rice crispies, marshmallows, white choc pretzels, and regular pretzels all be dipped into the milk chocolate fondue fountain. As if we didnt have enough work on our plate, I decided to add to the pile and made my own cake, click here Sweet Dandelion to see more of my cakes!
Being that the shower was going to be smack dab in the middle of the fall, I wanted to keep my guests warm with a hot cocoa bar! We had everything to make your fav hot cocoa... Mini marshmallows, hazelnut or vanilla cookie straws, and whipped cream to top it off! Ok so maybe that's how u make my fav hot cocoa lol!
The beverage table also had some chilled lemonade that was served in cute mason jars with blue or green paper straws and a Sangria jug that had some pretty tasty hops (or so I heard)!
Special thanks to our family and friends that helped us collect the tin cans, bottles, & old items, and helping put it all together the day of! A BIG thanks to my Mom, Sister, & friend Mink for helping me create all of the decorations & to my tia Diane for also taking some lovely photos throughout the day! We love and appreciate every single one of you guys so doggone much!!
We had a little table that held a cool old record player, a vintage frame that we painted and twined to hold our maternity photos (that were taken by my friend and fellow photog Abbey Lunt).
What's a baby shower without some party favors? We had yummy caramel apples from California Snack Foods, bagged, bowed, n clothes pinned a wallet size family photo for each of our guests to take home!
Inside on the Gift table we had a cool old vintage makeup box that held all of the cards.
For the diaper raffle game we had our guests write their name on a Popsicle stick and place them inside a tin can, instead of filling out raffle tickets.
We hoped our guests had a nice time munching & playing our silly inappropriate games!
Again thank you all so much for all of you who helped us put this all together! We appreciate you all and Little Max Dean is lucky to have such a great group of people who already love him!!
Come back on thursday to see the behind the scenes of these DIY projects!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.