Monday, January 16, 2012

zebra & pink baby shower

we recently hosted a baby shower for my sister in law, julie.
kati, my friend and her cousin, and i had so much fun planning it.
we wanted to do something that was really julie's style...and knew for sure it had to be super girly.
we tossed around a few ideas...
but, we really were stuck on a zebra/pink theme, which we pulled as inspiration from a picture of a baby blanket she posted for the new baby.
i was so surprised to see how much zebra stuff is out there!
we loved the way it came together!
and i loved planning with kati..i think she was the easiest person to host something with in all of my parties! haha! ;)

we ordered the invitations from tiny prints. love that site!!

a few of the treats, cake and prizes...

our friend, maria, aka my trusty cake and treat maker ;) made the adorable cake!!
loved the way it turned out!

kati made her adorable cookies of course ;) sooo cute!
kati also made these cookies too!
i had taken julie's maternity i had easy access to pictures ;) i printed out a bunch to display around. and then made her a book for a gift too.
kati put this cute sign together..
kati wanted to try and make stuff julie could put in her room.
how cute is this k kati made?
more treats ;) can you guess what the flowers are? pens!:) you know how i love to make pens for showers for the games!  these also doubled as a centerpiece and favor that guests got to take home.

maria made the cute cupcakes too!
kati and i put together the goodies we had bought for her and made a clothesline.

pink punch was a must! (raspberry sherbet and easy and yummy!)

i would have never thought that i would be able to have a shower outside in january!
but, the weather has been to die i knew we had to take advantage.
and i'm so glad i did..because it was absolutely beautiful out!!
i decorated some lanterns with ribbon and tulle and accented the candles inside...

i love what fresh flowers can add...
everyone knows how much i appreciate flowers! ;)

underneath is zebra oil cloth i found a couple months ago.

i put together this fun tree...
i planned ahead and bought everything at hobby lobby when they just put out their christmas decorations.
i had found zebra bins online that i turned over and used as part of the centerpieces.
more fun candles i accented with ribbon..i also found these at hobby lobby. (love that store!!!)
we served a late lunch...
croissants, deli meat and cheeses along with the fixins
i made a big bowl of chicken salad...
and melissa's delicious strawberry salad with candied pecans. always a go to salad for me! so good!
i also made a pistachio salad
and kati made a chicken and rice salad along with some fruit.
we played the what's in your purse game...
it's always fun to watch everyone go through their purses to see what they have..
and then proceed to clean them out or put on lipstick or check their phones..haha!
it was fun! notice the pens. i didn't really take a picture of the final ones..
just different shades of pink flowers and i wrapped them with floral tape
and then wrapped the whole pen in zebra duct tape and attached black or pink tulle bow.
if you noticed on the invitation, we asked everyone to bring a clippie for one of the games.
julie picked her favorite and that was the winner.
and what better way to supply cute clips/headbands for the new baby:)
present time!

after presents, cake and lots of chit chat...
guests signed a note for julie and baby khloe on their way out...

and i had put all of the pens back in the container so guests could pick their favorite one to take home.
maria, me and kati.
another successful shower!:)
and with julie:)
 can't wait to meet baby khloe!:)


kelli said...

Another cute party! I LOVE all of your parties!I am going to remember the hair clip idea...LOVE it!! You have some many cute things for parties I am wondering where you store everything or do you "shop" you home before parties? My little girls birthday is in July and I am starting to plan a cowgirl theme and would love any ideas from you that you may have. Your new home looks beautiful by the way:)
Kelli S.

Kati said...

I LOVED planning with you too!!! We will have to do it again soon! :) xoxoxo

Donna said...

Wow! I'm beginning to wonder if your ideas are truly endless! Another great party :) Did the letters come in the Zebra print or did you make them?

Katie said...

I just love this! You (and your friends) did a wonderful job! Definitely going to use the "clippies" idea in the future!

Anonymous said...

Cutest babyshower ive ever seen.....seriously. who is kati is she a friend or d.oes she do it professionally? Im really curious. I loved it.

Tiffany Fisette said...

I want to jniw if i can have dirwctions.from kati or i can pay for her ro make a zebra fuzzy s.

Miki said...

WOW Kati is like a professional event planner, The pink zebra baby shower theme she created is amazing!

Ekta Verma said...

This is thee most beautiful baby shower that I've ever seen! I love every single thing...amazing.

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mark lawrence said...

Super chic theme! I liked all these arrangements of this baby shower. My best friend also wants to have her baby shower at one of best Los Angeles venues. So I am looking for a party spot that can fit in my budget. I hope I’ll find venue quite soon for her bash.