Friday, April 13, 2012

Amanda's Shower- for the "Little Man"

My sweet sister Amanda is having her first child next month. So to celebrate, we planned a "Little Man" baby shower.
My mom, sister, and Amanda's close friend Janie and I all worked together on this party. Lots of crafty and foodie helpers!

 Guests were greeted at the door with a choice of bow-ties to wear.

Handmade 'tie' garland with the words "Hello Little Man" was strung across the table. It was a fun twist on traditional bunting.

 The party was held at 2pm, so the menu was light and festive. Bow-tie pasta salad, bow tie 'tuxedo' strawberries, cupcakes, fruit salad, pita chips and humus. I made bow-tie short bread cookies too. 

Tucked among the mustache 'adorned' food were a series of "Bro-Tips". Things that every little man needs to know in life. One of my favorites was "Your jeans should never be tighter than your girlfriend's." Ha!

 Guests snacked, talked and took turns in our homemade photo booth. A variety of mustaches cut from black felt and attached to sticks. We used an old frame for the 'booth'. It was quite a hit!

A ribbon clothesline, complete with "Little Man" outfits hung across the room. A cute decor idea that doubles as a gift.

Guests were asked to fill out "Wishes for Baby"- these are such sweet keepsakes for the baby book. You can find the printable form here.

It was such a great, happy shower.

And Amanda received so many lovely gifts and was so touched by everyone who came to support her. Since the birth of my girls, she has been my own personal "Mary Poppins"- practically perfect in every way. I have appreciated the love and care she has always shown my girls.

I can't wait to meet her little Wyatt.  I know she and Preston will be amazing parents!

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