I cannot even tell you how very disappointed I am with myself. Not just that I have been promising all kinds of posts and photos to you all and haven’t delivered nary a one, but when I finally downloaded my camera this weekend, I realized I don’t even have any real photos of the project that has consumed-our-every-minute-for-the-past-month! Only phone camera photos. I know. I am a bitter, bitter disappointment.
So I am going to try to find some t-shirts at the ballet studio tomorrow and snap proper photos of them before I resort to these crappy phone camera shots. So, I guess, a little more waiting on that project.
Of course it has been so crazy around here that Peter Pan was so-three-projects ago! We are on to many other goodies, including throwing a baby shower for JB and the new baby V and all of her LA peeps. It was very fun to plan and execute – I just wish I wasn’t so crazy throughout all of it, that would have made it even more enjoyable, I think.
The theme was children’s books – so I stole an idea (thank you for the millionth time, Pinterest!) to do the invites as library cards, complete with little library card pockets. I just took manila folders and made the pockets, designed the cards (invites) in Illustrator and printed them out.
(Yes, more phone photos, you all are going to disown me aren’t you??)
And since we asked everyone to bring a book, on the back of the invite we listed the books that JB already had – we didn’t get any repeats!
The nursery is going to be pink & orange – so we used those colors for the decor…
So thankful it was a gorgeous day, perfect for an outdoor brunch & baby shower. We decorated with children’s books and a few special gifts. I made her this bunting for the nursery, which also includes all of the fabrics that will be in her baby blanket. (THAT…well, that we still have 8 weeks to finish! It will get done…)
And the lovely Erin made these incredible onesies for the baby that we clothes-lined up for a little more decor. I didn’t get a good closeup of them, but I’m sure Erin will feature them over on her blog (Practically Martha) at some point!
And then I manipulated all kinds of kid’s books to fit our menu. We did a brunch – light lunch – tea nibbles kind of party. By request we had Amelia Bedelia’s Vanilla Scones…
Peter Rabbit’s Garden Salad…
Jamberry’s Berry Salad…
Stinky Cheese Man’s Cheese Plate…
Petunia Pepper’s Tea Sandwiches…(Petunia is the character of the children’s book that JB is going to write someday!)
The Cat in the Hat Cheese Hats, Madeline’s French Toast…and of course, If you Give A Cat A Cupcake – Cupcakes!
It was totally fun and turned out lovely.
I was so thankful to my co-hostesses and our honorary co-hostess, Addie! She was my side-kick all morning and was ever so helpful. I’m grateful to have such a creative (and fancy!) girl!
And now we just sit and wait and let little Baby V. cook some more… And Aunt JB is doing a fine job in that area.
AGAIN, totally disgusted with my photo-taking abilities this month. If you could see her face, she is positively glowing and beautifully pregnant, we will get a better photo of the girls!