I'm trying something new--I'm blogging on the road! I'm coming to you from snowy (yes, you read that right) Salt Lake City. Actually, the snow has finally stopped and the sun is out. None of the snow has actually stuck as the ground is still too warm, but I have to say that it's rather disconcerting to look out the window at giant fluffy snowflakes falling on May 1!
I wanted to share some photos with you of the baby shower I helped to give on Saturday morning (click on any photo to see it larger). The guest of honor is expecting a sweet little girl and it was such fun to have a PINK party! Here is a little vignette I put together for the gift table in the front room. The boxes were made using the same technique as the glitter h I made a while back--papier mache, lots of tacky glue and glass glitter. They turned out just as neat as the ones I saw selling for $20+ each in February! I tied mine with pretty pink satin ribbon and topped them with ribbon & pearl flowers. The boxes were displayed on a pink cake plate with a vintage hankie and an antique silver baby cup and spoon.
Lindsay, my co-host, made beautiful chocolate cupcakes with glossy marshmallow frosting in the prettiest pale pink. The cupcakes made the perfect holders for the pink crepe paper rosettes I made. I LOVE how these turned out! I used glittered letters from K & Co. and simply glued the wooden skewers in between folds of the rosette. After the party I broke off the skewers and I think I'm going to make the rosettes into a banner for the guest of honor.
For the party favors I found a pattern for these adorable little paper baby booties. Lindsay and I made them using cute pink scrapbooking paper from JoAnn's and filled them with pastel butter mints. I think they are adorable all lined up on the tray!
In the middle of the tray was an antique salt shaker filled with pink glass glitter. The shaker held pieces of curled wire used to hold up a matching crepe paper and glittered sign I made.
For the food Lindsay made the cupcakes, the most delicious homemade cinnamon rolls and yummy bread pudding with fruit. She knocked herself out and it was all wonderful.
After reading all of your responses to my earlier post, I decided to make quiche, but because we were expecting at least 2 dozen people I decided to let Costco's frozen food department do the cooking for me. These little mini-quiche were yummy and EASY! We also had a lovely fruit plate and juice to drink.
For dishes, we used my great-grandmother's glass luncheon trays (like these) and silver forks (this pattern). It was such fun to have an opportunity to use all the pretty 'things' I've collected and stashed away.