Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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My dearest friend for over 10 years, who has been an inspirational role model, an amazing mother figure, and thee best of friends you can have, hosted one of my 3 baby showers

Q: Why 3 Baby Showers?
A: My husband’s mother hosted a nautical theme at her house which was further out for my Portland friends, then I got an Office Baby Shower which had a bee theme, and then this one..

Baby, It’s Cold Outside fits my “polar theme nursery room” so I was able to reuse lots of the handmade decorations Debbie made.  Oh and what a beautiful baby shower! The food and decorations were priceless. We had it all, from a hot chocolate bar station to an Igloo background for pictures. Take a look below of a some of the pictures (for more pictures visit flickr.com).

Debbie handmade it all:
 To explain all her DIY project would take too many pages to write down, but take a look at the pictures on flickr and stay tune as we will post some DIY videos and articles of these projects soon.

Project Consist of:
Penguin & Bear Invitation
Igloo Photo Backdrop
Christmas Felt Ornament Favors
Felt Stuffed animal center pieces for the baby
Penguin Paper Cupcake Toppers
Hot Chocolate Bar Jars
Baby Burp Cloths/Diapers
Sign In Baby Book
Baby Fabric Banners and more.

We also had Kashrootz cater the baby shower. The food looked amazing and of course very delicious. 

Letters And Dust chalk art helped put the room together: She made a welcome chalk board, 7 chalk board centerpieces, a food menu board, photo booth, and even free-style the background dessert lettering. Visit Letters & Dust website to attend classes on how to make these amazing chalk boards. 

All of these 3 artist deserve their own blog post. I got over 200 great pictures of the event that it’s worth taking a look—> here. For more information leave me a comment or just wait for the individual blog post and for pictures visit flickr.com).

Thank you family & friends who attended the baby shower and helped with the setting up/cleaning up. I know that our little one is very loved and we appreciate everything you have done to make us feel very special. 


Baby Shower Nautical Themes & Ideas

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DIAPER CAKE: One of my favorite baby shower gift/decoration is the diaper creations. I made three pieces: Diaper Cake, Diaper Tug Boat and Diaper Wheel with just ribbon, cardboard and diapers– these lovely gifts are fun to make.

ONESIES BANNER: I also created a banner of onesies by designing 5 simple nautical clipart, then ironing them on, and slowly peeling them off.
-You can find vinyl sticker at Amazon.com
-Use your cutter (on low settings) to cut out the vinyl layout/design
-As instructed on the vinyl sticker iron, cool, and peel

FLOWER DECOR: For the flower signs I got this set of 6 sea creatures made out of wood from Oriental Trading and hot glue long sticks on the bottom to create the signs. I was able to paint them to the color of the theme and write baby words on them with chalk pencil.

GIFT BAG FAVORS:  As thank you gifts for all of the Aunties (lovely ladies who assisted with the baby shower planning) I got Anchor Bag Favors from Oriental Trading. To personalize them and make them a little more special I screen-printed “Auntie, you are the best” in red paint to pop. I added some tissue paper, sanitizer, soap, chocolate, Starbucks drink and more to go with my tag that read, “Bring me smile when I am sad,
Bring me sunshine when I am old, Give me kisses to warm my heart, Keep me safe from monsters underneath my bed, I am very thankful to have you in my life.”

For GUEST BOOK, Great Grandpa Ron was able to cutout a Wooden Anchor which will look amazing in nursery room.

Grandma Janny made a BOAT CAKE that fit perfectly with the theme. She added some post (sticks) with white paper signs as flags. She also made:
-crab Sandwichs
-rock/seashell candy
-mint lifesavers

Custom CAKE TOPPER was designed and hand painted by Letter’s and Dust (who happens to be one of my closest friends!). Thanks!

Baby Shower Games
Here are the games we played. The PDFs will be available in the next e-newsletter (so don’t forget to sign up).
-Name the Baby Animal
-Guess How Many Fishes? (in the jar)
-Guess the Size of Mommy’s Tummy?
-Guess who said what, Mommy or Daddy?
-What’s in your Purse?

Amazing Prizes
Doesn’t hurt to have amazing gifts. Aunt Sherry who is the owner of The Blue Puffin, hand makes these glass beads jewelry and for the Baby Shower she made eight colorful bracelets with nautical charms. And what a special prize! Some of the shells & glass came from Portugal, others were from antique blue canning jars plus her design touches on the beads made them unique. They were absolutely beautiful and definitely one of a kind jewelry.

