Though this weekend was busy, I enjoyed every moment of it. Friday night was lowkey, hanging out with my sister A who was in town, making dinner and catching up on some magazine reading. Saturday included brunch with a college friend who was in town (so good to catch up!), errands, yoga, Mass, and a friend's birthday party (casino night!). And Sunday consisted of a baby shower for Scott's cousin's wife and a long walk with a friend - and some homework.
Because babies, parties, and pink are all so fun, I wanted to share some of the party details. Scott's mom hosted the shower (the theme was "Tickled Pink") and did a fantastic job. Since you all know how much I love planning celebrations, I was happy to help out a bit.
I made this cute, easy-to-construct banner, following instructions from a post on Marta Writes
. All I needed was a quick trip to Michael's for scrapbook paper, cardstock, and ribbon.
After cutting each piece of scrapbook paper in half to create 12x6 sheets, I drew letters on the back of cardstock, cut them out, and taped them to the paper with little rolls of tape. (It's easier to print out the letters but since I need to hook up the printer to my computer, I just chose a font, enlarged it on screen and freehanded - in reverse since I was drawing on the back to prevent pencil marks.)
A few hole punches and one ribbon later, the banner was complete!
I also made a giant cupcake cake - like I did for our New Year's Eve party. This time, I used white cake mix and raspberry filling and added pink food coloring and raspberry extract to the buttercream icing. Easter-colored M&Ms were the final touch.
Scott's mom made a diaper "cake" as well as a lot of delicious food.
Bloody Mary or mimosa, anyone?
After spotting adorable pom-pom decorations online, I passed the idea along... she ordered them from Sweet & Savvy Designs
. (The large size was very big, so she hung a few smaller ones and used a big one as a centerpiece for the dessert table.)
And guests could doodle and decorate onesies of all sizes while the mom-to-be opened gifts.
Time for me to get some rest... another busy week ahead!