Monday, March 29, 2010

Kim's Baby Shower & What's for Dinner? 3/27/2010

So Saturday was the day of the big shower that I was co-hosting for my lifelong BFF, Kim. It was held at the other hostess' house {Thanks, Megan!} and we went with an over-the-top baby pink theme. This was the first baby shower that I've ever thrown so it was a bit of a learn-as-you-go experience. I thought I'd share some of our ideas for anybody who may be planning a baby shower in the future...


We served chocolate covered strawberries.



And fresh fruit.


And my mom's famous chicken salad on mini-crossaints.


I made this sign by buying cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby, painting them pink, and then mod podgeing scrapbook paper to the front.


We used cloth diapers as napkins.



I made these favors...there were two options: pink candies or white chocolate dipped oreos. Food table in the background.


Drink station! We served a delicious pink punch {recipe below}, water, tea and grapefruit mimosas. All drinks were served out of glass baby bottles with pink straws.

Baby Shower Pink Punch

1 can frozen pink lemonade concentrate (thawed)

1 can frozen cranberry-raspberry concentrate (thawed)

2 2-liter bottles strawberry soda

2 quarts pineapple sherbet


Combine first 3 ingredients in a punch bowl and then drop in dollops of the sherbet. Enjoy!




My mom made this ADORABLE diaper cake! I have no idea how she did it but I wish I did. The gifts on either side were the prizes for the game winners {they were just Bath & Body Works wallflowers}.


I made these Grecian Party Squares {click for recipe}.



I also made these mini-quiche. There were two varieties: ham & cheese and spinach & swiss.



Mini cupcakes that we purchased from a local bakery.


Sun-dried Tomato Hummus served with pita chips {I made the hummus same as I would any other normal hummus but just added some sun-dried tomatoes}.



The guest of honor opening her many gifts.



Guests and guest of honor!



Me & my lifelong BFF, who is going to be a MOM! Crazy! My mom brought some old photos of Kim and I from when we were babies/growing up and they were so funny! I will have to scan them sometime soon so I can share. :)

Overall I think it was a very successful shower, especially for it being my first!

By the way, on Saturday night we went out to a hibachi restaurant for dinner with my mom {since she was in town for the shower}. It was tons of fun but I didn't take any pictures! :(

3 comments:

  1. Wow, you did an amazing job with the shower! Everything is so adorable, especially those napkins! :)

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  2. Everything was fabulous! The food was amazing and all of the decorations were adorable! Thank you Ashley for being my best friend...Love you!

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  3. Hello, can you please tell me how you folded your napkins? I've tried every way but it's not working! Many thanks in advance x

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