Daddy’s Gift
I know it’s not traditional to have the father attend, but I wanted my husband to feel included so I did create a gift  for first time daddies. With so many great ideas on Pinterest I was able to personalized the baby tool belt for my husband (it’s like a diaper bag but for men). My husband is a handyman and very manly (which I admire) so I added blue buttons, harness clips, with “race track” pattern and jean fabric.

Other Beach Decorations
-Hand Painted Rocks
-Painted Wall for backdrop
-Hanging Seashell and more

For more pictures FLICKR
visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/35812116@N04/albums/72157665849564009


10 Easy Steps to Create a Mini Unicorn Piñata

Hello Friends, It’s been awhile. I finally got around to making a video on how to make a mini unicorn piñata. Enjoy!

P.S. Happy Birthday, Debbie!


Miss Little Carter (Baby Shower)

DSC_0387I was asked to help decorate the room for Natalie’s baby shower. I had a hard time to decorate when I didn’t know much of the details.
I had to be reminded that I’m a guest and NOT the event planner. I didn’t do a lot but added couple of my touches. Grandma went to get purple, yellow, and turquoise party decorations. AND I was under the impression that it was a PINK party since the invitations were pink & gray with elephants. 

>>>>> I created couple of frames and work stations for the guest.  A Guest Book with paper balloons and paper elephant cutouts. >>>>> You must have at any baby shower a: “Any Advice for the soon to be Mommy & Daddy” frame. These are great gifts for the soon to be parents to take home after. Everyone had great advice to give them and were not shy to share. >>>>> I also framed her baby ultrasound photos for her.

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I made couple of Diaper Gifts for Natalie: I used Sweetaprils.com tutorial to make the diaper bike. And I used the roll up diapers to make little wrapped up little babies diapers. I used socks to wrap the roll up diapers. The diaper cake was a misunderstanding. We all thought that grandma was going to make one, but she didn’t have the time. Luckily, I had extra materials with me to make a quick diaper cake. Then added the cake topper.

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Other little stuff I made for the party:
I also made “Oh Baby” Banner, Paper Cake Topper, Chalk Art board, paper building box, tissue paper decoration, and some straws in a cup decorations.

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It’s a Jungle out there!!

Babies are coming faster than I can keep up!!  The minute the Christmas cards were finished it was time to make baby shower invites for my daughter’s best friend and what a great little shower her sisters and friend put on!! Bethany LOVES giraffes and so it was decided the shower should be a jungle / safari theme which meant elephants, tigers, monkeys and of course, giraffes!  I had in my head that I wanted to do a play on numbers with One (boy) giraffe plus One (girl) giraffe = Three (dad, mom & baby)!  This card was completely hand drawn, cut and pieced with 2 adult giraffes on the front and when the card opened a baby giraffe in a tiny felt diaper met the viewer along with the request for their attendance.  It’s extremely relaxing for me to sit in the evening and cut out little pieces that make up these cards.  I made 35 of the shower invitations and 35 decorated envelopes to go along with them … Bethany’s friends and family enjoyed them a great deal.

AND THEN … unbeknownst to all of us … our hostess, Leilani, put her talents to work and made giant jungle animals for the shower as well!!  A huge elephant met us on the road, a monkey and lion lined the path and life size giraffe was tucked into the front room!  They were amazing and everyone loved the work that Leilani put into them!  My wall of onesies were once again ad hit and the little felt animals I hand stitched to go along with the theme were the perfect accent.  I LOVE when everything turns out the way we imagined!!


Amanda & Baby Adalynn’s Shower

PhotoBoothWhat a fantastic baby shower we had for Amanda! If you saw my previous post on the Gender Reveal Party … you know that Amanda is part of my family (too confusing to explain so let’s just say she is like my daughter), and she is having a baby near or around Halloween. Her friends asked if I would do a Photo Booth at her baby shower and I jumped at the change to be a part of the shower as well as create something fun for Amanda’s baby scrapbook. With Marilyn and Mauryn’s help, we made beautiful pink and orange flowers in different shapes and sizes that would be used to decorate an old antique gate I recently picked up at an antique store. I have plans for the gate but haven’t gotten to them yet … No surprise! I made 2 tutus for the guests to dress up in as well as crowns, septers, a pink boa, and 2 little chalkboards where they could write notes to the baby. We stacked a couple antique suitcases up and arranged the dress up items in the open suitcase then hung a matching “tutu banner” with baby Adalynn’s name spelled out in white wooden letters. It couldn’t have turned out better!! The hostesses loved it, the guests had a great time taking photos with Amanda and most of all … Amanda really had a great time with it!! I was sad to take it all down at the end of the day but it went home with Amanda to help in decorating the baby’s room so nothing went to waste!