Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A Baby Shower for Lauren

Last Saturday I hosted a baby shower for my son and daughter-in-law. It was a beautiful afternoon to gather with friends and family and shower the parents-to-be and their expected little girl.

My friend, Michele, has a flower design business, so when I am running short on time or ideas I call on her to make the floral arrangements. The "E" stands for the baby's name, Ellison.

The guests were a delightful mix of family, my friends and Evan and Lauren's girlfriends. 

To make it easy on myself I had the shower at a restaurant instead of our home. This also insured that I would be able to completely enjoy myself and my guests.

To combine party favors and dessert I ordered large, decorated sugar cookies and cupcakes from a local bakery. By not making these myself, I sacrificed taste but gained cuteness. These sweet treats were so cute and well received.

This baby girl is going to be welcomed in style. She received so many useful and beautiful gifts.

I started this flowering snowball quilt in May 2016, long before Lauren and Evan were even expecting. With each stitch I said a prayer that their prayers would be answered and they would soon become pregnant. In February, when we found out they were expecting, I kept on praying that the baby would be a girl, so that we would have an even number of girl and boy grandchildren. In May our prayers were answered, once again. Baby Ellison Grey is due mid-October.

I also made the cutest little outfit consisting of a bubble romper, shoes and bib. The fabric by Art Gallery Fabrics is perfect for a baby girl. The pattern can be found on the Upcraft Club website. It is the Carly Bubble Romper.

The matching shoes were surprisingly easy to make. I followed a tutorial on Pinterest. 

There are lots of tutorials for making baby bibs on Pinterest. I used this one.

For the BIG gift, we purchased their stroller from the gift registry. This thing is the Cadillac of strollers. I look forward to pushing the baby on a walk through the neighborhood in this stroller.

I like games at showers. I like games in general. No one plays games anymore. We played two easy games. For one of the prizes I made this cute coin purse. This little squirrel was just begging to be made into a coin purse. This is the UR Priceless Coin Purse. I can't seem to find the link anymore. 

My sister captured the majority of the photos of the afternoon. She did this pretty edit of the mom to be.

I'm sure Lauren is like any expectant mom...she will be ogling all her pretty, new gifts as she gets ready to hold and love their new baby girl. We can't wait to meet her and hold her.