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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Baby Barnes Yellow and Green Shower

In January we threw a baby shower for Eric's older brother and his wife from Richmond, Thomas and Tory who were expecting in April. I was in charge of the shower and also gave tasks out to Megan, Eric's mom and grandma. What girl couldn't use a little help when not residing in the city where the shower is thrown?

They weren't finding out what they were having and didn't have a set nursery color scheme so I decided on a simple Yellow and Green shower. We held the shower at Eric's parents home at 11:30am on a Saturday with family and a few family friends.

I made a Baby Barnes banner and circle garland using my Silhouette. I made a simple yellow polka dot table runner.. basically like sewing a giant napkin. We used white or glass serving dishes and plates except for a few green accent pieces like the small green bucket used for pretzels and the small green tin watering can used for silverware.


Chicken Salad served on croissants and rolls
Zucchini muffins
Orzo pasta salad
Fruit skewers
Onion dip with pretzel chips
Mini blueberry and apple cinnamon muffins
Coffee cake


I finally got to use my nice drink dispenser for the first time. From Homegoods. Obvi. It was leaking at first but Eric's dad was there to tighten it up and save the day! I ordered these striped green straws off amazon and already had the mason jars.

Little Miss Abby posing with the onion dip Megan made. We put it in a dip chiller I received as a gift from my godmother awhile back to keep it nice and cold. You fill the chiller with ice and the dip goes in smaller bowl that sits on top of the ice in the chiller.

Then we ate the food minus the cake. Everything was great and the chicken salad was especially a big hit. I don't know why but chicken salad and croissants just perfectly shower-ish to me. I didn't love the zucchini muffins (too mushy in the middle and not enough taste) and probably wouldn't make them again but a couple of people liked them.

After that we did Wishes For the Baby. This was a template I found online and printed out and had Megan back with scrapbook paper. It's a great shower keepsake for a baby book or whatever and people write some hilarious things.

Then we had coffee cake made by someone that Eric's mom works with. It was delicious! There were also some petit fours (I think from Publix).

We had one more shower activity... Baby Word Scramble! This was something I played at a shower for a co-worker and much better than those "guess the baby food" or "guess the chocolate bar in the diaper" games in my opinion.


Then it was time for presents. Abby was a good helper passing the presents to Tory.

And yes I made them a Gamecock onesie. I know I know... how could I? Well it wasn't easy but I guess that makes me a nice and welcoming Clemson fan, right :)

Thomas checking out the mystery contraption stroller car seat combo.

Me with the mom-to-be.

If you were wondering why I said at the beginning that they "were expecting in April" it is because Baby Barnes arrived on March 24th slightly ahead of schedule! It was a BOY and everyone is healthy and doing well! Welcome to the world Hudson Barnes!


  1. I love the baby wishes activity. My family did that for me at Jensen's shower and they made me cry. I will always treasure those. Congrats on the new nephew! Hudson is a cute name.

  2. Looks like a fantastic party - the decor is too cute and I love the mason jars!

    Pearls & Paws


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