Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Butterfly Baby Shower - Part III - Game & Favours

At Rachel's baby shower, we had an activity (instead of a game) for guests, 
inspired by the Wishes for Baby I put together 
for my friend Alisha's baby shower weeks earlier.

Tell Me, Baby!
Inspired by this baby shower, I had several phrases printed on cards
(designed by my talented friend Taryn). 
Then each guest completed the phrase, sentence, or thought, 
with a prediction describing Rachel's daughter as she grows up.  

During gift-opening, I read the entire card aloud 
and Rachel guessed who wrote it. 

Some of the starting phrases
When it comes to her daddy...
Because her mom is a Southern Belle...
When it comes to her grandma and grandpa...
When it comes to pink...
Her first word...
The first time she smiles...
When it comes to potty training...
When it comes time to accessorize...
When she goes on her first date...

Check these out





At the end of the baby shower we collected the cards for Rachel to put into her daughter's baby book.

Flower Pens
I made flower-pens as party favours for each guest, 
using white geraniums from the craft store, 
secured to a pen with floral tape.
There was one next to each place-setting...and they used these pens for the game.

My friend Taryn also created beautiful place cards in pretty picture frames for each guest to take home. Check it out here at the original post Butterfly Baby Shower.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Butterfly Baby Shower - Part II - Brunch Menu


My dear friend, Chef Karren, created a dreamy menu for the lady's brunch: 

Banana-Filled Brioche French Toast,
Fresh Raspberries, Caramel Drizzle 
and Creamed Spinach


Fresh Fruit Skewers


Fruit Plate


Lemon Lavender Blueberry Loaf



 Cranberry Apricot Granola
& French Vanilla Yogurt


At the buffet table we also served Shaved Niman Ranch Ham.
 The presentation looks beautiful on Karren's silver platters and bowls.
Wouldn't you agree?

For a beverage we served ice water infused with cucumber slices.

Butterfly Baby Shower - Part I - Decor

Here is the Butterfly Baby Shower
my friend Karren and I hosted last year
for our friend Rachel.

The invitation 
purple, lilac, and mauve matched the nursery colours

Butterflies in the Air!
I made three 30 foot long butterfly garlands to hang from the ceiling. A friend cut several butterflies on her Silhouette craft cutter, then I stitched them together on my sewing machine. 


I also suspended white paper lanterns from my ceiling (and attached a few single butterflies)

A petite garland draped over my entryway mirror
(Here I caught the mom-to-be taking pictures)

Dining Area
White table cloths, white china, sparkling silverware

Centerpieces: 
Purple Pansy Bouquets
and Whimsical Butterflies

Birdcages and Bird Statuary

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Look Where I've Been

Thank you Remodelaholic for featuring my Master Bath Remodel! It's been two years since we did the work - and it's still one of my favourite rooms in the house.


Here is a link to my original post.

What is your favourite room? 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

...After a Brief Hiatus

We're getting ready for the Christmas holidays in my corner of the country.
I've been away living life, loving my family (immediate & extended), and reading up a storm.
Small Magazine's newest issue was just released. Isn't this a pretty bookish image my Emmeline Pidgen?