The first day of summer was yesterday, and in the great Northwest, it was gorgeous! The girls have been begging to get in their swimming pool and it was finally time to indulge them. (Actually, we pulled out the pool on Friday!)
We had our good friends over for dinner the other night & their boys & our girls all sported some pretty awesome ice cream goatees. Couldn't resist! :)
A dear friend of mine, Danielle, is 6 weeks out from meeting her 1st little girl (joining 2 brothers!) We threw her a shower on Sunday. Not only did she get some great gifts, we had a lot of fun: from eating to creating to praying, it was a fantastic afternoon.
After looking up a few shower ideas, we decided to for-go games and instead set up some more "crafty" things to do. The first was simply a memory book. Using a pre-made scrapbook, guests were invited to write advice, a note, or a Scripture inside. Blank pages will be filled in the photos from the shower.
The second activity was a Baby's First Alphabet Book. I pre-made the pages by gluing the letters to the scrapbook paper. Then I brought glue, extra scrap booking paper, scissors, and pens for people to decorate the pages. Although I loved this idea, everyone got a little too busy with the third project to do much with this one!
Lastly, I brought piles of fabric scraps, some shapes and designs to trace, and a bucket full of onesies. Guests were invited to design a onesie for Danielle's little girl. This was a super fun activity! We had guest choose a design (or make their own), iron heat & bond on the fabric's back, then cut the design. After the design was complete, we ironed it on the fabric. Now my job is to stitch around them! HA!
And what's a party without food?!
Our friend Brenda hosted the shower and did a beautiful job setting up the goodies!
My friend Bethany made the salted caramel & chocolate cupcakes. You can find her blog here.
And what really makes a shower? The people! We had a fabulous time! Thank you to all who made this such a special day for Danielle!