this past weekend my friend, rachelle, and i threw a baby shower for our friend, debran. she did all the food..i did all of the decor. worked out perfectly. :) i wanted to do a theme that i haven't seen..or isn't super popular right now. then i started thinking about vintage/classic toys. i loved the idea..especially since there were so many different ways you could go with it. i have been planning for months now, during which i found out i am pregnant and am having a boy too! i have been so inspired by the theme that i actually think i am going to do the baby's nursery in it! i have a vision, and i am really excited about it. ok, back to the shower..haha. congratulations debran! i loved planning this for you! :)
balloons are a necessity at any event, right? i was so excited to find these wagon balloons at partypail.com. they actually have a red wagon theme, which is really cute if anyone is looking for stuff. i found the baby boy balloons at party city.
of course i had to use my chalkboard to welcome guests
i created a sign in for her as a keepsake.
m&m's anyone? ;)
i found this vintage plane at a local antique store.
i had arranged with my friend sarah to take maternity pictures of debran. we surprised her with a collage..her pics turned out so cute! (you can see some of them at itsybitsyphotography.blogspot.com)
how i am totally in love with sock monkeys now!! target has the cutest classic toy replica section..and i was able to find a lot of toys there..including this cute sock monkey jack in the box.
my first diaper cake. :)
i found these vintage ducks (i forget their exact name now) on ebay. i love them!
for one of the games i did a guess how many blocks are in the jar (instead of the usual candy, etc).
i found this old bucket at an antique store as well...and i loved how so many things i found are magnetic..so it was perfect for the alphabet/number magnets.
i hung a bunch of lanterns over the center island where the food was served
i created a clothesline...i had found this collection at crazy 8 months ago. i thought a slinky would make for a more appropriate clothesline. ;) haha.
my sister, melissa, created the stickers for me.
cracker jacks for favors
a banner i made
i loved creating little sayings out of blocks around the house
another game we played was the candy bar baby game. i had found it here (thank you!!) a long time ago and had bookmarked it. it was something different and so fun!
yum!! it only took me 4 different stores to gather this collection of everything i needed! haha!
i put together a toy tree.
rachelle did the baby in the ice game. whoever got their baby out first won! i wish i would have taken pics of everyone doing that! haha
the food was so yummy. i don't think i actually got a picture of everything..yummy appetizers, 3 different salads, fruit, bread and jam.
the cupcakes :)
they were able to customize them for me. i loved this detail.
rachelle preparing the food :)
i forgot to take pics of the plates..but like the napkins i had toy plates for appetizers and square polka dot plates for lunch. i found them at platesandnapkins.com
again, taking advantage of the magnetic letters i was able to create the due date!
present time :)
the guest of honor and myself :)
we are both on our third baby and have been pregnant every single time together (we didn't know each other yet with the first one) but our girls are a couple weeks apart, our boys are also about 6 weeks apart, and then again our boys will be a couple months apart. how funny, huh? how often does that happen? debran is also entertaining the idea of a vintage toy nursery now too! it's definitely a fun and happy theme! i can't wait to bounce ideas off of each other! :)