As promised, I will share the details today from Samantha's shower. It was such a great day. I went with a country chic theme, and I tried to bring in her colors from the nursery (pink, green, and black). I got some of the decorations at Target and all of the rest at Party City. I got these cute little pinwheels from Party City:
They were super cheap and came five in a packet. We used pink or green table clothes from Party City. Alexis picked up beautiful flowers that added a lot to the decor:
My friend Jessica inspired me to use mason jars as glasses:
I used these super cute paper straws from Target:
I forgot to take a pic, but I made this Easy Raspberry Lemonade Punch. It is also from my friend Jessica. Everybody loved it. The punch looked great in the mason jars with the paper straws. You can see the punch in the glasses in this pic:
I wanted to take a pic of Samantha with everyone, so we set up an area to take pics. Luckily the church had two room dividers already there, so we just added crepe paper and some of the pinwheels. I also bought a small chalkboard from Hobby Lobby and wrote a message on it:
It turned out pretty well:
|How cute does she look?!|
I also borrowed an old window from a friend to put the name tags on for people:
Alexis cut out all of the onesies using her Cricut.
We did a soup and salad theme for the food. The soups were chili and my grandma's potato soup. Yum! The menu was perfect because it wasn't too labor intensive, and we were able to put most of the food together ahead of time.
We only played two games. One was matching baby socks in a basket. I bought around 20 pair of colorful little girl socks:
and I separated all of the pairs and put them in a basket. Everyone then had to try to sort the socks as quickly as possible with a partner. The rule was that the socks were not allowed to leave the basket until they were matched, and then the timer would stop when all socks had been matched up and put back into the basket. There were some serious competitors:
match the celebrity baby name with the celebrity couple. This was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I ended up allowing people to use their phones for three minutes to help:
|I think my face is hilarious in this pic. Cute dress, huh?|
We went with sewing kits, Bath and Body Works soaps, and pretty note pads with pens.
Next it was time for cake:
We cut the cake and then by the time everyone got their cake, Samantha had eaten hers and was ready to start tackling her presents:
|Pam, Alexis, and I were the ones to host the shower.|
|Samantha loves purple and gray together.|
It was a great shower! Hope you enjoyed the pics :) I have to give a big thank to my sister-in-law Cara for taking almost all of the pics I shared on here. She was the photographer for the day, and she also helped with setup and take down for the shower. Thank you also to Alexis and Pam for all of their hard work.