Thursday, February 2, 2012

Baby, oh baby!

Baby fever is in the air.
Everrrrryone is having a baby these days!

{Don't get any ideas. I have no news to announce!!}

My good friend Sarah from our old apartment complex is expecting a little boy any day now.

We met about 2 years ago at the bark park when we first moved into our apartment.
Her labradoodle Macie was Murphy's first friend!

 Sarah's a pretty special friend and does so much for everyone, I decided to throw her a shower.
I chose an Abc theme and some basic boyish colors.
{I got most of my inspiration from this lady.}
I found the cutest invites and the assembly involved two of my favorite things...sewing paper & using vellum for envelopes! 
Although they were wayyy more labor intensive than I anticipated, I love how they turned out!  

{FREE cute invite template here}

The guest list was intimate and the decor was simple, but we all had a great time and Baby Reed was super spoiled!

We sent Jersey to a friend's house for the afternoon, since she's CRAZY. 
But this guy stuck around, and kept stealing the show.


The spread...
{color coordinated on accident...I SWEAR!}

frozen grape skewers. {not olives :D}

Peppers, carrots, & celery cups with ranch on the bottom.

The mama-to-be's fav, Margarita cupcakes!

Seriously, hammin' it up. {and my nassty feet!}

In lieu of cheesy baby shower games {though I sometimes love them!},
everyone helped to make Baby Reed's first Abc book!

{basket of favor bags...}

{favor bags: scissors & take home Mike&Ike's}

Bunting, bunting everywhere.

"But Mommmm! I don't want to sit in the corner by myselfffff!"

Mama to be! Isn't she lovely?!

We can't wait to meet {and babysit!!!} you little man! 


Kaley said...

I think I found your blog from Stacey Yoder's, although she never posts anymore. Anyway, you are formerly Katie Brady, right? We did Chrysalis stuff together, and I wanted to say you are so crafty! That food looks delicious, too.


Chelsea @ two twenty one said...

What an adorable baby shower! Those invites are too cute! I bet the mom-to-be and guests had a wonderful time!

meme-and-he said...

love this! you did such a great job putting together the party...I bet she was thrilled!

Megan said...

Ahhhh, I love all the colors! And the bunting is adorable!!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Katie, you are such an amazing friend (and neighbor). You threw such a lovely baby shower. She is lucky to have you in her life.


Antonella C’est Moi said...

pure love!! your blog is very very cute!! if you want follow me on google friends and i will be happy to follow you back <3
a_c'est moi

Unknown said...

oh my gosh this is so cute! Love all the fun colors...what a great friend you are!

p.s. you should totally come check out my Ona Bag giveaway...if you're into photography that is?!

Ashley said...

this was AMAZING!!! I love the theme and all the details - when I have a baby in 32 years, you are totally in charge of my shower :)

Emily grapes said...

You did such a great job. You're so sweet for putting that all together. and I love you saying they aren't olives. haha

Emily at Amazing Grapes

Gaby said...

i totally have baby fever too! those cards you made are super impressive!

Tatiana said...

You did an amazing job! I love those invites. And I think that having the guests make a book is such an awesome idea!

Nicole Marie said...

love all the colors!!

Mariel Torres said...

ooooh those cupcakes look beyond delish! what a darling baby shower... loving the colors doll

Sar said...

I needed to look up your blog - so I could start following you, and found this! Gunner is now 16 months and it seems like the shower was just yesterday! I loved it and you did such a great job. I included the invite in his baby book :)