Sunday, April 10, 2011

Melissa's Baby Shower

This weekend was my sister Melissa's baby shower. And any of you that know me, or have been following the blog, know that I have been planning/working on this for a few weeks now. And I think that it turned out pretty good. :)

Melissa and I are the closest in age than we are to any of our other siblings. And since our family goes, Boy Girl Boy Girl, all the way until Melissa and I (Girl Girl) we are also the only two that have a sibiling of the same sex next to us. So to sum up... we're pretty close. :) She and her husband tried about 5 years for this precious gift of a baby, so I wanted her baby shower to be something that didn't disappoint and everything that she could ever think of.

Here are some pictures from the event for Melissa and Baby Kalli!

My Beautiful Sister (and Kalli)

The Banner says 'Kalli' and has Castles on the side flags. The colors all matched her bedding which was the theme for the shower. Princess. With pink, purple and green. Here is a picture of the pillars that I wrapped with white lights and tulle to look kind of like a castle.

The spread. The "K" for Kalli, chocolate fountain, fruit platter, raspberry napoleons, cupcakes with raspberries and crown tags, the "Sugar, Spice, Everything, Nice" candy jars, the diaper cake, flowers and butterfly sugar cookies, fruit platter, chicken salad croissant sandwiches, and raspberry slush punch. Mmmm!!

The napoleons. Raspberry and Lemon! These were a big hit. Gone before I knew it.

The cupcakes and the crown tags. So cute.

The Candy jars. Melt-a-way mints, Hershey kisses, Jordan Almonds, and Sweet Tart Jelly Beans

The Diaper cake. Made with the same ribbon as the banner. The bear on the top of the cake is the same bear that Melissa had as a baby. It was hidden away by Mom to give to her as a gift, but I pulled it out, stuck a crown on top of it, and Mom tied a bow around it. We thought it was the perfect cake topper. Brought the sentimental element, plus, it's darn cute.

Ah, the rose balls. Everyone kept asking how long these took me to make. When I answered that it probably averaged 5-6 hours a piece, I think they changed their mind about making some for their daughters. :) Ha ha.

The pillars again. I loved them so much. There were tulips (white, purple and pink) around too. You can see some of them on the pillars here. I didn't get any other pictures of them.

The gift table. Yeah, she got a lot. :)

Opening the blanket that I had my beautiful and talented friend Stacy make me... I mean her. :)
So that was it. It was fun and exhausting and I went out to Chinese food with my Aunt who came into town for the shower and my parents that night cause I refused to cook anything. My fortune cookie said, "Today is a good day to have some relaxation." Thank you Confucius. I know. :)

A BIG thanks to Mom who helped me with everything, sanity, food prep and money. And to LeAnne for hosting it at her place, and for making the cutest sugar cookies ever!


jessica said...

everything looks awesome! you did a great job and i'm so excited for melissa too!!!!

Leanne said...

looks fabulous! great job, i'm sure that was hard work!

Pierce and Stacy said...

LOOOOVE! It looks awesome, you did such a great job! Can you come to San Fran and throw me a shower? (One day...) I hope she liked the blanket and car seat cover. :)

Vickie Blanchard said...

Looks like a beautiful shower!

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Olivia said...

It looks awesome. Thanks for posting the pictures. I'm sad that I missed it, but being the enginerd that I am...well, that should explain everything. I'll come visit this summer. I promise, and it sounds like we have to make gyozas and teriyaki sauce too.

lin said...

I get much in your theme really alissa milano thank your very much i will come every day

Andres Cruz said...

thats good

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