I will need all the help and support I can get next week: vote for me, pimp me out on your blog or Twitter, pass me a bottle of tums as I watch the elimination video on Friday (I swear I'm going to have an ulcer by the time this is over).
I'm so proud to have made it so far, but even more proud of YOU, my awesome readers and friends who have gotten me here.
Alright, I've talked and talked (and whined) about this party, and now it's over and I don't know what to do with my spare time. So, in an effort to make the glory last a little longer, I bring you at long last: the Dr. Seuss baby shower.
My dear friend is having twins, which is something I can say that I never hope to experience. But, to help her celebrate (and prepare), I threw a Thing 1 and Thing 2 shower.
Overall, I think it came out really well. Minus a few mishaps like letting all the cotton candy melt in my car. It was a fun day, and she looked radiant, as any woman growing two babies should.
We had a photo guest book. Everyone wrote messages to the mom or babies, then we took their photo with some cool props: an old frame I'd painted to match, a boa, a Cat-in-the-Hat hat. I'm going to put the pictures all in a book for my friend to have record of all the attendees.
I LOVE decorating with paper lanterns. They make a big impact in any space. And they look pretty Dr. Seuss-y.
Because I was throwing this shower in the home of a person I'd never met four hours from where I live, I didn't want to show up and put nail holes in her walls and ceiling to hang up the lanterns. So, I filled some big vases with glass beads, and used those as the base to support some garden stakes I picked up from the dollar store. These were the perfect way to hang the lanterns quickly, easily, and without permanent damage.
I hung Thing 1 and Thing 2 onesies with these fun, giant clothespins I found at the craft store at Easter time. I dyed plain ol' white onesies red with Rit dye, then printed out and ironed on the decals.
This is the only picture I managed to get of the custom water bottles I worked so hard on!
I cut red and white circles of various sizes out of craft foam, and used them to decorate all of the tables and flat spaces I could find.
|Wow, that's a lot of presents!|
And we had a few "passive" games, like this one, where people had to guess the number of jelly beans in this jar that I made to look like the Cat-in-the-Hat hat. How many jelly beans would you guess?
And then, there was the food. The food was my favorite part of this shower; I had so much fun with it.
|A crumb that was even too small for a mouse from How the Grinch Stole Christmas|
because even baby showers can have a sense of humor
And finally, me! Enjoying myself putting the hair on the cupcakes. Notice the Dr. Seuss apron. I made it myself!