Sunday, March 11, 2012

Jamie's Baby Shower & Celebration at Home Link Party

I love link-ups & was so excited when I saw this link-up on Celebrations at Home! I found it in perfect timing to post pictures from my cousin's baby shower I hosted yesterday! I was happy with the way everything turned out! I wish the pictures were better quality but unfortunately I had to take them with my iPhone!! 

Jamie's Baby Shower

I'd say the shower was a success...
I mean just look at how many gifts are on that gift table! 
They filled up a whole truckload of gifts hahaha...
The food was positively delicious!
Thanks to Momma Amanda (whose pregnant with twins)
She made cucumber pimento treats with cherry tomatoes on top
& fruit salad in waffle cones
& little hot dogs
& mini caprese salad
& neon pink deviled eggs!
And aren't those favors cute?!?!
Stacy made the Cowgirl Cookies in a jar & everyone loved them!
I designed the Wishes for Baby & put up all the decor! 
I love love loveeeed how the Wishes for Baby turned out!
They definitely turned out better than my whoopie pies...

Oh & I learned some good things while planning this so I wanted to share:

1. Don't underestimate the cost of printables.
I had no idea how much it was going to cost me to print the cupcake toppers & invitations. I spent over $150 on all of that. I wished I would have spent that money on more party decorations instead.
2. MAKE A BUDGET!!!!!!!!!
I think I thought that since this was a party for only 25 people it wouldn't be a big deal, 
but I spent way too much on little details (spray painted mason jars, printables, whoopie pie tray, etc.) 
& way too little on party decorations.
3. Don't overestimate how much food you need.
We had way too much food leftover... Bags & bags & bags of it...

Live & learn though right?!?! 



Roxy said...

Oh my gosh, how cute was the shower, you did a great job!! The cake pops look amazing :) Hope you have a great week!!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

O my word, how cute is this shower?? I love the waffle cone fruit salad. I am hosting a shower in May and it is the first time since pinterest was invented taht I have one. I am so excited about the possibilites!

Allison @ In the Queen City said...

This party looks like so much fun!! Great job!

Morgan Stone said...

Oh my gosh. ALL of that food looks delicious!! That made me so hungry! Have a nice day!

xoxo, morgan @ {xoxo, me}

Jess said...

Those are definitely some great tips, I know when I plan something like this, I don't even consider a budget when I know I should be. But cute party none the less, and the Wishes for Baby idea is so cute! Hope you have a great week!

PS I think the shirt/dress thing on my blog was actually a romper so it's a little bit of both!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Looks like a beautiful shower! She got so many presents! Success!! Thank you for visiting our blog. We are following you via GFC! Happy Monday!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Miss Samantha said...

wow, the food at this baby shower looks amazing! xx

Jillian Nicole said...

This is so cute! I'm making tissue paper pom poms for my sister-in-law's shower in April, too--yours look so cute! I love how you made some of the cake pops into flowers--such a pretty touch!:)

Kate said...

What a cute shower! I love the fruit in the waffle cones. YUM!

Layla Mayville {Simply Savannah Events} said...

Looks like it was fabulous!! Everything looks amazing! Did you do all the graphics?

Mrs. Pancakes said...

awwww...looks like such an awesome time!!

Chrissi Holt said...

Pom poms just make everything so fabulous don't they ! I love them so much ... I had them at my 30th birthday and our engagement party and everyone was cooing over them ! x

Chrissi Holt said...

Pom poms just make everything so fabulous don't they ! I love them so much ... I had them at my 30th birthday and our engagement party and everyone was cooing over them ! x

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