10.11.2009

surprise shower

my sister-in-law, holwonder, is having her fourth and final baby (a girl) in just a few weeks. so we decided to throw her a surprise shower since she is decidedly against showers for babies after the first. go figure, it turned out to be her second surprise shower of the week! we invited a small group of her closest friends and family and kept it rather simple so she wouldn't object and kick her feet too badly once she realized what was going on. luckily i had planned ahead and had everything ready before my relapse took me down. that is, except the cake pops, which my good friend, gina bina, helped me out with (my right wrist is still in a splint). she gave up her friday night and quite a bit of good chocolate (since mine wasn't good enough for her)! thanks, gina!



the party was inspired by the 'cirque du bebe' baby shower seen here. the invite front is here, and i created the back using some of the graphics found there as well. they were printed (thanks, chari) at scrappingsimply on pearl paper-the best quality printing i've used to date! zebra mini cupcake wrappers can be purchased in salt lake at gygi, or online here. zebra & solid balloons from zurchers. black glittered fern curls from tai pan (in the christmas section-thanks julia!). ribbon from roberts by american crafts. black and orange doilies from gygi.

12 comments:

J-ROK said...

I think my pocket book is glad that we don't live closer... because I would hire you for EVERY little gathering I could dream up! You have a talent!

Alifinale said...

So so so cute. I wish I could have been there. You really do make everything pretty. Glad it was a success. Yeah for baby #4!

Stacy said...

You are such an awesome party planner! I have to ask you....how do you make your cake pops look so smooth!? The two times I have attempted them the chocolate is so thick it is all lumpy. They still taste great, but just don't look as good as yours or bakerella's! You must tell me your secret!

buddens said...

So impressed! Wish I had even half your style!

Lisa said...

Okay seriously you are so freaking talented. If I ever get married and plan a wedding you are my first call.

jill said...

i love it!

gina bina said...

It all turned out so amazing! Those cake pops were to die for all wrapped up.

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

how do you do it..always something amazing! i'd settle for 1/4 of your style!

lisset said...

mmm. cakepops. except those look way too pretty to eat. great job friend! great job!

bulkleybunch said...

the cake pops were delish! i had 10 for lunch on sunday. wahoooo!!! and i complain about the 50+ pounds on my rear, ha! yes that was quite the event and appreciate all the love and effort that you put into this. thanks gina for coming to the rescue. thank you liz for everything. love you.

nick & kaysi fox said...

oh i just love that you re did that party!! i have been waiting for an excuse to do one like that-- im obsessed with the font and the colors!!! hwtm is the best!! :)

scrapping simply said...

Hey, great job!!! You really do have an eye for it all!
Lets do it again for her next baby:)