Friday, July 26, 2013
Annie is one of my sweetest friends and one of the rare people that loves my kids like her own. That puts her in the inner circle! I was so excited when I found out she was expecting #2 and that it was going to be a boy. I wanted to throw her baby shower and when I was wracking my brain to come up with a theme, I thought what would be better than a "Little Man" theme for the newest little man about to steal Annie's heart...baby Christian! I started searching the web for ideas and found out there is a wealth of party ideas out there. I took the best of the best and put together a list of ideas to bring my party to life. I knew I wanted the color scheme to be brown, navy and olive green. I wanted lots of mustaches, bowties, ties, and fedoras. I wanted great food and a fun game. In the end, it came together better than I expected. This was such a fun theme and the best part was that I could make almost all the decorations with scissors and a sharpie! The signature drink was a kiwi caipirinha. The cocktail napkins said "Get your Mustache On!" and they came from World Market. I got paper cups and added my sharpie touch...mustaches, ties and bowties and then the fun black and white paper straws for some flair. I looked for any "manly" antiques around my house and found I had lots of fun stuff...a 1930's antique car, a vintage silver trophy, a wooden champagne box, vintage liquor bottles for vases, antique cameras and other odds and ends that added to the décor! Add some butcher paper and some sharpie art, and you have some cool table settings! One of my favorite parts was coming up with my "man menu" and the menu titles! Good things all our friends have a sense of humor! A selection of "beers" for cheers at this man party... root beer and cream sodas in glass bottles. Annie's family photo... lots of ladies, ready to welcome their newest little man! Abigail got the boys to play London Bridge with her! Annie and I... Noune gives the best squeezes to Dean! We had a huge turnout and ended up with about 30 people at this shower. For the first time EVER, my food table looked sad and empty after the shower was over! For the one shower game, we played "Be a Gentleman!" - see which lady could tie a proper tie and look the best in her mustache, to the tune of "Suit and Tie" by Justin Timberlake blaring on the speakers! It was hilarious!! Cam has the best poses!! No one rocks a 'stache like India! The winner's circle...two ladies that KNOW how to tie and tie! Jen and Angel!! Gina had a little "baby crush" on Dean... so cute! Congratulations Annie! You're an amazing friend and I'm so thankful to have you in my life!!
Posted by Julie at 7:36 AM