Where do I start!! I have so many pictures I cant share as I have popped them onto a disk for the girls to look at first and then i will get permission for any they dont mind me sharing of their day :)
However....we can look at all the goodies that I made and everything I prep'd for the shower. First off the food...Savoury food was taken care of by the host and I supplied the candy bar and dessert table - to say it was a success is an understatment! I was completely overwhelmed by the reaction to it all and to say I love my job right now is also an understatement - the smiles and tears were worth all the work put into it!!I made vanilla chocolate rose lollies and loose rosebuds, popped them into little terracotta plant pots which were tied with red and white string and a little silver 'white rabbit' charm. I thought it would be nice for the girls to keep the plantpots and plant something in, something to grow with the babies so to speak :)
The cupcakes were vanilla with Oreo centre, cream cheese frosting and sweet red heart sprinkles. I fell in love with the teeny cards when I first saw them in Hawkins Bizarre so I glued them back to back either side of a cocktail stick to use as the toppers for the cakes :)
I made flooded flamingo cookies (no detail as my hands are shakey at the best of times and i didnt want to ruin them by giving them panda eyes and wonky legs! I think the plain pastel shade works well with it being a baby shower and it built my confidence enough to try decorating maybe next time! lol
The white rabbits were vanilla biscuits sprinkled with icing sugar (and if i do say so myself they were the best biscuits ive made yet - all thanks to the recipe over at Sweet Sugar Belle - she is a doll, lifesaver and sanity restorer!!) Next up are the little vials of hearts that I made for each of the girls. They each had a lock, key or heart charm, little tag and their names in rub ons on the front of each bottle.
The candy bar did exactly what it does to everyone - it makes you feel like a kid again! Standing there with your bag in hand waiting to 'pick n mix' your sweets had everyone giggling and filling up extra bags to take home for their kids (such good mummies!!)
There was everything from Candyfloss, to mini red heart dragees, flying saucers to popping candy!
All watched over by a special little someone borrowed from a special little girl for the day :)
I took the hostess trolley with me that I made over earlier in the month and used this to hold the mini milk bottles and drink dispenser. The gorgeous blue colour was made from LOTS of lemonade and 2 bottles of blue alchopop! The girls all loved it - it was even weak enough for the mums to have a little! :) *click to see larger pic of the 'drink me' straws* I layered up the bottom two shelves with little nicnacs that symbolised the day and made everyone smile including the little picture frame with all the sketched images of the Alice in Wonderland original pictures.
Tables were set down the middle of the garden and covered with white linens and a pale green spotty cotton. I set all of the cups, saucers, plates, milk jugs etc down the centre and draped them with pearls etc - and yes some of the cups were upside down and tilted just like in the book :)The garden was decked (get it!) with large playing cards, strung and pinned so that it looked like bunting.
There were heart shaped balloons inside the house (all the ones outside took off to the skies!!)...
...as well as LOTS of tissue pompoms and flowers all around the house!
I think setting the scene is all part of the enjoyment for me and I love sourcing little bits that make a table look good...something that may not look like much seperately but when you put them together it brings memories or creates new ones....needless to say I love this photograph!
These mini suitcases were a present from Bev (BananaFrog) when I had Evie - they were filled to bursting with baby goodies and I just knew they would be used again and again - thank you Bev they came in perfect!
Ok i think ive saturated you with enough for tonight - tomorrow i will share some shots from the photobooth :)