little man baby shower

With the help of the future husby and his parents, we threw my soon-to-be sister-in-law a baby shower! I was going for a “little man” theme – mustache straws, top hat, bow cupcake toppers, and chocolate cigar favors – but I think I could have done a little more to tie everything together. Next time! ;) Here are some pics, courtesy of J’s cousin, HD.

_hko7000The green bags that spell out “BABY SHOWER” served 2 purposes: decoration and shower game. Inside each bag was a baby item that began with the letter on the front of the bag (i.e. there was a bottle inside the first “B” bag, aspirator inside the “A” bag, and so forth). I topped the bag with tissue paper (alternating white and silver) to hide the contents from guests. I gave each guest a sheet of paper to write down their guesses for each bag, then had the mom-to-be do the big reveal.

Next time, I’d opt to provide each guest with a worksheet that spelled out “BABY SHOWER” down the side and even a list of baby items to choose from. “Y” and “E” were the toughest ones (yellow rubber ducky and Elmo), so I gave guests clues. I mostly used items on the mom-to-be’s registry, so she could at least keep/use the items after the game was over. If you know the baby’s name ahead of time, you could spell that out instead!

_hko6991Little froggie sugar cookies

_hko7040Mini strawberry pies and Nutella mustache pies. The mustache cookie cutters are by Fred & Friends.

_hko7042Pistachio, Hazelnut, and Green Tea Yuzu macarons – yum. What’s a party without macarons nowadays anyway.

_hko6997Thin Mints, Mint Oreos, chocolate rice krispy treats, and truffles. Yes, we went a little overboard with the sweets!

_hko6990Way overboard..

_hko6995Yellow butter cake cupcakes (made by the mom-to-be) and green sour belt bows (idea from Martha Stewart).

_hko7133Princess cake – too perfect, too delicious.


Tools. Favor tags for a baptism. What carpel tunnel?


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DIY, Wedding

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{DIY} friendship bracelet