i was trying to go simple with this shower. i bought the invites at target with great colors: periwinkle and tangerine with a watermelon envelope. i was able to print them from my computer. the flowers were easy, too. i bought the orangish- yellowish roses and the green mums from costco and the pink and purple hydrangeas are from my yard. they are just in simple mason jars (pasta sauce jars reused). i threw a big brown sheet over my tables as a tablecloth. i cut circles out of matching papers at the last minute (thanks for the idea, nicole!), and threw them on the table.
here’s a picture of kris (on right), molly (middle), and me. we’re all due within a couple weeks of each other.
i had everyone bring an appetizer with them and i made a few myself. a friend brought pink lemonade, and that was it! easy peasy!
we mostly just ate and hung out. after kris opened her gifts some of us stayed longer to do a craft – making clips for little girls. i was surprised how many people gave it a shot, and everyone seemed to have fun with it. we just covered little metal hair clips with ribbons and bows and buttons.
here’s a shot of erika’s creations. and she thinks she’s not crafty! these were so cute and her daughter (and probably her son, too!) is going to love them.
so all in all, a smooth, fairly easy night. not much clean up left, which is always nice. the hardest part is always getting the house clean before hand. the actual party prep is fun, but making the dirty house a clean(ish) house is not!
sean leaves tomorrow evening for a fishing trip to oregon with his dad and some friends. i’m so excited for him to go. he has such great memories of doing these trips with his dad as a kid, and wants to take advantage of this time with his dad while they still can. this trip was the bargaining tool used for my trip to london!
i’m sure i’ll be posting again soon as my evenings may get a bit lonely for the next few nights:(