Saturday, August 1, 2009

Would Have Baby Shower

I WOULD HAVE thrown a great baby shower.

My mother-in-law and I had been planning a baby shower for her niece (my husband's cousin) for quite some time now. We were doing a clothesline theme, and it WOULD HAVE been great. At 8:30 a.m. just as I am finishing up my tortellini salad and getting ready to hop in the shower and get ready for the guests to arrive at 11:00 a.m. I got a phone call from my mother-in-law. Her sister, the mother-to-be's mom, had called her announcing that her daughter had been in the hospital all night and part of the previous evening due to pneumonia, which had then started contractions. The mother-to-be's mom had went ahead and called all the guests and canceled the shower.

So after crying to my husband and then sulking around the house thinking about all the hard work my mother-in-law and I had done for nothing, I decided I'd go ahead and post what I WOULD HAVE done at the shower. (If only to make myself feel better)

This is what the guests WOULD HAVE seen as they walked in the front door. And where the gifts WOULD HAVE gone. My wonderful husband made those clothesline poles for me which will later double as balloon trees for future parties.

The plates and utensils the guests WOULD HAVE used. I wrapped the napkins around the utensils and then secured them with a strip of paper like in the restaurants.

The cupcake stand I WOULD HAVE put the cupcakes on.

The cupcakes I WOULD HAVE served. I WOULD HAVE topped them with a miniature clothesline made from bamboo skewers, string, mini clothespins and die cut onesies. Don't worry, my husband's birthday is tomorrow. He will be having clothesline cupcakes (lucky him). Check back for pictures of the cupcakes completed.

The banner the guest WOULD HAVE seen hanging over the buffet.

A close up of the banner. Letters cut from the cricut were hung from a ribbon with clothespins.

I WOULD HAVE finished cleaning up my living room and put the toys my son got out away.

The diaper cake I WOULD HAVE given to the mom-to-be. (Actually I guess I'm still giving it to her)

The table where the children and/or guest WOULD HAVE sat to eat.

We WOULD HAVE served:
-pulled pork sandwiches
-tortellini salad
-avocado dip and chips
-fruit salad
-clothesline cupcakes
-white chocolate mouse in mini chocolate cups
-mini blueberry cheesecakes

We WOULD HAVE given bars of soap wrapped in a diaper with a diaper pin as favors (my mother-in-law was bringing those with her so I didn't have them to photograph)

It WOULD HAVE been really fun!

P.S. Anyone interested in coming over this weekend for pulled pork sandwiches and salads?


Emily said...

Aaaawwwww! so sorry....this has happened to me before. But, yours turned out so CUTE, at least you can save the decor and do it later :)

Jana and Christopher said...

Ananda, have I told you you are so creative and daring to try things?! Anyway, too bad about the baby shower, good thing Jason had his birthday party! See you later this week.

Brown Bunch said...

Cool Blog! I'm excited to see all the creative things you do.

HomeSpun Threads said...

next time you are throwing a party! call me! I'll be there there will be no need to cancel...
; )

Kendra said...

This looks amazing! Anyone would be lucky to have you throw a party!

Kim said...

Sorry to hear all that happened :( I just threw a shower 2 weeks ago and did the clothesline and diaper cake too :) You can check it out on my blog, I just posted it yesterday I believe!