Heather went through a devastating early pregnancy miscarriage a year ago. But she is strong and she made it through it. And a few months later, she was pregnant again. Now in about 6 weeks, we will get to meet William Jasper. I can't wait to hold him, kiss on him and tell him how much I love him. I will, no doubt, be his "cool auntee." Heather is Addison's "Auntee Headuh." (You have to know us to get the "auntee" thing). Heather is so good to Addison. Always giving her "prizes" and spoiling her. Addison is so lucky to get to have Heather in her life, and so am I.
Now on to baby shower deets. When we talked shower, I already knew that Heather isn't a "frilly" shower kind of gal. She is modern and funky and loves different things. I already had in mind what I wanted to do, I just needed her to tell me what colors she was doing his room so we could play off of that. She is doing gray and yellow in his room so BAM, that was it. And I LOVE it. I am kind of obsessed with yellow and gray after this shower.
Here's me and the mom-to-be and me and the grandmother-to-be.
So here are the deets:
Shower theme: Yellow & Gray with hints of birds.
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Place where we had the shower:
Food: Pasta salad, Chicken salad croissants, spinach dip, petit fors, cheese straws, dipped pretzels, monogrammed onesie cookes (made my moi) & fruit
Drinks: Amazing punch and lemon water
I put a picture of Heather and her husband Dale as babies along with Jasper's 4-D sonogram picture, in the middle of the food table.
Center pieces: I gathered sticks from my yard, spray painted them all white and stuck them in mason jars with sand in the bottom (only to keep the sticks from moving). I bought tiny little clothes pins and spray painted them white too. I designed and made the little signs to go on the sticks.
Above the centerpieces: I made "mobiles" to go above each table. Used spray painted sticks and hung them with twine. I scanned and made copies of Heather and her husband Dale and glues them back to back, punched a hole in the top and hung them from the sticks. (This was one of my favorite things)
Candy buffet: Another one of my favorite things... pics speak for themselves.
Onesie Banner: I saw a very unique banner on a blog once and I fell in love. So I asked Kelly (another hostess) to create her own original version of it. I sent her pics of the ones I had found and she did a phenomenal job. It was cuter than I could have imagined.
My mom and I went in together for Heather's gift. We gave her several outfits and a Scout. But my favorite thing we gave her was her "Recovery Kit." I designed the "explanations" for each thing in the recovery kit. I was doubled over just writing it. See pic.