8.13.2007

ali's baby shower


ali's baby shower was a total success. just call me martha! i've been waiting on all the pics from her camera, but i can't wait any longer. i'll just have to post a sequel once they are uploaded! i started out by creating, what else?, a blog to host all the details for the shower. then i sent out e-vites to all the attendees linking them to the blog (the above image was the message content). guests were able to rsvp there and subscribe to the blog so that updates were sent straight to their inboxes. post-shower, i have posted the recipes for the yummy spread and we'll get those pictures of ali & all the guests up too. i wasn't sure how i felt about the e-vites, but in the end i have decided that (provided they don't end up in spam boxes) they are fun, easy & free!

the theme was "baby bird" and the colors were blue and green. everything turned out perfectly. everything that i actually had time to execute, that is. i had some grand plans for the favors and decor, but moving in only five days prior to the event left me with little time, energy, or spending cash.



you can see all the details on the blog (if you care), but i have to mention one thing in particular here. the cake. i am so dang proud of myself for this-not only did it turn out deliciously perfect, but i'm pretty sure no cursing was involved! (holwonder-i'll be modifying this for your birthday cake, so hope you can hold out till october to eat the best cake you've ever tasted!) sorry to ali for not considering the fact that you don't really like chocolate. i just can't ever remember that because it's LUDICROUS!

10 comments:

jill said...

So lets see a picture of this cake that you made! I'm assuming the picture posted is from Martha's site?

{lizzythebotanist} said...

jill-like i said before-i don't have th pictures yet! are you saying my cake can't possibly look as good? (you are right if so-i couldn't get the shavings of milk chocolate for the nest quite right. it was just too hot out...soft chocolate...tried to refridgerate it for a bit-too hard. argh). but still very cute. and i think my eggs were actually better-shaped!)

buddens said...

I love the extra blog idea. And if things keep going the way they are, it seems you may need to change your name to "lizzythecraftyone."

jill said...

I would never assume that. I'm sure it turned out great. I'm just jealous I was not able to sample it. When are you going to make me one? My b day is in oct too. One of the best months of the year!

AlexisTexas said...

yay! i apologize again for the lack of a usb cord on the trip...
the cake really was incredible, in addition to the entire perfection that was the shower! i loved it and couldn't have thrown it better myself (really...you are amazing)...and i liked the cake, which is saying a lot for a non-chocolate lover! thank you thank you thank you! love love love...see you soon!

Jewels said...

K. You are a genius. Email me RIGHT now and give me more details on that lovely little cake with the eggs! Also, did you really buy that other cake at Ikea? Details my dear, details. Email me!

Heather said...

Hi - I'm a friend of Julia's...I was browsing and just had to say this shower looked adorable! What a cute idea...I can't wait to see more photos!

buddens said...

Our mattress is a Sealy Posturepedic, but I don't remember which model it is. We tried out TONS of mattresses which can get annoying -- lay down, stand up, lay down ... but it's totally worth it. We figured of all the things my husband would want at the end of a long day at school would be a good night's rest, and our old mattress was definitely on it's way out. It's also King size, which we've always had (my husband is super tall), but it's seriously the way to go if you can! Hope this helps!

buddens said...

Oh yeah, and it's a pillow top.

Beeta and Peeps said...

That is the cutest shower I've ever seen. Hopefully some of this creative talent will rub off on me someday. Hee-Hee.