How many baby showers does one need to host in order to get a “pro” badge? Because I think I’m there! This one was one of the cutest showersI think I’ve thrown – and it had some unique challenges.
KJC is on the far left, the Scar – who is going to be a momma this spring and the guest of honor, moi, and Kk. We live all over Texas. ALL.OVER. We’re at Scar’s mom’s house in a wee Texas town about an hour outside of a big Texas city. Whew. Did you follow that? Here’s the point – we brought EVERYTHING with use. Scar’s momma kindly let us use her house and a few serving pieces – but everything else? I had to fit it in my car. So that meant everything needed to have high impact because we were keeping things simple.
A little hint of the invitation — it was a shower honoring “Super-Momma-to-Be” and her “sidekick”. We loosely stuck to the superhero theme – though I resisted the urge to make Scar wear a cape.
Black, white, turquoise and lime helped pull all of the different parts and pieces together.
MY FAVORITE PART!!!! These little guys were a labor of love but SO worth it. The sugar eyes are purchased as-is from the baking section of HobLob and the capes and masks are paper! I have them “standing” in a wrapping paper covered styrofoam rectangle.
The food was mostly “assemble” since we had to bring everything in… we tried to stay with “super foods”. Get it. Har har. Fruit and berries, oatmeal-walnut-cranberry cookies…
… guacamole and blue corn chips; hummus and carrots in individual cups; and salmon spread on toast.
Blue and lime striped paper straws…
Our flowers were done in the grocery store we shopped in on Friday before the Saturday shower. We asked for hearty flowers in low containers that would travel well. I love the yellow pops in the arrangement – they feel very comic book “POW!” to me!
We served a sparkling rose, white wine, water and pomegranate iced tea with mint. The sweet monogrammed napkins were such great touch!
The sweet momma-to-be with the grandmas-to-be!
We played Baby Shower Bingo while Scar was opening presents. The bingo card was bundled with a “Wishes for Ryan” card and the pen was secured with a piece of washi tape… It made it easy to ensure everyone got one of each and it allowed the guests ample time to fill out their wishes card.
The cute monogrammed cookies were our favors and were brought from a bakery in Austin by one of the other hostesses. Who doesn’t love a favor you can eat?