Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Baby Shower #1!

Over the weekend a few of my close friends hosted a really great shower to help welcome Carson!  It was nice and small with my closest friends and I had so much fun and Carson is already so spoiled!

First I'll share the most important part (in a pregnant woman's eyes)...the yummy food!  I have a few links for recipes following the pictures!
The spread...mini cupcakes, pasta salad, chips, pretzels, crackers & cheese, veggie pizza, apple salad...yum!

Apple Salad*...one of my favs and it's SO simple to make! 

mini cupcakes with adorable toppers! 

delicious lemon cookies!
Veggie Pizza*, delicious!

adorable punch....the perfect balance of sweet and tart!
 If you're interested in the recipe for the apple salad (which I know you are), check out my friend Ashley's blog.  She is awesome in the kitchen and has a huge variety of recipes on her blog!

If the veggie pizza interests you, check out the simple recipe here!

Now some of the adorable decor.  (Links for some of the decorations are below the pictures!)
1 of 2 banners* my friends made for me!

super fun pom poms!  I might hang these in my classroom!

A banner that matches my invitiations! :)

super fun diaper cake with sports duckies, Nick loved it!

diaper wreath with Carson's initial, love it!
A lot of these decorations were made by my friend Lindsey.  She has an Etsy shop and I highly suggest you check it out if you're hosting a shower or throwing a party anytime soon!  She is super crafty and can do custom orders!  Here are some of the items from my shower:
Name Banner, Diaper Wreath, Diaper Cake, Cupcake Toppers

Here are some of my closest friends who were able to make it to the shower....
Kelli (29w) and myself (31w) <3

Ashely & I (one of the hostesses!)

Hilary & I (the other hostess!)

Lindsey & I (she is the one who made all the super cute decorations!)

Mandy & I ...her wedding shower is this coming Saturday, can't wait!

Kristin & I :)

My momma!  3 generations :)

my sis...we look totally like twins, right?! ;)

I know I can't do a shower post without some gift opening shots so here you go....
My mom got us the "Whale of a Tub" filled with goodies! 

super cute...sleeveless & an alligator, how can you go wrong?!
Nick, Chip & Dixie had to miss the shower but they didn't miss the photos!

Feeling so thankful to have such wonderful friends!!  My family shower isn't until April 15th so I have until then to put away all of Carson's new toys and clothes!  He is already so LOVED!


Sarah said...

Looks like a fabulous shower!! Love all the decor, especially that diaper wreath - too cute!! :)

And I looooove that veggie pizza...I may need to make some now.... :)

Mandy said...

YAAAY! I am so happy I got to be a part of your shower! Can't wait to hold that baby!!!