Friday, September 30, 2011

Flower Garden Baby Shower

I have a lot of friends who are having their first babies, so I'm throwing a lot of baby showers lately. This is my latest baby shower, a flower garden baby shower!

Having all boys, I enjoy getting to do girly stuff now and then, so this floral baby shower for a sweet baby girl was a lot of fun.

Here's the food table:

My favorite part of the food were these hydrangea cupcakes.  (Tutorial from Glorious Treats.)



(Picture by TiffanyB Photography)
I also tried out these flower pot cookies.  They didn't turn out like I wanted (they don't look much like the original), but after untold hours of working on them, I was going to serve them no matter how ugly they were. Sigh...  I need to work on my piping skills.

I should have started them more in advance than I did.  Then I would have had time for the frosting to set better so they could actually have stems, rather than just lean against the picks.  Oh well, they're kinda cute anyway, if you don't know what they're supposed to look like.


And, of course, we had various fruits and veggies and dips.  I got all those cute flower bowls and plates for free from Kohl's and JCPenney.  Do you guys get those $10 off $10 coupons from JCPenney and Kohl's?  I do, but I rarely shop at those stores, so rather than getting $10 off what I might normally buy, I just find things I like and get them for free.  I've gotten pretty good at finding just the right things to come right in at $10.  :)
And, like I always seem to do, I served lemonade to drink.  It's easy, not fussy, and won't stain my carpet if someone spills.  :)  This time around, though, the lemonade came with a fun flower straw!  (Tutorial from Martha Stewart.)


I've made the Martha Stewart tissue poms before, but this time I made them smaller and turned them into a fun garland.


(Picture by TiffanyB Photography)


(Picture by TiffanyB Photography)

I liked my pink pom-pom flower garland so much that I kept it up for several days after the party.  I couldn't quite bear to take it down, it was so cute.  :)

And, of course, you gotta have flowers at a floral-themed Party!  I loved having an excuse to buy myself flowers.  :)


15 comments:

Kathleen said...

So fun! Makes me want to have another baby to have a cute shower like that...but then again I'd have another boy. ;)

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Total small world moment: I came over to see your amazing hydrangea cupcakes (gorgeous btw) and had to laugh at the pics. Miss Tiffany B is my cousin and I'm loving the pics of her new baby N. Was this shower for her?

Faith said...

Love those hydrangea cupcakes!

Abbey D. said...

OH so pretty!! I love party planning. Your cupcakes were gorgeous! Nice work!

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Delightful Deets said...

Sorry! Posted under my husband's account! Anyways, love the shower and I love those cupcakes! So pretty! Love the flower straws too, have a great weekend!

A Lived in Home said...

What a great shower! Lots of creative details and beautiful cupcakes! Come check me out sometime- www.alivedinhome.blogspot.com

ileana-carmen said...

What a beautiful work!

Meg said...

any time I have a garland up I don't want to take it down. I think it all looked great!

Manni said...

This is absolutely amazing. Love the cupcakes and the decor!! Good job:)
have a wonderful week!
hugs
Manni

Leslie said...

I think everything turned out adorable! Haven’t looked at the original for the flowerpot cookies, but yours look great (definitely better piping skills than me!). Looks great!

Babblings and More said...

Those are seriously the cutest cupcakes that I have ever seen! Love your blog! We are your newest follower!
Brooke from babblingsandmore.blogspot.com

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

What a darling shower. I'm sure your {lucky} friend loved it. I'm going to remember the fun idea with the straws. Thanks so much for linking up to Fab Friday.

Warmly, Michelle
PS - I'm a mom of all boys too, so I understand the need to do things in a girly way now & then!

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