Sunday, July 25, 2010

Baby Shower for Lindsay and Baby Avery

My best and oldest friend in the whole world is due in just a little over a month, and I can't wait for Avery to be here! I hosted Lindsay's pink and black baby shower, along with a few friends, and it turned out great. There were a few bumps in the road (the invitations were originally sent with the wrong date...Crisis! and our big hostess gift was a duplicate) but she got alot of great stuff for Avery and everyone enjoyed it.

We gathered silver, pink, white, and clear serving dishes and fresh pink flowers for the food table.

{I made hand-written labels for each food item from leftover invitation paper.}

I found this vase at Hobby Lobby for Lindsay to put in Avery's nursery after the shower. On the food table, it held prosciutto-wrapped breadsticks which are SO good and super easy and quick.

  • Buy refrigerated breadstick dough, such as Pillsbury, and cut each strip in half lenthwise to make thinner breadsticks.
  • Bake according to package directions.
  • Wrap with thin strips of Prosciutto from the deli section of your grocery store.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
These Cream-Stuffed Strawberries were an idea from Paula Deen, that I tweaked a little, and they are perfect for showers or parties.
  • Mix softened strawberry cream cheese with marshmallow cream, whatever ratio you want, and scoop into a ziplock bag with the corner snipped off.
  • Slice the stem off each strawberry, so they have a flat bottom to sit on.
  • Cut two slices, making a cross into each strawberry, stopping before you hit the bottom.
  • Open the four pieces of the strawberry so that it fans out, and pipe a dollop of cream into the middle.
{Sausage Balls in this adorable pink pedestal bowl.}

{Serving punch in a jug with spout is alot more convenient than a punch bowl.}

{The plate table had pictures of both Brandon and Lindsay when they were babies.}

{I painted the frame backing black and used letter stickers for her name. We placed it by all of her gifts.}

She loves her black and pink bedding!

One gift-giver boycotted pink:) The purple and teal is so cute though.

Avery is outfitted to be an Arkansas Razorback fan!

Her Hogs hairbow!

{The hostesses with Lindsay and her mom.}

Lindsay, you're in the home stretch! Avery is going to be well-loved and beautiful!


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