Earlier this month, I helped to host a baby shower for my friend Kathie. I absolutely love this sort of thing, and I was beyond happy to do it for someone as awesome as Kathie. I didn't have a huge role and the real party was planned by Dalyz and Ali. Those two have been friends with Kathie for close to a decade. How amazing is that?!
|Dalyz, Kathy, Ali, myself|
|It's a boy!|
Dalyz really took charge of the theme and decorations and she did such a good job. The theme was 'Baby Steps' and she painted a beautiful canvas with a poem about them first falling in love, then saying I Do, and now they are welcoming a boy in blue. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of it. The next time I'm at Kathie's I'll have to snap one.
To go along with the theme, we hung a garland of baby socks. It was pretty precious.
In the background of this photo you can kind of see some of the 'babies' we created as a game. We printed out photos of both Kathie and her husband and each of us had to create their future baby from these photos. It was a blast! Some of them were pretty hysterical - random ears and noses, some with glasses, others with full heads of long blonde hair!
Everyone showered her with wonderful gifts. Kathie is a fan of super cute little monsters. A family member took this idea and made her little boy a beautiful blanket.
I remembered her mentioning a local artist that painted cute little monsters. Turns out she makes plush dolls of her characters too! I had made 'lolli-pops' out of bibs, wash cloths, and feeding spoons. I tucked them into a basket with a little plush monster. Unfortunately I failed to take any photos while I was making them but here is one taken at the party.
I got the idea for the lolli-pops HERE
I'm so happy for Kathie and I cannot wait to celebrate Ali's little bun in the oven in a few months!