Saturday, January 25, 2014

Western Baby Shower

 
Of my four siblings, I was blessed with one sister.  I tell her all the time she is my favorite sister and she kindly reminds me that she is my only sister.  When I found out she was having a little baby, I was so excited.  My mom and I volunteered to throw her a shower.  This past month has kept me very busy planning, creating, and working with the help and support of my mom, my husband, and some of my wonderful friends.  Today, it all came together and it was fun to see the results.  Here is what we came up with:
 
This was my sister's shower invite (with names blotted out for privacy reasons). 
 


We came up with some fun names for the food that we served. 
Here is our menu:

Grub
**Spinach Salad
**Ham Sandwiches

Refreshments
**Smore Pops (Marshmallows on kabob sticks, dipped them in chocolate, then rolled them in graham crackers)
**Bullet Bites (Pkg of Oreo-crushed, mixed with 8 oz of Cream Cheese-softened, and dipped in chocolate)
**Cow Pies (No bake cookies) 
**Trail Mix

Drink
Cowboy Brew (Apple Cider mixed with ginger ale)

Everything turned out delicious!






This was a budget-friendly shower.  A lot of the things we used were borrowed or things we already had.  Some of the decorations I got from my kitchen, as it is decorated with barnyard d├ęcor. 
 
The onsies were my little June Bug's old onsies she has grown out of.  They were stained but I was able tea-dye the fabric to give it an old antique look and cover up the stains.  Using my friend's silhouette machine, we were able to cut out a pattern to iron on some fabric to each onsie and put them on a clothes line. 
 
A sweet friend of mine leant me the cowboy boots and they were so much fun to have as part of our centerpiece. 

 



One of my favorite projects was making her this very special sign (left).  I saw it online and fell in love with it right away.  My friend with the silhouette machine came to my rescue and helped me make this.  I loved the way it turned out and feel very sentimental about it. 
 
I also had so much fun making the "Wanted" posters.  I made three to tape in different areas at the party.  We are waiting, little one!  Can't wait for you to get here!!!



We had a lot of wonderful ladies attend this party!  It was so fun to see each one of you, some of you old friends and some new.  Thank you so much to everyone who came for supporting us, celebrating with us, and of course, showering my sister with your kindness.   



I also made a little wish tree for the guests to write a wish and hang it up.  I was really stuck on this project for a while.  I went to some local craft stores, but the trees there were so expensive.  I took matters into my own hands.  We got a tin can, wrapped it in burlap, and put pinto beans in it.  Then I found some twigs on the side of the road that I white washed (a wonderful idea shared by the friend who let me borrow those darling boots).  It turned out so cute and I was so proud of my creation.  Not only was it fun for the shower, but it is cute as a center piece too, and now I have it on my table in my kitchen and it is so fun!



Here is a pic of my sister, my mom, and I.  I love these ladies!  I'm very happy to see my sister start this new adventure in her life with her loving and wonderful husband.  We are so excited to have this new little one be apart of our family.