January 16, 2010

Baby Shower Photos!

PHEW!!
Thank you all so much for your wonderful ideas for the baby shower. It's done! Everything went wonderfully, we had such a great time, and I couldn't have done it without all of your wonderful suggestions, so thank you!


I don't remember who's ideas I borrowed exactly, it was kind of a whirlwind, but I did decide to go with the "feather her nest" theme!
And the Martha Poms definitely made it to the party. (how have I never tried those before?? So easy!)




And the word garlands! So fun!



I made some "birdie nest" cupcakes (also Martha's idea) to go along with the "feather her nest" theme. They were so delicious, I think I ate 4 of them....


And I was up until 1am last night (er, this morning?) hand-stitching these little favors;
They were little nest inspired flower brooches with "eggs" (pearls) in the center. I didn't get a very good picture of them, but they were pretty!



And I made a little note tree from branches off of a huge weed in the field behind my yard .


With note cards made from blue card stock that I had on hand, stamped with little boyish sayings, and tied with brown satin ribbons.



I think presents are a decoration in themselves! I love all that pretty packaging!


One of the things I gave our guest of honor was this little t-shirt that I did a reverse applique of a skateboard (her husband is really into skateboarding!)on.....but I guess I used the wrong picture as a guide, because it kind of looks like a salamander to me. Oh well! It gave me and my husband something to laugh about all day :o)

I also gave her a necklace which I got from a wonderful jewelry designer online, but it will get it's own special post soon.


The greatest part was that I had everything on hand, so the only money I spent on the shower was on the ingredients for the cupcakes! Wonderful!

And now I'm going to take a beautiful, lovely nap.
Thanks again for saving the day with all of your ideas guys! You're the best!!

44 comments:

  1. Oh, it turned out great! Such wonderful ideas - I'll have to save this one for later! ;)

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! I especially love the note tree. Isn't great when everything comes together the way the shower did? No doubt having everything on hand made life a lot easier. Enjoy your nap :)

    Lucy
    www.farmersattic.com
    www.farmersattic.blogspot.com
    www.lucy43g.etsy.com

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  3. It looks fantastic! Great job for coming up with something on the fly... and at a great cost! ;)

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  4. good job! everything looks so great! i'd never guess that your budget was zero.

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  5. Disney,

    I love love love your blog. Thank you for sharing your ideas. The shower was lovely! Your readers posted some super ideas.

    Kariann

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  6. lol POMS! That's what I meant when I said, "tissue paper thingies!" I'm such a goober. The shower decorations look divine! (nice POMS, btw!) I especially love the bird's nest cupcakes!

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  7. Ok, I'm such a dork...but I'm super happy the word garland I suggested worked out!!! Cannot wait to whip one up for myself next month :-)

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  8. Everything looks divine! Perfect!

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  9. holy cow woman!! That is an AMAZING shower for "thrown together"! And the fact that it looks super high class (like a pottery barn baby shower, if you could buy them there!) but you spent NO money on it?! That makes you my hero. You totally rock. Can I be you when I grow up?

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  10. Absolutely beautiful Disney! I love the word garlands, the favors, and the little branches... Nice work!

    I would have been up until 4 AM doing all that. Great job!

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  11. Wow! You pulled together an amazing shower in such a limited amount of time. Great job.

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  12. Happy everything came together so well! It was a team event ;~D
    You and blogland....

    You did a great job with all the tips!


    Great pics by the way!!!

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  13. Adorable! Great ideas for the decoration, it sounds like it was fun! I love the cupcakes as well :)

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  14. Wow. I am so super impressed by how you pulled it all together and made it look beautiful! Especially with just buying cupcake ingredients. Thank heaven for bloggers and their wonderful sharing of iddeas.

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  15. I can't believe you threw this together in 2 days! WOW!

    Great job-love the broches and the "weed". :)

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  16. This is gorgeous. Almost makes me want to have another baby and copy it. ;)

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  17. you are amazing. so cute and clever.

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  18. What a beautiful shower. You are amazing.

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  19. Such a great idea! All of it! Totally using this for my next shower I do! -Kelsee

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  20. So fabulous!! Did Jenna enjoy herself at the shower? I hope that when I have a baby I have someone as creative and caring as you on shower duty!

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  21. Wow Disney! You just did such a good job!!!!
    Can you come over (to Spais) to help me host one this summer?? Hahaha!

    You are sooo imaginative!

    Can I ask you a little question??? How did you attach all the feathers together and them add the tulle and the pearl? Did you use a cardstcok or a metal piece underneath?
    I tried to do some the last summer but with colour feathers, but they kept falling out of place...
    Thaaank youuu!!

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  22. Wow - everything looked amazing. You never cease to amaze with your creativity. What a lucky friend.

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  23. oh, how beautiful!! you did an amazing job!

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  24. That is SOOO cute!!!
    I LOVE the idea!!

    Sami

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  25. I was going to leave you a comment on your previous post about making those tissue paper pom-poms, but got sidetracked. It's funny that you decided to do them! (Everything looks gorgeous by the way!) We used them for a friend's baby shower...http://kirascraftylife.blogspot.com/2009/09/nancys-baby-shower.html

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  26. What great ideas! And so thrifty!

    Joanne @ Ready, Set, Craft!
    http://www.readysetcraft.blogspot.com

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  27. Disney, you're so amazing. What a lovely, lovely party! Enjoy your well deserved nap. : )

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  28. LOVE the wreath made to look like a nest under the cupcake stand!!! What a great theme and play on words!

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  29. I have to host a baby shower in June and I would love to see how to make those big pom poms! Can you do a post on those??? Pretty please?! Everything turned out beautifully!

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  30. Wow it certainly looks wonderful, what a fabulous thing to do for your friend, I hope she appreciated all your work and I hope everyone had a wonderful time. I love Martha, we don't get her here in Australia but I have seen her show when in the US and regularly visit her website.

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  31. How did you do the marth poms and the string letters? will u post it on your blog or email me at kelster5@aol.com? love your blog and amazing ideas!!

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  32. You did it!! I love everything. Those saying strung across the ceiling are awesome. Great job!!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  33. Hi I think you did a wonderful job!!! It would be amazing if you could post a tutorial of something or everything or post the links. It looks like everybody had a great time, congrats!!!!

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  34. Beautiful...it makes me want to have another child just to be able to arrange such a beautiful babyshower.

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  35. The broaches are so pretty! You did a great job with the limited time and budget...I've bookmarked your post for future reference. Thanks.

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  36. Great Job! I love a wonderful & Creative Party! Too cute!

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  37. You pulled it off. This party could be in a magazine.

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  38. loved it all! you are so inspiring! PLEASE tell me you are going to do a tutorial on the brooches you made! I have been using feathers in alot of my crafts, speifically some great hair fascinators that will be favors at a party I am helping with, and I would LOVE to make one of those lovely feathery creations of yours for the birthday gir to wear! (my auntie, its her 50th and we are doing a fancy tea with a "classic" alice in wonderland theme,so cute!)
    thanks again, you are my hero!
    Jennifer Post
    castaic ca

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  39. I came across one of your pictures on oneprettything.com. I just wanted to say how much I loved your creativity with this theme. I think everything looks amazing.

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  40. I love love love your blog. and i love love love those feather pearly pins! (or are theyr hair accessories?) do you mind doing a tutorial on them? i woudl love to see how you got the feathers to stick together without a gluey mess.

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