Sunday, September 11, 2011

Owl Shower

With today being the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 I thought it was a very appropriate day to celebrate new life, new beginnings and new hope.

Today I threw a baby shower for my dear friend and co-worker, Madie. She is due to have a baby girl in November. Madie is going to be an amazing mommy and I think I've told her about a hundred times that I can't wait to babysit. And dress her baby up in hats that have ears.

Madie is doing an owl theme in her nursery, so I continued that theme onto her shower. I never knew or noticed how popular owls are until Madie told me about her theme and then I started seeing them everywhere. I had a ball planning this owl shower!

Following in my amazing hostess mothers footsteps I had to make sure this shower was overflowing with food and drinks. The menu included:
Mimosas, lemon aide, juice or sodas
Chicken salad cups
Cucumber sandwiches
Tortellini and grape tomato skewers with pesto dip
Stuffed mushrooms
Banana bread with honey butter
Veggie plate with dip
Fruit kabobs
Salad with baby romaine, craisins, candied pecans, feta and strawberry vinaigrette
Shrimp cocktail
Baked brie (contributed by my wonderful friend Alexis)

And of course what kind of party would it be without cake?! A very talented mom from the barn generously offered to make the cake for the shower. This cake was a work of art! She also made the most adorable cupcakes too. Not only was the cake beautiful, it tasted as good as it looked. Amazing!

As Madie opened her adorable predominately pink baby loot we played baby gift bingo and the winners got little baby shower themed prizes.

Everyone left the party with a snicker doodle owl cupcake with cinnamon butter cream frosting and a shower lollipop.

This was not only my first time throwing a shower, it was one of the first I've ever been to. It was my first time buying diapers and various baby paraphernalia, and my first try at making a diaper cake. Throwing this shower was a lot of fun. Especially because the woman I was throwing it for deserved every ounce of the love showered upon her today! I love parties and I'm so glad that this went well and that Madie enjoyed her shower. I absolutely can't wait to meet little Addison!


Aliya said...

You are so so sweet. This shower looks beautiful! You're an amazing hostess!

Julie said...

Eve! This is absolutely amazing. You could do this as a living. I am loving every single picture. You really went above and beyond for Madie. Is she a cute litte pregnant girl, or what?
Her daughter's name is so pretty. I'm sure we'll get to see her shortly! She must have been blown away by all the love that went into her party.