Have you ever planned and planned and then planned some more for a special event only to have it go completely and utterly horrible?? Yea, me too.
BUT, that did NOT happen this weekend my friends.
Everything actually went according to schedule.
I wasn’t even late (I’m always late. I try not to be. I can’t help it… getting better though)!!
WARNING: THERE WILL BE MANY PICTURES IN THIS POST!!
My main centerpiece for the gift table was a bouquet of baby clothes!! I saw this tutorial here on You Tube and based my arrangement ideas from it.
I used pants, onesies, bibs, bloomers, and a ruffled skirt in the bouquet. The above green flowers are a little skirt that I rolled tightly and then folded in half to make two “blooms.” The leaves in the arrangement are green velvety poinsettias from Michaels. There are two different types of pink silk/paper flowers tucked throughout the bouquet to add a bit of variety. I would have taken pics of the process, but it took both hands and sometimes my feet to get everything just right.
I found this picture frame at Marshalls (Love that place). I knew it would be a perfect little touch and that my sister-in-law could use it as a decoration in the baby’s room after the shower was over.
I covered the the cardboard backing in green taffeta and added a rose with double sided foam tape to the front of the glass. I didn’t use hot glue as I wanted her to be able to used it as an actual picture frame later on if she chose.
Voila… easy but extremely high impact!
Time to wrap the presents…
The largest box was topped with sock roses and a tulle bow.
I tried to make each one just a bit different.
Now for pictures of a few other décor items that made me smile.
(these are going on my mantel now, btw)
crinkle paper and vase filler jewels
paper roses, spiral wood filler, eucalyptus
Oh, and the bunting (see all the details here) now lives on the wall above baby Charlotte’s crib.
In my defense, I DID warn you about the large volume of pictures. My friend Jessica made all of the food and an adorbs diaper cake for the shower.
Party food/baking and me: not so much.
Decorations: all over it like flies on poo during a hot summer day in Georgia.
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this week my blogger friends!