Let me just say – my mom is like the greatest party throw-er of America!!!!
She is so good at hostessing – even down to the smallest details! I am always walking around with my jaw hanging open whenever I see the fruit of her creative hands!!!This was what guests saw when they arrived – a table full of teddy bears (handmade by my amazing Happy Aunt Tina! She made one for every guest as a FAVOR!), and a basket that had a questionnaire about the momma-to-be (me!). Whoever got the most questions right was the winner! Honestly, though, I thought that game was a cinch because I am definitely not secretive about the things I love (hello the color yellow, glitter, the Happy Hubby, Disney World, and Jesus)! Haha!
There were just so many friends I wanted to celebrate with, so my mom had to accommodate a bit of an army!
Here are pictures of the tables…I love the bears popping out of everyone’s glass!If guests didn’t get a bear at their place setting, then they received a Boo Boo Bunny! Don’t know what that is? Go HERE!Another friend of mine also made Toilet Paper Roll Crackers for the event! They were so cute and everyone loved pulling on them and having them explode candy everywhere! She also included fun little baby-related quotes in the crackers like, “It is not a slight thing when those so fresh from God love us. – Charles Dickens.” Go HERE to make your own!Don’t you just love the colors yellow and blue together? This is the color scheme in 95% of the rooms in our Happy Home!Broke out the fancy china for this occasion! The Happy Buddy is one special little man!I love how something simple like laying three different color ribbons across the center of a table really makes things beautiful!My mom is so cute – she was determined to make a fabulously cute cupcake for all of the guests! I think they were just perfect for keeping everyone company at the tables. Don’t you love how these turned out? You can find out how to make your own panda cupcakes in THIS COOKBOOK.The food was OUT OF THIS WORLD! We feasted on a ‘Trio of Salads!’ My famous broccoli salad(a MUST at EVERY party), a yummy chicken salad, and lots and lots of fresh fruit.
One of my favorite things about the shower were the New Mommy Advice Cards all of the guests filled out so that I would have a ton of great tips as I started my mothering adventure.
The best advice I got was on a card from my Happy Home Friend, Barb. She wrote from the perspective of the Happy Buddy, “Dear Mommy, My advice to you at this time is to remember that as much as you and Daddy love me, Jesus loves me even more. Trust Him with everything because He does what’s best. Best Wishes, Happy Buddy (via Barb).”
There’s me with the SPECTACULAR cake from Publix! *Note – can you tell what I added in M&M’s to the cake?* Sorry for the horrible picture – I had to scan this so that you could see and forgot to put a colored background on it!
My mom made these little baby carriages out of scrapbook paper and then I wrote messages on them from the Happy Buddy. We scattered them all over the tables.
They said things like, “Thank you for helping me get my bedroom ready! Love, The Happy Buddy” and “I am so grateful that my mom has such magical friends. Love, the Happy Buddy.” I also wrote some Bible verses that had encouraged me throughout the pregnancy as well as a few that went along with the meaning of the Happy Buddy’s name.Present time! My Happy Home friends know me so well.
I am happy to report that the Happy Buddy loves Mickey almost as much as his mommy. I’ve been brainwashing him since he was in the womb!!!
And there I am with the Hostess with the Mostest – who also happens to be the most magical mom in the universe! Thanks, Mom, for an amazing celebration! The Happy Buddy and I truly felt showered with your love!
Happy Baby Shower-ing!