Monday, September 17, 2012

My Sister's Baby Shower

Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend?
On Saturday, my Mom, sister Stephanie and I hosted a baby shower for my older sister Sara who is due  December 6th with a sweet baby girl. That's right, there will be two new additions to our family in the next six months, which we are beyond excited for. Sara had kept the gender of the baby a secret to everyone except close family, so we based the shower around a Gender Reveal Theme. We couldn't give anything away! 

The drinks set up for punch: small mason jars with pink, green and blue striped straws.


If you follow me on instagram, you already saw the diaper cake that my Mom and I made. It started out a little iffy {How do you exactly roll a diaper??} but we loved how it turned out! This was the centerpiece for the food table. I've had a few requests for info on the diaper cake, so you might be seeing more of this :)

 

We planned for the gifts to be opened outside on my parents' porch so the majority of our decorations were there. We used a soft cotton rope to hang over the fireplace as a clothesline for the sweet little onesies to be hung on. Mom and I made a quick trip to the farmers market for some pretty mums on Friday, one was tucked in the fireplace.


One of the newborn onesies off of her registry...



Seating with some pretty fall blooms...


We made the pom poms of varying size, and my Dad hung them with a thumbtack throughout the porch. It really made for a fun atmosphere! Sara also brought them home so she can choose some to use in the nursery.



Inside at the front door we had favors {chocolate candies} and a book set out for the shower guests to sign. Have you heard of the book, On the Night You Were Born? It is the sweetest book in the world! 


A peek inside the book. You might tear up like I did the first time I read it! 
It makes for the perfect baby gift.


Stephanie made this adorable cake with a filling inside to reveal the gender of the baby. She is the baker of the family and spent all day Friday rolling out the fondant and decorating this delicious thing! 


Surprise, it's a baby girl! 


We had a great time and Sara got some of the cutest little baby gifts! Sadly, it was one of those affairs where we didn't take people pictures once guests arrived and things got busy. This time we are going with good memories of a fun day! 

xoxo.

15 comments:

Sweet, Pink and Preppy said...

So cute!!

pam {simple details} said...

Love all your sweet details, Katie! The best part is cousins so close together, too fun!

Cotton said...

what a sweet shower and what an exciting time for your family! Congrats!

Hilary said...

Wow, that cake looks so great. What fun!

Laura | Our Life in the Queen City said...

the decor/cake/drinks/etc. are SO cute!

i secretly love gender reveal showers because it's not ALL pink or ALL blue!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

How much fun! It must be wonderful going through your pregnancies together. Your lucky parents -- they have a very exciting time ahead of them, times two!

erica said...

Oh my goodness! What an adorable shower! xo

Mrs. Easton said...

Everything looks wonderful! How exciting wish I had a sis to be pre go with :)

Amy {Fresh and Fancy} said...

SO SO precious!! Love all the little details!

Dan and Pauline said...

Beautiful times!

la petite fashionista said...

the shower is SO cute and creative. you are seriously going to be the most thoughtful mom ever. can't wait to see your baby shower, how fun to have 2 little ones the same age!

xoxo

Oh Sunnie Day said...

So sweet! I love the onesies above the fire place :)

xx

jen

Hannah said...

Adorable! You all did a wonderful job on the shower. I haven't heard of someone revealing the gender at a shower, but that is a very cute idea. Love the little outfits in front of the fireplace.
XO

eas said...

Such a beautiful shower. I am really loving the diaper cake and the pom poms in pink and green are adorable.

We received several copies of On the Night you were Born for my daughter and she truly thinks the book was written about her and the baby,etc in the book is her. Love it!

Nat said...

Such a cute shower!! You guys did a great job with it. I had those pink straws and mason jars at my sister's wedding shower last year!