Friday, January 20, 2012

Lauren's Vintage Toy Shower

Last Saturday, I got to help host a baby shower for my step-sister, Lauren.
Lauren has been my "step-sister" since she was about 13 and I was 23, but I've known her since she was 6, which makes her more like a sister than a step-sister!  
It was a privilege to get to do a shower for her!

Lauren is having a baby boy so we decided to do a Vintage Toy Theme.

Guests were greeted at the door by a Radio Flyer Trike.  

Immediately inside were more toys around the gift table.  Another riding toy that is an actual antique with balloons tied to it.  The balloons all came from Celebrate Express.
A red wagon in front of the table which would be shortly filled with gifts.
Also, on the table is a drum that my son loves to play with and the favors to be handed out later.

Our favors were boxes of crackers jacks.
The sticker on the back said "Thanks for popping by to shower Lauren, Seth and JP with your love and sweet gifts!  January, 14,2012" .

This is a shot of the food table.  I made the banner for the table welcoming baby JP {WE can't wait til he arrives!}
The table clothes and runners were made by my mother in law and as soon as I can remember the name of her etsy shop, I will link it here.  {sorry, it's late and I can't think tonight}

 Up close shot of the center piece.
My Mom made this awesome flower arrangement as well as a corsage for Lauren.
We added a Little Golden Book, a Raggedy Andy, and a wagon with a Sock Monkey,a baby toy, some balloons 
 and voila!
I love how it turned out!

We filled these jars with more cracker jacks and blocks.
The little clock came from the attic at my dad's house.  It was a gift for me from Santa the year I turned 1.  
You can see the invitation here also.
We ordered these from Babyface Design.  She did an amazing job!!

My cousin, Natalie, made these cute cupcakes!  
They were red velvet with aqua blue icing to go along with out theme and they were delish!

A shot of the food table from the end......I just liked the way it looked!

Across the room, we had a drink table.  On one end was a tub of cokes and root beer.

These great soda bottle length straws came from Bake Me Happy on Etsy.

We also had water bottles and cherry limeade soda.....

This is Lauren opening a homemade blanket from her Aunt Lisa.

Lauren and the gifts......

 It was a great shower. 
After it was over, we did a few pictures.....

Lauren (at 36 1/2 weeks pregnant) and her Mom.

Me, Lauren, Ginger {my sister}, and Natalie {my cousin}....

The girls and Lauren.

This was a super fun shower to put together and give.
It turned out beautifully, I think!

We love you, Lauren and Seth!
We cannot wait for JP to arrive!!

in Him-


Wendy said...

I hate that I didn't make it to the shower. I had a sinus infection that week. Still getting over it. Also didn't get a chance to speak to you at church. For some reason we are always both too busy after church to talk...:)

Lisa said...

FUN!! Great job.

TwoThirtyFiveDesigns said...

Fantastic photos and love the colors!! Thanks for linking up to my 365 challenge ;)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Oh my goodness that is ADORABLE! Nice job!