Wednesday, May 21, 2014

{Samantha's Oshkosh Baby Shower}

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.

Here is also a shot of the table next to the window. Notice the burlap covering the table to keep with the country chic theme. There were large safety pins for people to attach the onesies to their shirts:
 Alexis also used her Cricut and some more of the burlap to make a Stella banner to hang over the food table:
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:
Everyone mentioned that it was a lot harder than they thought it would be. While people were doing this, Samantha was able to walk around and visit with people. I also had a baby shower word scramble on the table for people to do.
The next game we did was 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 also let them know if the baby was a girl or boy for each celebrity couple:
I think my face is hilarious in this pic. Cute dress, huh?
We had prizes for the games:
 
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.
 Check out that gift table!
I wrote down all of the gifts while Samantha opened so many wonderful gifts. That also included this beautiful handmade quilt from Chris:
Samantha loves purple and gray together.
I will end with this pic. I think it does a pretty decent job of showing the room. It was the perfect amount of space:
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.

Until later!
Barby

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