I had the pleasure of co-hosting a baby shower for a good friend of mine, Heather. My co-host, Kate, was a lovely lady I had never met and we literally planned the entire shower via email, go us! Wait, I keep saying shower but it was a sprinkle and I love that term. This is Heather's second and her first girl so baby Elise just needed to be sprinkled with tutus and bows! Heather got so many wonderful gifts and I loved meeting all her close friends and family. The sprinkle was at CasaCullen and I just wanted to share some of the little touches, great pics and scrumptious spread with you.
PS - I totally teared up when she was opening some of the itty bitty outfits. Seriously people, what have you done with me and who have you super-imposed my head on. My eyes started watering thinking of tiny/new Nash 12 weeks ago and I just had to laugh at myself for being such a sap...who am I?
PSS - After throwing this 'Sprinkle' I cannot thank the three women enough times that threw my shower for me. Did you miss those pics? HERE they are! Awww, baby bump...I kinda miss you. I actually used some of their sweet touches in Heather's Sprinkle because they were just so thoughtful and awesome! Hugs and love go out to April, Kelly and Chris...blessed to have you ladies in my inner circle!
Loved the "E" on the front door...such a great grab, Kate!
A big thanks to Luann from The Riley Family for bringing her Cricut on our girls weekend and helping me create this great little banner!
Lanterns...another great find by my co-host Kate. Walt is actually a fan so there still hanging there. I'm now on the search for the right color...I don't know if bright pink is my thang for in the middle of the kitchen. But it has opened up a whole new world of lighting possibilities for that area!
More Cricut shenanigans that Luann helped me with...these were a huge hit and an absolutely adorable touch! Everyone thought I made them but when I showed them how easily the stickers peeled right off, they were ooohing and aaaahing all over the place. On my crafty purchase list: a Cricut!
I also stamped some thank you stationery for Heather and asked the attendees to address their own envelopes. I figured this would be one last thing that Heather would have to tackle in the next few weeks before her baby girl arrives!
The favors? Bath salts in dreamy coconut...yum!
The table was heavy on the finger food, scrumptious dips and sweet treats...just how we like it!
Some of the ladies in attendance were asking for the punch recipe. HERE'S the one I made and it was such a huge hit with Walt (he noshed on some of the leftovers) that he made an extra batch and has been sipping on it all week long.
Ok, just for the record...these are some of the best cookies I've ever tasted! They're Paula Deen's Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies (get the recipe HERE) and I could only have one! Why? Well I'm surely going to do a post all about this but we've finally figured out a few of Nash's food sensitivities and dairy is one. These have butter and cream cheese. Let's just say, Nash was none to happy with me for splurging on a few of them...but dang, they were good y'all! (in my best P. Deen voice!)
A Few Fave Pics/Moments:
Just like we did at my shower...draw what you think the baby will look like via the paper plate on your head. And just like at my shower, some were very impressive and others were impressively hilarious! Fun, fun shower game that's quick and easy!
Gorgeous, glowing Momma to be! I'm already imagining her little Elise to be a mini version of Heather.
It's such a shame that Zola is so unfriendly and uncomfortable with strangers...bwah! This pup was literally making herself at home on laps all over the house. Funny furry baby!
How adorable are these tiny kicks? They were the itty bittiest red cowgirl boots I've ever seen. One of my fave gifts of the day and let me tell you, that girl got some kah-ute stuff!
Some mother/daughter adorableness in attendance!
And coming in last is this pic of Heather and her best girlfriend from the Dallas area, Beth. Beth drove into Austin just for Heather's shower and totally surprised her. It was so sweet and nearly took Heather's breath away! I love friends that go out of their way to make their gals feel special. Cheers to wonderful friends and amazing Showers Sprinkles!