Wednesday, May 19, 2010


This weekend I'm co-hosting a baby shower for my BFF K. She's due in July with her first little boy, who they are naming Will. We're actually doing a co-ed shower because she wanted her husband to be involved. So it's really more of a laid back cookout with lawn games (cornhole, bocce ball, croquet) - not a whole lot of traditional baby shower stuff (no cheesy games, etc.). But of course, I'm still going crazy with fun decorations!

We're doing bright blue, bright green and brown for the colors. Here's the invitation we had designed:Taking off from the flag garland on the invite, I actually had a seller on Etsy make three flag garlands out of fun print fabric that matches our colors. This is serving double duty as shower decor, and then we plan to give K the garlands after the shower for her to use in the nursery!I also found a really fun "It's a Boy" banner to hang behind K as she's opening all the presents, also from Etsy.
And because I'm seriously NOT crafty, I also had a seller on Etsy make cute cupcake flags. I debated making my own, but I knew they would come out much better if they were done by someone who knows what they are doing. (horrible picture because I had bad lighting, but they are so adorable!)
I'll be sure to post pictures of the shower next week!

I'm also really excited about the shower gift I'm giving. I didn't just want to get her something off of her registry (even though I'm sure most mom's would disagree with this and tell me she needs practical gifts!) But I went the sentimental route with my gift. My good friend Tara is an AMAZING illustrator - she's done a bunch of children's books and tons of other stuff. She draws and then hand colors everything - her work is seriously incredible. Right after K found out she was having a boy and decided on a name, I had Tara do a custom illustration for me, which I had framed so they can hang it in the nursery.

Isn't it adorable? She drew them based on a photo of K and her husband and then added that adorable quote from Peter Pan. I love how she made the word "will" in a different color, since that's his name. So that is printed to 8x10 and then she actually made me two smaller drawings, one of a sailboat and one of an airplane (both 7x7) for them to hang as a set. They are all done in the colors of the nursery and I had them framed in fun, bright orange frames. I can't wait until she sees them!

Of course, I had to get him some baby clothes as well, since he needs to be the best dressed baby ever. There are tons of really cute clothes for boys! I found this at Janie and Jack (obsessed with that store) and then had it monogrammed (of course!) - I'm seriously in love with this outfit!
How cute is that? I love the little crab!
I also found some other cute little outfits -- an adorable striped Polo onesie:
And I had to buy him his first seersucker - look how adorable that outfit is...
So I've gone way overboard, but I can't help it - he's definitely going to be the most spoiled baby ever!!


KatiePerk said...

She is going to love all that. Oh man!!You have done a GREAT JOB! Such a cute shower! Can't wait to see pics.

Living in Lilly said...

Those are the cutest little boy outfits EVER! And the adorable decorations, she'll love it.

Ink Obsession Designs said...

So cute!! I love all of it! :)

LuvRedandWhite said...

Can't wait to see pics :) Will is such a great name ;) ;) ;)

I want to die over those outfits!

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

So cute! That picture you had your friend do is AMAZING! Love the quote too!

Belle said...

Everything is SO cute! They are going to love their shower! Can't wait to see pics!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

I super heart everything you got for the shower! It's sure to be a big hit. Those drawings are just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

oh my goodness! everything is going to be SO wonderful! you thought of every detail!! Your gifts are also so thoughtful!! :)

MCW said...

Love everything! That banner is so stinkin' cute!

prashant said...

yaaaaaaaaa Those are the cutest little boy
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