Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mommy-to-Bee Shower for Hannah & Baby Davis!

My sweet Mama and I were blessed to be able to help host a Baby Shower for my dear friend {from 4th grade!} Hannah and soon-to-arrive Baby Davis.

I've {obviously} been a little baby crazy this year, and I am also a huge fan of a great theme. After searching around pinterest I discovered lots of cute ideas for a "Mommy-to-Bee" shower. Things fell together nicely because Davis's nursery is Yellow and with the Bees we had us a cute summery theme. Hannah built the greatest built-in shelves in her nursery and was very excited to fill them with tons of books. My precious friends Shannon, Bethany, and Susie gave me and Baby Caroline a Book Shower, and it was the greatest! I knew Hannah would love the plan for guests to bring Baby Books instead of cards with their gifts for Davis. So... our theme continued to evolve with "Bee is for Baby" and "B" is for Books!
Meredith and Emily and I were blessed to get to put our brains together to plan a fun morning for our sweet Hannah. Isn't it SO much for fun to plan a shower with other ladies? I'm a big fan! 
 I found the greatest Baby Shower "Game" where you make an ABC book for the Baby. {I am not big on games where you have to force some pitiful shower guest to consume baby food...} 
Each guest at the shower selected a letter of the alphabet and drew something that matched that letter. For example, my Mama started us off with "A" and drew and Apple.... and in sticking with our theme, of course, I drew a Bumble Bee for the letter "B". Several other guests drew a Pizza for "P" and we had a Duck for "D" and Hannah went to Chapel Hill so a friend drew a Tarheel for "T". FUN!

Before the shower I printed each letter of the alphabet at the top of a piece of cardstock to ensure that no guest selected the same letter. Meredith found a scrapbook and decorated the front for Hannah. It turned out SO cute! 

This game works out well for a large shower since there are 26 letters. We had about 5 left over that Hannah took home and can add in herself later. There were a couple of kids at the shower and it was such a fun, kid friendly activity. 

Each guest also signed their picture before placing it in the plastic sleeves so the whole ABC book also severed as a "guest book" for Hannah to remember who came to her shower. Very simple, fun, and great for Baby Davis! 
 I also found these cute printable wish lists that each guest filled out for Davis. Something Hannah can save to pull out later and even share with Davis when he is older. They say things like "I hope you aren't afraid of..." and "I hope you grow...." So simple and personalized from each person. 
 I found the printable here
 Miss Emily took care of our party favors and found awesome Burts BEES wax products. We had hand cream and lip gloss and chap stick!
Mom framed the invitation that I sent out in the entry way when guests came in. I found the design for the invites and was able to design them at home and print them out at home. I also used these cute envelopes that I printed out at home too! 
 Pretty sunflowers that we found at the local Farmer's Market! 
 Meredith made these awesome signs for our Mommy to Bee using her Cricut machine. Such a neat and handy too. I'll have to start saving some pennies for one of those!
 Basket for Books that Hannah filled and was able to use in her Yellow and Gray nursery. 
And a sweet sleeping baby getting her rest in before the Par-tay!
 Yummy food! I printed out cupcake liners from the same place that I found the invites and envelopes. Simple, cute Bees! Mom and I stuck a blackberry on top. Delicious! 
 Bee theme chocolate covered pretzel sticks... fruit from Chick-fil-A of course ;).... and yummy huge muffins
 Donut "Cake" Pops from dunkin donuts... 
 Our shower was actually a Baby Shower Brunch and Emily made the BEST blueberry french toast casserole. I'm going to have to work on getting the recipe! 
 Caroline meeting Emily! SO glad she is back from Nebraska to stay this time!

 My little Bee stretching across Gram :)

 Love this sweet summery Bee outfit that Mama found her to help celebrate her soon-to-be-here friend Davis! 
 11 Weeks Old! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this girl and I love our girl time! 

Glad to have a reason to celebrate and we can't wait to meet you Davis! 

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