Thursday, February 7, 2013

Plan Something: BBQ Baby Shower

 I hosted a couple's baby shower a few weeks ago.  We went with a BBQ theme so I keep all of the decorations simple with checkerboard and plaid accents.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  And in case you're wondering, I do not have any intentions on throwing any other parties for quite some time.  But I'm sure that'll change.  I'm a sucker for a good fete.

I designed all of the paper products on Photoshop.  We handed out "Temper Tantrum Hot Sauce" as favors.  We had guests sign a copy of Dr. Seuss's Oh the Places You'll Go instead of a traditional sign-in book.  I gussied up mini water-bottles with personalized labels.  We had a onesie decorating station where everyone could create something for the baby.  I didn't get any pictures of the finished onesies, but they were surprisingly good, especially the ones the baby's mother designed,

For food we kept it fairly simple.  We served hamburger sliders, sausage and fixings for the mains.  Sides included mac and cheese, chipotle deviled eggs, and fruit salad.  Jason's mom made her famous chocolate chip and butterscotch pecan cookies.  We also had triple chocolate and Meyer lemon baby cupcakes.  Beverages included pink lemonade with strawberries and peaches in a preggo friendly and not preggo friendly (champagne) version.

I also made the "Oh Baby" banner that hung above the entry table and a not pictured banner that said "Welcome Baby Scarlet" using this awesome download from Shanty to Chic.  Download, cut, and tape.  Super easy.

And lastly it pains me that you can't see this, but I used little kraft bag to hold plasticware and napkins, and I stamped each one with a fork and spoon stamp.  I am slightly devastated that I don't have any pictures of those, but trust me they were adorable.

*Quick Poll: Clearly I changed my photo layout today.  Any preference between the group collage or individual pictures?*


Abby said...

Again, you are such an amazing party planner!!

I like the photo collage ;)

s dale said...

Would you still have the temper tantrum template available to share? If not i understand. I really like it.

SummerBreeze said...

Hi S. Dale, I do still have the template. I current set to print on those Avery shipping labels (I think they're 3x4'). Let me know if that works and I could email it to you. And sorry for the delayed response; I am currently in the middle of studying for the Texas Bar Exam.

s dale said...

That would be great! thank you. my email is (don't laugh) Even though it is a pretty funny email. Thank you!

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