Friday, July 26, 2013

Little Man Christian - A Baby Shower

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.

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This was such a fun theme and the best part was that I could make almost all the decorations with scissors and a sharpie!

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The signature drink was a kiwi caipirinha. The cocktail napkins said "Get your Mustache On!" and they came from World Market.

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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 d├ęcor! Add some butcher paper and some sharpie art, and you have some cool table settings!

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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!

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A selection of "beers" for cheers at this man party... root beer and cream sodas in glass bottles.

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Annie's family photo... lots of ladies, ready to welcome their newest little man!

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Abigail got the boys to play London Bridge with her!

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Annie and I...

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Noune gives the best squeezes to Dean!

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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!

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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!!

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Cam has the best poses!!

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No one rocks a 'stache like India!

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The winner's circle...two ladies that KNOW how to tie and tie! Jen and Angel!!

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Gina had a little "baby crush" on Dean... so cute!

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Congratulations Annie! You're an amazing friend and I'm so thankful to have you in my life!!

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