One of my good friends is quite the princess. She and I are so very different, but we make such great friends because of it. She and I were given the opportunity to throw a baby shower for a dear friend of ours. We were so excited. Mrs. Princess was even more excited because Dear Friend is having a girl. Now Dear Friend and I aren’t huge fans of pink, but a baby shower for a baby girl has to have pink. My job in this was the food, invitations, and minimizing the pink. After you see the pictures, you will see where I didn’t do a good job.
A local coffee shop not only makes fantastic coffee, but the owner makes beautiful cookies and cupcakes. You have seen her working in the cupcakes for mom’s 60th birthday and retirement party. I ordered cookies for the shower. That made my job of the food much easier. Cookie & Coffee Lady did such an amazing job. I sent her a copy of the invitation and she created. I love that I don’t have to manage that to make sure they turn out amazing.
I found a couple things on Pinterest that I loved and wanted to do. The first was super easy. I made rice crispy treats with pink chocolate drizzled on top. It’s a basic rice crispy treat. Once set, cut into serving size piece and drizzle the chocolate. I used white melting chocolate wafers and a little red food coloring. It really didn’t matter what the drizzle looked like. Even it glops that means a little more chocolate in that bite, and I don’t think anyone would protest more chocolate.
The harder thing I made was popcorn boxes with a super cute graphic on it. I filled the boxes with popcorn & m&m’s with pink chocolate drizzled on it.
To make the boxes, I used a popcorn box I already had and cut it down to make it shorter. I used that as a template and just cut them out of poster board. I would love to share my template with you but it’s too big for me to scan. But there are many other popcorn boxes online you can use. Like this one from The Idea Room. (Please like their page on Facebook to thank them for the template.) The graphic is available in our Etsy shop. If you would like different colors they are available as well. Just email and I can make whatever color you would like.
Mrs. Princess was in charge of the decorations, the games, and the pinkification. She did her job well as you can see from the pictures. She also made the punch.
We played a game that you got points for the things in your purse. We were sure the lady who brought the purse big enough to be a suitcase would win. But a lady who had a purse 1/4th the size won. I really think her purse was a Mary Poppins bag.
We also asked everyone to give the mom to be advice. She got some great advice from all the moms there.
We also played Bingo. We gave everyone Bingo cards and asked them to fill in the squares with what they thought she would get. Then as she opened presents they covered the squares with owls. We had a Bingo pretty quickly.
You may have guessed the theme of the shower was owls. Dear Friend loves them and we found some really cute owl plates and napkins.
We had a blast! And Dear Friend was blessed by family and friends that love her. So I call that a success.
Check out our link parties.