12.18.2018

Adventure Awaits Baby Shower

Last weekend I threw a Baby Shower "Sprinkle" for my younger sister.
She is pregnant with her 3rd baby and due in January, so we had a small, low key party to celebrate her Baby Boy that is arriving next month.

Because the shower was in December, I wanted to make sure the theme went with my Christmas decorations but I didn't want it too Christmas-y of a shower.
I seriously thought about throwing a Lumberjack shower since I had literally just done that theme for Luke's 6th birthday, but I decided against because I wanted a theme that incorporated blue. 

I decided on the them Adventure Awaits, for several reasons.
First, because my sister is having her 3rd baby and that for sure is an adventure being outnumbered.
Secondly, this theme is outdoorsy with mountains/pine trees/arrows, etc so it goes well with all the Christmas decorations that are already up in my house.
Thirdly, the name they are using means "Great" and I thought it was fun to add into the theme and make the official theme "A Great Adventure Awaits"

I had the vision for the cake and planned that first and then planned all the other details.
I saw THIS cake topper and knew I wanted to put it on a bare/naked cake and put it on the wooden platter I used for Luke's birthday which I got HERE and then I added some mini bottle brush trees for an extra touch.
 
Once I had that, then I added the rest of the shower details.
Again, I kept this really simple & low key since my house was decorated for Christmas.
The drink set up:
The food menu was BRUNCH!
I made 2 breakfast casseroles...You can see the recipes HERE.
One with Bacon, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Artichoke hearts
The other was Ham & Cheese:
Fruit Salad:
 
Mixed Green Salad with pecans, mandarin oranges & dried cranberries:
 I made my banana muffins. This recipe (but I left out chocolate chips)
 And my pumpkin muffins. This recipe (but I left out chocolate chips)
All the food:
 
 This menu worked out perfectly because I was able to make most of the food the night before.
And, who doesn't love brunch foods? :)
  Loved how simple it was.
 My plate...YUM!
  And my favorite....the dessert table! 
It's a boy sign that I printed on brown cardstock:
 I did brown cardstock to make it go with the "natural/woodsy/mountain" theme:
I kept the dessert table pretty simple also.
 
For desserts, I had my usual (and my sister's favorite!) Sugar Cookie Fruit Puffs:
 
I also made my Salted Caramel Brownies:
And, of course...the cake!
 I was SO happy with how the cake turned out!
 I didn't do that many desserts since there were under 20 ladies at the shower.
 The guest of honor ready to eat some cake!
I didn't even want to cut into the cake because it turned out so cute!
Don't worry, we enjoyed the cake...it was lemon with a cream cheese frosting. So good! 
Baby Presents under the Christmas tree:
 It was a simple shower/sprinkle and we didn't even do games, but we did have an activity :)
 I set out these diapers with this sign & had people write notes/funny sayings on the diapers. There were some funny ones!
 As you know, I ALWAYS do cookie favors at my parties/showers.
 I got the cookies from the bakery in our town.
 I kept it really simple & just had her make the cookies in the shape of a onesie.
 It was a lovely afternoon celebrating my sister and her new baby boy.
My mom & sisters:
I can't wait to meet my new nephew...Kate is hoping the baby is 3 days early and arrives on her birthday!

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3 comments:

  1. Such a cute party! What's the name? Love the theme, perfect for winter/Christmas.

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  2. What a cute theme for a baby! That cake turned out really nice, and you definitely sold me when you mentioned what flavor it is. Here's wishing your sister and baby all the best.

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  3. That is such a cute theme for a baby shower!! Love it.

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