Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It's a jungle out there baby

This past weekend my mother and I threw my sister in-law a baby shower. This child is really a true blessing for my brother and SIL. She has a chronic illness, Lyme disease. Pregnancy actually helps her feel better, the doctors say it's all the hormones. But after she delivers the baby, the real challenge begins. Family is ready to help.

We went with a jungle theme. They choose not to find out the sex of the baby. Does everyone find out the sex of the baby these days? I didn't know for my two, I am sure I bought less baby stuff because of it.

Since we live in a smaller town, you can't always find decorations at the store. Which really is fine by me because they are not my taste anyway. I made some vines out of paper bags, just cut out the bottom of the bags and cut into three strips and twisted. Don't have a good picture of them, but you get the idea. I cut out some tropical leaves out of green construction paper. My daughter and I made a diaper cake. I was fun and easy to make. I used this video as instructions.

And of course we had luncheon food. Chicken salad croissants, Strawberry Spinach Salad, fruit and bars (Mom's speciality). It was all yummy and I ate way too much.

And my favorite part of a party, the favor. I found boxes of chocolates marked down to 31 cents from valentines day. Borrowed this idea, and added my own signature. Placed the chocolates in cupcake liners inside small favor boxes. Wrapped and added a posy pin to each.

The Junk Mammas


southerninspiration said...

Great ideas!! Thanks for sharing! I've made a diaper cake before, but this video was a lot simpler than my method, and since i"m going to be making another one soon, I really appreciated that!

Sara said...

Wow, you did a great job! Wish you had planned my shower!

Tracy said...

Love your ideas! Everything from the diaper cake to the adorable favors! Great stuff. Thanks!

Nicola said...

I love everything you made it all looks so wonderful. My favourite is the favours but then anything with chocolate usually is!
Nic x

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great ideas, those party favors are AWESOME!
Your SIL is lucky to have such a supportive family!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Cute ideas!!!

Miss G said...

STINKIN' cute on the favors!!! Kelly