Wednesday and Thursday were FULL days! Wednesday I had a friend over to make a Diaper cake with me, then Maliyah and Kyson helped me lots getting read for the baby shower. In fact Maliyah stuck with me for 3 hours in the evening, cricut cutting, stamping and gluing to make cup cake toppers and new water bottle wrappers. She is a die hard and LOVES doing this kind of stuff!
So with that being said...Thursday was just as fun for her! We had our friends over in the morning to not only do a little crafting for the baby shower, but to also have some St Patty's Day fun! The kids really were super helpful. It's great how much they can help with when you teach them and let them try! We got LOTS of paper flowers made (just like the ones we made for Raegan the previous week), and then they helped us with a scallop paper garland. (idea found here)
Kids St Patty's Breakfast! Green milk(although it doesn't really look green in the green bowl!) and rainbow cereal.
Maliyah's 'rainbow' hairdo.
Last year I got these cute glasses on sale at Big Lots. The kids call them their spy glasses.
Little goodies for the kids..I was happy to find these little paper boxes in my St Patty's Bucket (that I pulled out the night before!) filled with skittles and Rolo's.
GREEN cupcakes! (I've been making a lot of cupcakes lately!)
Maliyah really was a great help with all this stuff. Other than the cutting the paper from the circut, inking the edges of some paper, and gluing the bows on...Maliyah did the water bottles. She also did all the stamping and gluing for the cup cake toppers. She was so cute the whole night saying things like 'these are so cute mom! Where do you think of this stuff?'
Good thing she doesn't know what a copy cat I really am!
This was the sign in table at the baby shower. We had everybody write their name and address on an envelope (to help in the thank you card process) but then the envelope became their entry to our drawing for door prizes!
Our largest paper flower and the scallop circle garland as mentioned before.
More paper flowers (we really did make a lot!) and our baby clothesline! WE did this for my sister-in-laws baby shower a couple years ago and I LOVED it! So yup...we did it again.
The food table. I was happy that I had kept this banner from previous baby showers. and then another paper garland we had made like the circle scallop one was below the table in green.
Bethany made the amazing popcorn (it was a HUGE hit) and the rainbow fruit platter. I had seen the idea just days before online and sent her the picture just because I thought it was cute and she made it! SOOOO Cute.
Being St Patricks day we threw in a few shamrocks here and there.
OKay...so our activity at the shower, instead of cheesy baby shower games, we making bows and jewelry for Abby....or I should say Abby's baby! Abby just has two boys so being her first girl...she needs this stuff! And since that's my specialty...that's what we did! It was really fun, but my favorite part was watching Maliyah. Immediately she started teaching people what to do to make the jewelry and later how to do the flower bows. She is definitely her mothers daughter! She had a blast all night and loved helping Abby with the presents!
So....Baby Shower done, a great success and best of all was seeing Abby happy all night! It was a surprise and we pulled it off! I'm glad she and everybody else had fun. I enjoyed the evening. Even the next morning when I woke up unable to move (probably due to exhaustion) I was glad that we did it!
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