Friday, March 23, 2012

baby A's shower

as you have heard, I am about to be an aunt and couldn't be more excited. i decided that i had to throw my lovely sister a wonderful and decadent baby shower. can you believe this is the first baby shower i have ever hosted!! and one of the first parties i have hosted at this house. i was so nervous and so desperately wanted it to be perfect that i took two days off work to prepare. despite all my planning, i still didn't avoid having my husband up with me at 1am the night before the party making a diaper cake. (i am married to the best man ever)


 a couple of weeks before the big event, i spent many nights on pinterest in search for inspiration. i decided to go with little A's nursery colors...bright pink and green. here is crib blanket and bedskirt we made during one of our Saturday sewing days...


ruffle cake. not one but two. to be honest, i didn't think I had it in me. i even tried to find someone else to frost the cakes, but in the end i thought i would give it a try. i chose to make the strawberry buttercream icing from scratch...yummmmm. 

i did say this was going to be a decadent and over-the-top event, so a couple of cakes wouldn't do. the sweets table was perfect with cake pops, sugar cookies (my aunt's recipe), candies, and cupcakes-in-a-jar (yes, i said cupcakes-in-a-jar)! 

i received so many compliments on the shower, that for a (very) brief moment i thought we should go into party planning until my husband shot that idea down real fast. more specifically, "you guys are crazy. how many small business can two women run?"

we love you guys. only a couple more weeks to go.

love, auntie J


  1. Wow you certainly know how to throw a good party!
    The food all looks delicious.

  2. So don't be a professional party planner, but definitely put your skills to use throwing your own parties more often!

  3. Oh my! YUMMMM!!! I hope the baby got lots of great things as well...hehe.. Or was it all about the yummies?

  4. Awww, so sweet. I always wanted a sister. Celebrating your joy and love for each other!

  5. OMGosh, what a fantadtic job! You're an awesome Aunt! :)

  6. I could always just move there and help ;) we have thrown around the Johnson county option alot lately...but back to my point...awesome!! I'm proud of you.

  7. Please move up here! It would be great to spend more time together.