Sunday, July 12, 2009

It's a party!

I've been busy getting ready for a shower I'm giving for my niece, who is expecting in September, their first child, a girl! I do believe this is the first baby shower I've given in many years, so it has to all come back to me. The shower will be out-of-town, so I won't have to clean my house!! ha. I wanted to do something different for invitations, so I used one of my borrowed pictures from Heide, I believe. I think this image is just the cutest thing!! I bought the ready-made card stock blank invitations at Michael's on clearance.

Found a little "O" stamp and added it for a little sparkle with glitter. Also the seam binding at the top with an mother-of-pearl button. I really liked the way it all turned out.

This banner was at Hob Lob in just the right color. I added the ruffled crepe paper to the back edges. Perfect!! Sorry about the smoky look, don't know what caused this. I promise the smoke alarms were not going off!!

A little decoration I already had and foofed up a bit.

This old birdbath will be on the porch to greet guests as they come in.

A small favor for each guest. Found the perfect boxes at Hob Lob and tied with seam binding I already had. I thought my little tiered stand with the bird on top would be perfect.

Each guest will receive a small wire bird nest with three pink eggs as a favor. I glued a magnetic strip on the back so it could be used to pin up a note.

I am planning to make 2 kinds of cupcakes for the refreshments, they ones with the cute birdies in the nest that I've seen several places in Blogland. The usual mints and nuts as well as some cheese on crackers for those that don't want the sugar. Sparkling pink lemonade to drink. I will try to take some pictures to share from the shower. Hope you are all having a wonderful and peaceful Sunday. Be Blessed, Linda


  1. How sweet it all looks, I love it! have fun!

  2. Your decorations are so pretty. Really like the nests. Sounds like you have everything worked out and will have a fun time.

  3. Your shower is going to be so sweet. I love that sweet baby nest of pink eggs...Good luck with allll of the details.

  4. Just so sweet!! What a wonderful day it will be for you and yours!

    Christina :)

  5. Hello my bloggy friend! WooHoo!!! Party day is just a week away! I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's creative spaces. I have a request... I thought it would be easier for everyone to leave comments if we all turned off comment moderation and word verification during the day (or maybe week) of the party. To do that, go to customize, settings, comments...then scroll down to turn off comment moderation and word verification.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous week. See you next Friday!!
    BTW... I love the party decorations. They are wonderful!

    My Desert Cottage

  6. Ohh and ahhh! What beautiful and thoughtful touches...esp. love the idea of adding a magnet to those darling nests. Such a gorgeous presentation. Will need to tuck these ideas away for the future!

  7. Oh the shower sounds like such fun. All of your decorations are just stunning. I love them all. Very creative. I also wanted to let you know that the next "Cloche Party" is scheduled for Sept. 11th for the Fall season. Grab the button on my sidebar to remind you and to let your friends know. See you there. Hugs, Marty

  8. Hi Linda, I found you on Karen Valentines blog. I've been checking her out since she started blogging. She has some wonderful links and I am always looking for kindred spirit. The name of your blog speeks to my heart. I know you and I speek on the same page. Good luck with your party. I'll check back to see the pictures.

    cindy g.

  9. This looks like a really fun party to share in the upcoming birth ... she should be tickled 'pink'. TTFN ~Marydon