Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Oh Baby!

A week ago, I had the pleasure of hosting a baby shower for a co-worker. She's eight months pregnant and still going strong at work. When she mentioned she would like to have a shower, I volunteered to host it. Um... when did baby showers get so complicated? The mother to be had only one request... the shower have a pink/white theme. Fitting since she's having a baby girl!

First up the thing everyone goes to a baby shower for... cake.
I commissioned a two-tier buttercream, vanilla cake with strawberry filling. Since the baby is a girl and going to be named a name that starts with "G", I decided to add that simple touch. I was extremely nervous on the 30 minute car ride from the bakery to her house. I was nervous that one rough bump in the road was going to destroy that bow. Thankfully the cake made it in perfect condition. Then there was the cupcakes. I decided to make some chocolate cupcakes for the baby shower. I had originally planned to make about 40 but I got really busy trying to plan and coordinate every other detail. So I ended up making about 18.
Of course you can't have a baby shower without balloons. I think the next time I travel with balloons someone should remind me that I have to drive on I5 and not see out of the back window.
Needless to say, the baby shower turned out to be really great. Everyone had a good time and the mother to be liked everything. However, I think I won't volunteer to host another one for awhile. It's expensive and a lot of work! I was exhausted! I'm glad everyone had fun though. My favorite thing was the favors...
How cute are those baby girl cigars?! I mean really! Plus they gave that vintage feel.


Anonymous said...

Awe! Everything looks great! You did a great job and I am sure the mom-to-be was soo grateful to you!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Can you believe I've never been to a baby shower? Seems weird! That cake is SO cute lady, nicely done.

Unknown said...

It looks like you put together a good baby shower, even if they are a lot of work. That cake is adorable!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

You can host my baby shower...haha! whenever that may be. ;) And yes, showers are expensive and time consuming but also fun.
Looks all so great and I'm glad it was a success and everything had fun!

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Everything turned out SO cute!! Way to go girl :)